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  • Summary: In Football Manager 2023, it's not just about picking tactics or crafting a team. It's about taking on challenges and breaking new ground as you establish your own style.

    Delve into unrivalled depth and detail as you take charge at your club. You'll join the elite by writing your own
    In Football Manager 2023, it's not just about picking tactics or crafting a team. It's about taking on challenges and breaking new ground as you establish your own style.

    Delve into unrivalled depth and detail as you take charge at your club. You'll join the elite by writing your own headlines, earning the love and respect of the fans and dominating the competition.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 90
    The most realistic and engaging instalment of Football Manager yet, even if its improvements are extremely minor in themselves.
  2. Nov 9, 2022
    90
    Football Manager 2023 might be a small improvement over its immediate predecessor, but it's still an incredibly accomplished management sim that you can easily sink hundreds of hours into.
  3. Nov 18, 2022
    90
    Football Manager 2023 is a step in the right direction. It adds eye-catching new features such as UEFA licenses, as well as gameplay and match engine tweaks. You can still ask for a little more to a game that is already excellent, such as improvements to press conferences, or even women's football, but it is undoubtedly worth playing if you are a fan of the saga.
  4. Nov 3, 2022
    83
    Football Manager 2023 is a solid iteration of one of the most beloved sim franchises on the market. It's addictive as usual, it adds some welcomed new features and an extra layer of strategy and official licenses. Now all that remains is to fix the abnormal injury rate and we're done.
  5. Nov 3, 2022
    80
    Football Manager 2023 is yet another Sports Interactive simulation that aims at pure perfection getting really close to it. New elements on the gameplay side are interesting, the introduction of the official UEFA license is a huge improvement, but still the game looks exactly the same as three years ago, and during the match Football Manager 2023 shows the same flaws of its predecessors.
  6. Nov 3, 2022
    80
    If you already own Football Manager 2022, then it likely isn’t worth upgrading to Football Manager 2023. The changes it boasts do make for a better experience, but it feels more like a slight quality-of-life update than a whole new game to replace what came before it. That said, this is undoubtedly still the best sports simulation game on the market. And if you’re looking to step into the world of Football Manager for the first time, or you’ve been away for several years, you won’t be disappointed.
  7. Nov 28, 2022
    60
    The new Football Manager is a good game, of course it is - nothing’s gotten worse, some things got better, it’s once again the best instalment in the series. The advances, however, are so minuscule as to be almost imperceptible. We really cannot pat the developers’ backs for this effort.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Nov 14, 2022
    10
    These games do actually get better year on year with meaningful improvements where many other yearly sports games don't evolve or even getThese games do actually get better year on year with meaningful improvements where many other yearly sports games don't evolve or even get worse.

    FM 23 is another great game!
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  2. Nov 10, 2022
    9
    Good-
    Stupidly addictive; Mind-bogglingly comprehensive; Offers a ridiculous degree of control over every aspect of club management; Smart
    Good-
    Stupidly addictive; Mind-bogglingly comprehensive; Offers a ridiculous degree of control over every aspect of club management; Smart iterative improvements refine the experience even further; Matches look better thanks to improved animations; UEFA license.

    Bad-
    Perhaps the smallest ever yearly upgrade in Football Manager history.

    Thoughts-
    Summed up, the story of Football Manager 2023 is one that might put the game in a strange position for series veterans. It’s an incredible game, and there’s no way that fans won’t get hundreds of hours of addictive enjoyment out of it. From managing your squad and keeping your players happy to developing the next batch of wonderkids into a team of world-beaters, the experience of building up your club and transforming its fortunes remains as rewarding and engaging as ever. In fact, multiple iterative improvements and tweaks come together to make Football Manager 2023 the best game in the series. At the same time, however, this is also very much a case of diminishing returns. The gap between yearly FM instalments is feeling smaller than ever, so even though this year’s game is an accomplished management sim in more ways than one, it might not necessarily be one that you absolutely have to get if you’ve already got its immediate predecessor in your library.
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  3. Nov 18, 2022
    9
    Igual de bueno que siempre, con un par de detallitos nuevos como cada año.

    Obviamente siempre se espera una gran mejora, cuando llegue será
    Igual de bueno que siempre, con un par de detallitos nuevos como cada año.

    Obviamente siempre se espera una gran mejora, cuando llegue será un 10 ese año.
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  4. Nov 9, 2022
    8
    El juego sigue siendo entretenido pero muy poco novedoso a los 2 anteriores anos donde habian algunos cambios mas importantes y atractivos queEl juego sigue siendo entretenido pero muy poco novedoso a los 2 anteriores anos donde habian algunos cambios mas importantes y atractivos que este ano ademas de que el precio por el juego aumento un 20% mas a las entregas pasadas, se centraron mas en esta edicion en conseguir licencias de competiciones que la jugabilidad del juego Expand
  5. Nov 11, 2022
    0
    Tried the game on gamepass , but unnistall after 40min.
    Literally same copy paste /cash grab/ database update to day we getting in the last
    Tried the game on gamepass , but unnistall after 40min.
    Literally same copy paste /cash grab/ database update to day we getting in the last 6,7 years for the full price .
    Seems they literally abandoned this game in the last 5-7 years , and now only milking the fanbase, not even trying anymore.
    Ho played FM in the last 5,6 years already played this game to.
    So dont bother anymore , save urselft the few hundred hours u need to put in this game.
    Literally nothing new only some v small cosmetic U.I tweaks and minor changes that doesnt add anything good to the game .
    Btw . that 3D engine has worse graphics then FIFA 2005 and beside that player movement are so clunky and feel so unrealistic , that u getting the feeling u withness , train a robots AI team.
    Im done with this company they dont care at all about this game,
    they only milking they fanbase to expand theyr company in the last 5,7 years.
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