Summary: Parents need to know Madden NFL 13 is a sports simulation game reflecting professional football. Kids will see the same hard hits and tackles as they would if they were watching a live football game on TV. Parents need to be aware of the option to talk online via headset microphone with others (even strangers) in the X360 and PS3 versions. Finally, there is some consumerism in this game, with ample ESPN and EA Sports branding, and familiar apparel company logos, too.
Summary: Parents need to know Madden NFL 12 is a pro football simulation available for multiple consoles. There isn't much inappropriate content to be concerned about except for tackles, the animations for which often appear fairly violent. But the game no longer shows headfirst tackling and players who sustain a concussion in the game are not allowed to return to play.