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Mixed or average reviews- based on 74 Ratings

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  • Summary: The manager is the beating heart of every football club. In Football Manager 2021 dynamic, true-to-life management experiences and next-level detail renews that focus on you like never before, equipping you with all the tools to achieve elite status.

    With more than 50 nations and 2,500
    The manager is the beating heart of every football club. In Football Manager 2021 dynamic, true-to-life management experiences and next-level detail renews that focus on you like never before, equipping you with all the tools to achieve elite status.

    With more than 50 nations and 2,500 clubs at every level of the football pyramid to choose from, the possibilities are endless. It’s over to you, boss.

    Choose your colours and the challenge that best suits your ambitions and then work with your club’s hierarchy to ensure you meet theirs… or face the consequences.
    Join forces with your backroom staff to assess the strength and depth of your playing squad before dipping into the transfer market. There’s likely to be a starlet in your Academy knocking on the door of the first team…
    Craft tactical strategies, formations and styles of play for every occasion to maximise your club’s chances of winning football matches and getting those three points.
    Immerse yourself in the spectacle of match day and revel in the glory of management as your planning pays off on the pitch.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Dec 1, 2020
    100
    Football Manager 2021 is a winner and a real worthwhile upgrade not only for those who played the previous game but also those who might have lapsed in recent years. This is the most realistic version yet, with deeper player interaction and more varied communications with your team and key staff making you feel even more like a real manager.
  2. Nov 24, 2020
    90
    With Football Manager 2021, Sports Interactive have once again delivered a game that countless fans will happily be pouring hundreds of hours of their lives into.
  3. Jan 18, 2021
    90
    Football Manager 2021 combines the best elements of previous games and undergoes a dramatic improvement that cuts deeper than the superficial. It’s heavy, detailed, and been given a new texture by a more personal take on management.
  4. Nov 23, 2020
    85
    The pandemic didn't stop the folks at Sports Interactive: even this year, their product is the undisputed king in the genre it created. A deep and rewarding medicine for all the weeks spent indoors.
  5. Jan 12, 2021
    80
    It’s been a long time since we attended university. When our parents asked what we did when we were supposed to have been studying, we always replied by saying we were making a statistical analysis of To Madeira and Tsigalko. Little did they know they were cult players in the addictive first versions of Football manager.
  6. Dec 4, 2020
    80
    Football Manager 21 may not look like a revolutionary entry, but the sum of its advancements, the new analytic tools, and the numerous improvements inside the match engine are enough to keep you hooked again for hundreds of hours.
  7. Nov 23, 2020
    50
    It's an improvement over Football Manager 2020, but even so, it might be difficult to justify an upgrade to Football Manager 2021 except for dedicated fans who are willing to shell out, even if it only means minor additions and upgrades in the grand scope of the franchise.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 12 out of 28
  1. Dec 19, 2020
    10
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  2. Oct 8, 2021
    10
    The best Football Manager game in the series as of this review. Game features updated match engine.
  3. Nov 30, 2020
    10
    Like the last ones, this game is awesome. I know there are some patches to come, but i know it will be amazing
  4. Sep 28, 2021
    7
    A great game for football lovers. Great atmosphere and tactical variety. There are no major changes in comparison with the previous version,A great game for football lovers. Great atmosphere and tactical variety. There are no major changes in comparison with the previous version, but there are positive changes, which is good news. Expand
  5. Jan 15, 2021
    3
    By far the easiest sports management game I have ever played. The game features are cool and realistic but you get an average team and with noBy far the easiest sports management game I have ever played. The game features are cool and realistic but you get an average team and with no changes at all you win the title unchallenged. Waste of money and time. Expand
  6. Nov 27, 2020
    1
    Extremely overrated, i prefer older version so much more. But that's just my opinion.
  7. Apr 7, 2021
    0
    Как можно с каждым годом портить игровые механики? ввели кучу бессмысленных фичей и персонала, зато с каждым годом всё больше тупых скриптов.Как можно с каждым годом портить игровые механики? ввели кучу бессмысленных фичей и персонала, зато с каждым годом всё больше тупых скриптов. Как ещё назвать пример, когда твоя команда выносит всех, а потом матч с соперником, который намного слабее, и выносит тебя в одну калитку? Переигрываешь 20 раз матч с разными тактиками, игроками, стратегиями - результат тот же, игре нужно, чтобы ты проиграл! и не важно логично это или нет. за 10 лет игру убили Expand

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