Sometimes if you really want to get to the heart of a subject you have to strip a few layers of realism from it. Mutant Football League is a prime example. American Football is a brutal sport (so long as you don't compare it to rugby too often) but EA's Madden games can only go so far in exploring that. Make your players a horde of werewolves, demons and other assorted hellspawn, though, and suddenly teasing out the tougher elements of the sport becomes a bit less problematic.
Mutant League Football is actually, in a lot of ways, a pretty faithful football game. The violence is just a little more explicit, is all. The main difference between this and the likes of Madden is that each player has a health bar that you can drive all the way down to zero. Once it gets there, the relevant player dies and has to be replaced. It might seem gimmicky, but take your star player rotation and suddenly you're going to have to reconsider your entire strategy. Another key addition to the traditional game is the inclusion of on-field hazards such as gigantic spikes or massive worms that will swallow you whole. You're probably starting to get the picture by now...
As well as adding in a host of extra features such as additional teams and other DLC, this Dynasty Edition comes with a pretty huge new way to play: Dynasty mode. Every other self-respecting sports game has its management mode and now Mutant League Football does too. Take a scrappy team through multiple seasons to build a dynasty by utilising player trades, cumulative player XP, salary management, custom playbooks and free agent signings. It's all here, folks.
Come join the Mutant Football League and do all the things Madden won't let you!