Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. While FIFA Manager 10 is by no means a poor game, there's an underlying suspicion that the energy that's been pumped into the hit-and-miss multiplayer features would have been better spent on genuinely innovating the single-player game, which sadly feels a little too similar to last year and a little tactically thin compared to FM and CM.
  2. Despite some lacks in the matches engine, FIFA Manager 10 is a step forward in the series, with tons of options and a nice look.
  3. The best FIFA manager yet but it lacks the depth to make the big time.
  4. Although FIFA Manager 10 innovations won't make your jaw drop, they give it personality and make it show that competition in the sports management genre is still hard.
  5. FIFA Manager 10 brings a new visuals with a powerful 3D engine for the matches. We can be a football player, a coach or the president offering many options perfect for the soccer fans. Sadly It has several problems in the matches engine but the game is more focused to the spectacular way than realistic. The best addition is the multiplayer online mode. The best FIFA Manager untill now.
  6. Fifa Manger 10 is a good game with a lot of stuff and hours of fun. You have the total freedom to decide to be coach, manager or president, or event every one of them at the same time. In the end the game has a solid multiplayer that can give a long lasting life during the year.
  7. FIFA Manager 10 comes without extreme realism, but it is designed to reach our goals faster than other games of its kind. It is not necessary to trace a complicated path from the start of our career to our greatest achievement, because we will be able to get them from its own beginning. The graphics are superb, maybe the best we have seen in this game series. It is a smooth and enjoyable game, halfway between a simulator and a comprehensive management title.
  8. Perfect presentation and great playability are no surprise in new FIFA Manager. Pity there’s not much improvement since last years version and players/teams database still sucks. [Issue#186]
  9. It's a fun game, with its appealing look and a little background sound that gives it a casual air.
  10. The game completely failed to charm me and it lacks an addictive hook. A valiant but ultimately doomed effort to break the dominance of the old firm, FIFA Manager 10 is set for mid table obscurity.
  11. The best version of FIFA Manager I've played and has a level of depth I've not seen before from EA. [Jan 2010, p.93]
  12. FIFA Manager 10 brings a new visuals with a powerful 3D engine for the matches. We can be a football player, a coach or the president offering many options perfect for the soccer fans. Sadly It has several problems in the matches engine but the game is more focused to the spectacular way than realistic. The best addition is the multiplayer online mode. The best FIFA Manager untill now.
  13. A flawed gem. [Jan 2010, p.79]
  14. The series is improving, which is certainly a positive. It still has some ground to cover to beat the Football Manager series however.
  15. Super-realistic and complex simulation. A dream for every soccer fan.
  16. Whilst FM10 tries its hand at all aspects of football management, it isn’t entirely successful in all its pursuits and does end up lagging behind its older, slightly more mature brothers.
  17. The football side of things is fairly solid, but sadly the game includes too many duties that simply aren’t part of being the manager of a football club. Then there’s the personal life aspect to deal with and coupled together they really stop the title competing with rival games. Often leaving you overwhelmed and spoiling the playing experience on offer, which is a shame as it will probably drive football mad gamers else where.
  18. 79
    FIFA Manager 2010 is too shallow as a purely tactical coaching game to entice the real fans of the genre. However, the game has so many other aspects to lure in the more casual gamer. If you can create a gaming experience that suits you from all the possible options, then this game is worth a purchase.
  19. Even though it is a game falling slightly in the right direction, it doesn't feel like a serious attempt at making a proper sports-management game at all. It's way too much and way too little at the same time. EA seems to just have wanted to put as much stuff into the game as possible, without looking at the product as a whole. Fail.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Macca
    Jan 24, 2010
    6
    I have all 3 of this years management games (CM10, FM10 and FIFAM10). I only purchased this game a few days ago. It has some bugs, but by far I have all 3 of this years management games (CM10, FM10 and FIFAM10). I only purchased this game a few days ago. It has some bugs, but by far the worst thing in this years offering is the 30 FPS cap on the 3D matches. Trying to remove it just results in crash after crash as I believe the coding of the 3D games are dependant on the framerate. Still, playable, but dissapointing. FM10 still reigns supreme this year, with CM10 a VERY close second this time around. Full Review »
  2. FrancisC
    Dec 31, 2009
    5
    It has nice graphics, but if you are looking for a management game, do yourself a service and google "Football Manager 2010" from Sports It has nice graphics, but if you are looking for a management game, do yourself a service and google "Football Manager 2010" from Sports Interactive. Same price, twice as complete from a manager's point of view. The graphics for the matches aren't as nice as FIFA Manager, but that is because the focus was put where it needed to be: Management. If you already bought this game, you should STILL give Football Manager 2010 a try, it's much better than EA's game. Full Review »
  3. DragosC
    Dec 11, 2009
    2
    It could be a much better game but it's full of bugs. The worst part is that after the official updates the game became even worse. It could be a much better game but it's full of bugs. The worst part is that after the official updates the game became even worse. Instead of enjoying a nice game you're going to kick yourself for buying a game full of bugs. Full Review »