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Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

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  • Summary: With more new features than ever before, including real-time contract negotiation, a revamped training system and a number of match engine improvements, Football Manager 2011 will once again raise the bar for Soccer management games.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 93
    Football Manager 2011 is a complete triumph, and as satisfying as a last minute winner in the local derby.
  2. Jan 8, 2011
    90
    Despite the changes to the UI introduced by the past year episode, Football Manager 2011 remains one of the most complex game on the market, with an infinite number of different possibilities, options and hundreds of hours of gameplay. A must buy for any football fan.
  3. Jan 12, 2011
    90
    Football Manager 2011 is probably the best episode of the series: if you are looking for a complex, easy to play, deep, modern, excellent football manager, you have found it. No contenders, one king.
  4. Dec 29, 2010
    89
    Still brilliantly addictive for the hardcore, but a few niggles stop it being champion. [Jan 2011, p.87]
  5. Dec 21, 2010
    85
    A revised training system and new features such as the set-piece creation suite make this the most well-rounded and complete version of Football Manager to date.
  6. Jan 28, 2011
    80
    Football Manager requires a certain level of commitment. If you can make that commitment, I can see that there's a rewarding experience to be had but I don't think I can do it. Almost two decades after I started playing, I'm more comfortable with Fifa and with the lighter iPhone version of Football Manager. But a whole new generation of students are about to get their minds blown.
  7. Jan 12, 2011
    70
    For every year, Football Manager is more about statistics and less about football. The hyper realism hurts the game more than it makes it anjoyable, but it is still by far the best in this genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jan 10, 2011
    10
    Finally i feel like a proper manager. The game is the most addictive i have ever come across. Its a must for the football fans who think that they know something about tactical and strategical football. Best game ever, no more words only m/ Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2011
    10
    This game keeps bringing me back. I have spend hours managing teams and have enjoyed it a great deal. I'm yet to find a single flaw with this game and the player negotiations are great, the players feel like they have a personality now and are not just a name or number in your team. I am very excited for the new one to come out and will be excited for the one after, this title will always be the one I look out for. Also for those who have trouble starting out I recommend editing the data base, I have put a teenage version of me in game with a lot of potential and it has been great watching him develop over 5 seasons. Toon Army! Expand
  3. Mar 26, 2011
    10
    Improved compared to previous Football Managers. The game is really great and enjoyable. Highly addicting. I spend many hours playing this game and I'm still not bored of it. Pretty realistic, although the game may crash sometimes and there are few bugs, though I believe they will be sooner or later most fixed in patches. Many tactical options to choose from, many teams to play as. It's so different to play as a team from lower division from a poor country, than playing as a top premier league team, yet it's never boring, it's always fun. Summary.

    Pros:
    -Realistic.
    -Just what you need if you're a football fan.

    Cons:
    -If you never played it, maybe difficult for you at first.
    -Highly addictive!
    -Some bugs.
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  4. Jan 4, 2011
    9
    Good game, and quite a lot better then Football Manager 2010. Though the game might need a overall overhaul after 5 years of the same kind of gameplay. Expand
  5. Sep 14, 2011
    9
    Este es un encantoso juego, pero me voy a poner de actitud de malo. Tiene que mejorar en los contratos, en la actitud del equipo, en los pensamientos de los aficionados, de poner merchadashing y de poner estilos de estadios diferentes, como el estilo español o inglés. Es frustrante no poder negociar contratos con muchos jugadores. Expand
  6. May 24, 2011
    9
    Immersive, deep and challenging. A brilliant football sim, despite the weak scouting and press conferences this game really is fantastic and will suck many hours away from your life Expand
  7. Dec 9, 2011
    5
    Football Manager 2011 provides a large database, tons of stats, and lots of variety when it comes to tactics. A revamped contract system adds even more depth to this classic series. However, the media interactions as well as the player talks should be considered for what they are, trash. The match engine is poor, but not the main issue. What it comes down to is that this game turns out to be more like work than real entertainment. Expand

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