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...
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).
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...
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.
Summary: With increased depth, a better match engine, and endless training tools, Championship Manager 2010 should be a triumphant return to form for the football management series, but its lack of attention to detail means that it ends up falling well short of its lofty goals.
Pros: Scouting system works well, Seeing training ground routines play out is satisfying, Media aggregation gives good overall flavor to the league world
Cons: Engine flaws let down match day presentation, Small errors undermine the experience, Lack of managerial feedback options after matches
Excerpt: I have to be honest, since the parting of the ways between Eidos and Sports Interactive and the formation of the Football Manager series; I’ve not been a great fan of the Championship Manager series.
Summary: Take total control with Championship Manager 2010, the leading name in football management simulations is back with a brand new look and a host of new features to bring the most loved sport in the world straight to your PC.
Summary: A real alternative football management game for those sick of the competitors. The game is chock full of features to play with, a depth comparable to real life and a match engine that leads the genre.