Backbreaker Vengeance takes the tech from the first game and condenses it down to quick, arcade-y game modes that are all about completing challenges and racking up high scores. Players can compete online, in split-screen two player & single player AI modes, and also on a global scale with the Online Rival system.
There are 3 games modes, and each mode contains 10 challenges, with 5 waves in each challenge. Completing challenges unlocks new teams.
- Tackle Alley - You're the ball carrier, and you must run down the field avoiding tackles while trying to run over score multipliers.
- Vengeance - You're the defender, and must tackle the ball carrier.
- Supremacy - A race to the finish versus other players, you must clear obstacles while staying in bounds, and reach the endzone first.