- 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 (3,048 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 30, 2013

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April 9

Football Manager 2014 Update 14.3.1 Released

As you may have already seen, the PlayStation Vita version of Football Manager is due for release on the 11th April. Due to the cross-platform play available in Football Manager Classic mode, we’ve taken this opportunity to release an update for FM14 to enable this functionality.

We’ve also included a few other fixes which include, but are not limited to the changelist posted below.

To update you will need to close the game down and re-launch for it to update. If this does not work for you or you feel it has not updated you will need to restart Steam.

Upon launching the game you will see the updated version number of 14.3.1 in the bottom right hand corner of the Start Screen.

If your version still hasn’t updated we suggest again restarting Steam and if that still doesn’t work, try verifying your game cache as explained here in our FAQ - http://www.footballmanager.com/faq/?game=38&id=221

So managers, get back into your sheepskins and lead your teams to glory. Failing that, a sneaky one-nil win away might just keep the chairman off your back for a couple more games…

Football Manager 2014 - 14.3.1 Update Change List

- Enabled PS Vita Cross-Save functionality

- Fixed rare crash when adding player to transfer target/development list
- Fixed rare crash on continue
- Fixed examples of pre-14.3.0 saves failing due to French discipline rule change

- Fixed edited teams being extracted into wrong division
- Fixed edited names not saving correctly

- Fixed rare cases of future transfer join dates reverting to year 1900
- Improved player interest AI after declaring interest

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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

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
222 of 281 people (79%) found this review helpful
491.7 hrs on record
This is a good game for people who like to stay up way later than planned, break keyboards, and forget to eat.
Posted: April 16
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42 of 55 people (76%) found this review helpful
511.4 hrs on record
Football Manager 2014 is a take on a post-apocolyptic version of Hamlet.
You take on the role of {[INSERT GENERIC HERO FIRST NAME HERE]} - Sheppard. Your goal is to fight through the endless waves of unemployment before reaching the golden opportunity of a blood bound contract. With this blood bond you now serve your new overlord as a bannerman of their "club" requiring a sacrifice of your first born son all the while raising the banner for your glorious leader. You in turn conduct further blood bound contracts with lesser beings known as "players" or serphs.
Using your serphs you command them to mount and ride to battle against rival bannermen in a "match" where the loser is sentanced to battle to the death in the thunderdome by simply the best: Tina Turner, because life isn't fair you whiny little whelp, f**k you.
It's pretty hard to unlock the tier 2 medi kit in order to re-attach the lost limbs of my "players", and I have yet to figure that out - I find it easier to dispose of them in a furnace than ask them to try and play through a 3 game week, apart from that it is an enjoyabGOD F'ING DAMN YOU ANDY WHING. . YOU COST ME MY ♥♥♥♥ING PROMOTION! THE PRINCE CAME EARLIER CINDERELLA. HE SAID HE HAD A SLIPPER TO FIT JUST UNDER YOUR GLASS ANKLES. T-w-a-t.

All in all, I found the title of this game very misleading as there was NO COWBOYS IN THIS GAME AT ALL.

Still good though brah.

I rate this 4 Turkeys out of Half a Banana.
Go buy it already!
Posted: June 20
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,186.8 hrs on record
This game is ruining my life.

I recommend everyone gets it.
Posted: May 30
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
1,217.2 hrs on record
Essentially it's like snorting coke, crack and injecting heroin simultaniously.

The overall objective of the game is to have a child whom you can groom to be the top star of the footballing world. Earning slave's wages of £300,000 in a week and being forced to play up to 270 minutes of football in a single week. As you sit and destroy your child's body before the age of the 30 due to burnout you may choose to replace him with a regen with whom you feel more affinity because he doesn't cry about being substituted and has you in his favoured personnel.

Sometimes you can take control of clubs with more money than sense and buy cheese such as Balanta in order to ruin the experience for yourself because you win everything. Remember, kids, real men install >user db or start unemployed and end up at Uniao Madeira.

P.S. Football Manager is not a game
Posted: June 28
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
240.8 hrs on record
This game is like smoking you try it once and then you cant stop. You will always want to play one more match or get to the next transfer window. Great game 10/10.
Posted: August 25
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1,915 of 2,093 people (91%) found this review helpful
2,457.5 hrs on record
day 1,627: i do not remember the sound of another person's voice, nor the feel of sunlight on my skin. there are only numbers and torn cruciates now
Posted: December 2, 2013
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