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Football Manager 2012 (PC & Mac)

Rating: 3+ (PEGI)

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  Bargain of the year!

| | See all angie1992's reviews (12)

Couldn't believe it when i managed to pick this up for my boyfriend's birthday at this price! He absolutely loves it and spends hours on it! It certainly keeps him occupied and has made him love Football Manager games even more! Had no issues with Steam on the computer, item was in perfect condition and a definite buy for any football lovers who want to grab a bargain!

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  Good Buy

| | See all ryster01's reviews (9)

Brought this game for my brother so that he can play it on his Laptop at University. Not so much my sort of game, but he enjoys it so it's been a good purchase. I've tried to play these games and have liked them but my advice is, if you're not a patient gamer then you won't find it, or others like it, very re-playable. Still a good game though

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  steam

| | See all jackyo's reviews (1)

this game is fantastic until steam ruins the whole experiance for you. whoever invented steam should be shot!! so frustrating

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  AWSOME

| | See all cheesemunga's reviews (1)

This game is friggin amazing they just keep getting better and better. I didn't any problem with steam. GREAT GAME

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  Very Angry

| | See all Ash909's reviews (1)

The fact you HAVE to use stream online made me angry but I thought I would give it a chance Because i know the advantages like automatic update. HOWEVER after several updates I'm 5 seasons in and every three or four games it crashes with a message about steam apps and it had to shut down its very frustrating and annoying. I am frustrated the fact you HAVE to use steam, I have been buying football manager games since the championship managers days and have bought every Football Manager game and THIS IS THE LAST FOOTBALL MANAGER GAME I BUY!!!!!!!

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  A Revolution rather than an Evolution

| | See all drlowdon's reviews (468)

After taking a few years to establish itself the Football Manager (previously Championship Manager) series has continued its gradual evolution into what is now the most detailed and realistic soccer management game by far. Anyone that has played any of the previous entries in the series over the last decade will know what to expect whilst less experienced players will find FM2012 the most accessible yet with better tutorials than ever before.

All the usual features are still present and correct and as ever a few new ones have been added. Firstly it is now possible to switch leagues on and off once you have started the game. As a result anyone that fancies managing in more than one country during their career can do so without having to run too many leagues simultaneously thus slowing their game to a crawl on an average PC.

Team meetings are also now more useful with staff members now explaining why particular players are unhappy with training etc rather than, as was the case with FM2011, leaving you to guess what the problem might be. Their scouting recommendations are however still usually awful with coaches often suggesting you look at players that are never going to make the grade at your club.

During matches themselves the player is now given the option of choosing the tone (aggressive, passionate, calm etc) of how they deliver half-time team talks and other instructions reducing the occasions when players would mis-read what you were trying to tell them and get upset. The 3D highlights have also had a slight overhaul and the option to watch via a more dynamic 'TV style' camera is now available for those that want it.

In the end, despite the improved tutorial, Football Manager 2012 is unlikely to win the series many new fans but anyone that has enjoyed previous entries in the series will find this to be the most realistic (gone are the days of inexplicable runs of results) and detailed yet and will be sure to get many hours of enjoyment from it.

*Access to Steam is required to install the game and, even though there is a way to play offline, there have been occasions where I have been unable to load up my game due to Steam connection issues. This is only a very rare occurrence however and should in no way put you off the game*

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  A Revolution rather than an Evolution

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After taking a few years to establish itself the Football Manager (previously Championship Manager) series has continued its gradual evolution into what is now the most detailed and realistic soccer management game by far. Anyone that has played any of the previous entries in the series over the last decade will know what to expect whilst less experienced players will find FM2012 the most accessible yet with better tutorials than ever before.

All the usual features are still present and correct and as ever a few new ones have been added. Firstly it is now possible to switch leagues on and off once you have started the game. As a result anyone that fancies managing in more than one country during their career can do so without having to run too many leagues simultaneously thus slowing their game to a crawl on an average PC.

Team meetings are also now more useful with staff members now explaining why particular players are unhappy with training etc rather than, as was the case with FM2011, leaving you to guess what the problem might be. Their scouting recommendations are however still usually awful with coaches often suggesting you look at players that are never going to make the grade at your club.

During matches themselves the player is now given the option of choosing the tone (aggressive, passionate, calm etc) of how they deliver half-time team talks and other instructions reducing the occasions when players would mis-read what you were trying to tell them and get upset. The 3D highlights have also had a slight overhaul and the option to watch via a more dynamic 'TV style' camera is now available for those that want it.

In the end, despite the improved tutorial, Football Manager 2012 is unlikely to win the series many new fans but anyone that has enjoyed previous entries in the series will find this to be the most realistic (gone are the days of inexplicable runs of results) and detailed yet and will be sure to get many hours of enjoyment from it.

*Access to Steam is required to install the game and, even though there is a way to play offline, there have been occasions where I have been unable to load up my game due to Steam connection issues. This is only a very rare occurrence however and should in no way put you off the game*

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  Do Not Listen To Negative Reviews!

| | See all Yonzinho17's reviews (27)

I cannot understand why people are complaining about Steam when loading football manager, its so much easier to use and you only need the internet when installing the game, after that you dont need the internet as you can play the game in "offline mode" - I can understand people's frustration who do not have the internet and many years ago this would be totally understandable but most people who own a computer in this day and age usually have the internet.... Thats aside the game itself has improved a lot and the last 2 football managers I wasn't too keen on due to the computer's A.I and also just how unrealistic some of results were on previous versions. This has been corrected and there is so much more you can do in FM12, the game is much more detailed and I cannot stop playing it since i purchased it, dont think of buying this, just do it! Anyone who loved the FM franchise will not be dissapointed.

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  Steam has ruined a great game

| | See all Karst1's reviews (2)

The game itself is great. But when there's always a problem with steam. "The game is unavailable" "Cannot play in offline mode" etc , that ruins the whole experience for me.
I brought the game with me to play on my laptop during a vacation in Lithuania. But when i finally managed to get steam to work, it refused to let me play if there wasn't internet around. If FM are planning to use Steam further on, this will be the last FM I'm buying

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  Steam issues resolved!!!

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To anyone saying that this game MUST BE RUN THROUGH STEAM - fear no more - simply open steam and click on "Go Offline" - this can be found in the top left hand corner under the tab "Steam" and hey presto it works offline perfectly.

The game itself - brilliant - so much detail, so slick and beautifully laid out. Been a fan for many incarnations and it keeps getting better and better.

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