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, 2014

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, 2014

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
66 of 81 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
185.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
There are some good things about FM 2015 which might make it interesting for someone who has never played the series before. For me, as a pretty hardcore player, I feel like I'm in a vicious circle just feeding my malcontent about the game, but cannot break my addiction. And hell, I've had many spells of FM addiction throughout the last fifteen years, but they are only truly rewarding when I feel I can make a difference with my particular style of play. And my preferred scenario is the lower league model, excessive scouting, wheeler dealer kind of approach, which is worth very little in 2015.

The thing that works the least, for me, is that I don't feel I can truly play the game the way I would want to play it. My expectation is that somehow getting a few amazing players in a League 2 or Conference team should show. But whether it shows or not depends on chance, player ratings are very position dependent, with central midfielders taking the runt of bad ratings, however amazing they may seem. So I might spend hours searching for the coolest prospects I can find, fishing for work permits for my non-eu conquests, but getting phenomenal players on a mediocre squad matters very little.

The general feeling is of a wooden game. Bizarre things happen which seem to defy reason. Some are buggy, like goalkeeper reactions, some are fixable via lengthy tactical tinkering, like defending corners, and others are the worst of all: monotonous. Long distance goals? Maybe on TV. A fast player outrunning a defender unless the latter fumbles it? Keep dreaming. Half competent goalkeepers seem harder to find than the proverbial needle.

And then there's an aggressive randomness to how a team behaves and matches unfold. My "concede within the first ten minutes syndrome" seems unshakable. I am not saying it cannot be done, but the feeling is that it is something that needs to be fixed from the get go, rather than something that should be reasonably fine under normal conditions, like corners. And when there's a huge quality gap between your players and the opposition, it all gets hard to fathom.

So why have I played hundreds of hours of this? On the one hand, the addiction. On the other, that elusive feeling when things actually do go right and you win an amzing match. But I am left frustrated because FM seems to be going nowhere, the development of the game fails to address key issues year after year. A balanced match engine. A bit of flair and a bit of the unexpected. Some character and individuality to the players. Unbiased ratings. Consistency and logic in the transfer system. Of course it's not easy and there's a lot of back and forth in trying to get it all together, but considering the heritage of this series, I cannot avoid a distinct sensation of complacency, padded with the occasional UI revamp or a couple of shiny new features.

Bottom line: if you have not played this yet, maybe wait it out some more, like until SI decide to take the bull by the horns and create another classic. There are many people who enjoy working on this game and its database is a treasure trove, an inimitable advantage for anyone interested in joining the fray. The risk with taking it up is that even if you get it for free, time costs incurred are not worth the experience and chances are your passion for football will be your downfall, in spite of this.
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51 of 73 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
128.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Sucks monkey balls. Cheats you worse than ever. You could have the best team in the world, be leading 3-1 in a CL game but FM decides that you're to be spanked 6 or 7 goals in the return leg. Don't waste your money and go spend it on a game that actually gives you what a game is supposed to. Enjoyment.
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34 of 45 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
44.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Not saying this is a bad game not at all. I have played football manager since 2012 and know the game in and out. Now this is the most fun football manager. But is the most fake as in a season only having one 0-0 game where I play defence with counter attack still does make for an interesting season. Having 127 goals and 58 conceded is interesting to watch as well do not get me wrong. But this is the most unrealistic football manager they have put out. Its a joke how many goals go in and how much is just plain unrealistic. Example first game in the Prem just got Middlesbrough promoted playing against Liverpool games ends 8-6 .... 8-6 !!! How does that happen? If you want an unreal intense football manager where it is all GOALS GOALS GOALS then this is for you if you want a football manager go and play the last year and just download a MOD that updates teams for you because this is not a football manager.
Pros –
- A lot of goals
- Never a dull game
- More in-depth communication with player and staff
- In match team talks
- Better transfer and overall balancing
- Always fun most game end with a min of 3 goals
- MORE GOALS GOALS !!! GOALS FOR EVERY ONE
- Being able to speak to a player who does not want to come instead of being blocked by agent gives more scope to get players out of your range
Cons –
- Very unrealistic
- Random injurie spells (not always but can end up having 9 players out for 3 weeks after 2 games and two weeks of training) So always save and quit when this starts as when it does the injuries will not stop until you cannot field a team
- No matter strategy you will score a lot and concede a lot
- Could still have more depth, I still think it has got too streamlined from 2012
- Players seems to get very unhappy fast and all seem to being a stubborn as a mule unless you use the talk ( X player is having good form) no matter the form they seem to agree with you
- Having a one 0-0 in a hole season and 3 strikers with more than 20 goals and top 6 goals scores in the league all having more the 30 goals kind of makes it seem very unrealistic
- German league rights have gone and still no badges for most top flights teams ( MODS do fix both mind)


Overall
For people wanting fun 7/10
People wanting a football manager 3/10
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40 of 57 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
531.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
unrealistic scores mid table and low team in greek superleague with scores 4-5 THIS is unreal these teams in real strungle for one goal fix the engine pls
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29 of 38 people (76%) found this review helpful
52.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
I have been playing Football Manager for years and so far this is worst Manager ever!!

Just some facts out of my head:
- Injuries: seriously, so many of them, and every one must be for few months, and if it is in game it is always after you already have made all three substitutions
- Transfers: Look out a bit in real world, players in lower leagues, or in clubs with budget troubles do not ask monstruous amounts of money for their players. And you dont pay player worth 50k more than 500k, but in this manager you pay it for more than 5M.
- Players atributes: I wasn't sure before but i am now, they are crap. In my team i have strikers with amazing attributes for strikers and hey cant score if their life depend on it, but on the other side strikers in other teams with crappy attributes score 20+ goals in season like they play in minor league
- Interviews: If i wanted to read that much and respond to all those questions i would buy a book or go to online chat and not waste money on this game. I feel like i am playing Celebrity manager instead Football
- AI: now this is special story, in last manager it was bad bit it was managable, in this on it is so bad that i want to ask for refund of my money. Examples: you are playing great in first half then in secon without any reason you just start playing like local division club and easily loose by few goals, whenever you play agains favorites your players get injured early in start of match, or you get red card or penylty is awarded against you, same goes when some favorite is playing bad in season, dont wory they will bounce back to winning agains you, then there is unreal match chances like in first 5 minutes your opponent have 10+ chances, in order for you to score you need 10 "on target" shots while your opponents need 2 or 3, or how often happenes when you ar strong favorite that other time outplays you on home game with 30-40 chances agains you (in this managet that is every other game).

I AM CURIOUS HAS EVER ANY OF THE GUYS THAT DEVELOPED THIS ♥♥♥♥ OF AI WATCHED A REAL FOOTBALL GAME.
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39 of 56 people (70%) found this review helpful
121.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
As a fan of the series since the very first one, I am genuinely shocked by this iteration. Easily the least responsive match engine, absolute crazy scorelines, total lottery of a game compared to previous versions.

This is a series on the decline.
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
44.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Have brought all Football Manager games since FM 2005. This has got to be the worst progression of the series so far. Dissapointed have reinstalled Fm 2014 to continue my save. Maybe they will patch it to make it better but at the moment would not recommend.
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
150.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Love the series, but this is only adding to the manner in which FM's match engines are getting worse and worse. In my onw opinion, the series has been in huge decline since 2012; and this is absolutely no exception.
Own goals here, own goals there. 5 goals here, 10 goals there. Goalkeepers? Ha.
Until SI fix the match engine - something that I'm doubting will actually happen after the way that the FM14 engine was awful throughout - don't purchase this. Find 2012 online somewhere and play the last game in the series that I can say was a really enjoyable game.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
83.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
A long time FM fan but this game is just ♥♥♥♥. Not only does it not improve on earlier versions but it's worse. Feel ripped off and will think twice before buying another SI game from here on in,
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
181.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Tl;dr - Worst game in the series, bar none. What an f'ing disgrace.

Actual Review -

Many game companies fall into the habit of getting caught up in the new features each iteration of their game come out with, while neglecting the problems inherent in the core game itself. We get it, its hard to sell a game to new customers if the biggest thing you can advertise is "We toyed with the balancing all year!" or "We sorted out all the issues with the code!". FM unfortunatly has fallen into just that trap.

Anyone who has played the past several years of FM can tell you that while many new features have been added, they have by and large slapped onto a ♥♥♥♥ foundation of code that struggled under the weight of a match engine it could not adequately support. Watching your 30 million pound striker send a suicide man's backpass to the keeper from an attacking postion, wingers shooting at impossible angles on goals, keepers booting the ball off their own players and into the goal... and so on. Any person with a shred of computer programming literacy could tell you that what SI needed to do was go back to square one.

Instead, SI made the mind numbingly awful decission to slap a brand new, considerably more complicated match engine, on top of their ♥♥♥♥ code, and had the gall to advertise it as a completely new product. Low and behold, you have one of the worst footy simulators to have graced this earth. It colapses under it own weight with comical regularity (Just watch your players freeze on the pitch for no reason, like someone turned the power off.).

No patch is gonna be able to polish this turd. I'd suggest buying an older, more stable version if you have to have your fix, but then youd be supporting these crooks.
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30 of 47 people (64%) found this review helpful
297.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Crashes all the time and steam always say they're too busy to support. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
381.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Very disappointed with this years game. Lots of screens have been changed and they are now harder to navigate and make the changes you need that before - seems like a bad change to me.
A few of my grievances:
The squad selection screen, you now can't left click on a substitute to chose who to swap them with
You can't create custom views for the opposition instructions screen - WHY?!? Who thought that was a good idea?
I'm also not really a fan of the new match engine but I can't put my finger on what I don't like. Is it too bright, choppy (even with graphics levels set low).

*sigh* On the whole, I wish I hadn't bought it.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
65.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
The new UI is beautiful, but the text is too hard to read, it is not clearly enough.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
I used to pre-order Football Manager every year without fail. No longer. This game is poor, plays poorly, but at least we can play a buggy game with a fresh interface every year, because that seems to be all the consumer pays for. PS. Injuries will make you punch your screen. Repeatedly. Till your knuckles bleed.

3/10.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
136.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
PLEASE FIX!!!!!!! My father and i have been playing football manager since god knows when.... seasoned pros.... but the AI on this years is totally RIDICULOUS..... playing in league 1 as Bradford and my dad as port vale... we are both the teams obove relegation..... GOALKEEPERS in this league should be in the prem.... had a player ON THE GOAL LINE and gk still came across and svaed it.... this is a problem with the games AI... somehow a goalkeepr can get from the far post to the near post to save a header from a yard out and one can get from the far post to near post to save a shot 1cm out!!!!! PLEASE MAKE A PATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
I have always liked FM games, but this one is just plain and simply ♥♥♥♥. DO NOT GET THIS GAME!
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Man alive there is a lot of goals and injuries in this game. The match engine makes your players look like they're skating on ice. Most my games finish 5-3. 4-3 etc. If I'm down 2-0 at half Im not all that worried cause there's a chance I might score 4 goals in the 2nd half. I hope they fix some of these issues in the january update.
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
148.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Having played every version of Football Manager back to the heydays of Championship Manager on the Amiga, purchasing every year without regret as I always get my money's worth. They changed the layout for the better this year and did the usual tweaks and as ever it has took a few patches but the game plays as well as ever.
Highlight for me has been the Scouting tweak, made me think how best to get the info I need on players and as in real life the best way is to watch them and also have they come in on trial.
It's a small thing but that is what makes Football Manager worthy of purchase each year, all the small thngs that make one great thing.
Off to don the sheepskin and see what dreams can be acheived.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
48.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
I thought people were overreacting about the number of injuries... boy was I wrong
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
267.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
And there I was thinking it was me!!!! Shame on you guys, the match engine is what everyone else says a load of (I'll let you fill in the blanks) !@#?/! After purchasing every game since discovering it back in 98..............I WANT A REFUND!!!! Do the right thing and give us our money back please!
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