Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Jul 6, 2013
    70
    Pro Cycling Manager 2013 rests on the lack of competition and does barely what it takes to appeal to the fans of the genre. Passable, but a bigger effort would be appreciated.
  2. Jul 10, 2013
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. 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.
  4. Jul 15, 2013
    70
    The 2013 version is the best the Pro Cycling Manager-series has delivered in years. It still has a lot of room for improvement, but it offers a great cycling simulation and will please fans throug the season. Just stay away from the multiplayer.
  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 3, 2013
    70
    Pro Cycling Manager 2013 is a well done and playable sports manager, but it won't revolutionize the series or the genre. The biggest issues that the developer has to address are the economics and stability. The game is technically flawed and many times a well thought out tactic lost to a crash to desktop. What is more, there isn't much to do, besides giving commands to your cyclists. Fortunately the races are as thrilling as always.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Jun 30, 2013
    55
    We were hoping for some improvements, but alas. Pro Cycling Manager know many frustrations. There are a few improvements made to managing, but these are too slim to redeem the game. Next year real steps will have to be made to save this franchise, and a patch to fix all of the crashes wouldn't hurt.
  10. 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).
  11. 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.
  12. Sep 17, 2013
    40
    Just skip this edition. The commentators are literally ten year old and haven’t changed in a such a long time. It seems Pro Cycling Manager 2013 was just assembled from the 2012 edition. No changes whatsoever, even though it welcomes newcomers okay.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  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 Full Review »