Football Manager 2013
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"Football Manager's relentless strive for realism is sometimes its biggest fault, but with new modes and now new ways of playing it's also managed to get that light touch back." - IGN.com
"A host of significant additions make this the most exhaustive, but also the most streamlined, Football Manager to date." - Gamespot.com
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The best-selling, most realistic football management series is back!
Football Manager. Always.
Football Manager is the best-selling, most realistic football management series ever made. Football Manager 2013 celebrates 20 years of games from the people at Sports Interactive by introducing an array of new features.
This year’s version allows you to take control of any club in more than 50 nations across the world and includes all of Europe’s biggest leagues as well as database of over 500,000 real-world players and staff.
As well as some landmark new features in the Career Mode, there are now new ways to enjoy your Football Manager experience.
NEW TO CAREER MODE…
The 3D match engine has seen huge improvements this year. Everything on the pitch looks more realistic; from the stadiums, the players’ movement, intelligence, and the way the ball moves through the air.
We’ve also introduced hundreds of new animations to make the game feel more realistic and we’ve made the whole experience more televisual by introducing new camera angles and showing the kick-off and final whistle.
Another notable difference is the significant restructure of the manager’s staff and a revamp of their roles. The most obvious is that we’ve introduced the position of Director of Football into the game for the first time, which will allow managers to pass on some of their workload, such as contract negotiations, if they choose to.
In addition to this, we’ve also increased the number of specialist coaching roles within the game and given the manager greater flexibility to choose which coaches offer advice and when. The manager can also choose to complain about boardroom interference – although that particular option should probably be used sparingly.
And much more…:
- A brand new training system, improved international management, tones in press conferences & a new user interface.
NEW WAYS TO PLAY…
Classic and Challenge Modes:
Football Manager Classic is a less time-consuming way to enjoy Football Manager. The essence of the game is exactly the same – the manager still takes charge of a squad of players and competes at whatever level he or she chooses – but they will now find that a number of their responsibilities have either been taken over by their support staff or have disappeared completely.
For example, while the player still takes charge of training in FMC, this is carried out at a 'full team' level only – there's no individual player training. And when it gets to matches themselves, there are no team talks or opposition reports... you just go straight to a game using the same 3D match engine as Career Mode. The games are played out in a quicker 'highlights only' fashion, but you can even speed this up by going straight to ‘Instant Result’.
Players who opt for Football Manager Classic will also find that they have a couple of further options in terms of how they play the game; they can either play a full open-ended ‘Career’ or they can choose to play in the new ‘Challenge’ mode.
In Challenge mode they’ll find themselves in a particular situation which will test their management skills over a shorter game time – usually half a season. Can you win a trophy with a team consisting almost entirely of kids? Or could you guide your club to safety despite being bottom of the table at Xmas?
We first introduced Challenge Mode in Football Manager Handheld 2012 and it proved to be so popular that we’ve decided to include it in FMC too.
The game will come with four free-to-play challenges, each of which feeds in to a global leaderboard.
The brand new Network Play is fully integrated with Steam’s network functionality which means that players should be able to set up and enjoy games against their friends far more easily than before. The Network Mode also allows people to set-up special one-off leagues and cups and to import their team from their career mode, so you can now end any debate about whose FM team is better.
The deeper integration with Steam will also allow us to manage worldwide leaderboards, so, for the first time you’ll really know how good a manager you are.
Plus over 900 other new features!
Awesome game since 1993cabz | June 18, 2013 | See all cabz's reviews »
I've been playing the series since it was named as Championship Manager in 1993. It's great that the people at SI Games keep the standards higher every year. Looking forward for FM2014.
Amazingly Realisticjackyboi1014 | June 9, 2013 | See all jackyboi1014's reviews »
I bought this game wondering how they could improve an already stellar experience, but they managed it. The AI of the players when watching the 3D match engine for me is the best improvement. It really feels like a proper game of football.
Adding the FM Classic mode, whilst I prefer the standard game, is a nice addition to the series. Not everyone has the time or patience to play the full game, so a scaled down version will suit a lot of people. I would like to add as well that the "micro transactions" only apply to this mode. People moaning about this need to realize that the main game is NOT affected by this addition. I personally don't see this an an issue, it's not hard to find a downloadable data editor which many people use anyway so if people want to cheat, then they will.
Micro transactions are the future of gaming whether we like them or not, so it doesn't surprise or bother me that they're included. The simple thing to do if you don't like the idea of paying them is...Not to pay them. Simple. Collapse
Not what I expectedkalil | June 8, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »
Something has changed with respect to the previous game, but not enough to surprise anyone. It has good things like graphics that are more or less good, 3D games, photos, stadiums .... But it has quite a few things that should improve as the official licenses, which only has those of the Liga. They should also do a bit simpler, since the menu of this game is quite complex unlike Fifa Manager is much easier to handle because it is neater. The parties do not sound bad, but there is no sound in the game menus. And the technology of the game itself is good, lots of data, many tools, but yes, very hidden and unordered, ie there is everything but it takes to find things like computers that have been a footballer and so . Putting music, ordering him around a bit and adding some things (like being able to simulate the game without witness), this game would be outstanding because on data from players, coaches, as are interviews .... Is 10.
Amazingmussi89 | June 4, 2013 | See all mussi89's reviews »
from the very beginning i was hooked on this wonderful series and so will you if you love football. You will no doubt love this game its very simple just buy this game.
Great addictive game.yuppy | May 30, 2013 | See all yuppy's reviews »
My adventure with football managers starts when I started playing CM 01/02. It was (it is) good game but not amazing like FM series. I spend a lot of time playing FM12 but I think that with newest version i beat the record! It's so addictive game but i luv it!