Average effort ruined by terrible steam interference
14 August 2013
Summary: I shall start this review by describing the product itself. FM13 is a clear evolution of previous versions of the game. I struggle to find much that could be described as revolutionary in it. That is not necessarily a bad thing; previous efforts by SI have been very good, enough to ensure their almost complete domination of the football management sim market. Yet for the first time in a good while, this game shows weaknesses in the series.
Summary: Left it almost a year before buying, had been half heartedly playing with FM12, but started getting a little bored with it. Gave up on it after a couple of months. For me the main problems with FM13 is the wholesale changes to the look of it. If you have been playing this game for years it's a real pain to go searching for items that have become second nature over the years. Very frustrating. The match play is terrible.
Summary: I don't usually post reviews but felt compelled to write one for this particular title. In a word - crap. I've owned the previous titles since FM2009 after quite a few years off after the heady days of CM 99/00. Generally I've liked the yearly instalments but have to say FM2013 does not feel like a finished game. The physics of the game have changed completely.
Summary: I foolishly bought this game, ignoring the negative reviews below. As others have stated, players tend to just ignore your tactics. I suppose the amateurish FM players who just set all tactics to default. Personally, I love having my teams built around a targetman, playing the ball into his feet to spearhead attacking moves. In previous editions of Football Manager, they have done just this.
They tried to fix something that wasn't broken. And broke it.
Josh Fisk, amazon.co.uk
24 March 2013
Summary: I've played Football Manager pretty much since I could read and absolutely loved every minute of it. I've never felt the need to write a review before because its always been so good. But this year's is frankly awful. The match engine has been completely overhauled, so much so that nothing works right.
Summary: So I have played Championship Manager/Football Manager pretty much since they were made and I have found that year on year they have got progressively better, until this one. Many of the reviews on here are pretty much spot on. The interface, albeit not that different to the old one, is better following some little tweeks. Without blowing my own trumpet I think I'm pretty good at this game, with being able to create the team that you want, given enough time on the game.
Summary: I bought this game after buying the app for my smart phone. the app is way better as its easier to use and quicker. i find this game quite slow and long winded but im sure other people may enjoy it.
Summary: I've followed the development of this game from Beta stage, and now the final patch has been released it's time for a review. In one sentence, don't buy it. In terms of cosmetic updates, SI have made this game better than ever. The user interface is the best yet, and most of the changes from FM12 are positive ones. Unfortunately, the game is let down by it's match engine, the actual meat and two veg of the game itself.