Football Manager 2015, the latest in the award-winning and record-breaking series, is coming to PC, Macintosh and Linux computers in November 2014. Football Manager is the most realistic, in-depth and immersive simulation of football management available, putting you in the hot-seat of almost any club in more than 50 countries across the...
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Release Date: Nov 2014

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October 23

BREAKING NEWS: The FM15 Beta is now Live!

Football Manager 2015, the latest in the award-winning and record-breaking series, is coming to PC, Macintosh and Linux computers in November 2014.

Football Manager is the most realistic, in-depth and immersive simulation of football management available, putting you in the hot-seat of almost any club in more than 50 countries across the world, including all of Europe’s biggest leagues.

Football Manager 2015 will allow you to live the life of a real football manager – you decide who plays and who sits on the bench, you're in total control of tactics, team-talks, substitutions and pitch-side instructions as you follow the match live with the acclaimed 3D match engine.

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October 8

Football Manager 2015 Features and Launch Date Announced!

SEGA and Sports Interactive are delighted to announce that Football Manager 2015 will hit the streets on November 7th 2014.
This latest release in the best-selling series will feature a huge number of improvements and enhancements over its predecessors, many of which have been designed to make the experience of managing a club more personal and customisable.

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About This Game

Football Manager 2015, the latest in the award-winning and record-breaking series, is coming to PC, Macintosh and Linux computers in November 2014.

Football Manager is the most realistic, in-depth and immersive simulation of football management available, putting you in the hot-seat of almost any club in more than 50 countries across the world, including all of Europe’s biggest leagues.

Football Manager 2015 will allow you to live the life of a real football manager – you decide who plays and who sits on the bench, you're in total control of tactics, team-talks, substitutions and pitch-side instructions as you follow the match live with the acclaimed 3D match engine.

Pre-order Football Manager 2015 now to enjoy access to a fully-playable ‘Beta’ version of the game roughly two weeks prior to the official release date.

Features:

Tracksuit Manager
You can now define your managerial style like never before, using the new manager points system to focus on coaching, scouting, youth development, man-management... or maybe a little of everything? What type of manager are you?

Matchday Experience
More than 2,000 new motion captured animations; new lighting, improved player models and ball physics add extra depth and realism to the 3D Match Engine. Plus, improved AI, individual player shouts, touchline team talks and other additions make this the closest simulation of a football match available!

New User Interface
A new look and feel to the user interface with a left-hand navigation bar makes management easier and more intuitive

Scouting Centre…
The new Scouting Centre integrates all areas of player recruitment. Plus you can set scouting assignments to find specific levels of player whether it be a first teamer, youngster or a direct player replacement.

More realistic player personalities…
Player’s personalities and characters replicate today’s football world where player power rules. Players are more vocal in the press and quicker to issue ultimatums if they’re unhappy.

Deeper media experience…
A wider variety of journalists with tabloid and broadsheet reporters developing more varied stories and building up rivalries through the media, plus brand new tunnel interviews before and after matches.

Classic Mode…
Updates to Classic Mode allow you more freedom when selecting nations, leagues and players in your gameworld. Plus, you can now skip pre-season (in first season), take control of player training, make more board requests and there are new unlockables, such as; ‘Dodgy lasagne’, Unsuspend player’ & ‘Lifetime player’

And much more..
Including Twitch TV support, Manager Timelines and improvements to Finances, Training and hundreds of other features.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core, AMD Athlon - XP: 1.6GHz+ V/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
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
    • Processor: Intel Core 1.8GHz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 7300 GT, ATI Radeon X1600, Intel GMA X3100 - 128VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    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 OpenGL 2.0 compliant
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
76.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
I have played every version of this game since it came out. Like any crack addict, I was compelled to buy knowing the risks. Hell, I even upgraded my PC just so I could play the game properly because the last two incarnations just wouldn't work on my battered old machine.

There are always problems when it first comes out. I've found that the problems persist until a patch comes out in December/January.

Now for the breakdown:

Good - The user interface is so much better; There is more interaction with players; You can force moves out with a gentle discussion - a great innovation.

Bad - What's going on with the tactics? I was scoring plenty of goals, but I noticed that I was conceding far too many. Maybe it was my tactical setup? So, when I went into a 3-0 lead, I decided to shore up my defence. I dropped my defenders back and even my wingers. Yet, once again, I was conceding the same sort of goals - a cross into the box and finished because my full back was somewhere else or (more usually), the goalie making a save and the rebound ALWAYS falling to their striker. The end result was 4-3. My stats showed I had the tallest team in the league and thus scored most from corners. However, I also conceded the most from corners. WTF?! I developed one tactic where I gave up trying to win away and just park a bus. Still a 5-2 thrashing. I won the league scoring over 100 goals. I conceded more than the relegated teams (70). Despite brilliant fitness coaches, I was losing to loads of last minute goals. WHY, GOD, WHY?!

I love this game and always will, but to get most enjoyment, I'll wait until the patch.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Well well, where do I start.. Upon reading reviews of this game (largely negative) I was very cautious on purchasing this, but I still did as I love FM.

I'll start with the positives, I like the new interface, it makes it much easier as everything is in front of you in one screen rather that lots of drop-down menus having to be opened. It also looks alot smoother and I like having world news opened up in a tab after skipping a day which means I wouldn't have to subscribe to other teams and leagues or some players.

Negatives? hold your breath because this could be a long one depending on how much I want to type. I have played three competitive matches with my team Oxford United and here are the scorlines: 4-2 Burton (W), 1-5 Wolves (L), 6-3 Mansfield (L), that's 8 goals scored and 13 goals conceded in three games. Outraged enough as it is. I saw lots of people reporting situations like a large amount of injuries, the high-scoring games, players with apparent mental and physical disabilities, too many own goals.. Well, in those 3 games I had expereinced all of these things. During the match against Mansfield alone I had an injury (my 6th in total including the 2 I started with), my right back halting mid-run unchallenged then leaving an opposition player to score 1 on 1, and then two own goals just to add to my misery.

Who knows I may just be getting all the rubbish out of the way early and the remainder of my entire FM15 career with be rage free (yeah sure, good luck with that son), but in my honest opinion do NOT buy this game if you are capable to rage and wait until it is cheaper/there has been a patch which sorts this out.

Come on guys, wake up. This is poor.

If the in-match experience is improved then this would be a good game and I will go back to my usual FM addictive binge playing until the early hours of the morning, but I will not be playing until there is this patch, whenever that is..
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
78.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
I can't recommend this in its current state. Too many injuries and a poor match engine with either unlikely goals or very lopsided results or where you can have all the best players, be accomplished in all your tatics and have 100% motivation and still lose to the same team because the match engine decides you have to lose even though you have better possession, attack and a whole bunch of players.

I had one game where the opposition went in and stoked it up and I had 9 injuries as a result with the opposition having no yellow cards. The match engine seems not to reward those who attempt to play possession based soccer and it seems a case of just learning the same couple of tatics and rotating them or changing from Control to attacking and you can win way too easily (unless the game refuses to let you win against one team...)

Buying and selling players well a lot of the decent youth players the opposition wants in excess of 90 million pounds for. Went back to 2012 and had more fun then I did with FM15, after one season on 15 i'm out, mabye after Feb it will be better but for now I can't be stuffed.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
42.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
The only reason they still able to sell is that SI has no competitors.

ME is absolute rubbish, unfixed problems from 14 still remain plus new plenty of errors.

Only real improvement is 3D match.

♥♥♥♥ dumb SI will never get my money after this ♥♥♥♥

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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
112.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
why you no work??

Bought the disk, not the steam download, what a shocker it is not working. Disgraceful for a game that has been running like this for so long!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Where do I start?

Well it should be called 'Football Impoter' not 'Football Manager'

Ok I started my managing career with a very poor team, but with this mental match engine i have racked up 52 goals in 17 games conceeding 24 alomg the way.....I am some how top of the table even tho i sold my best players.

The GK are just well, there is just no words for them! 30 yards belters from CB`s are a common thing, Defending is just brutal. I don`t have one good thing to say about this game.

I have over 400+ hrs on 11, 12, 13 and 14......Now to top it all off it says i have to 'PURSHASE' the game again!!!!


2 out of ten for me.....if the fotball on the pitch is no good then whats the point of the updated interface
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
this is a really frustrating game. too many offsides, multiple long term injuries after every game and goolkeepers conceding some ridiculously stupid goals. There are just too many bugs that need to be sorted out.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
53.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Bad work in this year's game,literally ****. No need to buy it,50 euros for nothing. I got crashes every single game just like tons of ppl,save your money for next year's fm
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
I hate to say it... this game is awful. Ive played Champ/FM for many many years. I think i will finally stop as this game. Match engine is ridiculous and the layout is confusing and tactical setup is poor
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
123.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Awaiting for an update... At the moment the game is unplayable on small leagues!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
67.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
I have been looking forward to this game for ages but what a disappointment. My players are always unhappy and I will beat a top team 1-0 then get beat by the bottom of the league 5-0. The amount of press conferences I have is ridiculous. It is starting to feel like championship manager of late.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Actually feel i've been robbed of £30 and angry enough to bother posting a first review. Don't think i've played a CM/FM game that's been this broken before. I've tried playing lower and higher division teams (started 4 games so far and struggled to play even a couple of regular season games) but there doesn't seem to be any consistency in how tactics/ players affect a game. To think i quit my most recent FM14 game 13 seasons in for this...
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
208.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
WORST FM EVER.

Countless injuries, players getting unhappy far too easily, unplayable match engine, useless tactics and shouts, tweaking does not translate into results in game play. silly goals conceded and too many own goals.

Don't buy this game.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Problems with the ♥♥♥♥***** steam!
I purchased the game and i haven't played it yet!!!
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
47.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
I am playing this game till 98. I am a big fan. Till now. 2015 is totally hearhbreaker. I did not like it at all. It supposed to be more realistic then last year but It's not. Main skin is so bad and also we don't have any other skin in it. Last year It was very hard to move bigger clubs. I started my carrier with Fenerbahçe (former Turkish champion) at 2015. First year I won league and Turkish cup. Next year I won league and I qualifed Champions League group. On second round Barça came to me. I eleminate 5-4 aggregiate. It was nice. Then I received many contract offer from many clubs. Sevilla, Bilbao and then Juventus. I accepted offer from Juve. Juve had bad year they were 3 and many unhappy players in it. Within 2 weeks I received another offer which is not normal. Real Madrid came to me after 2 weeks at Juventus. I did not win anything. I just eleminate Psv 8-0 aggragate.. That's it? Is this enough for Real Madrid? 2 league Champions Turkey, 1 Turkish Cup, 1 Champions League group qualify. Man, you need to fix this game as soon as possible.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
184.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Truly a horrible game to play. The game engine, match engine and what is referred to as the AI, actually just a randomisation engine based on mathematical equation, is defective. The players do not have any realistic actions or movements. The defensive simply does not work, especially crossballs which is impossible to defend against. Your central defenders will try crossballs from deep regardsless of their shortt passing and less risky passing. Your team will miss 4-5 Clear Cut Chances every match, the opponent goalkeeper will always play high above level and your opponents players are always faster then yours.

There has been so much focus on the administrative part of the game, that the actual playing a match part of the game has been overlooked. And as for the administrative part, it is boring and doll. Constant and repeating media questions before and after every single match, makes one set of the assistant manager to handle it. Individual traning for players is gone completely in order to facilitate new players, basically making the game easier to the point of being dumb. And this is in normal mode, they originally made the FM Classic mode for that purpose.

There are a few positives like the new scouting system and staff system, and the UI has been improved as well. But those things are easily forgotten in the face of the overwhelming onslaught of errors and lazy programming.

All in all it is hard to see how this game got through testing... Just kidding, SIgames never test their games before release. And they do not care about correcting errors and flaws. Most of what I have written was reported doing the beta fase of the game, but nothing was done about it. The beta was version 15.1 and the game is now on 15.1.3, so 3 versions later and nothing has changed.

My advice, do not buy this game. It is defective and it is unlikely that it will ever be fixed. It reminds of FM2005 and FM2013. They were defective from the beginning and it was never fixed.

PS. The metascore is faked. There are always equal number of positive reviews to the negative ones, and they always give equal opposite score.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
ı bought original game and got a crash dumps error. No topic have solved the problem in the forums. No help from anywhere. Don't even buy game. İt is waste of money!! ı am so regretfull. Shame on you fm producers and steam employee
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
83.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
too many injuries until now huft
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
61.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Worst one so far. Don't buy it. Keep playing FM 2014 or rather 2013.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
196.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
I love the Football manager series but once again this years has bugs which have ruined it for me. Conceding crazy goals, lots of goals via crosses aand defending set pieces is a joke. I wouldn't bother.
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