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.
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Release Date: Jun 20, 2013
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June 2

Pro Cycling Manager 2015 - Gameplay Trailer unveiled

Releasing on PC June 18th, pre-order it on Steam tonight at 10% off!

Pro Cycling Manager 2015 developed by Cyanide Studio returns this year on PC with a load of exciting features. Fans of manager games, and cycling lovers in general will be able to lead one of the pro cycling circuit's 90 teams, and compete in a thrilling 2015 season, participating in over 200 competitions and the ultimate challenge: the prestigious Tour de France 2015 and its official route.

Today's gameplay trailer shows an overview of what you'll find in the game, as well as a list of the new features and gameplay mechanics you'll experience this June on PC: new Pro Cyclist mode, enhanced interface and graphics, control of your rider trajectory, improved Career Mode (training, scouting, rider progression...) and more!

The game releases this June on PC. You can pre-order it from tonight on Steam at 10% off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q88V0DWrGok

Become the sports director of one of the 90 teams of the pro circuit, and compete in a thrilling 2015 season. Participate in over 200 competitions (550 stages) and the ultimate challenge: the prestigious Tour de France 2015 and its official route. Recruitment, team management, finances, contracts with riders and sponsors, training programs and the race calendar: leave nothing to chance. Your role will be equally important during the race, where every decision will be crucial in your bid for victory! Embark on a season in Solo mode or organize online competitions against virtual managers from all around the world! The new Pro Cyclist game mode lets you create and control a cyclist from the start of his career and turn him into an international star! The career mode has been improved, with revised rider progress system, specific training programs, a more extensive scout management system and the opportunity to manage a reserve team! On the gameplay side, strategic sprint sequences have been made more realistic, with the new option to choose your sprinter's preferred trajectory. Also, a high-performance AI to make the action more challenging, and a new interface and design of the menus and in the race bring Pro Cycling Manager to new heights!

Follow us now on Facebook and Twitter, and stay informed about everything related to Tour de France 2015 and Pro Cycling Manager 2015, the official video games of the Tour de France, available in June on PS4, PS3, Xbox One and PC!

Cyanide Studios & Focus Home Interactive.

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Le jeu sera disponible le 18 Juin - les précommandes ouvrent ce soir à -10% sur Steam !

Pro Cycling Manager 2015, le jeu développé pour PC par Cyanide Studio revient cette année avec un peloton de nouveautés. Les fans de jeu de management et les amoureux de cyclisme pourront cette année encore prendre la tête de l'une des 90 équipes du circuit pro, pour la mener tout au long d'une saison 2015 excitante, comprenant plus de 200 compétitions dont le prestigieux Tour de France 2015 et son tracé officiel.

A travers la vidéo de gameplay dévoilée aujourd'hui, découvrez tout ce que vous pourrez trouver dans Pro Cycling Manager 2015, ainsi que toutes les nouveautés de cette édition disponible sur PC le 18 Juin : nouveau mode Pro Cyclist, graphismes améliorés et nouvelle interface, contrôle manuel de la trajectoire des coureurs, mode Carrière plus complet (entraînements, recrutement, progression des coureurs.) et bien plus encore !

Pro Cycling Manager 2015 sera disponible le 18 Juin sur PC, mais vous pouvez le précommander dès ce soir 19h sur Steam pour bénéficier d'une réduction de 10% !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q88V0DWrGok

Devenez le manager sportif d'une des 90 équipes du circuit professionnel, et lancez-vous dans une saison 2015 d'exception. Participez à plus de 200 compétitions (550 étapes), avec comme point d'orgue le prestigieux Tour de France 2015 et son tracé officiel. Recrutement, gestion du staff, finances, contrats coureurs et sponsors, entraînements et calendrier de course, il ne faudra rien laisser au hasard. En course, votre rôle sera également essentiel, et chacune de vos décisions sera décisive pour arracher la victoire ! Lancez-vous dans une saison en solo, ou organisez vos compétitions en ligne contre les managers virtuels du monde entier.

Le tout nouveau mode Pro Cyclist vous permettra pour la première fois de créer votre cycliste, et de le contrôler depuis le début de sa carrière pour en faire un champion mondial. Le mode Carrière a subi une refonte du système de progression des coureurs, avec des entraînements spécifiques, une gestion du recrutement plus pointue et le management d'une équipe réserve. Au niveau gameplay, les séquences de sprint plus réalistes vous permettront de contrôler manuellement la trajectoire préférentielle de votre sprinter. Au menu également, une IA plus performante et un nouveau design d'interface en menu et en course font franchir de nouveaux sommets à Pro Cycling Manager.

Retrouvez nous sur Facebook et Twitter, pour être tenu au courant de tout ce qui touche à Tour de France 2015 et Pro Cycling Manager 2015, les jeux officiels du Tour de France, disponibles en Juin sur PS4, PS3, Xbox One et PC!

Cyanide Studios & Focus Home Interactive.

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About This Game

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
Helpful customer reviews
50 of 54 people (93%) found this review helpful
156.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
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
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
147.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
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.
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
103.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2014
Don't worry If you do not have knowledge of cycling race and racers If you play this game you will be one of cycling fans.
it si not too complicated but you can enjoy quite enjoyable volume of strategy.
if you are a cycling fan you should buy it!
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 25, 2014
If your dream is to manage a cycling team this is the ♥♥♥♥. However if your not this still provides a gripping manager experinece especially when some cheeky riders refuse to do ♥♥♥♥. My god the stress is real. The 13 hours I spent manageing 'Duck Pro Cycling' were the most exciting and also terrifying experince of my life. This game is a true roller coaster ride of emotions.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
264.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2014
Great Game for Cycling Fans. There is a really helpful online community. Not great if you do not understand road cycling.
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26 of 46 people (57%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 8, 2014
I bought this game on the basis of many other reviews recommending it for the game managing fanatics or die-hard cycling fans. I fall into the latter category. I've never played any management game so it was a steep learning curve trying to grasp the plethora of elements in PCM2013. As most games you would think there would be a tutorial mode, or some sort of introductory gameplay that eases you into each facet of the game one by one. There is none of that and you're literally dumped into an ocean of numbers. After investing many painstaking hours into career mode I still couldn't juggle all the variables it presented and left me quite frustrated. It has been said before, but the game is not targeted toward mainstream gamers and i feel even if you do perservere and climb past that very long and difficult learning curve, it isn't rewarding unless you truly are a fan of this particular genre and/or cycling.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
216.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2013
Ignore the fools who dismiss it without even playing it.

It's got a reasonably detailed management part (which needs a lot of patience and micromanagement to fully enjoy) and a working knowledge of/enthusiasm for cycling racing. Picture a rougher-round-the-edges version of Football Manager, handling training, team and rider objectives and contracts etc. Then jump into the races (hundreds of different races in Career mode, most with real courses) in 3D and direct the riders - it's unusual and great; it's been described as a sports RTS.

Loads of different challenges, big teams with the better riders will push for the top positions in maybe the great classic one day races or the epic challenge of winning the overall in the bigger tours, smaller teams will fight for victory in minor races or just go for lesser objectives in big races (e.g. win one stage, wear the points or mountain jersey etc).

The game is supported by a superb community who produce great content and improve it no-end and help newcomers, as there are lots of aspects which need explanation!

Under-rated and brilliant. Just learn the basics of the sport first and perservere!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
121.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2013
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.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
119.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 24, 2014
Very good game fantastic I have had hours of fun on this, make sure that you download the expansion though to get more kit and bikes -

Bellisimo
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
77.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2013
It is an amazing game if you are into the cycling sports. Or just as a manager game. like Fotball manager etc..
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
610.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2013
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
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
51.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
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.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2013
Good Game, play it a lot, however quite complex to begin with and can get boring after a while of the same thing
but any cycling fans?
GET IT!!!!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Great :3
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
This is the oddest "game" I have ever played.

As a fairly keen cyclist and a big fan of strategy games when I saw this on sale i thought I'd give it a try; thank god I settled for this older, cheaper iteration.

You see, you don't actually play this game, you just click random things. And nothing happens. So you click more random things, and eventually there is a race, in which you click random things. Or not. Then random things happen. Or perhaps they don't. Rider needs objectives? Choose one totally at random as there is no way to see what you are adding until you have added it. Remove one of his original objectives? Good luck trying to get it back. Rider complains races are unsuitable? But the only way to know if a random race from a huge list is suitable is by performing a dark satanic ritual sacrificing the blood of 17 virgins; sadly I failed to find even one.

Search online for a tutorial (frankly I have better things to do, but I did have a little look) and find a couple of indecipherable videos. There were are few in langages I don't speak; perhaps I should have tried those.

I did find a review which explained the game perfectly though, and I suggest you read it.
http://pixelsordeath.com/features/snore-simulator-a-review-of-pro-cycling-manager-2013
TLDR? Click random things so that random things may happen. Or not.

So I quit and loaded a nice simple Paradox grand strategy more suitable for my obvious gaming shortcomings.

Avoid unless you have already memorized every cycling abbreviation and the details of every cycling race planetwide prior to playing, or looking up such things sounds appealing to you, in which case please make yourself known to me in order that I may sacrifice you.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
51.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
Vamos Contador
The Best Cycling Game
7/10
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11 of 24 people (46%) found this review helpful
1,731.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2014
live cycling
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10 of 22 people (45%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
DO NOT BUY THIS IF YOU DO NOT ENJOY STEEP LEARNING CURVES!

As various other reviews mention, this game is not particularly friendly to those new to management games. As a casual cyclist I understand some of the elements presented in this game, however there is virtually nothing in the way of tutorials. Once you press "start", you are literally plummeted into a sea of numbers and dates. Factor into this equation a clunky, complicated navigation system, and you have yourself a very frustrating experience.

I will give this another go, but not until I have more time to spend hours reading through online tutorials and attempting several experimental playthroughs. Not for the casual gamer.

2/5 at this point in time.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
90.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Great Game for Cycling Fans bests allready made ;D
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Fun game :] I really biked it!
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