- Play it whenever, wherever, however Play on Linux for the first time, plus the inclusion of ‘cloud-save’ technology which means that managers can now pursue a single career from any computer, anywhere in the world.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,192 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 30, 2013

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"The refined gameplay that makes it the choice of couch managers worldwide has been further polished to maintain FM as the undisputed king of managers."

About This Game

- Play it whenever, wherever, however
Play on Linux for the first time, plus the inclusion of ‘cloud-save’ technology which means that managers can now pursue a single career from any computer, anywhere in the world. FM14 also includes integration with Steam Workshop making it easy for managers to create and share customised FM content such as photo/logo packs, new and custom competitions and tailor-made challenges using the new Challenge Editor.

- Improved Match Engine
The 3D Match Engine has seen extensive improvements, including enhanced AI, improved lighting and player animation, individual player character and kit models, more realistic player reaction to on-field incidents and a range of optimisations which combine to make this the best looking and fastest FM Match Engine yet.

- Tactical overhaul
There has been a complete redesign of how tactics are created, selected and implemented with player roles and team strategies becoming even more prominent, definable roles for players for multiple positions, new player roles and instructions and improvements to rival managers' AI so that they’ll adapt their tactics more readily over time.

- More realistic transfers and contracts
FM 2014 features a revamped transfer module where opposing clubs and managers adopt a more realistic approach when making or responding to transfer offers. In addition, a number of new ‘real world’ transfer clauses have been added, such as the facility to loan a player back to the club he’s just been bought from and the option to offer a combination of cash and loan players, as well as new contract clauses such as a sub bench appearance fee. On top of this, the old ‘turn-based’ system of transfer negotiations can now be done two ways, the tried and tested system and a new ‘live’ system, similar to that used in FM’s contract negotiations.

- More sophisticated board interaction
Contract negotiations are more realistic in FM 2014, as managers and boards can now make demands and lay down their respective visions for the club in both initial job interviews and contract renewal discussions. Managers can also attempt to renegotiate transfer and wage budgets as a reward for staying loyal if they’ve been offered a job by another club, with the outcome helping aid their decision on whether to move or not.

- Improved interaction with players, staff and media
There is now better interaction between players, managers, their rivals and the media; for example, members of the coaching staff now offer feedback on how reserve and youth team players are performing. Managers can also ask key players to have a word with unhappy squad members, while the introduction of an end-of-season meeting allows the manager to let the squad know how they have performed and set targets for the coming season.

- News system
The news system has been overhauled so managers can now deal with many club matters directly from their inbox. In addition, news is now colour-coded, based on category, and contains more detail – for example, scout reports now appear as a single news item with a top-line report on all players scouted and the facility to shortlist or make an offer for each of these players.

- Enhanced user interface
Major changes have been made to FM 2014’s user interface. Key areas have been redesigned – including the training overview page, the transfer centre and the news homepage – while widespread changes have been made across the game’s user interface. The language employed throughout the game has also enjoyed a major overhaul and now corresponds more closely to the language of real world football.

- Football Manager Classic evolved
Managers can now choose more than three playable nations in Classic mode for a more immersive experience. In addition, FM’s ‘fast play’ mode now includes Transfer Deadline Day, a Match Plan wizard and new unlockables.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core AMD, Athlon. Windows XP: 1.6GHz+, Windows Vista/7/8: 2.2GHz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, ATI Radeon 9800, Intel GMA X3100: 128MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
    • Processor: Intel Core 1.8GHz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 7300 GT, ATI Radeon X1600, Intel GMA X3100: 128MB VRAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 2.0 compliant
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Linux
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core AMD Athlon: 1.8GHz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 7300 GT, AMD Radeon HD 2400 Pro, Intel HD 3000/4000: 128MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 2.0 compliant
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
338.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
This game ruined my life. I couldn't stop playing! Its like a drug!

10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,257.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
this game made lose my girlfriend
but thats alright argh sucha great game to
perfect
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
189.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Better than the old ones!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
409.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
best manager game, getting better and realistic every year
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
754.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Wowzeroony this is the best game I've ever played, give it a shot, you won't regret it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
964.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
BY FAR THE MOST ADDICTIVE GAME I HAVE EVER PLAYED, CANT WAIT FOR FM15 TO HIT STEAM
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
59.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
This game deserves better review then this one. Not a single word about the game and match mechanics, which is the most important thing in FM. I am really intered to see if I can finally earn some money by selling good players and buying mediocre players for less then a double of their asking price. And if the defenders got any smarter...

You could write this review in one sentence: "They made some changes with tactics and Classic mode is awesome".

Football Manager 2014 comes with hundreds of new features, related to all the aspects of a game that each year makes its players feel more and more like a Special One.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
287.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Good game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,515.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Just one more game. I promise...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
246.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
One of the all time great strategy games - you don't have to love football/soccer, you just need to have patience, love strategy, and love tactics.

Dominions series fan will probably REALLY enjoy this.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
idk anything about soccer/football
20/10 highly recommended
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Playing SI Games versions since FM 2005 and previously Championship Manager Series since 2000, i have to say that having no real competitors is the main problem of this game.

Every next serie of game is just about polishing with new interface & graphics. And in the year of 2014, players still running with glide. They are even failing with only improvement they have.

Miles, we started this game with only reading commentaries of matches. Player needs & deserves real opponents in game. Not a non-logical turn based, dice game match engine.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
284.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
This is by far the best football management series you will come across to date, it is filed with masses of detail and acts as what seems like a near perfect simulation of real football managemnt.
This game will fill you with the upmost joy from winning a league and then and hour later (and there'll be plenty of hours), you'll find yourself furious with a humiliating defeat.
This game is brilliant and will take over your life for decent period of time.

12/15 - "BLOODY HELL; HOW MANY HOURS?!"
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
36.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
I pick the best team, they should be in the top 5 of the league. and NO they cannot seem to win a single game. It has happened to me over and over again, I read post trying to figure out a way to win and it seems like no one can figure it out.
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4 of 13 people (31%) found this review helpful
1,925.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
worst fm game ever
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
59.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
This game was supposed to make me sit infront of the PC for hours like DOTA2 or WoW but instead I found myself trying to resolve bugs and communicate with almost non-existant support team. Not recommended.
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118.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
This game is absolutely fantastic. If you are a football fan, you will love it, you will get addicted to it, and you will commit way too many hours to this game. Every year SI release a fantastic and immersive game, and this one definitely fits the bill. Buy it and preorder the next one. Well worth the money.
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319.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
I stay at home and make £0.00 every day! To find out how, simply scroll up.
Seriously though, good game. Shame the graphics are ♥♥♥♥, but real players play on 2D anyway.
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236.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Hi all, i am now writing this review since it is only a month left for Football Manager 15 and this one will probably be taken off steam like FM12 and FM13. I highly recommend this game, it had it`s flaws like all the other Football manager games. However after some patches and all, this game is one of the best simulators out there. It got Workshop which will provide hours of joy. It has a great tutorial which will learn the newbies about the FM way. The gameplay is one of the best, you will get frustrated and will rage-quit many times just like me when i started to play FM for the first time, the 2012 version:D. I highly recommend you buy this before FM15 november release, It is a great game and the developers is one of the best:).

Democracy is so overrated...
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170.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
I thought I knew what digital crack was before I played this. The complaints with the match engine aside, the database alone is worth a look. Absolutely ridiculous attention to detail and quite possibly the most addictive game I've played this side of Civ 4.
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