Excerpt: Football management games have come a long way since Kevin Toms created the original Football Manager title in 1982. With the advancement of processing power on the PC and consoles the management systems would naturally evolve into stat hungry, 3D match days and endless options and menus to oversee. Fifa Manager 10 will give players the opportunity to find out who really is the best manager in the most realistic management sim yet.
Excerpt: Over the past couple of years, Bright Future managed to turn the FIFA Manager series into a genuine contender for the title of the best football management game, but still lost the battle (at least in my opinion) against Football Manager. This year, with FIFA Manager 10 , we’re up for an even tougher battle thanks to the surprise resurrection of Championship Manager. So… who will get the crown this year?
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The world of football management is a pretty complicated one. A manager has to deal with everything from tactics and transfers to moral and team problems. In many cases these days though, the manager’s job is limited to simply making sure the players on the field are doing well. Only established managers such as Sir Alex and Arsene Wenger get the chance to interfere with nearly everything inside a club.
Conclusion: Comparing FIFA Manager 10 with Football Manager 2010 would be unfair. Unfair because I consider them to have two distinct targets: Bright Future’s game is aimed at the more casual gamer – the one who doesn’t want to spend 40 minutes selecting one player’s roles and two more hours tweaking the tactics, but the one that still wishes to have tons of fun; while FM2010 is aimed at the hardcore players. So trying to decide a winner between these two games would be impossible.