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  • Summary: Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition brings the depth, detail, and drama of the world’s favourite football management simulation series to Xbox.
    Experience the closest thing to being a real manager by taking charge of the world’s greatest football teams and playing the beautiful game your
    Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition brings the depth, detail, and drama of the world’s favourite football management simulation series to Xbox.
    Experience the closest thing to being a real manager by taking charge of the world’s greatest football teams and playing the beautiful game your way. FM21 Xbox achieves football authenticity that other management games can only aspire to.

    Based on FM Touch, FM21 Xbox is fully optimised for victory with the Xbox Controller for Series X|S and Xbox One.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 8, 2020
    85
    Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition is a great management sim, with a very high customization level, a huge database and a very effective porting to console controls. Definitely, a must-have for any real football lover.
  2. Dec 7, 2020
    85
    The experience of playing Football Manager on my living room TV really makes a difference – the whole thing feels more premium. I will always be a full-fat version of the game kinda guy, but that doesn’t take away from the fact the Sports Interactive have done a great job at making a Football Manager sim accessible to people who don’t want to search the Ecuadorean 3rd division to find the next wonder kid. One of the features that has really impressed me with the Xbox version is the quick resume feature, no waiting on loading screens just to grab a couple of games before dinner or heading off to work means that it really can be a pick up and play experience.
  3. Jan 28, 2021
    83
    Football Manager 2021 is still the undisputed king of the soccer management sim. It's great to have it on consoles.
  4. Dec 11, 2020
    80
    Although Football Manager 21 isn’t as in-depth on Xbox Series X as it is on PC, it manages to provide a fun and engaging management simulator that has been sorely missing from consoles for some time.
  5. Dec 20, 2020
    80
    Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition is a very good management sim and a viable option for anyone who spends more time on an Xbox than a PC. Performance-wise it runs well on the Series X and the whole layout is brilliantly designed from a visual standpoint. Unfortunately, it’s a pain to navigate the menus and even after sinking a ton of hours in, it still feels odd. The inclusion of microtransactions leaves a bitter taste too, because they’re just unnecessary.
  6. Dec 24, 2020
    71
    Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition is a fantastic option for the most conscientious football fans. Despite the absence of some features, its only big problem is its poor playability with a controller.
  7. Dec 7, 2020
    70
    It may not be perfect, with a control scheme that’s functional but still a little too clunky, and it’s almost impossible to recommend to anyone who owns a capable PC. However, if you only own an Xbox, all of the main features are there, the match engine is better than ever and it’s a great title to dip in and out of for 30 minutes at a time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jan 13, 2021
    9
    I have played many incarnations of FM since the Champ Manager days. Whilst this is paired back from the full PC version it has most of theI have played many incarnations of FM since the Champ Manager days. Whilst this is paired back from the full PC version it has most of the component parts and in some ways is as comprehensive as you want to make it.

    The microtransactions are not thrown at you and are entirely optional.

    The biggest drawback is the control system which in the beginning (and still after multiple hours of play) isn't especially intuitive and it takes a long time for muscle memory to develop.

    There is nothing quite like finding hidden gems and moving from non-league to the Champions League. If you don't have access to a PC then this is a decent simplified alternative that still grabs you and doesn't let go!
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  2. Jan 13, 2021
    0
    doesn't push the limits of gaming. it simply not great despite it is simply average no need to pay more money for the same product.