Excerpt: The air is turning cold, England fans are already anticipating World Cup victory and Alex Ferguson's moaning at referees. Yep, the football season is well underway, which can mean only one thing - the latest version of Football Manager will soon be hitting the terraces.
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: 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.
While there may be no star signings in this year's Football Manager, there are enough incremental improvements to keep it at the top of the table.
20 November 2009
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...
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...
Conclusion: While doesn’t bring any earth-shaking changes, it’s hard to complain when it nails the basics of the game so convincingly. Sports Interactive seems to know exactly what we love in a footie management game and has played to those strengths – transfers and the 3D match engine are both superb – while...
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
Conclusion: Make no mistake, Football Manager 2010 is the best football management game on the market by some stretch, a game of unrivalled realism, depth and longevity, and the most accessible FM game we've seen for many years.