Football Manager 2010

Game where you manage various football teams and win the tournament

  • Category:

    Sport

  • Works under:

    Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 8

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Trial version
  • Vote:
    7.3 (254)

Football Manager 2010 is a soccer management simulation game developed by European studio Interactive Sports. This is the first installment of the game to be sold under the "Football Manager" title worldwide, previous installments having been sold under the brand name "Worldwide Soccer Manager" in North America. The Football Manager series as a whole has been praised by players over the years for being a realistic and highly addictive experience, with data gathered from a previous entry in the series claiming that most of those purchasing the game spent at least 240 hours playing it.

With the introduction of the new Tactics Creator system, it is now easier than ever to instruct teams to play exactly the way you want them to. You can instantly alter your team's playing style on the fly with just a few simple commands. The Match Analysis tool can be used to plan new strategies by viewing the precise locations where shots, passes, headers, tackles, crosses, fouls and interceptions have occurred on the field by all players on the pitch. The implementation of a new Data Editor function even allows players to create their own leagues or add new divisions to existing leagues, making it easy to keep the game current.

Strategy also becomes more important in Football Manager 10, as improved mechanics require players to deal with adverse circumstances such as weather changing during matches and players tiring or incurring injuries. To even things out, more in-game touchline commands have been added, with a total of 22 commands overall.

The number of off-field features has also been increased to create an even more in-depth experience. Among these new features are realistic in-game press conferences and RSS feeds packed with the latest soccer news.

Pros:

  • Graphically, Football Manager 2010 is an improvement over the previous installment in the series. The 3D has been improved, the behavior of the players is more realistic and there are now more than a hundred new character animations.
  • The Tactics Creator allows you to command soccer players virtually in real time, just as a real-life manager would from the sidelines. Along with strategy and the individual roles of each player, the Tactics Creator also gives you precision control over the team's overall philosophy.
  • Football Manager 10 is fully licensed, permitting play in major leagues around the world. The Data Editor allows players to experience all new leagues and divisions.
  • As usual, players are given access to a prodigious amount of stats, facts and figures on in-game soccer players.

Cons:

  • Assistant advice and press conferences can sometimes be repetitive.
  • Although Football Manager 10 is a good game for simulation fans (particularly those who are also fans of soccer), those looking for more than just a sideline experience may find the game somewhat less appealing.

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