NFL Tour is the game's core mode, though it isn't as deep as you would hope. The mode runs similar to the one found in NFL Street
, though not nearly as deep. After creating a player, you join a team and play the other NFL teams in a ladder-style tournament. You goal is to win, though this isn't always as simple as being the team with the most points when the clock reaches zero. Some games require you to accomplish a specific task, such as scoring a certain number of points. Although this adds a little spice to the familiar NFL formula, the underlying gameplay doesn't support it all that well. For example, some games will require you to come from behind and win. Again, this is a cool idea except that defense is non-existent; while it is incredibly easy to score, it is really hard to hold off the opposing offense long enough to overtake them.
Aside from moving up the ladder and playing another team, there isn't much incentive to keep playing on the tour. You can't steal the other team's players after beating them, nor are you able to unlock new gear to increase your player's stats. Aside from the action, these were big reasons for NFL Street being enjoyable and probably could have made up for some of NFL Tour's shortcomings.
After a while, Tour Mode becomes incredibly repetitive and will likely have you looking for a little more depth. Unfortunately there isn't much outside of Tour. Exhibition and Online games are fun when playing with a friend, though after a game or two, the fun has pretty much run its course. There are also two mini-games, Redzone Rush and Smash & Dash. In Redzone Rush, players try to score from the 20-yard line while Smash & Dash is essentially a game of keep-away. Keeping pace with the rest of the modes, both of the mini-games are easy to learn and fun, but after a few games you might find yourself looking for something else to play.