EA Sports' Madden NFL series has been around since the Apple IIGS was the apex of home computing, and the seemingly indestructible franchise found its way to the iPad last summer with Madden NFL 11, which delivered a pretty capable pro football simulation. With a fairly complete version of the sport on the tablet for the first time, it was easy to overlook the jagged play models and janky animations, as well as the lack of a true franchise mode and online play.
But another year has passed, and while Madden's still the only real football option for iPad owners, we expected more than a visual bump and updated rosters.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo is coming to a close today and after several days of being blown away by gazillion-dollar-demonstrations, breathtaking graphics and the coolest upcoming titles gaming has to offer, we'd like to point out the 10 coolest iOS games on the horizon that we can't wait to get our mitts on.
Seems like every few weeks we're writing about a new iOS sale from Electronic Arts. Perhaps one of these days we'll stop writing about them, but only if they stop being so freakin' epic. EA has forty iOS apps on sale for up to 80% off.
It doesn’t take long to see why Madden 2011 is a truly exceptional iPad game. The first time you exploit an offensive weakness by quickly drawing a blitz before the snap and then crushing the quarterback, you’ll get it. So many of the controls and features are perfectly suited for the iPad--whether it’s tilting your device from side to side to check your receivers on the line of scrimmage or drawing new routes for all of them at once via the wonders of multi-touch.