madden-25-logoEarlier this week, Madden 25 appeared in Canada as part of EA's soft launch of the game. The full-blown console version is scheduled to launch next week on the 27th, and if previous years are any indication, you can place your bets on the iOS version going live around that time as well.

We wanted to give everyone a sneak peek at what Madden 25 has in store for us, but, well, the results were unexpected. In our experience, the game is super crashy, to the point that we really couldn't even play the game. We eventually just get fed up with the whole thing and play some Chillaxian [$1.99] and Asphalt 8 [Free] in between crashes.

To be fair, figuring out these sorts of things are what soft launches are for... We'll do another video of the game sometime next week after the proper US launch provided it sees some sort of update and is actually playable. We'll also be able to spend some money on the game too, which will hopefully give everyone a better idea of what's behind the many seemingly IAP-heavy functions of the game.

Canadian App Store Link: Madden 25, Free (Universal)

  • ODMay

    Only thing good is the graphics.

    • ODMay

      I was enjoying Chillaxian btw >:(

    • Taclys

      Graphics are only decent though. This whole thing looks awful.

  • santaria

    I know I am going to spend money on this game. I just hope major issues are dealt with prior to the US release

    • somedumbgamer

      Seems foolish, by now...

    • Protoman

      I'm pretty sure the game not crashing over and over again is fixable within the game via IAP.

  • JJE McManus

    Is this the new format for TA Plays? 'Cause I kinda like it.
    Anyway, Madden.
    As long as the the in-game store and the social mining and the metric mining and the real-money auction house are still intact EA is probably quite proud of this. Gameplay is more like a side quest anyway. Connecting with friends through EA servers. Now that's the game EA wants you to play. I bet they make out like bandits.
    I promise to be less snarky and to get off this topic by next week
    One of your best videos, guys. Please do more
    ( the ol'service tech in me sez y'gotta reboot to be fair to the software. seriously, don't bother)

  • Rothgarr

    That was one of the funniest reviews!

    You should have kept playing Asphalt -- that game is awesome. But you weren't drifting or using your nitrous!!!

  • Karzay

    Is it just me or is EA trying to make it as hard as possible to enjoy their games? It's like that guy from Team Meat charging an insane amount of money for app, just to see if anyone was willy to pay for it.

  • somedumbgamer

    I'd be embarrassed to work for ea. They are a drain on the industry

    • Jake7905

      Yup, EA traded the 'Arts' in their name for 'Assets'.

  • Jake7905

    My dream of a good IOS version of Madden died when EA decided on a free-to-play scheme.

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  • Dillon Chalupsky

    Thanks for trying, guys! <3

  • marc0313

    Just saying, on an iPad 3 my game has never crashed... Maybe just the mini?

  • RamazAdelphos

    Does this game work on a itouch 5?

  • worldcitizen1919

    This is Madden Social. You could see the timers on the energy. So they withdrew the previous Madsen Social and destroyed everyone's credits. I had 1 million. Since then I had to create a new Facebook account so I can't get them back ou for them to bring back the SAME Madden Social except people have to start all over again.

    It's pay to play or TIMERS. You play by buying energy with real money. There are card packs for you to upgrade your players. Your level only means you play higher level teams so if you. Don't upgrade your players you'll get thrashed. That costs again real money. The auction house is the SAME.

    The worst thing about this game is its NOT A GAME but you have to buy plays and buy players and buy energy to play or WAIT EXACTLY LIKE Real Racing 3.

    • Goat76

      I like real racing 3. I might spend a couple bucks every ounce and awhile but I don't feel like I have to.

  • Goat76

    To bad it's the only football game. I want get it on iOS & I am going to wait to get it on the PS4.

  • Scot D

    Best so far guys. Even better than the Space sim TA Plays!

  • stormchild

    Funny, I didn't run into any crashes or other issues, but I only played for an hour or so.

  • RamazAdelphos

    Does this game work on a itouch?