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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"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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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
38 of 53 people (72%) found this review helpful
57.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Matchday engine is seriously bugged. Played 15 games, averaging about 8 goals a game, scoreline is usually 4-3 or 5-3 etc. Seriously unrealistic.

Furthermore, players get injured far far far too often. I had a couple of matches where I ran out of substitutes and finished the game with 9 men (5 players injured).

I seriously want my money back.
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
106.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Like other football manager instalments over the last few years football manager 2015 has plenty of potential but yet again fails to deliver. It seems to becoming the norm more and more lately for game makers to release unfinished games and then to release patches later to try and fix the problems. There are a lot of bugs in this game but one of the main ones for me is injured players, expect half your squad to be out injured all season every season. One season i had 13 players out with long term injuries and that was just two games into the season. You can expect to pick up two or three injuries every match if not more and also players will pick up injuries between matches. There are plenty of other problems with this game but this one alone is enough to put me of playing this game until it is fixed. Its obvious this game was not tested before it was released because if it was a lot of the problems would have been noticeable after just a few hours of playing it and surely could have been fixed before it was released, either that or they no the game has problems and they just don't give a crap which i think is the case. Football managing games are my favorite type of game and I'd love to come on here and recommend FootballManager 2015 but i can't and i'd even go so far as to say they should refund the money to people who bought this game for selling them what is basically an unfinished defective product. I payed good money for this game a few weeks ago and not for a patch a few months down the line that may or may not fix the many problems this game has. I thought things could only get better after last years load of crap but how wrong i was.
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
38.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Stay away from the game.
Many issues which were solved years ago have come back:

- Too many goals from corners
- Too many goals from crosses
- WAY too many injuries. My last game: 1yellow/red card and 3 serious injuries. ONE ♥♥♥♥ing game.
- stupid mistakes from goalkeepers (yes, the passing issue is still there).
- very bad user interface in the tactic area. It was much better in FM 2014
- Same tranfer AI issues we saw within FM 2006 or 2007. AI is buying players for too much money. AI teams demand too much money for young talents: 30-40 mio+
- Instant goals from the oppostions: dominate the game, score a goal and watch how yout opponent scores 20 seconds later.
- Leading 2 : 0 often leads to a sudden rush of the opponent which results in a 2 : 3

Good things:
New scouting area is an improvement.
I like the bar on the left, but this has already been in the game years ago. It was removed, now it is back.

I made this experiences with a team playing against relegation in the first geman league. Maybe the FM feels better if you play with a team like Barcelona.
In total not worth the money for me. It feels like they published a reskinnend version of FM2006. Better wait for some patches and watch the community.
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Instead of getting the core of the game right: tactics, match engine, we get yet another load of new press interactions that nobody cares about and even more dumb talks with players and teams. Sure you can get your assistants to do it but some players actually likes talkes to press and staff as long as it's not repetitive and actually has an impact? Nevertheless the real problem is with the match engine: results like 3 to 5 or 4 to 4 are common, the goalkeeper stays on his line for every cross and the movements the players make in the engine are laughable. The crowd looks like a bunch of inflatable dolls in the stand and just like previous x versions there is hardly any atmosphere in terms of sound from the crowds (where have the good old 'sack the boss' chants gone, or why can't the crowd whistle or boo at the ref?) For that crippled engine we get the amazing gift of hot dog stands outside the stadium? Wow, thanks for getting your priorities straight, SI. Last time I bought the game (since 98/99). Time for a decent competitor.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
I really want to like this game, but i just cant! Was a waste of £30 if im honest. Ridiculous scorelines, too many injuries, the referees are far to 'card happy' and they constantly give stupid penalties. The match engine is rubbish and abit predictable at times. The game is overcomplicated in certain areas.

Im forcing myself to play it due to the fact it cost £30 and thats £30 im not prepared to let go for nothing!
I just cannot recommend this game at all!!
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Of all the Football Manager games, this is the worst that has ever been made. The match engine is unrealistic, too many injuries and too many players unhappy at the slightest of things. Impossible to succeed.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Been playing FM since 2008 and is a guarenteed yearly purchase. Although this year I am really disappointed. I feel as though SI have tried to change too much and I have yet to really get into this game. It may be the first year I am not addicted to the game, which may be for the best...
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Avoid Football Manager 2015... Until it is fixed.

Why?

-Too many goals conceded
-Ridiculous, crippling injuries
-Too many goals from crosses / corners

I'm an huge FM fan, I've owned every single copy since the days of it's predecessor Championship Manager, so we're talking a decade and some. However this game is awful- I have deleted from my computer and won't play it again until it has been patched.

I was Southampton (decent top-half premier league side), I conceded 86 goals in 38 premier league games. I tried everything- defensive fullbacks, five at the back, two defensive midfielders, defensive setup, rigid approach etc etc etc. Nothing worked, I thought maybe it was a bug with my game... I restarted with Southampton, spent my entire transfer budget on my defense and yet again conceded 75+ goals in a single premier league campaign.

AVOID AVOID AVOID



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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
The games have been getting worse since 2012. This game is no fun to play at all and is incredibly frustrating. As most people have mentioned its buggy. The "new" menu system works for some things (quick access to teams, training etc) but is terrible in others such as the team selection (covered in colours and you have no idea how to even pick a team which results in a steep unnessesary learning curve).

Then comes the matches, almost every game goes one of 4 ways. You scrape a win/draw. You dominate and go 2-3 goals up and end up loosing somehow. You thump a team 3 or 4-0 or you get thumped yourself. It doesn't seem to matter if your opposition is better or worse than you those are the outcomes. Mostly you will scrape a draw/win. to make it worse you can thump a team better than you, then get smashed by a team worse than you the next week!

The team talks are basically the same, and as poor as the last couple of years but with an apparantly random outcome of mood in your players (until you get repuation which frankly is impossible). The same goes for press confrences which have mostly been poor and a time waster, slowing the game down, and having a completely unknown outcome. Now you have to deal with the press directly before or after a game slowing it further. Just give it to your assitant manager, even though they will say crazy things like Arsenal will win the league when your playing as Tottenham.

It may boil down to having to choose you managerial type RPG style which is the worst idea they have ever had. It feels like cheating by giving yourself the highest stats but that is the only way to stand a chance. I don't want to think about my inner workings as a manager/head coach I just want to play the game! It may also come down to learning how your interactions affect the game, this to me is unrealistic and learing how to play a game isn't the same as becoming a better "real life" manager.

The one and only positive is the new scouting system, where you need a good couple of weeks/months to get a full picture of the player/s. Though you still need to make sure your scouts are half decent otherwise you'll waste a lot of time and money.

Its just annoyingly poor. I haven't even mentined the bugs as there well covered by other reviews. I've played the game since the days of Championship manager but this is terrible, frustrating, and worst of all it's not fun. Don't waste your money.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
i ve been playing fm since 2004 and i'm really dissapointed with this one.first of all the game feels very slow.the interface,the menu everything.it's not smooth at all.also i started 3 saves with different teams and every time i had like 10 injured players in september.i know its not mine but the games fault because i did not have that problem with the previous versions.hopefully they will realse a patch to fix that.there are other minor problems that dont worth discussing.last but not least i dont like tha menu changes but i thing i would get used to them if i continued playing.Anyway back to FM 2014 for me until they fix the problems and it becomes playable
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Put simply, this game is simply not worth buying in its present state. Needs a huge overhaul of gameplay mechanics. When spending a good deal of money for a new game, you expect it to be in a playable state.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
just cant get it to work doesnt loads
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Microtransactions.... need I say more! will never buy another Footy Manager, they've completely lost the plot with this one.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
257.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
It's another year and another Football Manager game. I will play it for countless hours again because I am addicted to this sort of game and I play FM because frankly, there is no alternative. Does this mean I will either recommend it or give it a good review? Once again, not this year. The lack of ability in SI to actually listen to the reviews of its customers is just awful. This is a company that has been excellent in the past at implimenting user ides. In the past few season such bugs as far too many injuries (they argue there are fewer than real life, blah, blah) and goal keepers who just let the ball in after catching it have been glaring issues, just to name two examples but I could go on like this for hours with things they just choose to ignore or tell us are not issues at all. The new user interface is just trash, especially the tactics screen and this does not seem to be getting addressed despite cries from the user base, once again. I don't really need to write a long list of things wrong with this game, just quickly browsing the review section here will show you what is sorely missing and what is over looked.

I want to love FM again, but it looks like they are just making too much money and only listening the fan boys on their main forums to care about the user base anymore.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
74.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
please release a game that works; you spend each year just ‘updating’ - then charge us for it; stop taking our money for v. minor changes! Other games would be laughed at.

a few shocking points.
- gk's fly like reflexes? its insane!
- no ones ever fit?
- goal shy stirkers?
- Refs that never give fouls, EVER! One of my players was hacked 4 times in the box in the same move. even the most free willing ref would crumble to that! not that we can see anyway because the graphic are so rubbish!
- Man Utd NEVER lose?
- players just standing there with the ball turning in the spot? a year and you give us this, wow??
- wing backs that run past someone (overlap) then slow down to be overtaken again by defenders!?
- The whole game runs v.slow.
general animation is wack for the where we’re at in the world. - One (more) year and you offer us graphics and animation this bad? there not even an animation for shielding the ball!

Build a game on tactics, not buying a bunch of star players.
AND after all these years you’ve STILL not sorted training out LOL, this is where teams build there style of play!!

wow its good game but it very bad too!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
300.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
SI seriously need to listen to the players more. The match engine hasn't been good for years. Players are easily unsettled. If they don't play games due to injury, they want to leave for more football.

The new promises feature would have been amazing if you weren't forced into making promises. The game doesn't even allow you to keep some promises. I had a player wanting to go out on loan, I made th effort and he rejected all the loan offers. A month later he wants to leave.

The latest update was pointless in my opinion. The whole point of a Hotfix update is to address specific problems but all I have noticed is a couple match engine tweaks and the other obvious ones stated on the change list. There are still many problems in the game so they might has well have fixed them all and make one big update.

This game's not even been out a month yet and it's still not fixed. I'm just playing the game waiting for the next update and when it comes, I'm waiting for another update! The same thing happened with FM14, the game was only playable after the update in April and by that time, I got bored of the game. Please don't make us wait until April again for this game to be playable.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
145.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
I've been a huge fan of FM going way back before the big split that led to Championship Manager and Football Manager.

Since I started this game, I've won the league once and the treble in another season. I'm in my fourth season.

So it's not like I'm whinging because I can't win.

But there is clearly something wrong with the matchday engine. The most succinct way I can put it is that it's like they've decided Brazil vs Germany from the last WC is commonplace.

I'll keep 8 straight clean sheets (or something like that) then get beaten by a promoted side 6-0, or 7-5!

What's more, I've noticed other games in the league finishing 8-6, and stuff like that.

Since I started counting, in three seasons I've seen goalkeepers chipped from the touchline or from inside the defending half 27 TIMES!!!

The game needs a lot of work. It's a winning franchise; so, all they need to do is fix it. But don't spend your money on it until they do. They have released a very dodgy product. I've never seen an FM release like it. Just makes the game seem ridiculous, even when you're winning. And that's not why people play this game, right?
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
69.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Pretty good so far. I have been a devotee since FM 2010 and buy this every year. I never really got into FM 2014 but so far I am liking FM 2015. The high score line games is a bit of a bug but it is being worked on so I don't doubt soon enough games will revert to more sensible score lines. The new interface is really good and very easy to navigate and the overall appearance of the game is attractive. At this point it still is a little buggy but I would think in due course it will be sorted out and will be a solid addition to the FM line up.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
129.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
horrible cross manager 2015
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
109.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
I dont know why there is so much negative reviews out there, the game is great and the new scouting is much more realistic now. I've played this version since the beta (12 november) and I've only encountered 3 crashes overall so don't worry too much about that. New interface feels great, just need to get used to it.

Regarding the ME, there seem to be a lot of goal from crosses making a tactic with wingers like 4-5-1 maybe too rewarding. I've already played +100hours in several top and bottom div and I haven't noticed much irrealistics things happening, you still get a few dumb keeperes/dc mistakes but ♥♥♥♥ happens IRL as well so np.

The databases are up to date EXCEPT for the french leagues because sadly french scouts are lazy. But there's already a patch out there for Ligue 1 and 2 so no worries.

Overall pretty solid new opus (I have 700+ hours on most FM since FM2010), people need to stop crying when City, Chelsea, the PSG etc... are buying wonderkids for 20+Millions because that's what's happening IRL duh.
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