developer: Sports Interactive
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Football Manager 2016 is the twelfth installment in the world’s most popular soccer manager series. As always, the game was delivered by British studio Sports Interactive and SEGA company. The history of the franchise goes back to 1992, and for the first 10 years of its history it was known as Championship Manager. Since then, the players have been receiving new editions that constantly offered additional improvements. This earned the developer a big and faithful fanbase of people who spend hundreds of hours playing new Football Manager games every year.
Football Manager 2016 lets you become a manager of a selected soccer team from the leagues of 50 countries. As usually, players are free to set their goals themselves – you can try to guide a minor local team all the way into the world’s largest stadiums or lead a champion team through another successful season.
The veterans of the series will find here all the elements they loved in previous parts. Players have advanced coaching tools at their disposal that let them set game tactics and decide career paths for individual players. The way statistics are presented is more clear now, and there are new functions that let you control the enormous flood of information necessary to make the right decisions. As a result of developers consulting physiotherapists and doctors, the injury system was modified. Illnesses and body injuries (divided into several different categories), are now more realistic, which means that their influence on the players’ performance and rehabilitation process is different than previously.
Your duties also include the business side of managing a soccer team, as well as PR. The latter aspect was expanded with the addition of some new options, such as calling in press conferences and giving interviews. You can watch your boys play live thanks to 3D match simulations. Over 2 thousand players animations were remade solely for the 2016 edition.
Football Manager 2016 offers two brand new game modes – Fantasy Draft and Create-A-Club. The first one lets you gather a dream team, by choosing from thousands of famous players, and play in a fictional league championship competing against your friends (up to 32 coaches can participate). The other mode lets you build your own club from scratch. You decide the club’s home country and town, colors, and many other details.
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 251 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 8.1 / 10 calculated out of 70 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 2.2 GHz/AMD Athlon 2.2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB GeForce FX 5900/Radeon 9800 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows Vista/7/8//10