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CYCLING AT ITS PEAK WITH PRO CYCLING MANAGER! Become manager of one of 80 professional teams! Plunge into a 2013 season full of new features, and participate in over 180 competitions all around the world, including the spectacular 100th edition of the Tour de France.
Release Date: Jun 20, 2013
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CYCLING AT ITS PEAK WITH PRO CYCLING MANAGER!
Become manager of one of 80 professional teams! Plunge into a 2013 season full of new features, and participate in over 180 competitions all around the world, including the spectacular 100th edition of the Tour de France.

Manage all the aspects of a pro team’s life: recruitment, riders’ management, contracts, equipment, finances, registration to competitions, new management of sponsors and objectives… and demonstrate all your tactical skills during the real time races!

Richer, more detailed scenery and landscapes, HD riders and new animations reflecting their current shape… never before the races will have looked this realistic and immersive. The game now features a better and more realistic AI, a new flexible user interface, as well as a new management system of satisfaction and shape of the riders.
In multiplayer, create custom competition with your friends, or face players from all around the world in a fascinating persistent online mode: collect rider cards to create your dream team, and shine in the official rankings!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP3/Windows VISTA SP2/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: AMD/Intel dual-core 2.2 GHZ
    • Memory: 2048 MB
    • Graphics: 256 MB 100% DirectX 9 and Shaders 3.0 compatible NVidia GEFORCE 7900/ATI RADEON X1600/Intel HD 2000
    • DirectX®: 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible
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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
114 products in account
1 review
146.2 hrs on record
Having played previous Pro Cycling Manager games I was always going to buy the latest instalment. This year's edition improved on past years components and added a fair amount of new features.

The first thing I noticed was the new home screen at the beginning, not a huge difference but it looks nice and makes it easy to navigate and find game modes as such. Multiplayer (Armdada) has been improved as well; A track mode has been added (For Armada) and you can now play stage races with your own teams which was missing from last year's game. The career mode as well has been altered. This year if you are to build a custom team you have a virtually unlimited budget but your team's level (UCI World Tour, Pro Continental or Continental) is determined by how much you spend. You are also allowed unlimited reports on youth riders but this comes at a financial cost.

When you are into the career you will notice that there has been a change in how you receive money in the game. Usually you earn money from winning races in prize money however this year you get money from nailing targets your sponsors give you. This can be frustrating as they may give you tasks which are unrealistic. An example: I had a continental team and was asked to win Omloop Het Niewsblad. Not only did I have no strong classics riders, but I was facing up against Cancellara and Boonen and worst of all, I couldn't even get an entry into the event through a wild card! Even though you can ask to scale down these assignments to aim to achieve a top 10 ranking or so but the amount of money you gain is heavily cut.

In the actual races there has been a graphical overhaul, the shirt quality of the riders has been improved (you can make out the writing and sponsors easily) and there have many new items added (useful for stage building). Some licenses are missing (BMC shirt & Sky and OPQS names) however these can be addressed via the community made databases - the most notable and impressive one being from PCMdaily.

The in-game mechanics have also changed, breakaways are now more likely to stay away which makes the game more challenging and in some cases more realistic. It is still feasible to chase back an escape although it will require more man power and help from the rest of the peleton. In my opinion though, the best changes have been those to the animations and accelerations of the riders. In previous years riders would look the same no matter their speed. The new animations have made the game seem more realistic as you can see when other riders are struggling or putting in a higher effort. Also, the acceleration stat now does mean acceleration and will determine how quickly your sprinter or climber attacks.

Finally, I must add that this game is not really for non cycling fans who are are unaware of what lies beyond and before the Tour de France however a tutorial could address this problem.

TL;DR:

PROS
- Strong animations
- Graphical Overhaul
- Armada improved
- In game mechanics improved

CONS
- Career mode can be frustrating
- Still bugs in places
Posted: December 10th, 2013
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
31 products in account
1 review
144.0 hrs on record
I recommend this under three conditions:
1) You are a cycling fan or bike racers.
2) You are looking for a casual game.
3) You enjoy strategy games.
Posted: January 1st, 2014
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
45 products in account
1 review
88.4 hrs on record
This game continues with many of the features that have been entering the game in past few years.

One of the major changes in this game is that you need to contract with sponsors to maintain your team.
This being that your team (and all other teams) change each year, possibly even 5times in 5 years, this change increases the game play in my opinion.

other than that the community updates and modifications upgrade the game greatly by adding a larger number of teams, variants and the like.

of course there is always the occassional result which is unlikely to happen (such as a 55mountain climber winning major mountain stages).

overall this game series improves each year.
Posted: December 19th, 2013
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
21 products in account
1 review
292.9 hrs on record
PCM is a great game with a lot of detail and content. It's much better than the Playstation game but it does lag a lot. However, the online is great (Armarda), so you can play with your friends with Armarda or with other rider databases. Overall, great game but very addictive
Posted: December 28th, 2013
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
224 products in account
4 reviews
49.6 hrs on record
i dislike the manager part of the game, but enjoy the multiplayer races which involve more strategy and less skill than say, a car racing game.

a multiplayer racing game for them times when you want to chill out but still have some fun racing a mate.
Posted: December 1st, 2013
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