• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 1, 2012

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Nov 29, 2012
    Sports Interactive did not exactly hit the bulls-eye with their latest experiments – The Classic and Challenge modes – but the rest of the game is even more ingenious and addictive than last year. [CD-Action 13/2012, p.56]
  2. Nov 7, 2012
    Football Manager 2013 has inherited its throne as the #1 manager simulator. Don't expect a revolution, but a few tweaks here and there, and the addition of a couple of new game modes mean this year's release does just enough to be a must-buy for fans of the series.
  3. Oct 30, 2012
    The inclusion of 'Classic' mode is a shred move that is sure to pay dividends, causing many old fanatics to relapse and encouraging newcomers to join the fold, but it still remains miles ahead of its competitors with its sheer level of depth, sophistication and challenge.
  4. Oct 29, 2012
    Loads of new features, the vast majority good and useful once you get used to the new layout. There are, naturally, some issues.
  5. Oct 29, 2012
    A host of significant additions make this the most exhaustive, but also the most streamlined, Football Manager to date.
  6. Dec 4, 2012
    This year's edition is more streamlined and misses some of the more complicated and somewhat unnecessary features that has plagued the more recent editions. Instead, the core focus lies on finding players that fits efficient strategies. Sadly the interface is rather messy and the game is filled with bugs.
  7. Oct 29, 2012
    Football Manager, enjoyable as it still remains for the most part, is beginning to enter the Heskey years of its existence: it still does its job more effectively than any other striker on the market, but the tired formula is beginning to show.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 205 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 46
  2. Negative: 18 out of 46
  1. Nov 12, 2012
    I have been a fan of the Football Manager series ever since the days of Championship Manager. I have never had any problems with it and have always invested alot of time into each game. This time however it simply feels broken, too many goals at the near post, too many goals from long shots, poor goalkeepers, invincible wingers all of this adds up to an unenjoyable experience. When your on the right side of a 4-0 drubbing with 4 goals all beating a top keeper at the near post it feels hollow, when your on the wrong side you could launch your laptop through a wall. Not an experience you want from a game, FM2012 was far better than this, it may change with patches etc..i'll put the game on in a few months to check, until then a waste of money. Full Review »
  2. Mar 30, 2013
    This game has been a disappointing mess from day one. From it's initial release as a beta masquerading as finished product to the recent update which just broke more things. One shouldn't have to buy unfinished products, and be forced to wait to have it patched into playability, only to have the broken parts of the code shifted to a new place with every patch. THIS GAME IS BROKEN. DO NOT BUY IT. Full Review »
  3. Dec 1, 2012
    The game is broken, and you can pay to cheat. Football Manager is dead.