• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 2, 2018
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 113 Ratings

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  • Summary: In Football Manager 2019 YOU are the author of your club's success: you define the tactics and style of play, and drive player recruitment to build the ultimate squad. You take an active role on the training ground, developing your squad and fine-tuning the preparations for upcomingIn Football Manager 2019 YOU are the author of your club's success: you define the tactics and style of play, and drive player recruitment to build the ultimate squad. You take an active role on the training ground, developing your squad and fine-tuning the preparations for upcoming matches.

    Then, when Match Day arrives, you take your place on the touchline, overseeing proceedings as your players cross that magical white line. Now, your footballing vision is put to the test! Will the perfect substitution or tactical tweak be the difference between an agonising defeat or an ecstatic victory?

    Features:

    * Test your skills in 50 of the biggest footballing countries.
    * Climb to the top of the table and beyond with any one of world's top 2500 clubs.
    * Play the transfer market and scout more than 500,000 real players and staff.
    * Watch your unique football vision play-out on our acclaimed 3D engine.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Oct 30, 2018
    100
    The Football Manager series just goes from strength to strength. This is superb, sublime, and irresistible. It’s not a game you play, it’s a game you live.
  2. Nov 5, 2018
    90
    Football Manager 2019 takes the series to a whole new level and finally brings in some long needed refreshment. What we have is easily the most accessible Football Manager in recent memory but one that can still many moons to master.
  3. Nov 16, 2018
    90
    With an overhauled UI the addition of Bundesliga and lots of tweaks, this year's Football Manager is a return to form for the franchise. But we're still waiting for a new 3D engine...
  4. Nov 6, 2018
    85
    Football Manager 2019 does its best to welcome new players without losing any depth.
  5. The only representative of football manager games, comes with the best game in the series.
  6. Nov 8, 2018
    80
    Football Manager 2019 is the most compelling and involving upgrade of the game since, for my money, the superb FM14. While some old niggles remain --press interaction still needs its proper overhaul, for instance-- its commitment to openness and accessibility has not come at the cost of its extraordinary depth. Quite the opposite. We go again.
  7. Dec 6, 2018
    70
    If you’re a die-hard football fan but also a lover of the behind the scene workings of football, this is a game that will give you all of that to your heart's content. For the rest of us football fans, I’d suggest sticking to the latest iteration of FIFA.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 14 out of 26
  1. Nov 6, 2018
    10
    It's my first Football Manager and I love it. I see that people are mad that the devs don't do anything new to this series and I probablyIt's my first Football Manager and I love it. I see that people are mad that the devs don't do anything new to this series and I probably won't buy 2020 one. My experience is great, I really feel like football manager, it's an awesome game for people like me. And I am giving it 10/10 because I love the ideas behind it. I can't deliver you a comparison with other "football managers" but I see that there is no point in buying more than 1. I am going to play it from time to time for 2 years or 3. My new travel game in the train or plane, I'm happy for it. And it's a great title. But don't get me wrong, my rating tells a story of one game, and it's awesome, but eventually, it gets boring. After 12 hrs I'm tired of it and I need a break. I/m going to play some other games and return to it after a while or in a train.
    Experience is 10/10 and it might be a personal opinion from me, but that's how reviews work, right?
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  2. Dec 5, 2019
    9
    2019 is a huge leap forward from 2018 because of the new tactics system and beautiful UI. One of the milestones of the franchise.
  3. May 20, 2019
    8
    Detailed training mode is good. Extended dialog options is nice. Menu design is great. Improved graphics and match broadcast engine is lovely.Detailed training mode is good. Extended dialog options is nice. Menu design is great. Improved graphics and match broadcast engine is lovely. BUT License issues are bad. FPS Drops are frustrating. AS A RESULT, You will not be able to get up for hours, you will discover new talentsand you will win great cups in the seasons waiting for you. Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2019
    4
    Late review for the life of FM 2019 but thought I'd write fore people before they buy FM20. Basically bought after not having bought sinceLate review for the life of FM 2019 but thought I'd write fore people before they buy FM20. Basically bought after not having bought since 2015. It's a great looking game, and a lot of stuff is really good - tactics, training, the stats, visualisations, analysis, etc.
    BUT - unknown players cost a fortune. Negotiations, player interaction, press interaction all gets boring and samey. But WORST of all - the MATCH ENGINE. It's terrible. EPL matches rarely see over 20 shots - I regularly get 30+, 40+, 50+ and can't score, and I draw or lose. You get a feel for the games you know you'll lose and as I read in another review - it's a puzzle game, where the solution is to optimise the number that dictates whether you'll win or lose - It feels very much like that. It's not that realistic.

    That's not to say it isn't fun. It is - but SI have never managed to solve that problem in their coding.

    It's also clunky - particularly player searches, which are slow.
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  5. Feb 9, 2020
    1
    One of the worst game that I played in this series. They should improve the fun and decrease details. Games would need to be faster. PlayersOne of the worst game that I played in this series. They should improve the fun and decrease details. Games would need to be faster. Players are not real managers and they don't need to be that good. Expand
  6. Jan 24, 2019
    0
    I really don't understand why do people buy the same game every year. No real changes, it is still the basic football manager. If you likeI really don't understand why do people buy the same game every year. No real changes, it is still the basic football manager. If you like this genre, you can play the old versions and you do not loose anything. Expand
  7. Aug 1, 2019
    0
    Just a reskin like some people have said, except in some ways the engine is actually getting worse and less and less realistic. Absolutely terrible.

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