Excerpt: It's time for another entry in the Football Manager series. Usually these reviews go along the lines of detailing the handful of new features and refinements, before ending with a comment that basically says that this year's game is the best yet, but really isn't all that different from the previous game.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a role-playing game in which you become a bounty hunter in the Old West. It's particularly violent, thus the "M" rating. The star rating given this game is based on quality of gameplay within this genre and not an endorsement of the violence in the game.
Excerpt: UK REVIEW--On paper, it might not look like a whole lot has changed in this year's Football Manager. However, the series has never been about grandiose, sweeping changes--and this year's tweaks, such as the improved training system, the redone contract negotiations, and the all-new set-piece creation suite, make this year's game an absolute must-play.
Pros: Incredible depth of simulation, Proper contract negotiations, Improved 3D engine, More transparency with team tactics and blend, Deeper and more realistic experience than FM 2010
Cons: Snowfall during matches obscures the action, Multiplayer still an afterthought, Default skin's news feed can get a little confusing
Conclusion: For the time being, this is still the best football management game on the planet. Its depth, realism and sheer addictiveness are unrivalled, with additions like the real-time contract negotiations offsetting some familiar flaws. But this isn’t doesn’t hide the fact that the series has begun to stagnate. Football Manager remains the Chelsea FC of footy management sims: all conquering at present, but in need of an overhaul in the not-so-distant future.
Excerpt: «Как можно промахнуться по пустым воротам с двух метров?!» или «Почему команда ни на что не может сподобиться, кроме как на бесконечные забросы мяча в штрафную?». Подобными вопросами каждый футбольный болельщик задается регулярно, но едва ли получает на них ответы. Большинство негодующих фанатов в таких ситуациях всеми фибрами души рвутся на поле, чтобы наглядно доказать, что уж будь они на месте кого-нибудь Аршавина, то сыграли бы не в пример лучше.