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Take on the role of manager and lead one of the pro cycling circuit's 75 teams. Join an outstanding 2014 season with more than 200 competitions across 550 stages including the prestigious Tour de France.
Release Date: Jun 19
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$39.99

About the Game

BEHIND EVERY GREAT TEAM IS A GREAT MANAGER

Take on the role of manager and lead one of the pro cycling circuit's 75 teams. Join an outstanding 2014 season with more than 200 competitions across 550 stages including the prestigious Tour de France.

Manage your pro team and plan your season, including recruitment, contracts, sponsorship and training! Choose the best strategy to win during races.

Enhanced graphics, new management features out of the race (equipment R&D, financial management and improved relationships with sponsors), a dynamic transfer market, realistic injuries system, a whole new intuitive interface and richer racing gameplay (consecutive orders, race tactics) are on the menu of this ultra-complete 2014 edition!

In solo, or in multiplayer played with managers around the world, Pro Cycling Manager will delight all cycling and sports simulations lovers.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.2 GHZ
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 AND SHADERS 3.0 COMPATIBLE NVIDIA GEFORCE 7900/ATI RADEON X1600/INTEL HD 2000
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR GAME ACTIVATION AND ONLINE GAMING
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.6 GHZ
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 AND SHADERS 3.0 COMPATIBLE NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600GT/ATI RADEON X1900 OR HIGHER
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR THE GAME ACTIVATION AND THE ONLINE GAMING
Helpful customer reviews
121 of 143 people (85%) found this review helpful
63.7 hrs on record
Improved since last year? Ohh yes :D

- The menus are much better now.
- Riders orders in races have improved alot.
- You can even set the riders to auto so they follow a strategy that you can setup before and under the race. (sprint for mountain/sprints/stage victory or defend leaders jersey etc.)
- Realistic equiptment sponsors thats allow you to determin the R&D in their frame and wheels!! Riding them in races will speed up the testing process, like in real life :D
- Price money is back in a minor scale.

Generally I have the last couple of year been alittle disapointed in the improvements of PCM and the pricing for that upgrade wasnt worth it, but I can tell you, this year it is.

You have done a great job this year Cyanside! :-)

9/10

Note: The general gameplay is much as you know it, but I think all the small improvements they made in this years edition, makes it proberly one of the most realistic and best PCM I have ever played..

Note: Played them all :-)


UPDATED 28/6 2014 ----------------------------- BELOW ----------------------------------

Now the time have come to liste some of the bad stuff I have experienced lately.
- Click on rider with the mouse in races, does not always work. Sometimes you have to use the keyboard back/forward key or use multiple clicks around, before it works..
- Making a train with your sprinter in the last position, is a pain in the ♥♥♥. Its always the sprinter that gets dropped and none of the other riders in the train.. Wierd..
- No more race-reports after a simulated race. Did the riders do, what I ordered them too? I have no idea.. Only a result list to look at.
- Few rider crashes. No point in keeping your leader in the front of the pack, if mass crashes never happens/exits.

Now some good stuff.
- Stable game. Only got a failure a couple of time when loading a stage.. Nothing serius, as the game was loaded back in no time and game remembered the line-up for the race. (Remember to update drivers)
- Breakaways have a fair chance of getting a stage win.

As I wrote in the "first review", I still recommend the 2014 edition of PCM, but I must change the rating to 8/10 untill the "mouse clicking" / "sprinter train" mentioned above is fixed, hopefully in a patch in the near future.
Posted: June 19
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48 of 62 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
I haven't played this series since PCM 2009, while I hardly remember some of the features from PCM2009, I can say with confidence that PCM 2014 has a few items that can draw the player into the game - but there are other items that will draw you away. For one let's highlight the positive mechanics that I found in the game:

Beautiful graphics
Relatively clean interface and menu
Somewhat of a comprehensive tutorial
Great in game commands
R&D feature was a step in the right direction

Some negatives:

Cluttered inbox, you'll get mail from a bunch of miscellaneous events that don't impact or pretain to your current game which I would just simply classify as spam
(Something minor which can be easily fixed by zero'ing off the "announcer/commentator under sound options) But the announcer sounds cheesy as hell, I don't even think ESPN announcers sound that bad.
If you haven't played PCM before, the tutorial might not be enough to properly introduce the game to you. There are many screens on the UI (not as bad as football manager!), it wil take some time to get used to it all.
A few minor graphical glitches during the race that don't impact the quality of the game (cars driving through the race formation, racers "ghosting" through each other)

It's hard to say what exactly needs patching as of right now, my first race was fine and I didn't encounter anything wild that needs to be addressed immediately. I would recommend this game to someone who is interested in cycling or management of cycling teams. would buy again 10/10.
Posted: June 19
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64 of 92 people (70%) found this review helpful
30.7 hrs on record
Making an update to the review since I've been able to play the game more and see more details.

Below are my general feelings about the game.

Positive:
* Graphics are improved and quite good.
* Gameplay is nice.
* Different skill levels to make it easier for casual gamers.

Negative:
* Game crashes alot (Like around every second race - this is also reported by others)
* Major bug at August 2015 which makes the game crash. According to developer this means you have to start a new career once the bug fix is implemented in order to proceed. The bug fix has not been implemented yet( Ref: http://www.cyanide-studio.com/forumPCM/viewtopic.php?f=123&t=16550)
* The loading of races are really slow, even on quite decent computers.
* The sorting of players lacks several options to find the correct riders. For example tring to find the best riders without a contract at a certain age is from what I see really difficult to do.
* A bit difficult to find things like training, training progress etc until you are used to the game.
* For the games current state and in general, 39.99 EUR is very expensive.

Minor negative things:
* If you change screen resolution you have to manually exit the game, and then start up. Quite annoying when trying to find the correct resolution as this takes alot of time.
* The change of volume from minimum to maximum is done by holding down a minus button for a long long long time. This must be done for each of the 3 volume options from 100-0. It does not speed up while holding down the button. Instead of adding a slider and a mute button, it's only possible by holding down these buttons 1 by 1.

Conclusion:
I'de recommend the game if you are a hardcore cycling fan and can survive crashes and some annoyence. However if you haven't played any of the games before it might be worthwhile first to buy an earlier patched up version. In it's current state the game now is not in my opinion all completed. Still it's great fun to play the game when it's working. It might be worthwhile to buy an older cheaper version first to see if you like the game before you pay 39.99 EUR.
Posted: June 19
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
216.4 hrs on record
in its current state (version 1.1.0.1), it is not worth buying. ive only had a few hours of playtime, had several crashes, and have run into multiple bugs, one of them being that im completely locked out of multiplayer.
asking for support on their official forums if you dont speak french is also a completely pointless pursuit, since their staff does not speak enough english to provide assistance. case in point, i was told to "Please send your PCM14 to the technical support for investigation: support[at]focus-home.com", i still havent figured out if they want me to send them the client files, or whatever. on top of that, i was told this by a staffmember in their own technical support forums, which is where you're supposed to go for technical support.
there's several other gamebreaking issues i havent run into yet since i havent kept the game from crashing long enough.
buyer beware, do not buy this game yet, unless you really love cycling, and for everyone else. check the latest patch, if it hasnt been updated from 1.1.0.1. its unplayable.
Posted: June 30
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26 of 37 people (70%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Here are the people who would like this game: those who adore European cycling industry and have a favorite rider and those who enjoy large-scale, ultri-micromanagement spreadsheet games.

This is like Madden's franchise mode... on crack.

Compared to last year, so far I've noticed that the problems with buildings spawning on roads seem to be resolved. Also, the graphical user interface has been upgraded, though sometimes the words end up hidden behind the buttons.

I really wish this game had multiple simulators -- a lightweight, a middleweight, and this heavyweight version. I have little interest in R&D and appeasing sponsors on a daily basis.

This is a simulation game where every day takes 10-15 minutes to check all the numbers and then move on to the next day. But all told, I still like it. But then again, I'm a big ol' nerd.
Posted: June 19
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