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By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Somewhat disappointing cousin of the console game.

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Electronic Arts is still struggling to perfect MADDEN on iDevices -- and this year's installment of the game shows the company has a way to go before it does so. MADDEN NFL 12 BY EA SPORTS FOR IPAD is sluggish and choppy and the constant stuttering completely removes players from the sense of realism the rest of the game tries to create. The graphics are certainly good enough (though still pale to the console version) and the controls are fine. And the plenitude of in-depth options will keep the most die-hard fan busy, but it's not the most welcoming of apps to beginners and the lack of a multiplayer mode continues to be a baffling omission.

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