• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2013
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  • Summary: FM 2014 features a rehauled transfer module in which opposing clubs and managers adopt a more realistic approach when making or responding to transfer offers. Additional, a host of new ‘real world’ transfer clauses have been added, such as the facility to loan a player back to the club heFM 2014 features a rehauled transfer module in which opposing clubs and managers adopt a more realistic approach when making or responding to transfer offers. Additional, a host of new ‘real world’ transfer clauses have been added, such as the facility to loan a player back to the club he has just been bought from and the option to offer a combination of money and loan players, as well as new contract clauses such as a sub bench appearance fee. Beyond this, the old ‘turn-based’ system of transfer negotiations can now be accomplished two ways, the tried and tested system and a new ‘live’ system, similar to that used in Football Manager’s contract negotiations. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Oct 29, 2013
    95
    SI Games confirms and enhances the extraordinary work done last year, making Football Manager 2014 the almost-perfect game for all the Ferguson wannabes out there. And if they keep making this game so good, in a couple of years we will have to raise our top review score to 11.
  2. Oct 28, 2013
    90
    Football Manager 2014 comes with hundreds of new features, related to all the aspects of a game that each year makes its players feel more and more like a Special One.
  3. Nov 4, 2013
    90
    Sports Interactive continues to push the boundaries. On the surface this is just a collection of visually enhanced excel sheets, but under the numbers and tables you find a lot of personality. This is a gem from soccer crazies for soccer crazies.
  4. Nov 4, 2013
    85
    Football Manager 2014 says goodbye to the slide bars and toggles for the tactics, and says hello to a more streamlined experience. Is it worse? It depends on the player.
  5. Nov 27, 2013
    80
    FM2014 is a refined, tactically-rich game which gives you countless tools to play with in an infinite sporting sandbox.
  6. Oct 30, 2013
    80
    On face value there are fewer drastic improvements, but many gentle refinements to the UI and subtle additions to its newer formulas mean that Football Manager 2014 improves solidly where it counts.
  7. Nov 6, 2013
    60
    The Football Manager formula is as complex and addictive as ever, but a compulsion to keep playing shouldn’t be mistaken for revelatory advances. 2014 is a marginal improvement for the series, but retains several of its shortcomings.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 82
  2. Negative: 55 out of 82
  1. Oct 31, 2013
    10
    it is better than the other ff13 with some good improvement. it is not a perfect game by far but the best football sim out there. So if youit is better than the other ff13 with some good improvement. it is not a perfect game by far but the best football sim out there. So if you are a new to the serie get this one you will have a good time. my personal view is that this game can be compared to a civiliation serie not to pardox game such as the excellent crusader king 2 or the europa universlast 4. to sum up this is a halve way between a casual and hardcore simulatiob game. Expand
  2. Nov 28, 2013
    8
    I will admit that I have not played any games in the series except for Football Manager Handheld and I really enjoy it, but due to me notI will admit that I have not played any games in the series except for Football Manager Handheld and I really enjoy it, but due to me not having a high-end PC the saving is very slow. In-game AI is also not very smart at times, but these do not really deter from the experience. Expand
  3. Jun 9, 2014
    7
    I like this game but, it's not designed for a novice who has never played Soccer before; even worse to be trying to manage a soccer team.I like this game but, it's not designed for a novice who has never played Soccer before; even worse to be trying to manage a soccer team. Wrestling with the board is the least of my problems. Figuring out how to positively impact the teams ability to win is my biggest problem. It would have been nice if they allowed an option to own a team rather than sitting there fighting the board all the time. Also, while this game is far more comprehensively detailed (IE. one can use more and train for formations for a match; this can not be done in Fifa Manager) and I'd say even more realistic than Fifa Manager, I think I will be sticking with the Fifa Manager franchise until they make this game a little less hardcore; I easily lost 10 hours of my life and I didn't even make it to the regular season! But, I will admit that this game is pleasantly immersive. Just do not forget to leave autosaves on and save backups. No matter how great your computer is, the game will crash and the save will get corrupted; manually going into the files:
    Documents>>Sports Interactive>>Football Manager 2014>>Games>>Restore Previous Version will be the only way to salvage a would be ruined game save.

    But if I was aspiring to be a real Futbol Manager, this would be the game to tinker with above all others...
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  4. Dec 21, 2013
    2
    Im shattered, have played 2 seasons of FM14 as Man Utd and stopped. I have gone back to playing FM13, I cant believe how screwed up 14 is, IIm shattered, have played 2 seasons of FM14 as Man Utd and stopped. I have gone back to playing FM13, I cant believe how screwed up 14 is, I have 24 shots at goal and the other team have 5 shots and I lose the game 1-2. Most shots blast into a defender, team dosent play the selected style or shouts. Players constantly turn over the ball with poor first touch, individual training has become a disaster. whats this unused sub crap in the contracts? Some parts of the game are good but not many.

    FM13, the team plays the type of football you instruct and players listen to shouts, The game play is dreadfull in FM14, this is such a let down as each instalment of FM has been awesome over many years.

    Some of the player ratings are awfull, young stars have such poor ratings you have to offload them and search for other wonderkids. I Vidic and Jones to have a go and they do sweet FA, carrick and mop head cant create anything, heavens forbid i have to use anderson to show some creativity. Rooney went 12 games without a goal, have over 100 shots but no cigar....................

    So its back to FM2013 for me, im tens seasons in and loving it.
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  5. Feb 16, 2014
    1
    I've been playing the football manager games for quite a while now, and I'm afraid to say SI have really taken their eye off the ball.I've been playing the football manager games for quite a while now, and I'm afraid to say SI have really taken their eye off the ball. Football Manager 2014 is quite simply the worst Football Manager I have played.

    Why? The football.

    The actual games are now a complete lottery. The players ignore your instructions. They almost always allow the opposition to amble past them with the ball, even if they are world-class defenders. Each game has a countless number of corners, which almost always result in goals due to goalkeepers not being able to catch crosses. 8 out of 10 goals are completely comical.

    It is like watching a video of a bunch of 7-year-olds playing football, and trying to influence the result by shouting at the TV. It is the lack of control that grates the most.

    The various updates don't make things any better - they seem to introduce more weird bugs (like the latest one of wingers refusing to cross, ever).

    As a test I tried filling a world-class team full of the best players in the world (Lewandowski, Thiago Silva, Pogba, etc etc). Even after 12 months of all these players bedding in, we would still lose every away game by a cricket score regardless of the tactic, opposition, or how long we established a pattern of play.

    As I said - it is a strangely unresponsive lottery of a game. I give up.
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  6. Mar 2, 2015
    0
    Sorry i have to give this badly made excuse of a game 0 !!!!!! yes 0.

    so many things wrong i do not have the time to write them all down so
    Sorry i have to give this badly made excuse of a game 0 !!!!!! yes 0.

    so many things wrong i do not have the time to write them all down so i will just give my 5 best reasons for rating 0.

    1. Ryan Giggs contact is expiring and the greedy sod wants 250k p/w the board will only allow 175k p/w so he plans on leaving, Everton put in a bid which i can do nothing about.Now when he leaves and next time i am playing Everton he is in their team and i looked at him to discover he signed for them on 20kp/w ????

    2. Wayne Rooney scores 5 in a game and has 2 assists in a 9-0 thumping of Fulham this is the one and only time i have seen a player get a rating of 10 for a match, i praise him in the after match team talk only for the rest of the teams morale to go to abysmal and almost all those who played in the match ask to leave!!!

    3. A 16 year old player at Inverness is valued at 26k so i bid 100k get refused and so on till i hit 1mil and at this point i ask to discuss and they say they will start discussions at wait for it 2.5mil !!!!! REALLY? as if.

    4. Lose the match that you totally dominate to an own goal, i'm talking 35 shots at goal 15 on target 10 ccc and yet still lose to that 1 shot at goal and this almost always happens to be the bottom club.

    5. Then we have the game that you know you are going to lose right at kickoff, one of your guys smashes the ball off the other then they both just stand there for what i can only assume is the other guy debating why his team mate just smashed the ball off him. Then we have EVERY pass will now just go to an opposition player(even goal kicks) EVERY defensive header will go straight to an opposition player EVERY throw-in will go to an opposition player. None of your defenders will tackle the whole match except that one time when he tackles the forward running into 2-3 defenders so he can just knock the ball into the path of his unmarked partner.

    I played this series through all the 90s when it was CM stopping 2001 and did not play again till this version and i have to say things have went backwards. I will never buy another version EVER that's how bad i rate this game.

    Some people tell me they like the 3D match engine but i will still give 0 as i have seen many games with better graphics.
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  7. Nov 21, 2013
    0
    Absolutely disgusting game made by an absolutely disgusting company. Nothing but excuse after excuse as to why they made this junk.Absolutely disgusting game made by an absolutely disgusting company. Nothing but excuse after excuse as to why they made this junk. Absolutely horrible game that should be avoided at all costs. You have been warned. Expand

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