Franchise Hockey Manager, from the makers of the award-winning Out of the Park Baseball, is a new sports management game that puts you in charge of your favourite hockey team. If you've ever looked at the decisions your team has made and thought "I could do better," this is the game for you!
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Дата на излизане: 30 май 2014

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"For fans of sports management games [...], it would be hard not to recommend the game, considering the amount of depth it has."
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Скорошни обновления Всички (2)

29 септември

FHM2 Now Available!

The sequel to FHM2014, Franchise Hockey Manager 2, is now available for purchase, and is on sale at 25% off for a limited time! See our FHM2 Steam store page for full details:

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29 септември

Version 1.7 36 Now Available

The final patch for FHM2014, version 1.7.36, is now available on Steam.

This introduces the new game engine from FHM2 into FHM 2014. Consider it a preview of one of many new additions to the game. However, getting this to function in FHM 2014 is a bit like trying to get the engine of a big truck to work in a small compact car. It might work and still drive you forward, but it’s not optimal and not what it was designed for.

The core of this is the FHM 2 game engine, but due to limitations of FHM 2014 and the underlying database, the performance isn’t quite the same.

That being said, it’s still a drastic improvement over what was in FHM 2014 previously and helps us honor our commitment while also giving FHM 2014 players a much better game and a sneak peak at a small part of what’s new in FHM 2.

A few things to note:

- In FHM 2 there is a lot more depth, including the ability to customize and save tactics and set up an overall gameplan combining multiple tactical templates to be used in different situations.
- The fighting and penalty system in the new engine required substantial reworking of the database and ratings development system, and the old data will not produce optimal results with it. For example, some leagues will have very high fight totals, others will have very low ones (the NHL being on the low side). On the flipside, we do get accurate fight totals in FHM 2.
- There have also been several other updates made to the game engine since it was ported back to FHM 2014. If you notice an issue, please feel free to let us know, but it may have already been addressed in FHM 2.

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“The potential is sky high, and could become the best hockey simulation game out there.”
83 / 100 –

“If you are a big hockey fan or love in-depth statistics you should buy this game.”
Thumbs Up – Last Word on Sports

“A great design and user interface and it's a great game for any sports fan.”
85 / 100 – JumpToGamer

Относно тази игра

Franchise Hockey Manager is a new hockey management game from the makers of the award-winning Out of the Park Baseball series. A truly global game, FHM is the deepest, most immersive, and most customizable hockey management game in the world. Choose one of 23 leagues around the globe and select a team to guide to glory. Sign free agents, trade players, draft the next crop of superstars, and much more!

This is as close as you'll get to sitting in a GM's office without drawing a paycheck from a team. Oversee team finances, keep an eye on the salary cap, check on your assistant coaches and scouts, watch the waiver wire, put together trade packages, make contract offers to free agents, and draft the newest generation of stars.

Players in FHM are rated in dozens of areas, giving them unique personalities and skillsets for you to discover and use. Recruit your team, then assemble your on-ice lineup in a way that gets the best results out of your team: Find the line combinations that work, give your young stars playing time to help them develop, and give specific instructions to each line and defensive pair.

When you start a new game, your league will come alive with news articles, messages from other GMs and players, announcements of upcoming milestones (a player's 500th career goal, for example), and more. You'll read about big trades, devastating injuries, impending coaching changes, and other important happenings.

Key Features of Franchise Hockey Manager:
  • Manage your own hockey team
  • Complete 2013-14 rosters for over 300 real teams across 23 leagues
  • Historical NHL and WHA seasons from 1947-48 through 2012-13 included - replay your favorite team's history
  • Or run a fictional custom league configured the way you want, from the number of conferences and divisions to the playoff format
  • Manage your team over multiple decades - if you can keep your job!
  • Rich news section offers all your league's highlights
  • League events and milestone watches alert you to important happenings
  • Use commissioner mode to edit players, financials, and more
  • Realistic stats, including advanced stat tracking like Corsi and Fenwick
  • Watch your Hall of Fame grow
  • Much, much more

The FHM/OOTP user community is also active and helpful, and many of them create customizations that you can use to enhance your gaming experience, including logos, player images, and more.

If you are a hockey fan, you need this game!

Системни изисквания

Mac OS X
    • OS: XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: min. 1024x768 display
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • OS: min. OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Intel Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: min. 1024x768 display
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Полезни рецензии от клиенти
1 от 2 човека (50%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
290.4 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 2 септември
"Do you recommend this game?"

Yes, even though I'm pretty frustrated at the game right now I'll recommend it to any hockey fans or management/simulation fans.

The game is good, pretty addictive. Especially during off-season.

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136 от 150 човека (91%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
13.5 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 5 юни 2014
I am a fan of OOTP baseball, i'm an even bigger fan of hockey simulation. Got every possible hockey sim out there. When i saw that OOTP made a hockey sim i was extatic. Never been so disappointed in a game. Even compare to the most obscure hockey sim i have made by a guy in his basement, this game is bad. When you add to the equation that its from OOTP its just plainly awfull.

Historical game is a joke, no farm team, no scouting a sub par game of a bad game.

AI is so freaking weak, transaction wise you can get Crosby for a pick and a few average guys, trading left and right without any sense at all. I.E. june 30 trading a great young goaler for a 42 y.o def. and to add to that losing their num 1 goalie the next day on free agency.

The game aint following the NHL contract rules at all, i just lost Galcheniuk and Gallagher 2 RESTRICTED free agent, both refusing long term deal of 7.5 mil and 4.5 mil to watch them sign a 1 year 125k contract with an AHL team.. First theres no logic in that behavior, second an RFA cant sign with another team just like that. The only way is from an hostile offer sheet from another NHL team and then were suppose to have the option to match the hostile offer and if we dont want to match the offer theres a lot of different draft picks compensation depending of the amount of the offer. If youre claiming to do a hockey sim, the minimum would be to follow the rules of the real life game you are *simulating*...

Small ridiculous stuff like the stars choice after a game, a guy with no points with 6 min game time getting the first star while a guy with a hat trick getting no star. Sweeping the other team in 4 games in the Stanley cup final to see a guy from the other team getting the final mvp awards with 10 points less than my 5th scorer. Watching a goalie getting the vezina while playing 40 games not appearing in any leader stats while theres a goalie with 54 victory and leading in goals against avg and shout outs. Same thing applies for almost every category.

Scouting is completely useless, playing blind mode or not doesnt change a thing.

Very unintuitive UI, the pages always coming back to the base choice, so you always need to clic your way back to were you want the page to be. I.E. the rooster page always put you back to the basic page while i want to see the off 1 stats. Same thing while tryting to make a trade. You choose the other team, see the scouting report of a player and then your back to your own team so you have to clic back your way to the other team.

You cant schedules your goaler in advance so either you have to stop the game simulation to change the goalie or just let your num 1 goaler play the 82 games.

The game feeling is meh at best, no real feeling of interacting with your players, coach, team owner other gm's etc...

I could go on and on and thats only after 2 seasons, i cant imagine how bad it turns out with contracts, salary caps, player pools in the long run..

I have a more complete hockey sim made by a solo guy than this game made by OOTP.
As for any comparison with EHM, i really cant see how anyone who played it can see anything in this game coming close of it.

I was so freaking happy to see OOTP doing a hockey sim.. Its a real shame to give us this product.
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40 от 46 човека (87%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1 човек намери тази рецензия за забавна
62.9 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 11 юни 2014
Let me first start by saying OOTP is a great game and the developers have done a great job with it. Love the series...

Was a big fan when EHM was out and other hockey simulators (whether it's NHL series for Xbox or browse-based, or even a hockey simulator thats downloadable). This game has A TON of potential, but it is lacking in the UI controls, the settings, and small parts of hockey that means a lot to the sport. As you read the review of Dugger999, he is 100% right in every aspect in signing these players and losing them in a blink of an eye. RFA's signing with lower level hockey leagues, trading older players and receiving a star upcoming goaltender. (mind you the old one will be released the next day, whereas the young goaltender will be a unsigned rookie, rookie under contract, or RFA) The game crashes constantly on Macbooks. I can't go 1-2 weeks without having to frantically save in hopes that it doesn't crash on me. Another problem with the game is that in the Free Agency Center, they place players who cannot be signed (I.E. underagers, undrafted rookies, etc.) in there rather than automatically filtering them out. You'll spend about 15 minutes filtering everythnig Prior to finding actual Signable players. A big interface problem would be when I attempt to SCROLL with my track pad or mouse, all of the menus scroll with it. How could you release a game and not have all the settings inputted the correct way so that all the screen and menus don't go with it? It doesn't make sense. For more information, look at Duggers review. This game has a ton of potential, they just should've held onto it a LOT longer and did a TON more tweaking prior to releasing this for sales. It's most definitely NOT WORTH 39.99. Maybe $15.99 tops if they fix the bugs. As is now, I'd apprase it at around $5.99-$9.99 with the crashes, the buggy interface, and missing important contractual issues for players in the game.

(Note: If you have a LTIR, they still count it towards your cap in the game when it should be gone come September 1st. So for you Flyers fans, yes, Chris Pronger's double digit million dollar salary WILL count against your cap)

If I would reconsider buying this game if i had the chance. It wasn't worth the 19.99 steam sale that I got out of it. I would reconsider my opinion if and when they update the game.... hopefully before next year's version is out. It's just way too buggy for a first time Hockey Simulator to be throw out there on the marketplace. PLEASE WAIT UNTIL THEY UPDATE OR UNTIL NEXT YEAR'S VERSION IS AVAILABLE! OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED! THIS IS YOUR WARNING!
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29 от 34 човека (85%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 9 ноември 2014
This game has tons of potential but at its current state it's far behind EHM07.
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36 от 47 човека (77%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
9.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 3 юни 2014
Overall the concept has a lot of potential, and this is exactly the type of hockey game I want, but the execution just isn't there.

The UI is really awkward, cluttered, confused, and its hard to know what you should be doing. There are too many menus which either don't tell you enough, or tell you things that don't matter. The key to a good franchise sports manager game is that it's basically an RPG where you try to get experience and level up all your different players. That process is completely opaque and it feels like you have little control over what's going on. Even tinkering with the lineup, something that I love doing in a game like NHL 14 is tedious and the results are not transparent.

Now that they have a basic game format down, I really hope they release a new version next year which significantly changes certain game mechanics to add that RPG fun element so that it feels like you're not just simulating everything but actually have meaningful decisions to make, something which the game in its current version completely lacks.
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