- Platform: Windows 7 / 8, Mac OS X
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: DVD-ROM
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Football Manager 2015 (PC/Mac)
- The most realistic, in-depth, immersive football management simulation
- Sit in the managerial hot seat of almost any football club in over 50 countries
- Live the life of a real football manager in Europe or elsewhere worldwide
- Choose your lineup and change tactics as you seek glory and silverware
- Follow the match with the 3D engine and give pitch-side instructions
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Football Manager 2015, the latest in the award-winning and record-breaking series, is coming to PC, Macintosh, and Linux computers in November 2014. Football Manager is the most realistic, in-depth, and immersive simulation of football management available, putting you in the hot-seat of almost any club in more than 50 countries across the world, including all of Europe's biggest leagues. Football Manager 2015 will allow you to live the life of a real football manager – you decide who plays and who sits on the bench, and you're in total control of tactics, team-talks, substitutions, and pitch-side instructions as you follow the match live with the acclaimed 3D match engine.
From the Manufacturer
Football Manager 2015
Football Manager 2015, the latest release in the best-selling series, features a huge number of improvements and enhancements over its predecessors, many of which have been designed to make the experience of managing a club more personal and customisable.
This process of personalisation begins long before a ball has been kicked, or even before the manager has accepted their first job. In the modern football world, real-life managers display a variety of different management styles and, to reflect this, Football Manager 2015 now asks the prospective manager to decide on the type of manager that they want to be.
Are they going to be a ‘tracksuit manager’ who spends much of their time on the training ground dealing directly with the players, or are they going to be a ‘tactical manager’ who spends more time concentrating on tactics and player recruitment? Or perhaps they’ll opt to be a mix of the two? This innovation means that, for the first time in the series, the manager is able to be on the training ground with the players.
The ability to define a management style is just one of many improvements and enhancements in Football Manager 2015, many of which will not be instantly apparent as they occur over long-term play. One major change that will be obvious right from the start, however, is the complete redesign of the user interface--everything about Football Manager 2015 looks and feels different from before. The new interface makes everything within the world quicker to navigate, and managers will find it easier to access everything they need to lead their club to success.
You can now define your managerial style like never before, using the manager points system to focus on coaching, scouting, youth development, man-management, or maybe a little of everything. What type of manager are you?
More than 2,000 new motion-captured animations, new lighting, and improved player models and ball physics add extra depth and realism to the 3D match engine. Plus, improved AI, individual player shouts, touchline team talks, and other additions make this the closest simulation of a football match available.
New user interface
A new look and feel to the user interface with a left-hand navigation bar makes management easier and more intuitive.
The new Scouting Centre integrates all areas of player recruitment. Plus, you can set scouting assignments to find specific levels of player, whether it be a first-teamer, youngster, or a direct player replacement.
Realistic player personalities
Player's personalities and characters replicate today's football world where player power rules. Players are more vocal in the press, and quicker to issue ultimatums if they're unhappy.
Deeper media experience
A wider variety of journalists, with tabloid and broadsheet reporters developing more varied stories and building up rivalries through the media, plus brand new tunnel interviews before and after matches.
Updates to Classic Mode allow you more freedom when selecting nations, leagues, and players in your game world. Plus, you can now skip pre-season (in your first season), take control of player training, make more board requests, and there are many new unlockables.
And much more...
Football Manager 2015 features many more great features, including Twitch TV support, manager timelines, and improvements to finances, training, and hundreds of other features.
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Top Customer Reviews
The first thing you notice about the game is that the menu layout is completely different. SI have ditched the top menu bar in favour of a more aesthetically pleasing side menu bar with less options. I personally like this, as you'll find a lot of related elements of the game in the right areas, I.e. There is now a 'scouting' section which not only contains assignments, reports etc. but the 'search' function. This is something that they needed to do for years and I'm glad it's been implemented into FM 2015. The scout reports are also much more in depth and easier to read with there being a 'pros and cons' section instead of a list of random information.
When it comes round to actually playing a match or at least getting near the time, the process is pretty much the same. Pre-match presser > team selection > match overview > opposition instructions etc. However, just before the game is about to start, you're surprised by a tunnel interview. These become quite tedious after a few games and don't really have much of an influence on the outcome of the match as the pre-match pressers do. This happens again after certain games, and which can again become tedious but I guess it is more realistic and gives you more opportunities to type swear words into the comment box.
Onto the actual game engine. I have to say I'm very pleased with how they've developed the graphics and overall look of the pitch, stadium, fans and players. Stadiums have their own surroundings, the fans look more realistic and the players movements are less robotic and less predictable. It's like watching a game of PES on the PS2 (which is a great compliment to SI, IMO).Read more ›
I imagine the next installment will comprehensively replicate the experience of a manager arguing with his wife over that fact he loves the club more then her.
At first I was in disbelief in how much they have changed things around and changing the format as I loved the easy feel of FM14 and FM13. I have now played it for over a week now, and I went back to try FM14 out and I can say easily I prefer the new format now I am used to it (it takes time).
I can also understand how it is frustrating how often injuries keep occurring, I am AFC Wimbledon and I hadn’t had my first choice back four for the first 12 games due to injuries. However since putting them on low level training and bringing them back slowly in the under 21s they are now fully fit and on full training. Which is very realistic if players are always injured it takes time for them to come back.
I like the match tunnel interview add a little bit extra to the game, as often you will see when a game on TV they have a pre match interview. Tactics are key as ever, you must read the pre match report of the other team to try and exploit the other team and always check on yours to cover areas of weakness.
Searching players is still easy so not sure why people are moaning about that just click on scouting simple!!
Regarding the match day pitch, it a massive improvement you now can see stadium and can tell when your playing at a bigger club which is great edition.Read more ›
I would advise anyone considering buying this to wait a few months and then read the forums as the patches come out to sort out the match engine to see if it has because it really does need sorting out!
Firstly Si have improved the match engine and also improved the stadiums which I applaud,for years I was moaning about playing as say Real Madrid in a stadium which looks like it's from the conference division.So I agree they've tried to improve things,but as we know the graphics still look like it's from a ps1 footy game and that's being kind.Were nearly in 2015 and im sorry the match engine is still terrible.
Secondly the game just is so boring now and uninspiring,if you're playing fm 13 or 14 then your not really missing anything except an updated database,once again si have moved the interface around and put the bar to the side instead of at the top.Most of the changes they've made are just boring and Time consuming,Also it took me 20 mins to find out how to search for players that are on a free transfer.
Si sadly today rather than massively improving the game or making it fun just rely on a big marketing campaign for the game.players and celebrities coming out and saying how much they love the game,well they must be easly pleased imo.If you still find this game fun then fair play to you and I hope you have hours of fun gaming but sadly for me the game is so stale that I probably won't play it again.
Also the once great player database is just now being recycled year on year with a few new wonder kids added,most of the stats are the same as last year with of course their age put forward a year.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The best review I can give is that I'm still playing it now! Will be timeless and in my opinion made FM16 look like it was made by children - probably my all time favourite fm gamePublished 22 days ago by Luke
Did not come with in game instruction book and therefore product activation code.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Standard issue football manager. It'll take over your life. Not recommended if you are married ;)
Advertised as new game but when i received it all sealed the steam key had already been usedPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Brilliant for the money. Very realistic, Liverpool are terrible in the game, just like real life.Published 7 months ago by Norman