Summary: EA is back to take another stab at arcade-style football with NFL Tour. You may remember the NFL Street series on the PS2 and Xbox. Well, NFL Tour is pretty much the same game minus the thug attitude.
Excerpt: NFL Street certainly wasn’t a series that was going to persuade fans of football (the American kind) to part with their cash if they solely preferred the more serious sim. Indeed, Street was a completely different beast from the Madden series and could be better approached by those who may not...
Conclusion: For all its faults, NFL Tour does have one major redeeming factor: Multiplayer. Most of the failings of the game’s single-player campaign become non-issues when you’re playing against actual human opponents.
Conclusion: Concept: Gut the NFL Street franchise and set it on fire like an abandoned car on the roadside
Graphics: You'll recognize a number of pro players by their likenesses
Sound: Perhaps here is where Hollywood's writer's strike has hit the hardest, because Trey Wingo's lines are brutal
Excerpt: For the past few years, fans of EA football games have had two real choices for a virtual football experience. The Madden series has always scratched the itch of those who want realistic football gameplay and strategy, and a deep simulation.
Pick-up football, oversimplified and not much fun.
Common Sense Media
11 October 2008
Summary: Parents need to know that this is not a traditional football simulation game. This is a game of 7-on-7 pick-up football, played by NFL pros wearing no helmets or pads. It emphasizes the brutality of football and shows some tackles that are extreme, especially because they are shown without players...
Summary: If I were the NFL, I'd be seriously questioning my relationship with EA. Sure, Madden sells, but any football game with the NFL license will do that. Is the rest of the partnership really worth it?