Test your managerial skills with Racing Manager 2014 – the most in-depth racing team management simulation to date! Assume control of one of the pre-defined teams or create your very own and prepare to storm the ranks of the racing world.
User reviews: Very Negative (179 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 6, 2013
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Test your managerial skills with Racing Manager 2014 – the most in-depth racing team management simulation to date!

Assume control of one of the pre-defined teams or create your very own and prepare to storm the ranks of the racing world. Hire drivers, mechanics, engineers and designers, put each of them in the perfect position and decide which training sessions are best for your drivers.

Design the ideal race car, buy spare parts, sign contracts with engine manufacturers, give your ride a paint job and plaster it with decals from the best advertisement contracts you can find. Racing Manager 2014 also features an extensive research system. Put your designer team to the test on a tech tree of over 100 projects or use the espionage feature to snatch new technologies from your competitors.

When it’s time to race, define and refine your race strategy, plan pit stops, manage fuel and tire pressure and listen to your drivers’ feedback to gain the upper hand and move one step closer to your ultimate goal: to win the World Championship!

  • Extensive editor – Create your very own drivers with skills, strengths and weaknesses and build a new racing team with unique starting technologies and abilities
  • Tech tree – Research more than 100 new car technologies using an extensive technology tree
  • Team members – Hire and train engineers, mechanics, drivers and designers and utilize team dynamics to make the best use of your crew
  • Team building – Expand your team ground, build different structures including a wind tunnel or a fitness center
  • Private life – Show your success by buying sports cars, buying a yacht or a villa
  • Car setup – Tailor a car setup for each track and driver, customizing everything from engine supplier to tire pressure to flipup angle

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP 2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: AMD/Intel Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Shader Model 2.0 DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Mac Core Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Gameplay was not bad, really enjoyed it at first 5 hours playing until..bugs and glitches started showing up,cant proceed to 2nd season and random crashes..

GO BUY SOMETHING ELSE
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
game is ok if you are only interested in one season!! the game can not cope with a second!!! the year 2013 does not end and you end up having to end the game and start again! its a waste of time and money!
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
awful...AI won't let you loose...I won every race without improving ANYTHING! STAY FAR AWAY.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
nice game
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
AVOID, AVOID, AVOID, even if its on sale, don't buy it. There are much better, if older F1 management sims out there, than this clunky mess.
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Worst dissapointment ever !!!
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12.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
It's not a bad game, but the constant bugs and crashes are extremely frustrating. Other than that, the game is a great management sim.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
108.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Game has only 3 seasons per Career, have fun with that... I prefer something with a bit more... well time... before the game ends. thought it was a bug at first but after 3 careers in 5 days I figured it could not be, this game would be worth the money if it lasted longer, but not like this!

Furthermore there are so many game breaking bugs,
1: cars that run off track and jump in a lap ahead of you,
2: pit stops that is taken by driver 1 but the fuel and tire change is done to driver 2 who is now parked out on the track while the driver supposed to go into pit is parked in the pit untill you manualle enter his pit stop window and fix his stop aswell
3: the ingame music is 1 melody running in circles, after playing just 20 hours I got so sick of it I disabled music, that resulted in a timid click... click... click sound...

4: way to basic in some areas as UI (user interface) and well thought out in others... example:::

When building or dismantling the car you can put on a full aero-package and engine parts in 4 clicks : clever...

when repairing you have to put each indiviual part into a list for your mechanics to work with not a "que all damaged parts button" and if you further more want to pay for the fix to be instant... you again have to repair each car part one by one... no "fix entire repair list button"...

and everywhere you have to CLICK pop up windows shut, soo many games have automatically enter as yes and esc as no / cancel. but not here, you must click items and then click ok.

but all that matters little comparet to my first point about the games limited duration. I played 4 playthroughs the last I basically cheated and started with enourmus fame and cash, super drivers and decided to choose the best research start possible with a custom team, but even then by haveing higher research than ever and spent all my cash on espionage to steal techs after 3 years I still missed 20% of all techs.

This is the most half donkeyed shoddy game I ever payed 20€ for...
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Except for liking it or not liking it, it crashes after roughly an hour of gameplay. Yet another typical Kalypso fail...
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
DO NOT BUY THIS !!

Its an early alpha stage game at best, random crashes, unimplemented features, broken mechanics and it stops working after 1 season (ingame).

Stay away! Worst spent 2$ ever!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Do Not Buy This Game.Worse than Pole Position 2012
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
No explination for various different componets of game. Have to figure it all our on your own. Graphics are horrible. Random cutscenes during race which provide no information and no obvious way to stop them. The game sounds good but has poor execution. half the time you have no idea whats going on unless you can work out what everything means by magic...
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Godawful. Crashes during races on Windows 8. Haven't finished a single race. Not one. Would rather scrape the flesh off my face with a rusty toothpick than 'play' this game by Despicable-quality-trax and Kraplypso. Three thumbs down.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Game ends on season 2! It's a big bug on the calendar!
Engine contracts are buggy too.
Overall, game is fun but needs some fixes. If not fixed, It's not worth your money.
Not recommending until bugs are fixed
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Terrible quality of programming! The only (!) game of more than 100 Steam titles I have, which does not run on my PC. So the developer goes to my "blacklist".
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
A lot of potential but crashes every 5 minuts
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
By the time you read this, it is likely too late. Like me, you might have been interested in the game an impulse bought based on an awesome steam sale.

Sorry, but this game isnt worth much. The "tutorial" doesnt help you play the game, it just explains which each area is for. When trying to learn the game, it is impossible to actually adjust anything or really follow the game because it insists on showing clips of the races which pauses any monitoring and adjestments you need to do.

I paid $4 for the game (at 80% off!), and I am so greatly disappointed I wish there was a way to demand a refund on the lousy game.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
cant compete with the best managemant game for f1 i have played which i grand prix world they should make avaliable instead
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Unplayable. The game has stopped responding twice now during qualifying runs. I haven't run a single race yet. Game feels unfinished and the UI is poorly designed.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
The concept has potential. However, the execution is deepy flawed. Terrible interface and gameplay mechanics that are not very developed.
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