Summary: I've logged 200 hours playing this game and I can now say that I believe it to be an elaborate practical joke designed to waste peoples time while frustrating them as much as possible. The game seems to be based simply on luck. Tactical changes seem to be ineffectual, tell your team to play to feet and you will observe them lumping it long. Player morale declines and stays that way. Sometimes my team goes on a winning run, then an inevitable decline.
Summary: In simple words, it's Football Manager. The match engine has really improved and buying and signing players is much more realistic. The user interface is better and gives you a better look of everything you need to know about your team and players. The improvement of the team talk has brought a more detailed way of telling your team what you want from them on the pitch and criticizing their bad performances.
Summary: Another year goes by and another fm reaches the market... I think the negotiation aspect of the game like negotiating players, buying and selling players is a lot more realistic. The negative aspects of this game is that there isnÂ´t any major change from the fm 2011.
Summary: You cannot deny it's ability to simulate real life management. Great new features added, including activating and deactivating leagues at your discretion. The user interface has been improved. And the addition of team meetings and using "tones" when addressing players, the captain, or during team talks. The 3D match engine been greatly improved to include new animations and also two new camera angles.
Summary: Paid Â£29.99 for a game I am locked out of and cannot play. Do not buy if you have previously purchased football manager games as you can easily get locked out. I have brought every installment of Championship manager then Football manager since its first edition. The problem is with the 2012 version is that is only playable through steam. On the previous edition you could either chose to use steam or not.
Summary: It was a very good game back in, let's say, 2007. The problem is that there are a number of persistent issues, that the developers decided to ignore and instead keep adding "eye-candy" (you can't really call it that in this game). The AI managers are poor, the game doesn't utilize well modern hardware, some parts of the UI make simple tasks tedious, there are inadequate situations with transfers and contracts.
Summary: The greatest football management sim ever returns bigger and better than ever. A lot of the improvements over 2011 are not immediately obvious but the longer you play the game, the more you will notice. The game can be daunting to new players due to the incredible amount of little details you get to tweak with but this year an excellent tutorial has been added to help.
Summary: Football. The sport of the world. Football Manager is back again. This time a lot of the focus has been on making the game more user-friendly. A better User-Interface throughout coupled with more information output overall makes this exactly what everyone expects it to be: An improvement on last year's edition of the game. Though most changes this year has that incremental feel, they do add up and they do factor in.