Earlier this morning, Jared and I checked out NFL Pro 2013 [Free]. If you're not in the loop, this is an American football game published by Gameloft. For the most part, it's functionally Madden system-wise. In the game, you pick plays, run them, hope for the best, and then pick some more. Where it differs is in the passing game: for some reason that we can't figure out, passing plays force a first-person perspective.

To be perfectly clear, this is a terrible game. Even at its generous price of zero dollars, it's not worth the download. Animations are clunky, the physics are bad, and its free-to-play mechanics come off as gross. For instance: you'll be asked to buy a couple of important offensive and defensive sets.

We've got some video of the game in action just below. On top of all the aforementioned, take note of the rosters. Someone at Gameloft didn't get the memo that a new class of players came into the league this year. (They might just be one-year-old as opposed to two; the Colts roster wasn't shaken up for a bit.)

  • ducksFANjason

    Lol that's not the Pittsburgh Pirates! Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I'm hoping that was just an ansent minded slip and not a genuine gap in knowledge Brad you silly goose you! 😛

  • bradnicholson

    That was a joke! I SWEAR.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7MNECFELUJOJLCEHMMBL2WKK7M Trunks

      And a funny one!

  • Firetruck94

    Game sucks nuff said

  • JJE

    The only thing better is if it works with that $80 Gameloft controller. Good rule of thumb; if the game is complex like football and the game is FTP then the game is total crap.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7MNECFELUJOJLCEHMMBL2WKK7M Trunks

    Wow SO GLAD I watched this. Saved me from downloading the game. The funniest part of the video was the last play before the end of the half, when the Tampa Bay QB sits in the pocket for what seems like 15 minutes *sarcasm* and throws a touchdown pass. I laughed so hard.

  • http://iqsoup.com/ iqSoup

    Looks like a major piece of garbage.

  • iowahawkeyedave

    It's a crap game.

    However, to be fair, offsides is not an offensive penalty, but the way they implemented it is still wrong. Offsides is if the defense doesn't touch an offensive player. Encroachment is offsides except the defense touches the offensive player. False start is the offensive penalty, however it looks like this game doesn't even know what that is, amongst other things.

  • ConceptNormal

    Always makes sense to show off a game that you know ahead of time sucks and then have a 10 min. video on it and how bad it sucks instead of playing a game that might be a hidden gem or something alot of people are curious to see a play through first. Logic? I don't see it I guess? Maybe just a letter to Gameloft from a well respected gaming site such as yourself could have helped everyone, gamers and the company, make a better product next time?

  • {SQUEEK}

    It was crap in 11 crap in 12 and nice to see they continue the tradition of crap football game in 13.

  • Tatiana

    I can't believe this is Gameloft! But I do like how Brad suddenly isn't so clueless about sports. 

  • geronl

    Not bad for a free game on a phone. I want to play on a PC, is there a way to do that?