Conclusion: Outside of Championship Manager’s excellent scouting system then, Football Manager 2010 has left the pitch under a banner that displays yet another convincing scoreline. They had to work much, much harder for this one though, and we should have an interesting few years of competition ahead of us.
Excerpt: With the battle for the best football management simulation game getting a lot tougher this year mostly thanks to Championship Manager 2010 that raised from the ashes like a Phoenix, everybody is probably wondering if Sports Interactive still have what it takes to win the battle and get the crown...
Excerpt: I used to spend most of my waking hours in front of Football Manager, attempting to turn perennial mid-tablers Spurs into title contenders. Hours would fly by. I'd become so engrossed that my virtual team would spill over into real life, causing confusion.
Summary: Last year, Football Manager received its most significant and obvious innovation in some time: the introduction of a three-dimensional match engine. Sadly, the engine was a little rough around the edges, and the rest of the game wasn't innovative enough to make it a must-buy for fans of the series.
Pros: Compelling gameplay, Astonishing breadth of players, staff, and teams, Improved match engine, Clearer backroom staff advice, Option to change tactics from the touchline is great
Cons: Match engine is still ugly, Audio options are limited
Conclusion: So, is Football Manager 2010 still the best football management game this year? Even though I haven’t got the chance to play the new FIFA Manager, I would risk an “YES!” Championship Manager 2010 did prove to be a really pleasant surprise and an incredibly complex game and it certainly won the...
Conclusion: In short FM2010 isn&#Array;t an evolutionary step in the series. Instead it&#Array;s merely an incredibly well produced update. SI has lovingly polished the FM bodywork, added some spoilers, alloys and a couple of PS3s in the passenger seats, but underneath it&#Array;s the same engine.
Conclusion: Football Manager 2010 is a good game and there is no denying that. There will always be people that don’t like change, but the changes made are for the good of the series. And when compared to Championship Manager 2010 the series looks even better.
Pros: Improved 3d match engine, game editor remains, massive game database, a lot quicker to process!
Cons: Some bugs remain, match engine doesn't look as good as its rival
Excerpt: series have certainly lived up to the term 'beautiful game'. Providing the most authentic management simulation on the market, the series has always been one for the purists. The 2009 version was an in-depth offering, packed with more stats than