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Football Manager 2012

by Sega
 Ages 3 and Over
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (294 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC/Mac
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Game Information

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

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Platform: PC/Mac
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  • ASIN: B005HGG006
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 1.4 x 19 cm
  • Release Date: 21 Oct 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (294 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,459 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC/Mac

System Requirements

PC Hardware Requirements:
  • OS – Windows XP/Vista/W7
  • Processor – XP: 1.4GHz or Faster
  • Windows Vista/7: 2.0GHz or Faster
  • Supported Processors: Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core, AMD Athlon
  • Memory – XP: 512MB RAM, Vista/W7: 1.0GB RAM
  • Hard Drive Space – 2GB
  • DVD-Drive – 4x Speed
  • Video Card – 128MB.
  • Supported Chipsets – Nvidia FX 5900 Ultra or greater; ATI Radeon 9800 or greater; Intel 82915G/82910GL or greater. Earlier cards may only display 2D Match Viewer Mode and are not supported. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported.
  • Sound Card – DirectX 9.0c compatible, Direct X – Version 9.0c (included), LAN – TCP/IP compliant, Input – Keyboard, Mouse.

Mac Hardware Requirements:

  • OS – OS X 10.5.8/10.6.x or higher
  • Processor – Intel Processor
  • Video Card – Nvidia Geforce 7300 GT or greater; ATI Radeon X1600 or greater.

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178 of 195 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Buy every 2 years at most.... 2 Nov 2011
Platform for Display:PC/Mac
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Although the game is ok, it really doesn't warrant 30 'IF' you already have Football Manager 2011. The Steam activation is ridiculous, having to be on-line, one code, no resale value, extra memory wasted on Steam running in the background etc etc...with very little benefit to the consumer. We don't mind annoyances if they benefit us, after all its us paying the money. However this only benefits Sports Interactive.

I have played Football Manager 2011 to the point where my saved game shows that I have played it for 14 days straight, and now playing this, I really don't see any new benefits that warrant 30 of my money? It's slower, and wow! I can now talk in a tone? It's just a gimmick. You now spend far too much time farting around with how you think you sound rather than working on the things that matter, your tactics, training, and scouting & buying players. Media may get repetitive, but I get passed that by inputting and adding to the answers with my own quotes in the comment section.

So apart from a database and date update (which if you scour the internet you'll find a new database for the 2011 release), tone, more stuff on the screen (more of exactly the same stuff as last year I may add),and oh a new camera angle, there really is nothing to warrant spending 30 'IF' you already have 2011. Unless your just keeping up with the Jones's and need the newest of everything. Even the layout, skin and fonts are the same.

Please save your money. I played the demo, and played the full version at a mates, and I wanted to love it, I really did, but at best its just a patch. A patch which they charge you a lot of money for. They can't even be bothered to print a manual, instead they have just updated last years and stuck it on the internet.
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107 of 117 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A rethink needed for classic status to return 22 Dec 2011
Platform for Display:PC/Mac
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
No comments about Steam - everythings been said......
From 1986 onwards I have played Football and Footie manager games from Kevin Toms legendary original to the original giant leap forward in management, Championship Manager and Football manager its evolutionary successor.
Sadly these days my fantasy career is no more. For the sake of realism the game is so anal as to be beyond belief.
A season lasts like a real season.
To do pre match and post match I may as well write off an hour per match.
The fundamentals of the game are great (database, scouting etc)
However I dont want or desire to faff about with agents, 'tones' and endless media rubbish.
I want the game to be more modular, allow me to set-up the game with or without these features - NOT letting my virtual assistant manager deal with it and mucking up my season.
I want to get get on with the fantasy in my head of my team marching up the table and onto glory.
PLEASE SI make the next versions scalable and customisable to appeal to all types of players - fantasists - reality freaks and the somewhere in betweens.
THIS is the way forward to bring lost souls back into the Football Manager dreamworld.
Don't make the game as dreary and drudgable as the jobs most of us have to do!
Better effort next season lads.
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71 of 79 people found the following review helpful
By Tom Po
Platform for Display:PC/Mac
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
To start off with, I'd like to say that I've bought nearly every Football Manager (or Championship Manager as it used to be) since CM'93 way back in...1993. So I like to think I know a bit about the CM/FM series of management games, having experienced the major changes the game has gone through as Championship Manager became Football Manager, and can be in a position to offer an opinion on this one. Hence, my review of this game isn't about how very little has changed from FM'11, it's about the game overall and how it's developed over time.

The core of the game itself has come on leaps and bounds since the 90's. I've always been a fan of the switch to 3D - the option is there to view old school text-only commentary if people want it, so visualising the text was never a negative imo. The depth of the game is now immense, from contracts to media interaction, tactical depth to set pieces, from scouting to training, etc etc, feature wise it's great compared to older versions, and provides everything the game needs to it to be a downright brilliant experience.

However, this is where the criticisms start to mount up. Ever since switching to SEGA as publishers, Sports Interactive have been under considerably increased and tremendous pressure to rush games out in time for the pre-Christmas sales every year. In the past few years, they've released retail versions of Football Manager that have had horrendous balance issues and downright game-breaking bugs, hoping to patch the problems later on (usually releasing the main patch in March, some 5 months after release) whilst they collect as many sales as they can. And to make matters worse, they're clearly working to a development budget and cycle that doesn't give enough time or manpower to make drastic overhauls to the game.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars stream ! 25 Oct 2012
Platform for Display:PC/Mac
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm not sure if im supposed to buy a new copy.. but stream doesnt let me play this since it was replaced with manager 2013. It always says 'game unavailable at this time'. So OK right, I spend 30 on a game and IT decides that I cant play it.

Now, im not a big gamer. This is the Only game I own and I have played in one season... exactly one season. I would like to begin my second season as manager of HULL CITY but.. I cant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 16 days ago by adetokunbo temilade
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Can't wait to play this just need a new laptop first lol
Published 27 days ago by nicholas grantham
Published 1 month ago by TAYLORSHANE2
4.0 out of 5 stars great
Excellent value for the money, cheaper than in the high street.
Recommend very highly to anyone that has a football obsession.
Published 2 months ago by Michael Kitchen
5.0 out of 5 stars great
I purchased this to go with a birthday present and it went down great, good item, great gift idea, would highly recommend.
Published 3 months ago by Josh Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than other recent Football Manager games
I've been buying the Championship/Football Manager games since the very first Championship Manager for the Amiga back in the early 1990's, when Domark were the publishers. Read more
Published 4 months ago by red0209
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Buy Second Hand / used Versions
DO NOT BUY A SECOND HAND VERSION OF THIS GAME. This game has to be 'activated' online to actually work. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars no backup
loaded, didn't work, now I work in i.t. an thought I can sort this. had windows 8 but did not like it. got in touch with company, gave me loads of help but still no joy. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jeffski
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Got way too addicted to it but I have not even bothered to get the latest ones, this has been going strong for 3 years and counting...
Published 7 months ago by Manveer Singh
4.0 out of 5 stars Good game
Good game with lots of depth of options, bit hard but overall I enjoyed it and played on it for a very long time.
Published 7 months ago by R. Ellis
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