Summary: Literally cannot put this game away. Best of the best. More modern manager games have moved away from the format of the old championship manager games since the split of eidos and sport interactive (marriage made in heaven broken up by greed, so sad). The best part I love about this game is scouting unknown players, making them legends and putting your team in the history books. Unlike the more recent games CM3 records and informs you of your success e.g.
Summary: It's 2011 and I am still waiting for another good football managing game as engrossing as this one. Hours, Days, Weeks, Months would fly by as I played this enthralling game. It seems that more modern managing games don't give you the freedom to manage like this one did. This truly was the last of the great management games.
Summary: Just seeing the box design fills me with a warm nostalgic glow. This game, the first showcasing the new interface, really captured a whole new generation of Champ Man addicts. I first played on the CM2 96/97 Italian Leagues as a bright eyed 12 year old unaware of the effect this game would have on my previous active social life. Those first Gianni Comanidini goals after signing him on a free for Lazio...no drug could ever compare!
Excerpt: "The Championship Manager series has long been the king of football management games. But for some gamers, it's been difficult to see why. Few would dispute that it's the most accurate simulation of its kind. This fourth version simulates leagues from 39 world nations and boasts accurate profiles for over 200,000 players and staff. It also features exhaustively researched stadium information, detailed club histories, a fully functional transfer market ...
Excerpt: "Now if when i say "CM3" your thought patterns resemble a peaceful picnic, then look away, this opinion isn't for you. This is for the die hard fans out there (not Bruce Willis in a vest) but those that take sickies off work just cause you NEED to finish the season, those whose managerial points threaten that of the Collier Bro's Everton scores. So this is my opinion on the best players to buy & why, not half measures here..the best. So 1st up is my ...
Excerpt: Championship Manager 3 was hailed as a breakthrough in the world of virtual football management. The game was released three years after the hugely popular CM2 and, after months of delays to ensure the game was properly fine-tuned, the game was released around March 1998. Since it's release, rival computer game makers have used CM3 as the benchmark for their football management games.
Excerpt: "...be an end to the Championship Manager series? Somehow I don’t think so ~ football games are a profitable business & so long as that continues makers will keep releasing sequels ~ The makers Eidos lead the way in this superb football simulation game ~ they are the cream of the crop in their field, the world’s most successful football management game. Since the launch of the very first Championship Manager, Eidos have made another 5 sequels ~ one success ...
Pros: Realistic football simulation game ~ The best PC football game on the market .
Cons: Addictive ~ Lack of sleep ~ You can become an ANORAK
Excerpt: Championship Manager 3 Game: Have you ever wanted to take control of Manchester United or Arsenal or perhaps even Barnsley or Fulham? Well this game is your chance to make it big as a premiership manager. You have to make all the decisions as a manger of a football club. You have to mange the bank balance and decide who is to be played and who is going to stay on the bench for that big game against another team.
Excerpt: Do you love football? Do you wanna be the manager of your team? If the answer is no, then why are you reading this review, because this is the best football managment game ever made-and thats it, its a footy managment game, nothin more. You get to be the boss of any team practically in the world, all the players are genuine and the details of all the clubs too.