Step into the Manager's Shoes with Front Page Sports Football! Recruit, train, and coach your players to victory. Delve into the opposition's strategy with replays and stats, create a customized gameplan from thousands of plays, and push your players' skills to new limits.
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Very Negative (55 reviews) - 12% of the 55 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 2, 2014

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About This Game

Recruit, train, and coach your players to compete against 32 other teams in Pro League on your way to the bowl. Being an effective coach is about developing the right skills for each player, strategizing for the games and seasons ahead, planning for the unexpected, and knowing when to push your players to the limit.

Front Page Sports Football is a strategic football sim featuring fully customizable Gameplans drawing from over 2,300 plays. As the manager and coach, it's up to you to scout and draft new talent, analyze your opponents' weaknesses, and develop your players' skillsets on the road to victory.

Key Features:
  • Manage your team through multiple seasons.
  • Customizable Gameplans with over 2,300 plays.
  • Coach your team in real-time to adjust strategies.
  • 20+ player statistics that influence performance.
  • Scout and draft new players, or recruit from opposing teams.
  • 2D and 3D game replays for analysis and preparation.
  • Set training regimens and manage injured players.

System Requirements

    • OS: Win8 / Win 7 / Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad, Intel Core i3, AMD Phenom, Athlon X4
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000, Ati 5870, Nvidia Geforce 460
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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120 of 128 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
**Update - 10/10/14**

After starting a new league with the new patch and playing the 2 preseason games, I still feel that this game falls extremely short of the mark. Contrary to the patch notes, there is still no initial draft. Kick/punt return yardage is still incorrect. The game still doesn't feel like football, but more importantly, it's simply not fun. Getting through 2 preseason games felt like a chore (I might add that I've played through many, many seasons in FOF7 and PFS and loved every second of it).

On the plus side, the new 3D camera angles are nice, but not nearly enough to make this game playable. Overall, I didn't really see anything changed in the patch to keep me interested.

I really wanted to like this, but due to the fact that this game is still extremely tedious and non-immersive, my (non)recommendation has not changed.

Currently 1.5 / 10


I am a huge fan of both sport management games and football and there hasn't been a good football management/coaching game made in some time. Needless to say, I was very excited when I heard that this franchise was being revived... Unfortunately I have been very disappointed so far. So far I've only played 2 preseason games and these are a few of the issues I've found:

*No initial draft - You're given a team to start with and have no control over who's on it.
*No 4th down conversions as far as I can tell. There is a category for it in the game recap screen but every time I've had a 4th and short the AI decided to punt automatically.
*No 2 point conversions... Very frustrating.
*No onside kicks... Again, this is a necessity if you're trailing late in a game. None to be found here.
*Quarterbacks like to throw to receivers who are well covered even if another is wide open.
*On the flipside, defensive backs have a tendancy to either stay a few yards away from the receiver they're supposed to cover or just not cover him at all. This is probably my biggest annoyance at the moment.
*No forward progress - If the ball carrier picks up yardage and then gets pushed back, the ball is spotted where the play ended.
*Incorrect yardage for kick/punt returns - On several occasions I've seen a kick returner tackled before he gets to the 20 yet is still awarded a return of ~35 yards.
*Blitzing doesn't seem to be effective in the slightest. I'll have to do some more experimentation on that, though.
*You are limited to 16 plays from your playbook on each play meaning that sometimes the play that you really want to call may not be available.
*There are all sorts of grammatical errors and typos.
*The only penalties I've encountered thus far are offensive offside and illegal contact.
*No play clock.
*No audibles.
*3D view is simply useless. The 2D overhead is much better for diagnosing what's going on on the field.
*There appears to be no multiplayer whatsoever, not even local.

These are just the issues I've noticed right off the bat. I haven't even really messed with the managerial side of things yet. As it stands, this game feels like a very early alpha and in its current state I couldn't recommend it to anybody. Hopefully it will improve with time, but for now I'd advise you to stay away.
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58 of 62 people (94%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
Very disappointing at the moment. Not what fans of American Football Management were looking for.

There are a myriad of faults including but not limited to:

*Poor 3D Engine
*Lack of customization options (Those that are there are irrelevant beyond your own team)
*Strange CTD's
*Incorrect rules of the game (4 Yard penalties for Offside infractions)
*Windowed game within a fullscreen (Lots of wasted screen real estate)
*Poorly thought out attribute colours
*Poorly explained game mechanics in the FAQ menu
*No settings menu
*Long loading times when simming fixtures

I'd avoid if i were you. At least until the developers address the concerns that others have raised.
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50 of 58 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
I will come back and edit this review if the game improves, since I'm writing this on the first day of release. First of all, kudos to any developer and publisher who attempts to create an American football manager game - We are starving for such a game!!!!!!!!!! Sadly, the first impression of Front Page Sports Football is not good. Keep mind I'm writing this after only 10 minutes of gameplay. It's a "first impression" review.

It's definitely an "Early Access" version with lots of work to be done. It needs about 6 months of work in my opinion before it's a 4 out of 5 star game. Currently, I give it 1 out of 5 stars. My first impression is that there's no obvious way to edit player names or team names other than your own team name. Many of the player names are odd and unusual names. I'm not hearing any sound. The simulated game is displayed in a tiny small window and has no camera angles to choose, it quickly goes to the next play without giving the ability to rewind or re-watch the play, nor any control of the camera for that matter. It definitely needs the ability to replay the play, the flow is too fast. You can pause the play, however, but you can't go to previous play or skip to the next play. With no sound and no camera controls it doesn't give a good first impression. It's zoomed so far out that I can't really see anything, are my linemen doing any good? My receivers on the far side of the field, can barely see them at all. My cornerback is setup backwards pointing his butt towards the receiver before the snap. I do like the training schedule to improve your team players. I don't like that it starts me out on Day #4 after the draft. I would prefer to begin on Day #1 starting with the draft. There seems to be a lot of players suspended for illegal drugs. I will lose interest in this very quickly in its current state.
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2015
Games is not playable. The developers have abandoned the ones who have bought this game after promising a fix over a year ago. Don't waste your money on this. You will do better buying another sim.
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30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
I still have the Front page football 98. One reason that I loved that game was that you can customize players and ratings and everything in between. Thats what this game needs, is the ability to customize your players. Whats the point of creating a custom league if you can't change the players names and ratings. I only played game for a few minutes because my pc kept freezing up. Game needs more updates. when I finally got to the game (match) that I was to play. it froze. I am one who would like you to stick to the old game with much improved graphics. If it aint broke. I will continue to try to play game because I am a fan but opening for some updates real soon. want to recommend game very badly, but I don't think that it would be fare with the way the game stands today. update it fast, please!!! PS Game not freezing because I have a old computer I actually have a very good computer should have any problems.
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
I really want to like this game and I hope it gets fixed but as it stands now it is unplayable. My teams games aren't actually played or simulated. It just says 'Planned' and is never played. The pre-season and first week every game played, the second week my game was the only one this way. The second week about 6 other games had the same problem and week three 4 other games were not played. So some teams have now played 4 games and I've only played one.

Inability to play aside, this game needs work. It seems like a soccer fans version of a football sim. The free agent market has enough high quality rookies to build a team around (as best I can tell) including available red circle players who are suposed to be the best players in the game. Quality rookies are almost never available as free agents in the NFL, as they would all be drafted. There might be a few that slip through the draft, but it usually isn't easy to see who they might be until a clever team takes a flyer on them. There are certainly no NFL starter caliber QBs as rookie free agents. There were three very good to star type rookies just waiting to be signed in this game. And in general an available rookie star or more at each position in the free agent market. It's much more like the soccer transfer market.

The 3D view looks nice but isn't very useful, you are stuck at about a first row of the stands view with no ability to adjust the view. Since it is 3D why can't you change the view? Isn't the the point of 3D? Anyway it is almost impossible to tell what linemen or anyone on the other side of the field is doing in this view.

Playcalling is just a big list, it should be broken down by formation and play type.

The whole thing feels unwieldy with a lot of information overload and no real way to feel like you know what is going on.
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
I was super excited when i saw this coming was coming, now I wish I had wanted to read reviews.

- No explanation
- Poor user interface
- no sound? at least not for me.
- game stopped simulating for me afte a couple weeks.
- FAQs are in general not useful
- and the list goes on.

I really hope this gets more work, the original was so well done that this is just nothing be disappointing at this point.

I will change my review if the game is improved.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
This thing's so bad that I really don't know where to start. Forget the glaring technical problems (fixed size UI in 2014... are you serious?), the football side of it is just plain bizarre.

Go for it on fourth down? Nope. Have zone coverage schemes where the dbacks and linebackers actually attempt to cover receivers? Nope. Kicking options besides belting it straight down the middle? Nope. Have access to your whole playbook? Nope. Okay, so the latter has an element of realism to it, but not when you're facing third and long and most of the plays offered are runs. Take starters out the game once the result looks nailed on? Nope. Audibles? Not unless you count the player swearing at the game. Visible play clock whilst calling plays? Nah... that'd be far to sensible. Have play action plays somehow described as such? Nope. Okay, again, that might be somehow realistic, but draws are denoted as such, so why not the opposite? Forward progress? Nope. Challenge flags? Nope. Fumbles? Well, there's a stat for them, but clearly the players all have outstanding ball protection skills because I'm yet to see one in 4-5 matches.

Just don't buy this. Please, don't. I'd love a decent NFL head coach + O/D co-ordinator + the interesting bits of GM sim, but this really isn't it. Even slightly. At all.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2015
This was a scam. Steam should make them take this down and refund the money that was stole from us.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
Not as good as FPS 98 at all.

Abilities to build uniforms the way you want to, color wheel, fonts, stripes, helmets, facemasks, socks.
Abilities to build your own roster or modify a current roster
Abilities to modify all the teams in league (Logo, Fields, Uniforms, Coachs ect)
Abilities to set league size and leage rules
Abilities to select pre set league rules/sizes (ie CFL, AFL, NFL, NCAA, Highschool)

These were the quickest things I was extremely disappointed with.

Oh, also the first and foremost thing the game needs to not lock up and crash every time you try to advance a week.

Another review talks about all the missing rules and other things that are messed up. I can even get to that poin in the game. Read the other reviews as well!

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1.3 hrs
Posted: September 10
Doesn't Work now and never did since purchase two years ago.

Daylight Robbery.
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237.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
Worth every penny. I never played the lackluster 3D. I just simulated the all the Weeks. I figured out what worked and what didnt work. I was able to build a winning team built on the Run Game and Defense. I figured out that you can actually sign Free Agents after the first week of Pre Season games. I was able to replenish my roster every season to more then 53 players. I didnt have to sign my draft picks. I just abused the FA after that first pre-season game and then built my roster that way. My winning strategy was Pro Set balanced attack offense with Weekly Meetings held with my best HB every week - that gave him bonuses going into the games. My HB would have 275 yard rushing games. My defense was a Multiple Formation Set and built on balance and held 3 Scrimmages every week on all defensive formations. I beat the number one offensive team in the Championship game. The old adage - Defense wins championships holds true again! Fun game. Its not stupid Madden. I would highly recommend this game for those of you looking to GM and Strategize your way to building a winner! Check my Public Artwork in My Profile to see my Screenshots proving that I did in fact play this game and did this.
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3.2 hrs
Posted: April 10
I remember playing Front Page Sports '97, and it wash a fairly good time but this time around not so much. Save yourself some cash and walk away.
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1.2 hrs
Posted: February 27
This game is pure garbage. It is completely misrpresented in the store by the developer/publisher. Makes me want to take Cyanide after trying to play it. Pun intended.
The game looks and feels like it was put together quickly trying to meet a deadline without any care to make the game even close to what a football game should be.
Stay away. Not even if it's on sale for $.01
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0.5 hrs
Posted: February 27
wish i never bought it and would return it if i could!!!
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12.2 hrs
Posted: January 21
Shows 12 hours played which is more like 30 minutes of frustration and never even getting a started game due to roster issues, followed by 11 hours of internet searching for solutions. I want this game to be playable as it is the only graphical sim I can find but it just is not. I have waited almost a year for some kind of fix but it is obviously not coming.
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1.1 hrs
Posted: November 21, 2015
Guys... This game sucks! I have been waiting on them to send patches with no luck as I still can't play 3d only the moving dot sim option! But there is hope and I know where you need to go...


The 2015 version was simplistic but fun and the developer is extremely active. Currently they are working on the 2016 version which they want to put in alot of the modification options just like the old FPS game as well as other league customization options. The problem is they need the money for development of all the add ons they want to do. The first game was built on a $450 budget and they are trying to raise $10,000 to help with the 2016 build. Please check them out the game is sold through steam and they have a kickstarter up where they are trying to get people to help with raising the money. Donaters can sign up for different levels and each level gives you something in return with the starter being a copy of the game when done. So you are not just throwing the money away. Here are the links so PLEASE check them out!

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0.2 hrs
Posted: October 17, 2015
Worst iteration of a game ever made. Biggest mistake I have made in buying anything, even worse then the the time I bought a porcupine for toilet paper.
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