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Championship Manager: Season 01/02

by Eidos
Windows 95 / 98
 Ages 18 and Over
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
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  • Last update of Championship Manager 3
  • Detailed profiles and histories of more than 100,000 players, managers and coaches from 26 leagues worldwide
  • A new scouting feature will give the manager an in-depth analysis on the opposition, including key players and team tactics
  • Approach the governing bodies to appeal against bans imposed on your players.
  • Send players away for surgery to repair recurring injuries
  • Issue the board ultimatums… and vice versa
  • A full international simulation, featuring all the major tournaments plus 'B' and Under-21 teams

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  • Platform:   Windows 95 / 98
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, suitable for all
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B00005N5GB
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 2.5 x 10.2 cm
  • Release Date: 12 Oct 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,357 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

And so the final update of Championship Manager in its current guise arrives, instantly taking its place as the best football management simulation on any format.

As well as the tightening up of the game engine, which allows the game to run slightly faster, numerous diverting new features have been added. For instance, you can choose not to know lots of information about a player until you've scouted them, you can compare players, the new transfer system has been implemented and heck, you can even issue an ultimatum to the board.

As with most Championship Manager improvements, none of these change the game dramatically, but they do add to the depth and realism that has won the franchise the widespread support it enjoys today. It's still as utterly engrossing as ever, and liable to keep you addicted to your PC for hours at a time. Those who like the football management games devoid of mountains of stats as ever are advised to steer clear.

But for the hundreds of thousands of fans of the series, this is yet another polished, enjoyable new edition of the game, which, after all these years, is still without a quality competitor. Roll on Championship Manager 4. --Simon Brew

Product Description

The last season update for the hugely successful football management sim Championship Manager 3, Championship Manager 01/02 promises to capitalise on the incredibly addictive gameplay that CM fans have come to expect, with a host of new features.

For the detail orientated, the game includes profiles and histories of more than 100,000 players, managers and coaches from 26 leagues, worldwide. CM 01/02 will also feature an improved data editor that will allow users to modify player statistics to keep their team's squads up to date and even add themselves into the their favourite first team.

And if you like the thrill of the chase then statistics of new and unknown players will be "hidden" (to mirror the statistics and data available to real-life managers). Scouting these players will reveal their full statistics. One of the updates that surfaced with the last add-on pack was the added involvement of the press. This version will have more messages from the media and more feedback from the local and national press than ever before.

To help you decide if you really want that centre forward from Real Madrid, in accordance with the new rules to be introduced next season, CM 01/02 will fully implement the new EU-regulated transfer system. All of the competitions, awards and disciplinary rules will also be updated for even more authentic footy management action.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the best game ever!!! 16 Oct 2001
If you have a PC and you like football you should own this game. Heck, you probably already do. My last CM game was the 99/00 season update. After missing out an update inbetween some of the new features are a breath of fresh air. To be honest, the gameplay, and the addictiveness of this game keeps you coming back. The new features like more media involvment, aproaching the board, sending players off for surgery ect. are all just a bonus that make the game more real and expand the possibilites.
What makes the game so good is that their is no end. The challange is in developing tactics, then after a while realising that the oppositon have cracked your tactic and a new masterplan must be devised. So the game continues...tactic change after tactic change. Taking over a small club with no money and having to do a dave basset and wheel and deal in the transfer market to make anything of your team. Taking over a big club and buying zidane. You can do anything with this game. While the basics remain the same (trying to win as many games as possible and do your best at your current club), the constant need to update your tactic, or bring in new players, means that even when you get into 2035 of the game...its still as addictive and as enjoyable as ever.
Few games manage to still be as addictive after you've owned them foir a few months let alone years. Even if there was no seasonal updates, I would still be playing CM3 every chance i get.
I have no friends now...and i havent eaten for a week...but i've got leicester 3rd in the league...and life doesnt get any better.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 1 Nov 2001
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This game is supremely addictive. If you've got previous version it may not be worth shelling out for - there are data updates and some good new features, but the proposition remains the same. That said, this is a superb title. A few nights ago I sat down at 11 pm to steer my side through a few matches: I went to bed at 3.30 am, having seen them win the Champions' League! The realism is impressive - players becoming petulant when not selected, your choice stars getting injured at exactly the wrong moment. I bought Roberto Ayala for £19.25m, and he got sent off four times in his first season. Edgar Davids got sent off after six minutes on debut! This is an all too real scenario, and the game throws up many such as these. Very playable, and highly recommended to anyone who hasn't come across CM thus far.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only intelligent footy game around 2 Nov 2001
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This is the only footy management game which features an intelligent database, where the game is constantly writing/updating info to the hard disk/updating the environment.
26 leagues running simultaneously/over 100,000 players/scouting features/hidden stats/coach + scout reports/reserve matches/u-21 + international management/complain to fa regarding ref decisions & to postpone a match/Respond to the media regarding ambition, player form rumours etc/new transfer system with much more control over players =loans/trials/part exchanges/sign on fee/bonus/appearance money/compensation/payment conditions/stadium + facilities expansion/Data editor/issue ultimatums to the board regarding many issues and see how they respond.
TACTICS WHICH AFFECT PERFORMANCE, team & individual instruction/with and without ball instructions, this is very detailed/effective.
This is perhaps the most comprehensive feature as lets be honest, all other footie games give u players/stadiums but aren't intelligent enough to make a differnce on the field.
To sum up, no other footy game gives u this much control over players, contracts, media, the fa, chairman, scouts, coaches, fans etc. It has the most intelligent game engine of any footy game, as EVERYONE IN THE GAME HAS FEELINGS AND WILL REACT AS IN REAL LIFE, to current/future actions/events.
Untill other developers realise that u need to be able to affect the environment u live in, console footy games simply let u play matches and expand stadiums, with no real thought to the gaming environment.
Even the version of champ manager released 6 yrs ago, is better than the current crop of other management games.
This is simply class !!
(There is also a messageboard on the net, which features comments on all aspects of the game/improvements etc and hourly feedback from the developers, which offers great after sales services etc)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Give Up Daylight When You Buy This Game 4 Mar 2003
I'm not joking, this game will take over your life. You lose sleep, forget to eat, struggle to concentrate on anything else but the game.
The worst thing that can happen is that you find that a friend/colleague is similarly addicted, as you then spend your time when not playing; talking about playing.
I started the game innocently enough as the manager of Southampton. I quickly immersed myself in tactics and transfers in a (successful) effort to avoid relegation. I fluked my way to a league cup victory in the same season then found myself in UEFA competition. Before I knew it 6 months had passed and I had grown a complete beard down to my knees (OK I'm lying about the last bit but you get my drift!).
Anyway, the game itself is based solely on strategy. There is no actual physical playing of football by you, you just get to watch the commentary to matches and react accordingly. Sounds boring? Believe me when you manage to hang on to a 1 goal lead after being reduced to 10 men against Man Utd, you do not realise that such elation could be possible.
My main hint for this game is to scout, and scout well. Strategy comes with practice. There is no quick fix to this game, just like real life you can manage to buy the best player there is, but that won't guarantee success.
The secret to this games addictive nature is its simplicity to play, yet complexity to master. It is dangerous to your social skills though so think carefully before buying it.
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Quick delivery, perfect
Published 1 month ago by Andy Leith
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic
We all wanted to play this didn't we? Back in the day I got months of enjoyment with this and subsequent years' games.
Published 13 months ago by MikeH
5.0 out of 5 stars championship manager
this is a very enjoyable game its a very addictive game but I am truly happy with my purchase it is great
Published 17 months ago by John Arnold
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but just a little too dated now...
This is a good version of a great game. I have no particular issues with game play there are little things that I would point out, but its 11years old now and highlighting them... Read more
Published 20 months ago by P. Wincott
5.0 out of 5 stars Best ever.
This game is the best management game ever made, it's so addictive the hours just fly by.
And now in 2012 if you search on google for champman you can download updates for the... Read more
Published on 31 July 2012 by baz 29
3.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't get it to work
I originally played this at the time it came out, and enjoyed it. I decided to pick up another copy, as I was hoping to be able to play it on my work laptop - I have a very young... Read more
Published on 7 Feb 2011 by Mr. I. A. Francis
5.0 out of 5 stars insanely amazing
this is the best game in the history of games.
so much fun, more realistic than all the newer ones, simple but amazing.. it's just awesome. Read more
Published on 4 July 2010 by Mr. Benjamin G. Doherty
5.0 out of 5 stars Still the best
I was devastated when my copy of CM01/02 developed a crack which prevented it from loading. So I went straight to Amazon and searched for a replacement. Fortunately I found it! Read more
Published on 13 Sep 2009 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars PURE BRILLIANCE
This is the master of every single football manager game. No doubt about that. Apart from maybe some of the transfer prices this is a very realistic game, especially the socres. Read more
Published on 1 Sep 2007 by P. Myatt
5.0 out of 5 stars The Complete Game,,,,neigh.......LIFE EXPERIENCE
Its simple, this is the greatest management game of all time.
if you like football and have ever wanted to realise how difficult it is to control a fully fledged football team... Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2005 by James Mc Coy
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