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3.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 45
  2. Negative: 30 out of 45
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  1. Sep 23, 2010
    3
    Garbage, from its 'roid-raging cover athlete to its inexplicable control scheme to its bizarre inclusion of television (un)funny man Jay Mohr. If you complain about Madden's seeming lack of innovation, one needs only look at this game to see the dark side of "innovation".
  2. MathewM.
    Jan 10, 2008
    0
    Where'd the street go? In past EA Big offerings, half of the game was playing in cool, bizarre locations (On top of a Skyscraper? Abandoned warehouse? Third world country? Awesome.) But now they play in what I can only describe as a hundred-yard open air hamster cage. Player voices are gone, walls are barely used, there's no reason to play defense, create-a-character is no Where'd the street go? In past EA Big offerings, half of the game was playing in cool, bizarre locations (On top of a Skyscraper? Abandoned warehouse? Third world country? Awesome.) But now they play in what I can only describe as a hundred-yard open air hamster cage. Player voices are gone, walls are barely used, there's no reason to play defense, create-a-character is no longer worth your time, and the premise is boring. The goal of the game is to sign a document. That's neither extreme or Xtreme or at all motivating. And an announcer that talks about how annoying announcers can be is no less annoying. In the second half of the first game I played, I had already heard all the regrettable garbage this youth-savvy commentator had at his disposal, and immediately turned him off. As if the developers predicted this, there is a separate volume switch for the announcer and ambient noise, so you can hear the crowd and muted geneRock without your host Mr. Sassypants. Expand
  3. VinceL.
    Jan 10, 2008
    1
    This is almost a non-playable game. They have the NFL license, use it! This is Madden's physically and mentally impaired step-brother. Don't waste your money!
  4. KevinD.
    Jan 10, 2008
    9
    Awesome for what it is....simple, exaggerated unadulterated fun in the name and spirit of NFL Street and Tecmo Bowl.
  5. GregG.
    Jan 11, 2008
    7
    I'm not saying they couldn't have done more, but has anyone even _tried_ the alternate rules or mini-games (Smash N' Dash is LOT of fun to play). The game is FUN to play... it feels like it could have used some more dev time, because it's definitely rough around the edges, and the create-a-player is just about insulting, but it sounds like people aren't even I'm not saying they couldn't have done more, but has anyone even _tried_ the alternate rules or mini-games (Smash N' Dash is LOT of fun to play). The game is FUN to play... it feels like it could have used some more dev time, because it's definitely rough around the edges, and the create-a-player is just about insulting, but it sounds like people aren't even giving it a chance, which is a shame because there is fun to be had here, especially for $40. Expand
  6. TonyR.
    Jan 11, 2008
    10
    This is one of the best games I have ever played! Where are all the bad reviews coming from. Play it before you judge it!
  7. MattD.
    Jan 13, 2008
    9
    Very good it's so much fun pick up and play great for multiplayer.
  8. MW
    Mar 5, 2008
    0
    Why bother EA? What a craptastic title and an absolute waste of time.
  9. Aug 6, 2016
    6
    I don't get all the hate on this game.

    Yes,it is unbalanced,and the team that gets the ball last often wins. But you get 4-player local multiplayer,a decent career mode,and fun,but flawed gameplay. RB's can plow through a whole team themselves,QB's are deadly accurate,except for Jason Campbell,who plays for the Redskins,and WR's have superglue on their hands. The graphics are
    I don't get all the hate on this game.

    Yes,it is unbalanced,and the team that gets the ball last often wins.

    But you get 4-player local multiplayer,a decent career mode,and fun,but flawed gameplay.

    RB's can plow through a whole team themselves,QB's are deadly accurate,except for Jason Campbell,who plays for the Redskins,and WR's have superglue on their hands.

    The graphics are okay,and the framerate is solid at 60 fps,and does not stutter

    Sound effects and soundtrack are decent.

    Overall,NFL Tour is a flawed,but relatively enjoyable game.
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Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 35
  2. Negative: 17 out of 35
  1. 60
    The good news is that you'll have some fun with NFL Tour, especially with friends. But the joy will be short lived when you realize that the feature set is comparable to the original NBA Jam -- just pick a team and play. It's a thin package that comes off as more of a $30 budget title than a full-fledged effort.
  2. 30
    Budget buyers, beware: This half-assed rebranding and rethinking of the NFL Street series is one of the limpest sports experiences I've played in years. NFL Tour is shockingly inorganic, severely underdeveloped, and thoroughly limited.
  3. EA should be ashamed that it’s trying to bilk some kid out of $50 while offering so little in return. I can understand simplifying the controller in an otherwise button-heavy sport, but that doesn’t mean the gameplay itself has to become uninspiring and so lacking.