UPDATE: Well, that one didn't last long!
This deal is worth shouting about for two reasons. Firstly, it's the only sub-£20 listing in stock, with the next best price being £7 more expensive. Secondly, it also includes An Alternative Reality, a documentary about the making of Football Manager. As for the game, there are a bunch of new features in this year's edition, including avatars for managers (that can be seen in-game), more realistic injuries for you to worry about, expanded press interaction to ruin your virtual reputation, and a Fantasy Draft mode that can be played with others. As always, we at Dealspwn do not take responsibility for the destruction of your social life / exam results / career if you do buy it. Thanks to mrcwtonothy @ HUKD!
This deal for Football Manager 2015 is not only a great way to celebrate the new season kicking off last weekend, but it's is one of the lowest prices we've seen for the latest entry of the series. Overall you'll save around £2 over the next cheapest offer, and it's a digital purchase so you'll get a Steam key within an hour of purchase. We felt that last year's edition had its faults, especially on the pitch, but easier navigation around the many screens and a greater focus on player interaction with their roles in your squad made made it as involving and incredibly vast as ever. In short, it's still the career/study/relationship killer it's always been. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII for the find!
Be sure to check out our Football Manager 2015 review for more details.
A few days ago, I delivered the first part of my Football Manager 2015 review (click here to read it), talking about the tweaks and changes that had been made off of the pitch. The game was in beta, and the match engine clearly still had some work to be done on it, and within hours of part one of my review being posted, Sports Interactive dropped a massive update ringing the changes.
To briefly recap, I've been impressed by the expansive depth available behind closed doors in the world of football management this year. Navigation is smoother than ever before thanks to a revamped interface that better prioritises the screens you'll want to get to. The tactical window is a little cluttered, but it's indicative of a greater emphasis on tactical customisation, and tailoring teams to suit your strategic designs. They won't become comfortable with your methods overnight, but put in the work, and it's clear that you can leave an indelible mark on the way a team performs.
Broadly speaking, that is.Click here to read more...
There was a glorious moment last night when my brave Glovers fought back from a 3-0 deficit to tie a crucial cup game against Ipswich just before the whistle for the end of regular time. It had been a glorious comeback. Conor Sammon had been terrorising my defence in the first hour of the game, but a fiery team talk, a change in formation, and the introduction of some speed on the wings changed things around. As the ref blew for 90 minutes, momentum was firmly in Yeovil's favour.
And then it all went wrong.
A Hail Mary long ball from Ipswich's full back sailed over the top, but it was too long, Chris Weale would surely get to it, there was no one else around. Sure enough, Weale came forth confidently. Everything was going to be fine.
And then he fell over.
This wasn't the staggered trip of a man with his foot suddenly caught in a rabbit hole, or the clumsy scrabble of falling over your own limbs, no. Instead, Weale decided that the best course of action would be to do an impression of a dead fish. This might have been fine had he actually been headed for the ball. His body could still have provided a low-slung blockade for the charge of the oncoming Sammon. Sadly, though, he'd veered off course, heading instead for a shiny thing out towards the penalty spot, and had then been felled by an unseen sniper.
My verbal reaction was deemed unsuitable for print.
The review embargo is up for Football Manager 2015, but I don't feel I can give it a score, and I'd advise you take most of the other "reviews" that have currently been published without any sort of disclaimer with a fat pinch of salt. FM15 is still in beta at the time of writing, hence the calamitous goalkeeping described above, and thus the game that will be out on the 7th may well have tweaks and fixes that today's doesn't. Given that it's not actually out yet, we'll be scoring the game at launch.
That said, here are a few things things to note ahead of part two of my review later this week.Click here to read more...
No, it's not April 1st.
The notion that Football Manager has been used by professional staffers at major clubs to get the lowdown on wonderkids and burgeoning superstars has been something of a legendary, if rather fanciful, idea for some time. Except it's not a myth, it's coming true.Click here to read more...
Football Manager 2013 might be a year out of date, but there are patches for roster updates and that sort of thing. Frankly, if you want to sign your life away, £1.29 is a damn fine price for such a move.
Thanks to theg @ HUKD!
£9.99 won't buy you much heroin, but it will get you something infinitely more addictive courtesy of The Game Collection. Thanks to Arsenal1234 @ HUKD!
I've never really managed to get on with the mobile versions of Football Manager. Though the UI is streamlined brilliantly for use on small screens, and the options refined to allows for a degree of pick-up-and-play action on the go, it just didn't scratch the compulsive itch I got from the full-fat version on PC. I want the bells and whistles, the ridiculously advanced stats, the analytics that allow me to comb through previous games and then devise new tactics on an individual basis, whipping up other managers and journalists into a media maelstrom with my club at the heart of it all.
Football Manager Classic 2014 doesn't quite do all of that either, taking the Classic mode from the recent instalment of the FM series rather than the absurdly intricate full simulation; but it does come closer than any other portable manager sim before it. And, as it turns out, that's both a blessing, and also a bit of a curse.
Let's start with the positives, though. Above all else, this is the Football Manager experience that we know and love. The PlayStation Vita port remains phenomenally true to the original game, and that means you're no longer bound to your desk if you want to sink hours and hours into shunting that non-league club you started with towards Champions League glory. Classic might not quite boast the same level of absurd depth as the full simulation, but it's still enormously involved -- we've described it in the past as being a little like a nostalgic jaunt back to the FM titles of several years ago.
Training, tactics, transfers, and the team -- that's what Classic is all about, eschewing some of the more seemingly mundane elements of the managerial lifestyle like attempting to balance the books. The interface is clean and virtually identical to the PC version, and when you're in-match, you're only ever a few finger swipes and pushes away from your regular swathe of options -- whether that's swapping players in and out or barking orders to those already on the pitch.Click here to read more...
So Football Manager 2014 is now under a tenner at GreenManGaming, so long as you remember to use the code OQE4LG-WEQPSE-SMCME1.
This is very dangerous indeed. Not because it's a bad game -- far from it. In fact FM14 is an absolute cracker of a game, th eonly game you'll ever need perhaps. But that's the problem. For less than ten pounds it will steal your life and you'll wake up several months later having guided a non-league team into the top flight, but you'll probably have lost your spouse and your job and your feet will have been eaten by wolves. And you never noticed.
Probably. Nice spot jaystan.
Green Man Gaming have knocked 50% off of the RRP for Football Manager 2014, meaning you can get Sports Interactive's latest manager sim for under £18, saving you a couple of quid on the closest competition. It's pretty damn great, and the UI is better than ever, with the match engine also getting a wonderful retooling. This series is more accessible than it's ever been, with almost intimidating chasms of depth too.
It's a good deal, just don't buy it if you have anything important to do over the next few months like work or sleep or eating.
Well, here we are - at a sub-£20 price already for the latest Football Manager game, and it's all thanks to this latest deal from Tesco. Overall it works out £2 cheaper than the next best offer elsewhere.
I always laugh when I post deals for this series, because I know somewhere out there someone is cursing me for tempting them with the addiction once more. Still, on the bright side it appears Sports Interactive have managed to craft another involving entry in the series, all while making it even more accessible. Thanks to Mike7343 @ HUKD!
You couldn't make this up. The widely-distributed cracked version of Football Manager 2013 contained a flaw that automatically connected to Sports Interactive's servers, allowing them to record the IP address of everyone who played it. They've now published their findings, as opposed to sending round big strapping lads with cricket bats.Click here to read more...
Sports Interactive studio boss Miles Jacobson, has dashed hopes of console gamers playing Football Manager anytime soon, telling MCV [print edition], "We have no plans for next-gen at all."
So, despite the architecture of the new machines resembling PCs more than ever, it would seem Sega and SI are yet to be convinced. Past form seems to be a key issue as Jacobson went on to say, "We didn't have a lot of success on the 360. We did on the first version on Xbox, and we usually see ourselves going up year-on-year not falling."
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You'll get a Steam key. Thanks and credit to goonertillidie @ HUKD!
Football Manager 2014 has been officially dated for October 31st on PC, Mac and Linux, so be sure to take care of any important real-world business before then. Some new features have also been announced, including Steam Workshop support, cloud saves and even Vita save file transfers once the handheld version launches. We've got the blurby details below.Click here to read more...
If the recent transfer deadline drama had you champing at the bit for this year's Football Manager, you'll probably want to have a gander at the latest video blog for Football Manager 2014. This week's offering dwells on the match day experience and reworked tactics, explaining some of the new features and the total lack of sliders.Click here to read more...
Only announced days ago, this pre-order provides the Classic game mode on Sony's handheld. Additionally, any saves will be cross-platform compatible with the PC version, meaning there is no escaping the addition this time around. Thanks to billy919 @ HUKD!
Football Manager 2014 was announced last week, promising an enhanced 3D match engine amongst a swathe of graphical and gameplay improvements. If you can't wait for official trailers, why not check out this new work-in-progress footage that shows off the new match engine in its early state?
The latest thief of time is slated to release "before Christmas."Click here to read more...
It was only announced yesterday, and we already have a deal. Crazy days. Read all about the features in this year’s edition here. Thanks to Prow07 @ HUKD!