19 of 19 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages A great update to the best management game ever made
Disadvantages Depth could put off new or casual players
Football Manager 2009 is the latest in the long running management simulation series. These games come along like clockwork once every year, and like past instalments this version offers new features, upgrades and tweaks, to get the series one step closer to virtual management nirvana. The good news is that for football management enthusiasts this remains the definitive title to pick up. The class Football Manager formula has hooked the devoted and the casual alike, and this latest version will be no different. A NEW PERSPECTIVE The big talking point for the new game is the 3-D match engine ...
32 of 32 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Great level of detail, fantasticly addictive and satisfying to play
Disadvantages Your family may forget you, tedious if your not 100% into it
Many years ago, somewhere around 1996, I bought a computer magazine. This wasn't something I was prone to doing, but I'd just got a new PC and I liked the look of a couple of things on the free cover disc. I soon got bored of these freebies and installed a couple of the demo games. I couldn't tell you what any of these games were, except for one..... Championship Manager 2. Since that life defining moment I have spent many hours in front of computer screens attached to that game and those that followed it. I've suffered the frustrations of having a great winning streak, signing lots of good ...
6 of 6 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Very addictive game and expand your knowledge of football.
Disadvantages May take over your life.
Football Manager 2009 is a life like football managerial game. This year’s game is the best yet and the all new 3D pitch gives the game the edge over its competitors. After playing many football games including, Champion Manager 2009, PES 2009 and FIFA 2009, I firmly believe that football manager is the best by a long way. Football manager 2009 is a new era of managerial gaming and is as close as many of us will get to manage a football club. From training, scouting, press conferences, player talks, match day talks, contract negotiations etc football manager 2009 offers it all. Another ...
7 of 7 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages 3D match engine, all players in the world are available, better than LMA manager
Disadvantages Sometimes strange results like team in 1st place being beaten by team in 24th
Football manager 2009 has continued the football manager series with the same features and layout of the game as the past versions, but this time features a new 3D match view. The game has many good features that would make me more willing to buy this game over the biggest competitor, LMA Manager 2009. Firstly, the game can be installed very quickly, and you can choose the countries and the leagues who wish to play in, or buy players from. For example, if you only wanted to play in the English leagues, you can do so by only entering the English leagues to play in, however if you then in future ...
16 of 16 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Great Game With The New 3D Engine And Other Improvements
Disadvantages 3D Engine May Not Work On Lower End Computers
Football Manager 2009 is the annual follow-up to the 2008 version, and well let me just start by saying that this sis one of the biggest updates ever. Yes, the time has finally come for the introduction of the 3D match engine, and let me tell you, life is good. This has been one of the major issues with the football managers of the past, as many couldn't really 'feel' the match when watching it played by a bunch of circles, although admittedly I did like those little circles and I have always enjoyed watching the matches themselves. But I will start with a word of warning, if your computer or ...
5 of 5 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages still addictive, huge database
Disadvantages 3D engine glitchy, much harder to play, injuries problem
Another football manager settlement, but this one was full of expectations. I first saw the trailer and I was eager to play this game with the 3D match engine. When it finally came out, I was kind of shock how the game has been transform to. Firstly, the 3D match engine was suppose to be the finest new feature in FM 09. I agree is beautiful to watch the 3D guys running around but only if you computer CAN support this 3D acceleration. Don't think that you can run FM 09 in any PC where you ran FM 08. It require a much faster PC to be able to correctly run this feature. Multitasking merely become ...
4 of 4 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages the sheer size of the game and options available
Disadvantages can be complicated to the beginner
Football Manager 2009 is very addictive game where you control almost any professional football team you can think of, as well as many others. The Football Manager series has been a very successful series where a new version is released every year for each football season. Every year there are changes to the game. Some years the changes will be small and some years they will be bigger. This current season of Football Manager sees a total of 51 countries available to manage in. All competitions in these leagues are up to date and there is a massive 350,000 odd real players in the game. New for ...
27 of 29 Ciao users found the following review helpful
The latest in a series of Football Management games from Sports Interactive. Personally i have always enjoyed the FM series, and this years edition is no different. Theres new features and all the olds ones still there too. Parent and Feeder clubs is still a great and important tool. The graphics are good, although still no photos for premiership teams. The new and biggest feature is a 3D match engine. For me this is a great benefit, and has really imrpved the game, if however you like the old 2D one, well thats still there too.
17 of 22 Ciao users found the following review helpful
For me, this FM2009 is the best FM games ever. The interface is look more user friendly, compact but easy to use. i like the 3d part when playing the games, looks great :) The most interesting part when playing FM, is to found the great player (wonderkid player), and in this version tehre are many wonderkid palyer that make me courious.. Overall, great FM game ever (9/10)
1 of 3 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Excellent gameplay, simple to use
Disadvantages Quite difficult, need good knowledge of football to succeed
The football manager series is a favourite of mine so was excited in the run up to the release of this one, and once again they dont dissapoint All the stats are perfect, the players abaility settings are very good and the results are mostly believable! So many new features like press conferences, new tactics, enhanced training, player communication, improved 2d pitch A must buy for all real football lovers as this game just doesnt get boring, if i didnt have to go to work i could play it allday every day, the amount of challenges to take on is endless Will you attempt to bring trophies back ...