- 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.
10Improved 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.
-Just what you need if you're a football fan.
-If you never played it, maybe difficult for you at first.
-Some bugs.… Expand
8If you've ever played any of Football Manager titles from the last four or five years this 2011 version will not really hold any suprises for you. There is the odd evolution from last year, the most important being more detailed and realistic transfer and contract negotiations with computer controlled teams and players now far more willing to budge from their initial demands. As you would expect the teams are also fully updated up to the September 2010 transfer window.
As before it is still a little easy to take a lower league team to the top of The Premiership but my biggest complaint would still be the lack of control over youth development. Yes you can improve your scouting and facilities but you are still relying on luck when your players are randomly generated at the start of each season. Why can you still not see your youth players before they are 16 as Total Club Manager did years ago?
Despite these minor gripes Football Manager 2011 is certainly the best management sim you will find, just be prepared to lose hours, days and even weeks in search of glory.… Expand