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  • Summary: Designed specifically for faster career progression with the main focus on the key areas of football management such as; tactics, transfers and managing your team on matchdays. Areas such as media handling, training and finance are much more streamline and designed not to slow down progression to those all-important match days. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Apr 15, 2014
    85
    Football Manager Classic 2014 is a "shrunken" version of the full game, perfect for the handheld market.
  2. Apr 15, 2014
    80
    Deep and engaging football manager plenty of options, real soccer leagues and touch controls.
  3. Legendary Football Manager is now on PS Vita. Some text are too small to read. But 3D game engine works just well. If you like the Classic mode on PC, then you are going to love this. It's just great to be able to play FM everywhere.
  4. Apr 11, 2014
    70
    It’s a slow paced game and the Vita version is a little less than swift about its transitions, simulations and loading screens but that’s a small price to pay for those die hard fans that want to take their Football Management career on the road.
  5. Apr 11, 2014
    70
    The 3D game engine offers the same immersion and control of the game that we have on the PC, but in the beautiful screen of the Vita. It complements the game, or it can work on its own as a "standalone" product.
  6. Apr 30, 2014
    65
    Football Manager Classic 2014 is essentially a great game trapped into a cage made by a terrible porting. Loading times are unacceptable and the interface isn't suited for the PSVita hardware. Still, its gameplay can be hypnotic.
  7. Apr 11, 2014
    40
    Football Manager Classic is anything but. It’s simply made me want to go back and play the PC version rather than sit around bored for what feels like ages waiting for a single Vita match to end. A great simulation might still be running behind the scenes, but the Vita doesn’t present it in a way that you’ll want to experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 16, 2014
    9
    Ignore most of the critical bashing, this game is essentially like having the pc game on the go. Its just as incredibly fun and addictive as its pc counterpart. However there are interface issues so its not perfect, the touch control is bit fiddly and matches are rather slow. Apart from these small issues its great, and if supported well the developers are looking to implement a much better interface for next years edition. So if you liked the PSP Football manager games this is a must buy. Expand
  2. Jul 27, 2014
    5
    Reading some of the positive reviews I thought the UI could not be as bad as reported. After buying the game 2 days ago, I am already fed up pressing dozens of times on a tiny button before it does anything. I found transfers are the worst, i have even tried a stylus but it never works.

    The game is good, but all the reports mentioned having to try maybe a couple of times to get a button to work, my record is now 35 times before i was able to submit a transfer offer.

    Maybe it's all down to the size of fingers, but unless this gets patched it's going to be deleted and will be the last Football Manager I will buy.

    What I don't get is with something as broken as this why were all the scores not 1/10 or 2/10, I read a number of critic reviews which rated it highly.

    I also found the micro transactions despicable. In the first game I get two of my best players injured, then it offers me a cheat to pay and get them magically back from injury. Makes it feel like they have changed the dynamics to favour micro transactions, what...I paid full price for a game which then tries to force you to pay more. This feels like the start of a very slippery slope.
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