Pro Basketball Manager 2016 is a comprehensive and realistic basketball management game. Take control of your favorite club and lead it to the summit of the biggest leagues in the world.Read full description
Pro Basketball Manager 2016 is a comprehensive and realistic basketball management game. Take control of your favorite club and lead it to the summit of the biggest leagues in the world. It is up to you to manage your club: from training to transfers, taking in such aspects as finances and team goals, and not forgetting your direct instructions during matches!
TAKE CONTROL OF ONE OF THE 1,000 PLAYABLE TEAMS!
In Pro Basketball Manager 2016, you can choose to start your career at the head of a well known team such as Los Angeles or New York, but you can also choose to coach a college team or, indeed, a team from anywhere in the world. The choice is yours! In addition to training your own club you can wear two hats at the same time and train a national team!
MORE THAN 70 WORLD COMPETITIONS IN WHICH TO TAKE PART!
From the US college championships to the renowned national American league, through the European leagues, but also African, or Asian, numerous competitions are playable in Pro Basketball Manager 2016. In addition to the national competitions available to your club you can also compete in international competitions!
EACH LEAGUE HAS ITS OWN RULES
Each league has its own rules and these have been faithfully reproduced in Pro Basketball Manager 2016. Your bosses fix your seasonal goals, which you can even set higher! The recruitment process applied to your team will differ completely according to the league in which you play. If you run a non-professional team, in which the players are not paid, you must convince players to join your side by showing real interest in them. Whereas in the North American league, you will have to handle all the complexity of contracts, exceptions to avoid paying the luxury tax, not to mention trades or the draft. Finally, in the other leagues you will have to manage the buying of players, loans or free agents, taking care not to exceed the payroll allocated to your team for the season.
SCOUTING, TRAINING, FINANCES ... NUMEROUS PARAMETERS TO MANAGE YOUR TEAM
Send your scouts to check out players around the world through an in-depth scouting system. Train your players collectively, but also individually in order to get the best results. Improve your club's finances by improving your arena... many possibilities are open to you to make your club the most famous on the planet!
2D AND 3D MATCHES IN WHICH YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
Once your team is prepared, you can attack the season and play all matches live! You can choose to watch the matches in 2D or 3D; check the condition of each of your players; make substitutions and even adjust your strategy at any time during the match. You are, thus, able to change your defense or offense tactics, and also to change the next play that will be made by your players!
YOUR OWN ON-COURT PLAYBOOK!
Pro Basketball Manager 2016 allows you to greatly deepen your experience as a coach by letting you create your own plays, which you can then use live during matches. Set your imagination free, it's you the play master! If you are taking your first steps as a manager, you can also get help from an assistant who will handle the most complex tasks for you.
NUMEROUS INTERACTIONS BETWEEN PLAYERS AND COACH
Each player has his own personality and his own affinities with such and such a player or club. This will influence his desires and his mood and, as manager, you must find a happy medium.
THOUSANDS OF STATISTICS AT YOUR DISPOSAL!
Be it individual players or teams, you have a whole range of statistics at your finger tips that allow you to manage your progress. You can thus check on the mental or physical state of your players, evaluate your own career, or even look back through the archives on each match, both for your team or another. A comparison tool even allows you to instantly compare two players.
A CUSTOMIZABLE INTERFACE
The game interface reflects your team and adopts its colors! You can also customize your coach profile: name, age, nationality, image, etc.
COMPARE YOUR RESULTS WITH THE COMMUNITY
Check out your stats, such as your total number of victories or the list of your achievements. And thanks to an online ladder, discover how you are ranked against other Pro Basketball Manager 2016 players.
MAKE CHANGES TO THE GAME VIA THE DATABASE EDITOR!
Pro Basketball Manager 2016 includes a database editor that allows you to change the names of teams and players throughout the game, letting you create your own universe. You can also download the databases of other players from around the world and use them for your own matches.
PBM is at its best when coaching the games. There's the ability to set the lineups and make substitutions, call the plays, and adjust tactics for both the offense and defense. The games play out in either 2D or 3D form. I quickly discovered a preference for 2D, not just because it was smoother and easier to follow the action, but also it seemed that players far more often failed to follow instructions for some reason when in 3D. There is also some unusual terminology utilized within the game that may be a result of translation for different regions and the developers being based in France. A few examples include mentions of "counter-attacks", a position of "S" being used to designate players on the bench and "X" for those who are inactive, and that you "fire" players instead of cutting them. There are also some bugs I stumbled upon, like a player that I traded for never appearing in post-game box scores, and that he rarely started in simmed games despite being designated as a starter. Pro Basketball Manager 2016 shows a lot of promise. There are some great ideas built into the game and with some refinements it could be a winner.
This game is almost unplayable and should be avoided by everyone. On top of that it does really poor job for a Management game. but let's start from beginning - the game itself is full of bugs and unfinished mess. A lot of options doesn't work, game refers to options that are not even there - it feels like it simply was rushed to be released in 2016, while the devs will continue working on it to release it properly next year as Pro Basketball Manager 2017. Match display is horrible both in 2D as in 3D. AI is a mess and makes weird decisions (like drafting weaker ad older players because of unknown reasons). Generally quite a lot of results you get seems like they were at least partially random-generated and you don't know why something happened. It doesn't help that you only have access to stats of you and players, but not the stats of the rest of the staff. You only know their "reputation" but it doesn't really help to decide between two coaches for example who both have good rep. All in all - the game itself offers too little to call itself a Manager game, plays and looks too bad to call itself a good game, and should be avoided. If you're desperate for Basketball manager either look for other titles or wait for 2017 release.
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