Conclusion: For all that depth then, CM2010 is remarkably solid under the hood, and that’s what will really see it through in the long-run. As a much-needed reboot of the series, it’s a pleasure to discover a game that manages to match the very best that the competition can offer, and even find the time to throw a few curve balls in the process. As a cheap digital download it’s an absolute steal, and as a full-price retail game the value still far outweighs the price. Recommended.
Excerpt: The Championship Manager 2010 demo was the first sign that finally, after years of Football Manager dominating the genre, things are changing and gamers now have more options (because, let’s face it – FM was kind of the only player on the field until now). Fortunately, with the release of the full game, Beautiful Game Studios proved that even between the demo and the full release of Championship Manager 2010 , there was some time to add some extra goodies and further...
Excerpt: Ever since the Championship Manager series changed hands to Beautiful Game Studios it's struggled to compete with Sports Interactive's Football Manager. FM is so slick, refined and most importantly realistic that CM has seemed less like a title contender and more like a second division team struggling to find the right formula for success. This year showed signs of being different.
Conclusion: After years of struggling from the Championship Manager series and Football Manager dominance, Championship Manager 2010 comes to change the game a little bit and it is a viable alternative to FM. I am sure that most of the football management genre fans will enjoy playing Beautiful Game Studios’ title which is a big leap forward compared to 2008 and a high quality product for 2009. Sports Interactive should be worried!