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  • Summary: (Currently available in the UK/EU only) EA SPORTS FIFA MANAGER 09 gives football fans full control over the management of their clubs. Whether founding a club, becoming a national coach, or finally leading their favourite club to international glory, all options are open to players in the EA SPORTS football management simulation for PC. The game contains all areas of club management, from signing new players to training to extending stadiums. A central element of EA SPORTS FIFA MANAGER 09 is the matchday itself. The 3D mode offers new improvements, particularly in the areas of graphics, sound and AI. The new, fully customisable user interface in 3D mode gives players direct access to substitutions, tactical changes, and statistics. The text mode has been completely revamped and now features a unique mixture of traditional live commentary and an Internet live ticker. Lots of exciting and informative tools create a high level of transparency and atmosphere. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Improved graphics and useful changes make FIFA Manager 09 the best football management simulation one can get. Whoever refrained from upgrading to the newest installment of the series in the last few years, should surely do so now.
  2. You can just sense how much effort the developers have put into this game, a lot of work is still needed however for this game to offset the FM series.
  3. A good alternative to Football Manager. Attractive, realistic and complex sport manager game for almost any audience. Interface improvements needed! [Nov 2008]
  4. FIFA Manager 09 is undoubtedly the most comprehensive club management simulation money can buy. While the 3D engine fails to capture the ebb and flow of matches with Football Manager 2009's aplomb, and despite a few tactical shortcomings, it's an excellent alternative with an exhaustive feature set.
  5. A worthy attempt at a football management sim and those with the tolerance to overlook a few poorly executed ideas will find an enjoyable title here, even if it cannot quite compete with the sublime brilliance of Football Manager.
  6. Unfulfilling micromanagement makes FIFA Manager a poor match for the competition. [Issue#16, p.67]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. BrettPoe
    Mar 10, 2009
    10
    I absolutely love this game and the depth it goes into. Nothing is better than when you get into the game about 3 or 4 years into it and meet all requirements to go public with the team. This game is for people who love the managing aspect. Collapse
  2. AndrewM
    Jun 8, 2009
    9
    Brilliant game commentary can be mixed Never had any problems far better and less confusing than Football manager.
  3. DesbertW.
    Dec 13, 2008
    6
    Too many bugs in the English game eg playing League Cup matches against other sides reserve sides, having three subs in England team all called Owen Hargreaves and inability to make substitutions. A step back from the previous game and still the lack of consistency between what happens in the 3D game and the evaluations given to the players. Expand