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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The FM15 Beta is now live !

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

PC
Mac
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
27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
30.2 hrs on record
(BETA REVIEW) - WILL BE UPDATED TILL THE FINAL RELEASE.

-Lets be straight forward-
(Scroll to the bottom for in-dept review)

This year, the boys have really taken the game to the next level. The game has fixed many issues in the past, and almost faultless compared to the past 2014 & 2013 versions.

Things that i really enjoyed:
- The new interface is very nice, but does take time to get used to.
- Match Engine (Y) fantastic compared to the past. Though minor issues with ball bounces (lack of roll).
- The new function to choose the type of manager you are gives the game a more in-dept feel.
- Frankly the new functions gives you a lot more abilities in managing and structuring your team.
- Tunnel Interviews. Though i personally hate press conferences (i'm lazy), the tunnel interviews are a very nice touch.

Things that bug me a bit about the game:
- The match engine's ball bounce is a bit static and does not flow.
- Player's opinions seem a lot stronger. (Might just be because i am a new manager)
- The new interface takes awhile to get used to. (I'm still getting my head around it)

Overall my review:
Visuals: 8/10
Game Engine: 7.5/10
Gameplay: 9/10
Game interface and user friendliness: 7/10

Verdict: 8/10


Definately recommended!
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Football Manager 2015 is the next line-up from its previous stage 2014. Equiped with an massive overhaul of the game's features and interface. This year's product was definately highly anticipated.

So, here is my review of the game:

Interface

Frankly, it is definately a fresher look to the game. The new interface allows for players to have greater ease and control in getting to different areas/departments that they need to quickly (e.g. boardroom or squads). The overhauled interface tries to bring back memories of the older versions of FM with a updated twist, and many users may have a hard time readjusting back/to the new interface. Personally I feel the new interface is a nice idea, however does make things a bit complicated in situations, but i believe it is simply down to it being new. Give it a couple days/weeks and you should be comfortable with it.

Verdict: 7/10

Game Engine

With SEGA taking the game engine to a new level this year, this was simply one of the most awaited feature of this year's game. And guess what, it didn't dissapoint. With visuals now smoother and in-sync with the game, it is visually astounding when compared to 2014. Slicker moves and more cohesion in game (less ping pong of 2014), it certaintly is a big upgrade. However my criticism would be the ball physics as the bounce does give it a edgy feel with unrealistic and rather static bounce features no matter the angle of the kick.

Verdict: 7.5/10 (FM2014 was a 5.5/10)

Gameplay

Frankly, the new features have possible added difficulty to the game, which is definately a plus point. Especially since many users grow tired/bored of the ease of winning in FM 2014. Though made slightly tougher, it is an interesting addition, with new manager formats to choose from. Finances and training did get a wanted boost and are you as a manager has more opportunities to manipulate (work with) them to your advantage. The gameplay is definately a joy to behold.

Verdict: 9/10

Overall

Look, no game can be perfect. Yes there are some issues with the new interface and match engine, but for a simulator such as this, FM is frankly amazing. Overall, I have to say that Football Manager 2015 is a massive improvement from its 2014 counterpart and would highly recommend it to all Football fanatics. If you are a past FM player and have been dissapointed with past versions, i honestly BEG you to revisit your perspective and try out FM15 (Please..)! It is a big step up from 2014 and is worth the money.

FINAL VERDICT: 8/10

Hope this helps in making your decision!
Posted: October 24
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17 of 27 people (63%) found this review helpful
29.0 hrs on record
Sports Interactive has taken a long look at their primary tactical setup and made changes to make it more relatable to their audience and also more analogous to the influence that real-life managers are able to exert. As long as they keep pulling tricks like this, Football Manager is a series that will remain evergreen. But the biggest improvement to this game has got to be the match engine, Year after year were used to the buggy disappointing experience especially for us 3D users, But from what i've seen out of my first play, Currently 18 games into my season excluding friendles i haven't seen 1 bug, Maybe i'm lucky but for a beta that's impressive! It's much more fluid and all of the new animations that have been added has really added to the realism, The new interface has got to be the biggest plus aswell alot more cleaner kinda looks like a andriod tablet set up with the left hand bar down the side, And even when you're scrolling down you're squad list or scout list it feels alot more optimized.. The game has improved big time on processing speeds, I'm running the same size database with the same leagues as before, England, Scotland, Spain, Brazil, Portugal, MLS, France and Germany and the rest of the leagues on view only with a player base of 92,000 which doesn't struggle, Which was one of the down points of FM14 although it was fast there was sometimes you'd be going to you're browser while you were waiting, They've also added a new feature where you can choose you're licence and past playing experience which i found to be pretty amazing, Although i haven't fully understood it yet but i'll be sure to update this when i do, I haven't tried Classic Mode as of yet, But looking foward to having a go at it hopefully they've improved it this year with less clutter and more stats! All in all i have to give this game a 9/10 which is pretty damn impressive for a beta! One last thing.. We still have leaderboards, Was getting scared as i was seeing tons of ruhmours about it not being in this years version but they were proved wrong, Hopefully workshop comes back this year too.

I will be updating this once the offical release on Novemember the 7th,
Posted: October 23
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Play this during the winter and don't snack while doing so . Guaranteed weight loss / slow starvation . Best year in a long time . (bought of steam direct and just clicked play, no silly codes etc) 10/10
Posted: October 24
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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
28.0 hrs on record
day 1,952: provisions are dry. i fantasize about eating the hamstrings of my wingers daily. please send help
Posted: October 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Still on beta version but already enjoy it so much !! Many improvement since last year version, more detail, and the new interface is so simple. Must buy !!
Posted: October 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
6 hours into this game, and I must admit, they really improved the game, a lot. Game looks better, and feels better with the new layout, and the in-game matches are much more fluent, and nice-looking, compared to the earlier match engines.

I usually spent 500 hours+ each year on Football Manager games, and this will be no different. Game looks massively good, runs perfect, even though I have a huge database with 13 countries, and 34 leagues.

Well done, SI.
Posted: October 25
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
So far this such a great game just downloaded and it is entirely better then any previous versions. Hands down one of the best football simulations to date.
Posted: October 23
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Enjoy it a lot. Much better than FM 14. All problem has been fixed.
Posted: October 24
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
every year is ♥♥♥♥ing better, best football simulator in the history of humankind hahaha
Posted: October 24
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Enjoying it so far, the match engine needs work (hey what a surprise) and the sidebar is ♥♥♥♥ing annoying but I see potential for this title.

Although my defence just stands there and the oppostition can defend just fine.

It's probably my tactics though.

A little frustrating so far, but since it's only the beta I can't complain too much.

0/10 not CoD
-IGN
Posted: October 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
awesome
Posted: October 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
This game will make you will not have life...
Posted: October 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Bikin jadwal tidur rusak!
Posted: October 24
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
This game is very fun to play, it still has a few bugs but hell, it's still in Beta. Full game release is 7th of November, be sure to get it if you haven't already, because this game is sick!
Posted: October 24
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
New UI is very good
Seems that there is a lot of matches with too many goals (too easy to score and concede)
Posted: October 24
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
I would 100% recormend this game to anyone that likes gamemodes like career mode on FIFA 15 but football manager goes into fare more depth and more teams and player even though the graphic arn't great the game makes it back with many fetures that they offer. This year It is made easyer to navigate the menu. The best new feature is when setting up a new carear you change your past history from a no body to a ex-world class player.
Posted: October 24
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Tunnel Interviews............ :D

Nothing more needs to be said currently. I'll review further after sleep and sustinence.
Posted: October 24
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Quite a few glitches but thats because i'm playing the Alpha version. Looks like its going to be another succesful instalment to the series!
Posted: October 24
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0 of 11 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
IT WONT WORK KEEPS ON SAYING ERROR 55
Posted: October 25
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6 of 25 people (24%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
The game has many improvements but untill they sort out the news feed which literally hurt my eyes and stopped me from contiuning due to not being able to read i cannot reccomend this game any more. sorry but the new design looks like its been designed by kids!
Posted: October 24
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