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World Basketball Manager (WBM) is a basketball strategy game. It uses the same game-play principles as most soccer management games do. Entering the game, the player creates his manager profile and he is hired as the general manager of a basketball club and his task is to improve the team’s performance by analyzing the facts and making...
Release Date: Apr 21, 2010
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About the Game

World Basketball Manager (WBM) is a basketball strategy game. It uses the same game-play principles as most soccer management games do. Entering the game, the player creates his manager profile and he is hired as the general manager of a basketball club and his task is to improve the team’s performance by analyzing the facts and making the right decisions. He controls the various club departments funding (medical, training facilities, youth academy), transfers, contracts, training and of course when the match day comes, he will have to select the team lineup, create the most appropriate strategy and find the way to victory by countering the opposing manager’s plans.

As the season progresses, the manager will receive feedback from press, fans, players and administration. Also score that ranks him among the world's managers. And later on, job offers - even national teams!

Key features:

  • W.B.M. covers all major basketball action in the world
  • Easy to use Editor gives full access to the database
  • WBM features an incredibly well-balanced, real-time match algorithm, with realistic results and challenging A.I.
  • Managers have control of all the actions that their real-life counterparts have
  • Player, team, manager and tournament history records
  • Available in 11 different languages

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista Sp1 or later
    • Processor: Pentium IV or equivalent
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D card
    • Hard Drive: 500MB free hard disk space
    • Sound: Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
42 products in account
2 reviews
7.9 hrs on record
This is a very nice game but I recommend it only to die hard "Old School" manager games fans. The rest better stay away from this.
Also the steam version of the game is buggy. You must apply the following fix in order to play the matches:
1. Disable temporarily windows UAC. (Here is how: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/turn-user-account-control-on-or-off )
2. Download www.wbmgame.com/files/registerdx8.zip
Unzip inside "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\world basketball manager 2010" and double click. Note that if you are using Vista or Windows7 you must right click the file and select "Run as administrator"

This is from the official website FAQ & Tech Support: www.wbmgame.com
There is also a 2014 version there that is bug free.
Posted: February 26th, 2014
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
4 products in account
1 review
3.7 hrs on record
WBM series is currently the best basketball manager game, but this 2010 version is pretty old and also the steam setup has some bugs that don’t exist in the official version.

Although that you can give it a try for the low price that steam offers it, it would be better to buy the new World Basketball Manager Tycoon version here on steam, or just download the WBM 2014 from the official website. They offer a 2 days free trial which I recommend you play to find out if you like the game, as this is a game only for die hard sport manager fans.

Even if you like sport manager games don’t start playing before to see the tutorial video and read the manual and the strategy guide. This is a very complex old school basketball simulator and you will need all the info included in the manual. But you will be rewarded for your time with a very realistic basketball game simulation and a very challenging A.I. especially inside the games, where you’ll see that the opponent manager will try to answer most of your orders and substitutions as best as he can.

Another huge plus of this game is the big database that let you make a career all around the world.

So for some quick positives and negatives in my opinion:

+
Realistic simulation of the basketball world
Huge selection of Clubs, Tournaments and National Teams

-
Ugly Graphics
No player trades and loans only transfers
Posted: December 22nd, 2013
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15 of 27 people (56%) found this review helpful
658 products in account
51 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Buggy and unsupported. There are far better Basketball Management games out there. Don't be fooled into thinking this one is the best one simply because it's on Steam. Even at $1 you've wasted your money.
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
256 products in account
37 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
GOTY
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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16 of 33 people (48%) found this review helpful
409 products in account
10 reviews
3.3 hrs on record
This game has to be the best game I have ever played! It has everything! It has guns, tanks, zombies, Russians, nukes and much more! If you played Skyrim and enjoyed it, then you should play this game too. I also recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of yuri, because this game is full of it!
Posted: December 28th, 2013
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