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Mixed or average reviews- based on 126 Ratings

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  • Summary: Taking control of any squad from more than 50 countries across the world, you decide who plays and who sits on the bench, deal with the media and solve player problems.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. CD-Action
    Feb 4, 2016
    90
    Redesigned interface and wealth of various small improvements make Football Manager 2016 much more accessible to newcomers without sacrificing even a bit of its astounding depth. [01/2016, p.64]
  2. 90
    With two new modes and a ton of improvements and additions, Football Manager 2016 is another great entry into an already stellar series.
  3. Nov 17, 2015
    87
    Football Manager 2016 is still a great game for every football fan. It brings some interesting additions, but at the same time there are some issues that Sports Interactive should finally tackle really hard.
  4. Dec 6, 2015
    84
    There’s not much new here in terms of ground-breaking additions and improvements, but Sports Interactive’s efforts are just about enough to offer an improved experience and a more fun game compared to last year’s release.
  5. Jan 26, 2016
    80
    This year's combination of small improvements and innovations creates an excellent experience, that helps the newcomers join in. The veterans will be on other hand pleased with clarity and overall balance. It’s not a revolution -thankfully- because revolution could cause more harm in the moment.
  6. Nov 24, 2015
    80
    Football Manager 2016 lacks of ambition to be one of the main episodes of the Sports Interactive series. It's the most complete FM we have though, and it's consequently the best till next year.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 16, 2016
    60
    As usual, it's a great sim of football manager. But this time it differs from previous episodes almost in no respect. [Issue#260]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 13 out of 26
  1. Nov 13, 2015
    10
    Is the best FM ever? Hmm maybe. New Interface and management my team is so great! Statistics so real, 3D match engine is wonderful! And newIs the best FM ever? Hmm maybe. New Interface and management my team is so great! Statistics so real, 3D match engine is wonderful! And new game modes too. Expand
  2. Dec 15, 2015
    8
    For me its much beter then FM15. Interface, gameplay, datebase. The 'searching for players' for me is not so good anymore, the previousFor me its much beter then FM15. Interface, gameplay, datebase. The 'searching for players' for me is not so good anymore, the previous versions were easyer Expand
  3. Dec 2, 2015
    8
    Any complaints that I may have about Football Manager 2016 are vastly outweighed by all of its quality and competence. This game is by far theAny complaints that I may have about Football Manager 2016 are vastly outweighed by all of its quality and competence. This game is by far the best way to indulge in your managerial fantasies and a huge improvement on last year’s entry. A truly worthwhile purchase. Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2015
    4
    BUY FM15 WITH UPDATED DATABASE!!! I love football manager I really do but like most yearly releases you struggle to see the value ofBUY FM15 WITH UPDATED DATABASE!!! I love football manager I really do but like most yearly releases you struggle to see the value of purchasing the what is 90% the same game year after year after year. And I am afraid it is even harder this year, The much boasted create a manager feature to put it gently is garbage not many options and when I tried to put myself in the game well I looked like a very dodgy regen with a creepy smile to be honest I preferred it when I could put my own picture in. A lot of things have been tweaked apparently but after 20 hours of playing can't say I have noticed any. Glaring problems such as the match engine players being badly animated with players seeming to float across the pitch with out moving there legs and goal players doing stupid things, yes I know we get the odd howler in football but it is not this bad.

    Yes I am being harsh with this review and score but I love FM and want it to do better and hold it to a high standard all the way back to when I was playing when I was 13 signing Freddy Adu. To sum up I do not see any value in this installment and my big gripe about general laziness and minimal effort being put in remains from last year e.g same questions in interviews where we they have not even bothered to change the wording is dam lazy where such minimal effort has gone in every where else.

    Final thoughts: A lazy effort and I am dissapointed if you are a fool like me you will buy it every year then moan then buy it next year but if you are sensible buy FM15 and download a custom database for the latest transfers.
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  5. Feb 26, 2020
    2
    Football manager barely changes anything and republishes their game for full price. Greedy cheap basterds. The game database is great, but ifFootball manager barely changes anything and republishes their game for full price. Greedy cheap basterds. The game database is great, but if you play for long enough and understand the mechanics the game becomes easy to beat, because it requires little adaption to the opponent and the scouting system is easy to game. There is also always some game breaking problem, such as crossings working insanely well. Expand
  6. Mar 13, 2016
    0
    good. no licensec for most of leages no faces nor eal badges BORING every old EA FM Manager was better!
    this game is only playable if you
    good. no licensec for most of leages no faces nor eal badges BORING every old EA FM Manager was better!
    this game is only playable if you download 40GB of faces and fanmade badges and you need to update this Regular its a joke
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  7. Nov 13, 2015
    0
    Still not fix the old issue since 2014 Match Engine Dumb defender and some glitch Goal keeper

    also unrealistic score result & and
    Still not fix the old issue since 2014 Match Engine Dumb defender and some glitch Goal keeper

    also unrealistic score result &

    and most of all Injuriesssssssssssssssssssssss PLayerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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