Madden NFL 11 by EA Sports for iPad

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Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Popular football sim tackles the transition to iPad.

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Ease of Play

While not as intuitive as you might hope for with an iPad game, Madden NFL 11 is relatively easy to control.

Violence & Scariness

Like any NFL game, players tackle each other, sometimes ferociously. 

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Consumerism

Unlike the console version of the game, there isn't in-game advertising in the iPad version - but the app does send you to a list of other EA games for sale in the app store. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Madden NFL 11 for the iPad is a football simulation game that's appropriate for all ages. The game is less in-depth than the console version, but is great for armchair quarterbacks. It does not, at present, offer a multiplayer mode, meaning all gameplay is solo, but EA plans to change that in future updates, meaning players could interact with strangers. 

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Kid, 10 years old May 10, 2015

Better than you think!

This game is great!Although it can be really confusing it's awesome. It's really helpful when you are choosing a play it suggests stuff for you.
Teen, 13 years old Written byMicahBob December 31, 2010
as long as you know how to work it its fine

Is it any good?

Madden fans are a diverse bunch. Some want absolute realism in the game, while others simply want a fun football arcade game. Madden NFL 11 for iPad offers both. It's a gorgeous game that's fairly easy to control, but some of the included gameplay modes, like GameFlow (which calls the plays for you) could aggravate players. (The mode can be turned off, though.) It's not the same as the console version of the game -- and there are a number of holes, such as the missing (but forthcoming) multiplayer mode and franchise mode -- but with the extra screen size of the iPad, it's the best mobile version of the game. 

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