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Football Director DS

Released on 28 November 2008

Rating: 3+ ELSPA)

(12 customer reviews)  |  Write a review

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Football Director DS gives you the chance to take total control of your favourite football club. Choosing from a database of over 3,800 players, you will grow and shape your squad by dealing in the transfer market, selecting players, negotiating contracts, implementing training regimes, formations, tactics, and styles of play, whilst ensuring your popularity with the club board and the fans.

The Football Director DS game experience is flexible enough to be played in bite-sized, five-minute chunks or alternatively over longer, season-conquering sessions. Just use the stylus to glide effortlessly through menus and player data, and discover a world of football managament on the Nintendo DS.
  • Manage your team to league or cup glory
  • Monitor and control your club finances
  • Negotiate player contracts and wages
  • Search, buy and sell players on the transfer markets
  • Recruit players from European Leagues
  • Train your squad to their maximum fitness and ability
  • Select your team's match tactics and strategies
  • Hire and fire backroom staff
  • Spot up and coming youth talent
  • Watch and listen to matches unfold with live commentary and crowd responses
  • Become a Football Director on the move

customer Reviews

 Average rating (12 reviews)

 Decent effort, but plenty of faults

| | See all Hewitt's reviews (4)

I'll begin with the good bits about the game. The layout of the game is nice and simple (With tutorials to help out if you required them), and the control system is VERY easy to get used to due to the DS's touch screen. The live commentary is a neat touch as well, a little similar to the Football Manager games.

However, this is let down by quite a few things:

1. A VERY out of date roster. My team, Cardiff City, still had Matt Green (Sold), Robbie Fowler (Free to Blackburn), Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Released and retired), Steve Thompson (Free to Burnley), Michael Oakes (Released) and Glenn Loovens (Sold to Celtic), maybe one or two others, and yet had no Comminges (Our first signing of the summer), Heaton, Bothroyd and E. Johnson. Had McCormack though, which makes it more strange.

2. Loans are very messed up. I loaned Kalou (Don't ask how) for an initial 11 weeks (Max it'll allow). I looked at his contract, had him till 2010. Very strange. Same went with Vela and Baines (Again, don't ask how).

3. Some players drop drastically in rating for no apparent reason. I had Vela playing (And scoring) a lot, he was rated in the high 60's/low 70's. After one random game, his rating dropped below 50!!! He wasn't suspended or injured.

4. It's unrealistic. As well as the Kalou and Baines loans, I got promoted as Cardiff to the Premiership, and looked at players out of contract. I was able to get Petr Cech, Steven Gerrard, Wes Brown, Xabi Alonso, Nicolas Anelka and Dimitar Berbatov all to me. This obviously put me in real money problems, which is also confusing. Surely I should be sacked if I'm £30m in debt???

5. Lack of content. What you see in terms of players and teams is what you get. You can only manage in the english league, and buy players only in the english league (So if you're a prem team, your pool of players good enough for your club is very low). I know this might be due to DS limitations, but surely 1 or 2 more top leagues wouldn't have gone amiss.

If you can find this on the cheap, I'd consider giving it a shot just because it's a simple on the go game. Other than that, I wouldn't recommend it.

 Football Director DS

| | See all Sicktrigger's reviews (4)

Received my copy in the post this morning. Couldn't stop playing it on the train on the way to work. Great game. Recommended!!

 Does what it says on the tin...

| | See all Ezekyle's reviews (2)

This game is very well named, should it have been called 'Football Manager' I would have expected a lot more. There are much better football management sims available for mobile phones via java apps. The game itself is very good, but there is a lot of functionality missing that you would expect as standard. Transfer negotiations are poor, and there are a lot of limitations on playing styles and formations.
Considering the game is not fully licensed there are loads of named players and teams, but a few dodgy stadium names.
I am picking faults for the sake of it, but I think people would be much happier knowing this before buying.
Well done to Pinnacle, job well done, and I'm sure that Football Director 2 will be 'the dogs dangly bits!'.

 First DS manager game...and it shows

| | See all red4ever's reviews (4)

Ive waited and waited for a football manager game to come out on the ds, finally one does, and it is terrible, im really disapointed with it!! Just hope that more come out and learn from this, the ds is an ideal format for this type of game, just dont understand why more have not come out! Come on guys at the football manager team, bring it out on the ds please!!

 Fantatsic !

| | See all DanTheMan123's reviews (14)

I got this game for christmas and i think it's great ! A lot of people have said you find yourself constantly loosing money, but if you sell your good players you will start to gain money. Also the fact that you can sign 3 players for nothing (of around a 60-75 rating) is good. I've eboue, matt derbyshire, brian mcbride, y. Safiri, e, mpenza (maybe) and maybe a few more for nothing. Also i like the fact that the games goes quickly is good because you won't get bored after a while.

A definate must have if you want a fun, ongoing and tactical game this is the one for you !

Rating3+ ELSPA)