One of the great things about the App Store was when developers started offering free apps with the ability to upgrade to a ‘PRO’ version using an in-app purchase. It allowed buyers the opportunity to try before they bought an app. Now, the in-app system’s been abused by just about every game maker on the App Store. Many offering games for an initial $0 with in-app purchases for buying in-game currency or upgrades. EA is perhaps the biggest name to join in with the craze having launched games like The Simpsons: Tapped Out and – more recently – Real Racing 3.
The latest game launched by EA is Madden NFL 25. And like its upcoming title, FIFA 14, the American Football game is being released for free, with the ability to spend money within the game. In-app purchases within Madden 25 range from the paltry $0.99 to a gigantic $99.
App Store description:
An experience 25 years in the making! EA SPORTS delivers the most authentic NFL football experience to date on iPhone® and iPad® with MADDEN NFL 25. Build your Ultimate Team of NFL stars and run the show on offense and defense with new and improved touch controls, game modes and much more!
BUILD YOUR ULTIMATE TEAM
Collect your favorite NFL players from packs or win them in the Auction House, then dominate the field against friends by building your ultimate powerhouse team.
AUTHENTIC NFL ACTION
Madden NFL lets you choose from 32 REAL NFL teams and a roster of more than 1,500 REAL NFL players! Battle it out in true-to-life NFL stadiums, too. Ultra-sharp graphics make gameplay even more realistic. Feel the impact of every game-changing tackle with hard-hitting collision effects!
PLAY MULTIPLE MADDEN NFL MODES
Relive NFL storylines and play through several seasons in Solo Challenges. Take on friends in the fast-paced, offensive shootout mode, Head-2-Head (a mobile exclusive)! Or, jump into Exhibition mode for single-player offensive and defensive football.
NEW & IMPROVED TOUCH CONTROLS
Run, pass, and make the big hits on D with new and intuitive Tap & Swipe controls. Better tape your fingers!
Score MADDEN NFL 25 on iPhone® and iPad® now. BOOM!
If you want to download and try out Madden NFL 25 for iPhone and iPad, head on over to the App Store. Let us know what you think. Sadly, it looks like it’s only available in the US App Store for now. So for those of you outside the US who like the Americans’ version of football, the only way to download is to get yourself a US iTunes account.