The yearly release of Football Manager adds a few great features as well as overall improvements to its game engine and official UEFA licensing. Combined with an already complete and tight package, the result is the best Football Manager up to date. The full price may draw away players who bought the game in the last few years and they may skip this year's edition. As for new players, this is a must-buy.
If we talk about soccer simulators, Football Manager 2023 is simply perfect, the problem is that right now there is a ceiling that hasn't been knocked down for several years. For the franchise to really take a step forward, it is necessary to start improving other aspects of the game and continental licenses is a start, although somewhat insufficient. We'll keep waiting.
Football Manager 2023 never disappoints, but your star player that leaves the nest just at the last day of transfer may. With the innovations in the squad planner, European Cups and the match engine, wonderful adventures await us where we will spend hundreds of hours and play matches all over the world.
If you already own Football Manager 2022, then it likely isn’t worth upgrading to Football Manager 2023. The changes it boasts do make for a better experience, but it feels more like a slight quality-of-life update than a whole new game to replace what came before it. That said, this is undoubtedly still the best sports simulation game on the market. And if you’re looking to step into the world of Football Manager for the first time, or you’ve been away for several years, you won’t be disappointed.
The new Football Manager is a good game, of course it is - nothing’s gotten worse, some things got better, it’s once again the best instalment in the series. The advances, however, are so minuscule as to be almost imperceptible. We really cannot pat the developers’ backs for this effort.
Absolutely not a game for everyone, but if this game checks the boxes for you, buckle up because you’ll spend a ton of time with it. I am coming from Football Manager Mobile, which I have spent many years with. Finally decided to go into the full game, and it’s intense. The amount of depth and control that you have over your team is not comparable to any other game. There isn’t much to say about this game, as it is exactly what it sets out to be. This is not a casual game by any means, you either go in loving it or it’s too overwhelming. I personally prefer Football Manager Mobile because it’s a little more streamlined. It gets you into the matches quicker while sacrificing the amount of control you have.
The biggest issue I have with this game is that it’s such a slow burn. I completely expected this going into it, but the amount of control of the smallest details of your team consumes so much time in between matches that you don’t experience the matches and forward momentum nearly as much as you do in the Mobile games. The first preseason setup took about three hours before I got to see my first non-friendly match. It’s a great game, but unfortunately you cannot play any other games while you juggle this one in to your rotation. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing depending on what type of player you are. I just feel that it’s almost a bit too much of a commitment. Regardless, it’s a fantastic game that I know I’ll return to over the next few years. There is no need to buy the new game each year, so I have plenty of time left with this game.
The Football Manager series has lots of pros, like some depth and tons of replayablility, but its cons are obnoxious enough to merit a downvote as far as I'm concerned. My biggest gripe with the series is that it is released every single year as a new game with a AAA price tag. Do the annual upgrades or additions justify a AAA price tag of a new game? Not even remotely. This, alone, is so low, obnoxious, unethical, lazy, and predatory that it deserves a hundred thousand downvotes.
Other cons for the game include bad optimization or lack of responsiveness, regular loading times that definitely could've been eliminated or at least shortened with smarter code, outdated graphics, horrendous animations, and an obvious lack of user-friendliness in the UI design, like too many clicks to achieve things that could've been achieved with half the clicks if the developing company stops being greedy and hires competitive UI, UX, and user-friendly design experts to help design the interface and the whole game.
The main reason for the ratings being generally positive on Steam is the addictive nature of the game for some players, which makes those poor addicts keep buying the game for full price annually instead of demanding these crumbs of improvements as DLCs or expansions. The second reason is the players who try the game for the first time and give it a thumbs up; those are justified in their rating sometimes, but I hope that they change their rating once they realize that there are zero expansions, and next year's release shows up with the predatory price tag that hits them in the face and wakes them up from the addictive stupor. Oh, but even then, it could be too late to raise awareness about this scheme, because the developer asks Steam to hide the older Football Manager games from searches and only show the current year's release with every new release. You know, just in case you had any suspicions about their predatory policies.
If you are a diehard fan of soccer or football itself and its players, which is one of the main reasons you would play this game, then I don't think I can benefit you beyond what I wrote above plus adding that you may want to buy an older key for the cheapest price possible or try the game as part **** pass to which you subscribe for [other] reasons. Football Manager 2022, for example, would allow you to experience everything worth experiencing in this series without paying the highest price for the current year's release. However, if you like these types of games generally, my strong advice instead is to try, put your money in, and play Cities: Skylines. It is an even deeper strategy game with [actual] graphics and from a much more ethical developer.
abundence useless information to create so-called "imersive" experience. the match video is impossible to analyze, unrealistic, this game is for geeks who never played actual football who just enjoyed calcaluating meaningless data
SummaryIn Football Manager 2023, it’s not just about picking tactics or crafting a team. It’s about taking on challenges and breaking new ground as you establish your own style. Delve into unrivalled depth and detail as you take charge at your club. You’ll join the elite by writing your own headlines, earning the love and respect of the fans an...