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  • Summary: With more new features than ever before, including real-time contract negotiation, a revamped training system and a number of match engine improvements, Football Manager 2011 will once again raise the bar for Soccer management games.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 93
    Football Manager 2011 is a complete triumph, and as satisfying as a last minute winner in the local derby.
  2. Jan 8, 2011
    90
    Despite the changes to the UI introduced by the past year episode, Football Manager 2011 remains one of the most complex game on the market, with an infinite number of different possibilities, options and hundreds of hours of gameplay. A must buy for any football fan.
  3. Jan 12, 2011
    90
    Football Manager 2011 is probably the best episode of the series: if you are looking for a complex, easy to play, deep, modern, excellent football manager, you have found it. No contenders, one king.
  4. Games Master UK
    Dec 29, 2010
    89
    Still brilliantly addictive for the hardcore, but a few niggles stop it being champion. [Jan 2011, p.87]
  5. Dec 21, 2010
    85
    A revised training system and new features such as the set-piece creation suite make this the most well-rounded and complete version of Football Manager to date.
  6. Jan 28, 2011
    80
    Football Manager requires a certain level of commitment. If you can make that commitment, I can see that there's a rewarding experience to be had but I don't think I can do it. Almost two decades after I started playing, I'm more comfortable with Fifa and with the lighter iPhone version of Football Manager. But a whole new generation of students are about to get their minds blown.
  7. Jan 12, 2011
    70
    For every year, Football Manager is more about statistics and less about football. The hyper realism hurts the game more than it makes it anjoyable, but it is still by far the best in this genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jan 10, 2011
    10
    Finally i feel like a proper manager. The game is the most addictive i have ever come across. Its a must for the football fans who think thatFinally i feel like a proper manager. The game is the most addictive i have ever come across. Its a must for the football fans who think that they know something about tactical and strategical football. Best game ever, no more words only m/ Expand
  2. Jul 26, 2022
    10
    It is 2022 and this remains the best game I have and will ever play. Yes it has it's minor flaws but it is the only game I could play foreverIt is 2022 and this remains the best game I have and will ever play. Yes it has it's minor flaws but it is the only game I could play forever if I had to. Has kept me entertained for thousands of hours and will continue for years to come despite new releases. It takes maybe the first 500 hours to really understand what it takes to be good at the game but I promise you when you find the perfect system it is a beautiful thing. Expand
  3. Mar 26, 2011
    10
    Improved compared to previous Football Managers. The game is really great and enjoyable. Highly addicting. I spend many hours playing thisImproved compared to previous Football Managers. The game is really great and enjoyable. Highly addicting. I spend many hours playing this game and I'm still not bored of it. Pretty realistic, although the game may crash sometimes and there are few bugs, though I believe they will be sooner or later most fixed in patches. Many tactical options to choose from, many teams to play as. It's so different to play as a team from lower division from a poor country, than playing as a top premier league team, yet it's never boring, it's always fun. Summary.

    Pros:
    -Realistic.
    -Just what you need if you're a football fan.

    Cons:
    -If you never played it, maybe difficult for you at first.
    -Highly addictive!
    -Some bugs.
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  4. May 24, 2011
    9
    Immersive, deep and challenging. A brilliant football sim, despite the weak scouting and press conferences this game really is fantastic andImmersive, deep and challenging. A brilliant football sim, despite the weak scouting and press conferences this game really is fantastic and will suck many hours away from your life Expand
  5. Apr 12, 2011
    9
    Definitely the best version of the game so far and it is head and shoulders above any other football management game. The match engine hasDefinitely the best version of the game so far and it is head and shoulders above any other football management game. The match engine has dramatically improved both graphically and in actual game play however there are still some problems that need to be eliminated. The scouting system still seems to work on players overall reputation and ability rather than the players you need to fit into your team and the training system still does not seem to have the impact it should on players. The worst aspect of the game is the media area and in particular press conferences, with too much repeatability of questions without it seeming to make any difference to the game. Expand
  6. Sep 14, 2011
    9
    Este es un encantoso juego, pero me voy a poner de actitud de malo. Tiene que mejorar en los contratos, en la actitud del equipo, en losEste es un encantoso juego, pero me voy a poner de actitud de malo. Tiene que mejorar en los contratos, en la actitud del equipo, en los pensamientos de los aficionados, de poner merchadashing y de poner estilos de estadios diferentes, como el estilo español o inglés. Es frustrante no poder negociar contratos con muchos jugadores. Expand
  7. Dec 9, 2011
    5
    Football Manager 2011 provides a large database, tons of stats, and lots of variety when it comes to tactics. A revamped contract system addsFootball Manager 2011 provides a large database, tons of stats, and lots of variety when it comes to tactics. A revamped contract system adds even more depth to this classic series. However, the media interactions as well as the player talks should be considered for what they are, trash. The match engine is poor, but not the main issue. What it comes down to is that this game turns out to be more like work than real entertainment. Expand

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