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...
User reviews: Mostly Positive (3,473 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 2014

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"The refined gameplay that makes it the choice of couch managers worldwide has been further polished to maintain FM as the undisputed king of its genre."

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April 8

FM15.3.2 Update

We've released a small update for FM15, bringing it to version 15.3.2, is available to download from Steam now. To get the update, simply exit your game, quit Steam and restart as normal. Your update should start automatically.

This is a very limited update primarily to address the following:

Safety check for frozen animations
Fixed rare crash on startup
Facebook API policy change
Updates to licensed assets

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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
162 of 182 people (89%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
344.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Football Manager is not a game. Until you have loaded Football Manager up, you will not have discovered the wonders that lay inside. You start about 9:00AM in the morning, you think "I'll just play a few hours then go get something to eat". Before you know it, the year's 2022 and your new youth prospect David Moores has scored a hattrick against Manchester United. Real Madrid are bidding £40,000,000 for him, but the lad's been with you since he was 16, you discovered him in the depths of the Crewe academy, and you don't want to let him go. But the brat wants a new challenge, he's telling you that if he doesn't go he's going to start making the dressing room negative. Then it happens, you wake up, you realise that it was just a dream, David is happy to stay at the club. Football manager is not a game, it's a part of your life.
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45 of 49 people (92%) found this review helpful
214.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Issue for me these days with FM is the staleness of the whole experience. There are things wrong with the match engine as others have pointed out, but the whole series has emphasised width over depth since it moved from being CM to FM - I've been playing since Domark versions on the Amiga. I remember when we only had text based commentary and the tension was incredible, there was the feeling of just being given enough information and let your imagination fill in the gaps.

FM2015 in particular gives you so many features it can initially feel overwhelming, until that is, you realise it doesn't really matter. Keep your players happy, make sure your tactics are reasonably sane, gradually improve your squad, and well that's it... Obviously, you can complicate that as much as you like if that's what you want, but the whole game experience is totally flat now.

Every iteration just adds a couple more features that aren't really fleshed out much on top of a bunch of features from previous iterations that haven't been developed further once they have been introduced. All we seem to really pay £40 (assuming you buy on release) for is a data update and a quick polish - it makes no difference if the dev team have put thousands of hours into each version if the end-users experience is so stale - it's lost sight of the end-user experience, and that's what hurts so much.

The adding of in-game purchases is also a massive turn-off for me (and others who have given up on FM sooner than I inevitably will); seriously, micro-payment to increase your club's bank balance? Buy editor access? Purchase no transfer restrictions? Whose idea was this? It's awful.
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53 of 63 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
180.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
If you dont have a life and like Football - Perfect game for you
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37 of 50 people (74%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
206.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Moved the best players in the world to my club, still lost to Accrington Stanley
10/10
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27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
274.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Overall, this year was a disappointment for me.

First, I don't like the dark skin. But well, its just my taste.

-Injuries. Everyone mentions about it. I think its not just the number of players injured which is the problem. The problem is the duration of those injuries. While playing with Corinthians at some point I had 7 players out for 5-6 months with broken legs. All happened during matches. And I play this game at a good level for 6 years I know how to reduce them. It is just broken.

-Players are just ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. Just 3 weeks after some jackass signs a new contract, he becomes unhappy with his contract and asking for a new one. If a player is playing well, he becomes unhappy in any case, he wants more salary, a new challenge or is flattered by interest of a bigger club. Player is on international duty for 40 days and he becomes unhappy for not being in the first team. Same goes with injured players.

-I have a squad of 24 players. 21 of them are on international duty and I have a semi final match. Game is simply absurdly ♥♥♥♥ed up. You can't make any alterations on your fixture, you can't interact with the FA or your club board for most cases.

After all, I could write down a 50-page list on things that are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ in the game. I won't. I just want to tell everyone who considers buying the game: I feel like they intentionally made it so ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ so that we will be forced to buy the ingame editor.

There is no way you can play this game unless you buy the ingame editor. Keep it in mind.
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