EA Sports releases free-to-play Madden NFL 25 for iPhone and iPad

By , Aug 27, 2013

Madden NFL 25 1.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 001)

Billed as “an experience 25 years in the making”, Madden NFL 25 strives to deliver the most authentic NFL football experience to date on the iPhone, iPod and iPad devices. The game challenges players to build theirUltimate Team of NFL stars and run the show on offense and defense with new and improved touch controls, game modes and more.

And in embracing the freemium trend fully, EA Sports has made the decision to release the game on a free-to-play basis, with in-app purchases ranging from as little as 99 cents to as much as a whopping 99 dollars for an All Madden Bundle pack.

If you’re a fan of professional American football this is a no-brainer as the game looks awesome and plays great. I’ve included a splashy teaser trailer and a couple additional tidbits right after the break…

Building a team entails collecting NFL players from packs or winning them in the Auction House, which adds a much-needed variety to the management aspect of the game. There are 32 authentic NFL teams too choose from and a roster of 1,500+ real NFL players.

Of course, the venues and stadiums are all licensed as well.

Check out a teaser trailer for the console edition of the game.

The official Madden 25 release date is August 27 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Madden NFL 25 1.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 003)

Madden NFL 25 1.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 004)

Madden NFL 25 1.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 002)

The enhanced touch controls should make running, passing and making the big hits in such a dynamic sports title easier with simple taps, swipes and a handy D-pad.

Available game modes include Solo Challenges, Exhibition mode for single-player offensive and defensive football and Head-2-Head, a mode exclusive to the mobile edition of the game.

Loathe freemium games, you say?

Tough luck, Electronic Arts recently announced plans to bring the freemium model to its mobile FIFA titles as well.

The 720MB universal binary download is optimized for the iPhone 5 and is compatible with the iPhone 4/4S/5, iPad 2 or later and iPad mini.

Oh, and if you can’t get enough of NFL, check out the official NFL iOS app, now with Verizon-only streaming and updated for the 2013-14 season.

Download Madden NFL 25 for free on the App Store

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  • FOFF

    umm with touch controls? dont think so

  • Yawn

    Can EA trade financial positions with Blackberry? I wouldn’t mind seeing them go bust.

    • omrishtam

      no battlefield 4/3, titanfall, garden warfare,fifa and much MUCH MORE…dont think so…we dont need blackbarry, so i prefer that blackbarry will fall…

      • Falk M.

        We don’t need EA more than we don’t need BB.
        BB at least tries to introduce some new music to the party, whilst EA is merely hurting the whole industry and is as anti-gamer as it gets.

  • Gurudas G

    not compatible with iPod touches? WTH have you done EA????

    • FOFF

      thats odd

  • Thinking213

    Touch controls aren’t that great and the freemium system stinks!

    • FOFF

      touch controls are really bad for the types of games they ware porting over now.. apple needs to announce game controllers along side the 5S an 5C and IOS7

      • Rowan09

        They’re suppose to working on some controllers so I hope they do as well. I would love to play some games on my TV by mirroring to my Apple TV with an actual controller.

  • Guest

    Ummm I hate EA. UT ATLEAST THEY ADDED D PAD….GTA 5 will be out in a couple weeks. Just passing time…..

  • Bobby Sufi

    Ummm I hate EA. BUT ATLEAST THEY ADDED D PAD….GTA 5 will be out in a couple weeks. Just passing time…..

  • The Future of Gaming

    In a few years we’ll see adventure games like Tomb Raider where you have to wait 11 hours to head to the next mission or you have to actually wait 8 hours for your character to sleep. You won’t be able to complete the game without dual hand guns which can only be purchased for £50 in content locked bs. Games like GTA in which when you die you can’t leave the hospital for 1 week or you can discharge yourself for £130

    • FOFF

      lol welcome to capitalism

    • Falk M.

      Well, I still gots me plenty of retro games, I’m ready to stick to my guns by voting with my wallet and hold out whilst the industry goes through another ’83.
      I will still be around after a game industry crash, many publishers and devs wouldn’t…
      Hmmm… Looking at it this way we aren’t the ones with the short stick. ;)

  • Alex Marwaha

    What the heck no iPod, why not? Not even. 5th gen!

  • House4life

    “free” to play

    • Falk M.

      pay to win, free to try.

      • Kurt

        haha

      • House4life

        True that

  • Falk M.

    EA, auto-pass.

  • Kurt

    I still have Madden 2012 I never played. Bought when it went on sale for some holiday.

  • F P

    I’ll wait to play it on my 360.