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  • Summary: (Currently available in the UK/EU only) Championship Manager2008 offers a streamlined and constant gameplay experience to the player, free of unnecessary delays. Furthermore following on from its debut appearance in Championship Manager 2007, ProZone is back as a fully integrated Post Match Analysis tool which isolates the key factors that decided the result of your game and provides you with the knowledge to act on the match incidents and strengthen your team for the next fixture. Club, Player, Staff and Competition data updated to the end of the August transfer window. Increase of more than 25% of players and staff in the database. 27 playable nations now including the Australian league. Battle it out with other user managers on one PC. ProZone Analyst Feedback. Achieve managerial glory using ProZone, football's favourite analysis tool. Use ProZone Analyst for in-depth analytical feedback on how players and the team performed during a match. Play any match event within ProZone instantly. There's no hiding place for players. Stop, rewind, fast forward and pause; stats you control. Player Tendencies: 32 tendencies that modify how an individual player performs during a match. Ability to mould players in training to learn new tendencies. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Convincing, well presented and has a new swagger about it. Impressive. [Christmas 2007, p.68]
  2. Whilst the problems mean that the developers might not have quite managed to build a wonderwall, this is definitely a game you shouldn't let slide away.
  3. Too fiddly for a casual player and not rigorous enough for those used to Football Manager's depth. [Christmas 2007, p.86]
  4. Since BGS took over the Champ Man series they have improved their game from a sure-fire relegation favourite, to a middle of the table side which is knocking on the door of European football. If these improvements continue, next year's game will be sure to bring home some silverware.
  5. If however, you're after a management game that's highly accessible, requires only a modicum of tactical tinkering, allows you to buy the players that you really want and enables you to enjoy instant success and thrilling match highlights, then you should certainly consider opting for CM2008.
  6. Eidos and Beautiful Game Studios are getting there. It’s a slow process yes, but they are getting closer. If they can concentrate on more of the basic stuff, team talks and being more interactive with players, rather than on the fancy stuff such as the 3D matches, then next years match could be a close one.
  7. 45
    The only relation to what Championship Manager used to be and what it is now is the name. All the talent left with Sports Interactive.

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  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. LeeVaughnM.
    Nov 12, 2007
    This game although a little harder to beat teams that 2007, it has come a long way and I am grateful for that!!! The training still confuses me but I think I am getting the hang of it. Collapse
  2. DaveyH.
    Dec 20, 2007
    No-where near the standards that Football Manager has set, so i was bitterly disappointed. Although looks good, it is abit confusing at first look, but when you grasp this concept, you feel that theres just something that is missing that is what makes a good football management game. Expand