Summary: They should do a better job at improving the simulation part of the game during live games. The other day I was playing in the Final of the FA Cup against QPR (18 in the league), and I had both Gotze and Falcao in my squad among other good players (Arsenal). I lost 4:0!!!! How is that even possible??? This pisses me off and questions how realistic this game really is. Maybe the fact that FM dosen't have too much competition makes it not work on this area as much.
Summary: First of all, I'm one of the biggest fan of FM series. I have been playing this game since 08 and this is THE worst series so far. I don't know what Sega had done to the game. 2013 is totally downgrade from previous one. Game itself is broken with full of glitches and 3D game engine is made extremely poorly. I strongly recommend you to stay with your FM2012 or wait for FM2014. Usually, I play at least 10 seasons for each series.
Summary: I am the fan of FM games and possess all versions since '08. I have already spent many nice evenings playing with the game and I have been looking forward to any new edition. But it is over now - FM 2013 is the worst ever and it is definitely the last one I bought. Sorry. Just to mention a few minor flaws: graphic interface is still far from perfect, talking to the own team - both in the half time and after the match - is pitiful and inconsistent with the whole game and...
Summary: Bought this in August 13, oh why didn't I just wait until October's release of FM 2014..... I agree with Cornelious's review, he is 100% correct. The AI is flawed and the player instructions is broken big-time, and no, this isn't a dumb ill-thought out review, its true because I compared it with my FM 2011, where there's a huge difference. Such a shame as apart from this, its a good game. The Good: 1. Good graphics 2. Easier training/match prep system 3.
Summary: I've bought FM/CM games for well over a decade and have been a huge fan over the years. However, i stopped buying them about 2 years ago out of frustration with the way the game had gone. Unfortunately the wife bought me this one for xmas. I tried playing it a few times but gave up again. Aside from all the bugs etc, i discovered these games are just no good now.
Summary: Worst football manager game ever. Absolute rubbish. Bring back championship manager. It's about time a new version of championship manager was brought back and football manager scraped forever.
Summary: Over the years FM has been getting gradually more tedious. Now, you come home after a days work, fire up the laptop and find yourself in a staff meeting. Then you're doing budgets. I suppose they'll say it's an accurate simulation, but you have to remember that it's still a game. Here you get one game an hour and beyond that it's a massive admin simulator.
Summary: Don't buy this game and waste your money. It's horrible, your best bet is to wait until the next game is released. Even then, wait a few months to buy it because SI don't deserve the trust. As I said, it's not good enough and the customer support for such a broken game is horrendous, little feedback for customers trying to help developers fix their mess and patches only until March, still huge problems and they wont fix it.