Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 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.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User 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 thatFinally 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/ Full Review »
  2. Apr 12, 2011
    9
    Definitely the best version of the game so far and it is head and shoulders above any other football management game. The match engine hasDefinitely the best version of the game so far and it is head and shoulders above any other football management game. The match engine has dramatically improved both graphically and in actual game play however there are still some problems that need to be eliminated. The scouting system still seems to work on players overall reputation and ability rather than the players you need to fit into your team and the training system still does not seem to have the impact it should on players. The worst aspect of the game is the media area and in particular press conferences, with too much repeatability of questions without it seeming to make any difference to the game. Full Review »
  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 thisImproved 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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