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Pro Cycling Manager Tour De France 2012 (PC DVD)

by Ubisoft
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
 Ages 3 and Over
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B008393O5I
  • Release Date: 22 Jun 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,456 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but badly bugged 16 Aug 2012
By R0b1et
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
The game is definitely enjoyable, though the out of race management aspect is barely existant. But the game suffers a number of bugs, and despite a selection of patches. The developers know several and just accept them, but they make some elements of the game unplayable... you won't be enjoying a stage along the sea, those are too jerky to play. There are features in the game that also don't seem to be relevent (and web forums seem to agree with my observation) - equipment can be changed, but it makes no obvious different to performance (I ran a sprinter bike up an Alpine mountain and still got the result I'd expect on a more suitable bike).

All that said, I have had a lot of fun with the game, and will continue to do so. There's a good online community which you really need to learn the game, the manual is useless and there is no tutorial.

All in all, if you enjoy road cycling and particularly the tactical element to it, you'll enjoy PCM2012. But if you like management games, buy football manager... even old ones make better manangement games.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Jimbo
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is not a game for the feint hearted....

Pro Cycling Manager is insanely difficult and confusing if you have no background in cycling, and I don't. I couldn't tell you the difference between Team Sky and the Giro D'Italia (obviously 1 is a team and 1 is a race!)

Other review have marked this game down based on its difficulty, complexity and isolation but I don't this is not a pick up and play game, like Call of Duty, Sim City etc, this is a challenging simulation of team management. The two closest reference points I have are Football Manager and Grand Prix Manager 2, and even they only have passing similarities.

The Good

You get thrown in at the deep end here there is no tutorial or tip boxes, and I love that.
The 3D races are good graphically and can be fun to watch and participate in
The sheer amount of data is immense, once you get your head around it, but like Football Manager (& enigma), it becomes invaluable to you
The tactics involved, having no previous experience of the series or pro cycling I have no idea if I am genius coach who should replace Dave Brailsford or just a slow learner, you position your pack / rider where they need to be to get the maximum result for the team leader/ team / sprinter and it's great fun. I learned early on full power doesn't always equal a good result
The supporting community are great and friendly

The Bad

Random desktop crashes occur for no apparent reason other than bad code, though not as often as other games it does happen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars improvement 17 Nov 2013
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this looks good, plays well and if you understand pro cycling then you will be on this for hours, as usual though the commentary is dire.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Finding this addictive. 21 April 2014
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Bought for my son. I am now playing as well and finding it addictive. Some flaws with place names not matching where stage races are held, French name on chinese stage.
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3.0 out of 5 stars cycling on pc won`t replace doing for real. 12 Jan 2014
By timothy
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i like these manager type games.though i found this one a bit confusing as there symbols and icons not in the manual.so still learning how to play. I seem to lose races as my team run out of energy and to replace they have to fall to the back then fight there way back to the front only to ran out of energy when they get there.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dull and hard to get into 28 Oct 2013
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Would not recommend this if like you action in your games or you lack patience. It takes a longtime to get into due to the required micromanaging of the teams/riders, and the end result for me was not worth the effort.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the Sir Dave Brailsford wannabe 7 Oct 2013
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Loved this game. Was sceptical at first with all the reviews but after purchasing it I must say it really was awesome. Would maybe be complicated for those new to cycling but, like anything, once you get the hang of it Wiggins and Froome will be your perfect podium duo.
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