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LMA Manager 2005

Released on 22 October 2004

Rating: 3+ (PEGI)

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For the new 2004/2005 season, the management gameplay reaches all-new heights as LMA Manager 2005 becomes the most extensive title in the series' history with more countries, leagues and trophies.
LMA Manager 2005 also lets you extend your management prowess to more countries too: compete as a manager in 21 leagues as Holland and Portugal join the playable English, Scottish, French, German, Italian and Spanish leagues. Your team can also play friendlies against clubs from 32 different countries - and you can scout for players from those teams too.
It's set to be a nail-biting season and LMA Manager 2005 comes to it armed with all the 04/05 season stats, including updated statistics for every player and all the transfers after the summer break. Management tactics and information flow are increased: You'll be able to assign secondary playing sides to players, allowing better formation and positioning and when you want to find that player you really want to sign, an all-new player search makes scouting more relevant to your needs.
And come match day, LMA Manager 2005 is set to be more compelling with its best ever looking 3D Match with faster, more fluid animations, high detailed players and kits. Matches run real-time meaning results aren't fixed before the whistle blows; it's about how you react as the game unfolds that can make or break the result. The 3D Match's game engine is enhanced too with improved speed, all-new goalkeeper AI, a wider variety of free kicks and all of the new 'non-interference' and 'clear daylight' offside rules for the new season.
  • The most extensive edition of LMA Manager - the market-leading football management game for console gamers.
  • All the statistics you need, completely updated for the 2004/2005 season.
  • More teams and divisions including Holland and Portugal's two top divisions joining the playable English, Scottish, French, German, Italian and Spanish leagues.
  • Best looking 3D Match with more animations, new celebrations, new detailed kits
  • Full game plus Fantasy Team and Expert Mode with unique and intuitive control designed for console gaming.
  • Enhanced match engine for more entertaining, rewarding and realistic 3D match section.

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LMA PROFESSIONAL MANAGER 2005 is without a doubt my favourite PC football management simulation!

The game is extremely in-depth, with tonnes of statistics which really do make a difference in how it is played, but still successfully manages to retain fast and addictive playability.

Like with most managerial simulations, effort is required to play the game well - although in this case we are helped by a clear, concise and user-friendly interphase. The game may be incredibly complex but very soon we are navigating the well-designed menu screens with ease and everything is easy to find.

The world of the Football Manager is explored in great detail. Almost anything is possible, from building stadiums and the hiring/firing of staff to player contracts and training. If all this becomes too much, simply let the club's dedicated staff take the burden and instead concentrate on the players and winning matches.

The wealth of data is almost overwhelming - with 50 countries and 1120 clubs, plus tens of thousands of individual and unique players! Typically each player is rated for 17 skills (tackling, intelligence etc) while Goalkeepers have yet more including diving, awareness and shot stopping!

One outstanding feature is the transfer market, which is constantly changing. Players can be scouted and there is also a name search, allowing us to find any footballer with ease. Alternatively search conditions can be specified (for example, a left-sided Defender within a certain age limit and price range who is out of contract with his current club etc) and potential purchases can also be offered loans or trials. Bargains can be had due to the "Bosman" ruling - which proves to be a problem when our own players refuse to sign new contracts after their current one has expired!

What makes or breaks a managerial game is the match itself and here LMA PROFESSIONAL MANAGER 2005 really delivers. Three modes are available - Instant Result, 2D Quick Match and Watch The Match. Of the three the later is the best and most interesting, a true 3D representation of the game which can be paused at any time for tactical changes, to make substitutions or simply keep an eye on match statistics. The graphics are very detailed (although, rarely, the action will slow slightly when lots of players are on screen) and every man has an individual look, ensuring that we feel even more involved when we begin to recognize members of the team! Game speed can be modified during the match and the player names toggled on or off.

Although a couple of years old and obviously out of date - LMA PROFESSIONAL MANAGER 2007 is now available - this version is still highly playable and, at this bargain price, still one of the very best football games on the PC market!

Rating3+ (PEGI)