• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2007

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Still as addictive as ever. It may no seem so different at first but there are good changes. [Dec 2007, p.70]
  2. Each year it seems that the minute gameplay tweaks can have very little impact on the way the game plays, but every time we find ourselves finding the improvements have been so well implemented that it's hard to imagine going back to the way the beautiful game used to be played.
  3. What's brilliant about Football Manager is how accessible it is, and how it caters for so many people, and this is about the most accessible version of the game yet.
  4. I wonder if the people at SI Games haven’t just reached a boundary that they won’t be able to cross… FM 2008 has over a hundred new features and although I love most of them, this game is becoming more and more like an encyclopedia – the entry is hindered by a barrier of countless details to grasp and things to remember. But behind it awaits the best football manager on Earth. [Dec 2007]
  5. The uncanny knack of mirroring real life is testament to the massive infrastructure of international scouts that provides the player database, allied to the witchcraft that goes on under the bonnet. [Christmas 2007, p.85]
  6. Football Manager 2008 is without a shadow of a doubt the best football management game available. It’s the same game it has always been, with more features.
  7. Expect many sessions of "just one more click/match/deal". [Apr 2008, p.64]
  8. More an evolution than a revolution, but it certainly has enough new features to drag you back in. [Christmas 2007, p.62]
  9. Football Manager 2008 moves the series on for old and new players alike.
  10. Without doubt, it is the most realistic, rewarding and compelling football title around, so we can only hope that this prosaic update is a blip, rather than a sign of serious stagnation.
  11. Sports Interactive have definitely returned the Football Manager franchise to where it belongs and created the best management sim on the market, although to be honest, there's not much competition.
  12. If you take FM2008 at face value, you're left standing eyeball to eyeball with the finest football management game ever made. But just like Aliens: Special Edition was fleetingly more engaging than the cinema release, this year's FM feels like a game that further polishes an already highly buffed formula but fails to take it to a genuinely higher level.
  13. FM 2008 proves that sometimes a minor tune-up is really all you need. [Mar 2008, p.65]
  14. It's another year and another Football Manager. When good things are this consistent we often forget how lucky we are to have them. That said, this year's game is particularly thin on new features, but it's still the same great package that's been re-jigged slightly to keep us interested.
  15. Football Manager joins the rest of the sports titles this year in flogging a dead and diseased corpse to milk yet more cash from its demanding fanbase.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. LeeK.
    Dec 26, 2007
    An excellent Game, well planned out fantastic reality.
  2. AliO.
    Oct 22, 2007
    The best football-sim there is, but still needs alot of work. Implementing lots of little pointless features, whilst negating improving exisiting features should be something SI look to reverse in the future. Full Review »
  3. PaulE.
    Oct 21, 2007
    Well, my score explains the only missing part of an other way quite good game: no match simulation. as 2 d cannot these days be accepted as quality simulation. I just imagine real world managers finding out the result of their work watching text descriptions of the games or buttons simulations.when we talk about any kind of simulation games (and football managers are simulations) real simulation is a must. a clear example: why should I train dribling or technique or long passes if I only see the effects of simple passing or shooting?it`s like eating plastic after you cooked real food. I`LL NEVER COOK FM AGAIN. EVER!!! Full Review »