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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May 30

PRO CYCLING MANAGER AND TOUR DE FRANCE 2014 IN VIDEO!

One month before the start of Le Tour de France, Cyanide Studio and Focus Home Interactive are happy to give you a first taste of this grand competition, through the first video dedicated to Pro Cycling Manager (PC) and Le Tour de France 2014 (PS4, PS3, Xbox360). Follow the pack through the streets of London, climb the highest mountains and participate in the final sprint of the Tour 2014 on the Champs Elysées! Enjoy Cyanide Studio's passionate effort to offer highly-detailed stages and scenes, guaranteeing total immersion while competing with the biggest champions!

Cycling lovers will thus enjoy new editions of Pro Cycling Manager and Tour de France 2014 that are even more gorgeous than previous installments, but also filled with new treats. Do not hesitate to visit the new official website of Pro Cycling Manager and Tour de France, with new sections dedicated to the 2014 editions of Pro Cycling Manager and Tour de France as well as the Devblog - they are all filled with all the information you want to know about both games.

Pro Cycling Manager 2014 on PC will thrill fans of sports management and catapult you to the head of one of the 75 pro teams in a riveting cycling season where you take part in over 200 competitions and 550 stages! This extensive 2014 edition offers meticulously rendered graphics, new off-race management options (R&D, financial management and improved sponsor relations, etc.), a more dynamic transfer market, a more realistic injury system, a brand new and highly intuitive interface and a race gameplay that is full of great features, including consecutive orders and race tactics!

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

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May 16

Avant-première PCM 2014 / PCM 2014's premiere



Bonjour à tous,

Vous voulez tester en avant-première et en exclusivité Pro Cycling Manager 2014 ? Nous vous proposons de passer une demie journée au studio, à Nanterre, le Mardi 27 Mai !
Nous avons en tout réservé 10 places pour les membres de la communauté, c'est donc de vous qu'il s'agit ! Deux sessions de test seront organisées le 27 mai, la première se déroulera de 10h00 à 12h30 et la seconde de 14h30 à 17h00.

Vous pourrez découvrir en avance les nouveautés au programme de la version 2014 de Pro Cycling Manager. Si vous êtes intéressés, envoyez-moi votre nom, prénom, email, et numéro de téléphone en message privé sur le forum ou via la page facebook de Pro Cycling Manager . Il vous faut bien évidemment pouvoir vous rendre dans nos locaux à Nanterre, près de Paris.

Dans votre message, pensez à nous indiquer l'horaire qui vous arrange le plus.
La date limite pour vous inscrire à l'avant première est le Jeudi 22 Mai, sachant que si il y a plus de 10 volontaires,les participant seront alors tirés au sort le Vendredi 23 Mai.

Voici les conditions pour pouvoir postuler :
Être membre du forum ou bien de la page Facebook Cyanide
Avoir plus de 12 ans
Habiter la région parisienne, ou pouvoir s'y rendre
Et bien sur être disponible le Mardi 27 Mai

A vous de jouer !

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Hi everyone,

On Tuesday, May 27th, Cyanide invites you to come to the studio, in Nanterre, France, to try out a preview of Pro Cycling Manager 2014!
We booked 10 places for the PCM community members, which means you guys. We will organize 2 sessions of trials on May 27th, one from 10.00 am to 12.30, and another one from 2.30 pm to 17.00 pm.

Here's the opportunity to discover the new features of Pro Cycling Manager 2014 in advance. If you're interessed send me your first name, last name, email adress and phone number in a private message via the forum or the Pro Cycling Manager facebook page . Of course you will need to come to the studio in Nanterre, France, near to Paris.
Please let us know, which session would suit you better.

The deadline for all the candidatures is May 22nd, if there are more than 10 voluntaries, we will make a random selection on Friday, May 23rd.

To take part in the event, you need to:
Be a member of the board and the PCM facebook page
Be above 12 years old
Live around Paris or be able to travel there
Be available on May 27th

And now, it's your turn!

--
The Cyanide Team

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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
11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
103.9 hrs on record
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!
Posted: June 25
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
264.8 hrs on record
Great Game for Cycling Fans. There is a really helpful online community. Not great if you do not understand road cycling.
Posted: June 12
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9 of 20 people (45%) found this review helpful
1,731.2 hrs on record
live cycling
Posted: May 29
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5 of 14 people (36%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 20
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1 of 9 people (11%) found this review helpful
24.5 hrs on record
Game crashes randomly when trying to load 3D races. Very frustrating. Don't waste your money.
Posted: July 19
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3 of 17 people (18%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Mac. Mac. Mac. Mac. Mac. Mac. Mac. Mac. Mac. Mac. BRING TO MAC FFS CYANIDE.
Posted: June 8
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266.2 hrs on record
another game where syncing fails to recognize achievements...

Why ♥♥♥♥ing bother making achievements if you can't get them to work...
Posted: July 22
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80.8 hrs on record
the best game ive ever played thumbs up cyanide whens 2014 out
Posted: May 6
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119.0 hrs on record
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
Posted: May 24
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143.4 hrs on record
Excellent game for any cycling fan. Alot of time spent playing.
Posted: June 10
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86.0 hrs on record
please cycanide can you make this a mac game aswell i know its old but its the best version
Posted: August 13
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48 of 52 people (92%) found this review helpful
156.7 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 10, 2013
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
147.5 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 1
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: February 25
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20 of 35 people (57%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: March 8
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
216.6 hrs on record
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!
Posted: July 21, 2013
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
121.6 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 19, 2013
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
77.9 hrs on record
It is an amazing game if you are into the cycling sports. Or just as a manager game. like Fotball manager etc..
Posted: July 13, 2013
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
50.6 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 1, 2013
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
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!!!!
Posted: December 8, 2013
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