Football Manager 17 is a titan of a game, representing a depth of knowledge, complexity, customization, and humanity that would be a welcome addition to any game on any subject. If football, or soccer as many a westerner calls it, is not your favorite sport, that may very well be the only reason to not give this game a twirl. While an expert may find some small issue, as a greenhorn I can’t report a single drawback for the game, but I can pretty much find a complement for each and every aspect of this marvelous simulator.
FM16 was close to the complete game, and FM17 is a very definite leap forward. It's not easy to improve on a near-perfect product but through smart and intuitive tweaks, this feels like the best iteration yet.
Este ha sido el FM que más he jugado, y he podido jugar a muchos. Puntúo éste por ese motivo. Para mi siempre un juego especial, diferente, hecho para los amantes de la gestión y del fútbol. Una saga que siempre jugaré cuando tenga tiempo.
This still is the same time consuming monster that it always was. Depth, authenticity, atmosphere: everything is there, while there are some comfort functions and a superficial “Social Feed” was added. If you are new to the series, this is the one to go to, but veterans can stay with last years’ version.
Football Manager 2017 is an excellent football management experience, with tons of information and an incredible depth in every field of management. The engine is solid, running smoothly, but it needs a complete upgrade in the future.
Simply because it builds on an already fantastic game, Football Manager 2017 is in itself a winner. But a lot of the new features feel a little rough around the edges. The social aspects are repetitive, the improved graphical engine disappointing and there isn't much to tempt those who don't want to sign the next 12-months away to a simulation game.
As it stands, fairly little has been added this year, but the developers did fix a number of previous issues. Long-time fans of the series will probably still pick up the game for roster updates, but casual players may be hesitant to pick up 2017 as I don’t believe the changes are great enough to warrant another purchase.
For those who love the series and have dedicated hundreds of hours to it, purchasing the game is an unavoidable ritual. It’s more of what you want, with a lick of paint and up-to-date player stats...But for everyone else, it may be better to sit this one out, or wait for some sort of mid-season overhaul.
Best FM so far bar none. Have been some complaints the game doesn't have too many new amazing features but that's doing a massive disservice to the game itself. The match engine is better than ever. The transfer AI is better than ever. The way information appears for the user and the ease you can navigate around the game is now better than ever.
I've never seen the match engine react so well to my instructions - I've just beaten Juventus with a weaker side playing intelligent counter-attacking football. It's like Mourinho when everybody still thought he was a good manager! If you want to get the closest you'll ever get to managing a professional football side this is it.
It really is about time people started calling out Sega and SI on Football Manager. Once again, we have a game here which is nothing more than an over-elaborate spreadsheet that ignores your instructions.
This is a manager game. It's a good manager game, but it's also a niche game. It's page up and down of statistics, numbers and what not. For the most part you'll sit with the feeling that it doesn't really matter what you tell your players to do, just like in real football (those who has had the pleasure of being a coach knows the feeling).
In conclusion, since this is a pretty **** review, I laugh out loud to the idiots claiming the game hasn't evolved. It's a FOOTY MANAGER GAME! It's been more or less like this since the 90's and still going strong. Some games aren't supposed to change much, and this is one of those games.
Is it that time of the year again already? You can basically copy and paste my last two fm reviews in here and have the same result. It's fine the game is finethe only reason to buy 17 is if you have not got 16 or must have the latest version of the game. There is literally nothing added this year and what has been added is either crap or not worth paying full price for again. So if you just want a fm game get a previous version with a custom database.
Final Verdict 4/10
Not a bad game but it is now getting to the point where the series is getting lazier than FIFA
I've been playing every single FM, so I'm not being a biased moaner.
Take FM16. Play it for months. Manage to enjoy it, after the usual February patch.
Then comes November, and with 55 euros you can get FM16 upgraded to the 2016/17 season with a bit of graphical charmes.
Not worth the money.
Summary2,500 real clubs to manage and over 500,000 real footballers and staff to sign. Full control of transfers and decide who plays, and who sits on the bench. You'll follow the match live with our acclaimed 3D match engine.