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  • Summary: With its 2013 edition, Pro Cycling Manager pushes race realism with a more refined Career mode. Use its remodelled and improved interface to better prepare for your season. Negotiate the team’s objectives with your sponsors, and plan the races/your riders’ objectives according to the desired results and each rider’s expectations. Strive to satisfy each member of the team throughout the season with regard to their race schedule: take into account the prestige of each race, and ensure that the event matches the rider’s profile otherwise it may knock his satisfaction. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Jul 10, 2013
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Jul 2, 2013
    78
    It's complete and polished, but the lack of competition sometime means the lack of evolution. However, it's a great choice for fans of the genre.
  3. Jul 3, 2013
    75
    Pro Cycling Manager 2013 brings some nice additions to a solid gameplay, but without anything truly original. The fans of the franchise created by Cyanide will enjoy it again, but if you never loved it you won't start now (once again).
  4. Jun 30, 2013
    70
    As a whole, Pro Cycling Manager suffers from too many elements that are closed to the player unless they’re dedicated to uncovering the confusing interface. Indeed, the game can’t be recommended to those not willing to spend hours trying to come to grips with the huge amount of detail within it. That said, those who put plenty of hours into the game will be rewarded with an addictive and satisfying experience that is well worth working past the flawed and mind-numbingly difficult opening that most players are sure to have.
  5. 60
    If you are crazy about the tour, then Le Tour de France 2013 - 100th Edition is a decent take on the cycling sport. Unfortunately the mechanics of the game aren’t very well explained, and even if it is fun at times managing your resources, it never fulfills its potential.
  6. Jul 5, 2013
    55
    The console version of Le Tour De France 2013 tries to simplify gameplay too much by cutting away almost any managerial aspect and has some annoying technical issues, especially in terms of frame rate. It's a mediocre game, plain and simple.
  7. Jul 2, 2013
    40
    A new Tour de France, a new Pro Cycling Manager 2013. It almost seems to be a copy of the previous game. And a copy of the one that came out before that, with the footnote that it has a few very nasty bugs. Hopefully Cyanide understands that they will have to go all out next year.

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  1. Jun 21, 2013
    9
    This game is for the ultra-nerdy and/or cycling fanatic only. I'm the former, not the latter.

    PCM is a very forgiving cycling team
    management game where you become the owner of a team of cyclists who participate in actual cycling events around the world. You can either participate by watching/managing your riders during an actual 3D race or simulate the race and let the computer crunch the numbers. Hint: you always want to be in control of the action for best results.

    Here's the nerdy part: in addition to the action of the races, you also have to manage everything from the signing of cyclists to the scheduling of both races and training sessions, to the wheels on the bikes, to the exhaustion level of your riders to their interest in participating in the Tour de France. There are numbers EVERYWHERE.

    It's micromanagement optional, but macro-managment mandatory. There are particular things that you must be involved with, such as signing up for races. This would be annoying to someone who is just looking to race.

    I'm a huge nerd, so this game is right up my alley. It's like franchise mode in Madden with draft turned on but on crack. And, if you don't know anything about the world of competitive cycling, you have no choice but to learn the terminology. There's not much; you just need to be willing.

    Pros include nice graphics, in-race management is fantastic, micromanagement is very in depth, smart AI, realistic replicas of real-life courses, and a 9 out of 10 on the interface.

    Cons include the game starts you in the deep end and expects you to swim, the riders often plow through one another during the race which is sad, and the sponsorship system needs serious work. Also, the game is clearly designed for on-line multiplayer, so single player is a little disjointed. Finally, there's that 1 out of 10 in interface that makes roster management harder than it should be.

    I'm straight-up addicted to this thing, which is a shame because I have like three other games to review. It's complex and in depth and gets the blood flowing when it's time to race. There are aspects of cycling that I don't understand, however, I still highly recommend this game to anyone who likes database-fiddling games or knows the competitive-cycling scene.
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  2. Jul 1, 2013
    6
    its a good game only its allways error error thats not fun i am in the finaly km and error again that they never take big steps only smal wants its always lilte maneging things but stil the game is fun with lots of teams and races they need to take big steps els the franchise is going to hell its almost the same as 2012 and 2011 and 2010 small things come and those errors are very stupid they need to patch that Expand