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  • Summary: (Also known as "Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006") One of the many fan-inspired features to make it into FM 2006 will be that, for the first time, managers will be able to negotiate with their board of directors - not only for a better contract for themselves, but also for improved player wage(Also known as "Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006") One of the many fan-inspired features to make it into FM 2006 will be that, for the first time, managers will be able to negotiate with their board of directors - not only for a better contract for themselves, but also for improved player wage budgets and increased transfer budgets or even stadium expansion. Be aware though, if you push too hard and don't reach the heights that the board specify, you'll soon be looking for a new job. Half-time team talks add the ability to tell your players individually or collectively exactly what you thought of their first half performance, via the tactics screen. Will you be able to keep your players motivated, or will you cause a collapse in the second half? Another welcome feature is the ability to manage players on a personal level. Unhappy players can cause huge morale problems for the whole squad and result in bad performances, so the new Player Interaction feature will help you to manage your team more closely. [Sega Europe] Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. A game that needs lots of processing power, and a good amount of RAM for the best experience. The fact that many gamers will have already upgraded their PC to account for this is testament to the game itself.
  2. From the Olympics and World Cup down to trying to avoid relegation from Poland’s 2nd League, you can lead your manager to compete anywhere.
  3. So far ahead, you can't see the competition. [Feb 2006, p.79]
  4. The second edition in the legendary sports-sim developer’s new soccer management series is every bit as addictive as it predecessor, which is to say that the damn thing should be investigated by the FDA. [Mar 2006, p.52]
  5. It's imposingly deep and demanding. [Dec 2005 p.89]
  6. Despite the fact that people may find a level of fun has been lost under the layers of improvements and options, the majority will still find that nothing comes close to quenching that thirst for power that Football Manager so eloquently provides.
  7. The atmosphere, the realism, the tactical choices, the beautiful goals your players scores, etc. All this aids in making the game as good as it can be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. RichardH.
    Oct 25, 2005
    10
    To be honest, you cant get any more addictive a game than this, but is totally worth every minute of spare time u can get your hands on, its To be honest, you cant get any more addictive a game than this, but is totally worth every minute of spare time u can get your hands on, its a must have. Expand
  2. TomW.
    Feb 24, 2007
    10
    I think it's very good because you get the experience and pressure of a manager and it shows you how difficult can be plus you get to I think it's very good because you get the experience and pressure of a manager and it shows you how difficult can be plus you get to make the best team in the world through transfer. Expand
  3. SergiuS.
    Nov 4, 2005
    10
    A MUST have for any soccer/football fan. The best game, and definetly very addictive, but it is one of the few games that I have never gotten A MUST have for any soccer/football fan. The best game, and definetly very addictive, but it is one of the few games that I have never gotten bored playing. Very similar in gameplay to previous Football/Championship Mangers, but new features, updated rosters, and faster load times make this game truly amazing. Expand
  4. KujawaA.
    Nov 21, 2005
    10
    Only 1 Cd, and so many ideas. Although it seem quite simple when you look at it first, but after first few hours of playing you realize how Only 1 Cd, and so many ideas. Although it seem quite simple when you look at it first, but after first few hours of playing you realize how HUGE this game realy is Expand
  5. JohanL.
    Mar 1, 2006
    10
    This game is really interesting for football mania.
  6. MattDC
    Jan 8, 2006
    9
    A 43-year-old father of two with better things to do with his time yelling at a numbered dot on a computer screen. Sadly, that's what A 43-year-old father of two with better things to do with his time yelling at a numbered dot on a computer screen. Sadly, that's what this game has reduced me to. Possibly the world's most addictive spreadsheet. Giant, compelling and a fascinating insight into sports management. Expand
  7. Henning
    Jan 8, 2006
    6
    I can't believe all this people are giving it a perfect ten! The best game of this series was cm 03-04, and it still is. Those menu I can't believe all this people are giving it a perfect ten! The best game of this series was cm 03-04, and it still is. Those menu changes that came in the 05-version were no good for the game. It seems like SI made those changes only to make any changes. Besides, it runs slow, and all the waiting kills much of the joy playing this game. Still, it's a decent game, it's probably as addictive as earlier cm version (the SI ones) - if you have A LOT of ram and processor speed that is. Expand

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