Parents' Guide to

NFL Pro 2012

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Football game blitzes you with in-app purchase pushes.

NFL Pro 2012 Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Could not find

I could not find the app on our app store for the ipad

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While the actual football game in NFL PRO 2012 is done quite well, the intrusive and obvious push to convince people to buy game credits overshadows the work of the development team. Locking out basic offensive plays (like a Hail Mary pass) in a relatively shallow playbook underscores the commercial nature of the game and is always jarring. And locking out teams once the player has picked one is a major annoyance (especially if you accidentally pick the wrong team during setup).

That's a shame, since the game is good looking and, while not as deep as other NFL apps, still has its fun moments. The controls are a bit too complicated and sometimes sluggish, but nothing that's unforgivable. Ultimately, though, the incessant nagging by the app becomes too overbearing and will likely chase away most players.

App Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate