• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 2, 2018
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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: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 11 out of 23
  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. Jun 20, 2019
    10
    The best soccer game ever. You can make your history in the club you support and see it champions with your work. It´s amazing. I only don´tThe best soccer game ever. You can make your history in the club you support and see it champions with your work. It´s amazing. I only don´t understand why the FM2019 it isn´t sold in brazil, but, it´s a amazing game! Expand
  3. 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.
  4. Apr 4, 2019
    5
    What I Like: Tactical options, revamped team training, the usual comprehensive database of teams and players, and an improved user interface.What I Like: Tactical options, revamped team training, the usual comprehensive database of teams and players, and an improved user interface.

    What I Don't Like: Poor AI logic, unbalanced match engine, and frustrating player development.

    Player development is frustrating because teenagers develop extremely quickly even without match experience, while 20-25 year olds often show no improvement despite playing all season. Uncertainty is good, but the aging curve needs to be less rigid. You might as well ignore potential ability once a player hits 20.

    But the match engine is the bigger problem. When you see your team has crossed the ball 60 times in a match (EPL teams cross 15-20 times per match in real life), despite you telling your two wide players to "cross less often" then you know the game mechanics are flawed. Even your opponents will cross that often because the game seems to hard-code into player logic. It's enough to make yo want to play an older version.
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  5. 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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  6. Nov 5, 2018
    2
    Yearly release cycles are ludicrous for this game. I only buy a version of it once every 3 or 4 years. Frankly the game is getting tooYearly release cycles are ludicrous for this game. I only buy a version of it once every 3 or 4 years. Frankly the game is getting too complicated for its own good, playing FM is more like having a second job now than a relaxing diversion. Expand
  7. 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

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