BackgroundFIFA Manager (short: FIFAM) is the English name for a football management series of video games from Bright Future (in older releases EA sports) and published by Electronic Arts. The game was called Total Club Manager (short: TCM) until the name changed to FIFA Manager with the FIFAM 06.
Before FIFAM and TCM, EA Sports released FIFA Soccer Manager (1997) and The FA Premier League Football Manager 99, 2000, 2001 and 2002, but while the first managed to attract a few attentions, the later were released when the managing games market for non-Championship Manager titles was close to non-existent, and after two unsuccessful titles, it was dropped.
However, by 2001, several workers of German software house Ascaron, who developed the highly popular Anstoss series in the past moved to EA, and the first game, Fussball Manager 2002, was released in Germany only, as a test for a potential series. Resembling Anstoss 3, although on a more serious note (In Anstoss players could be abducted by aliens, train in Area 51 or use performance enhancing drugs) and less financial options (managers developed by German teams often include deep financial options, such as stock and real estate markets), the game had positive feedback, and a year later Total Club Manager 2003 was released, with Bobby Robson on the cover (for the second time, after FIFA Soccer Manager).
One of the key features of Anstoss 3 was the ability to actually play the games after Anstoss Action was released. Although it could be played as a stand-alone game, it only reached the full potential when used with the manager. This feature, only present on other game with limited geographical distribution, the Spanish PC Fútbol, was included for buyers of both TCM 2004 and FIFA 2004, which could use the Football Fusion function. Some fans managed to control games in TCM 2003 by hacking the configuration files, but data loss and corruption was frequent. The cover of TCM 2004 was Celtic manager Martin O'Neill. Criticized by a confusing interface, EA reworked it for TCM 2005, with a more sleek design. European Champion with former FC Porto and Chelsea manager José Mourinho was selected for the main cover.
While the TCM has been released for both PC, Xbox and PlayStation 2, the FIFAM is only available for PC. The PS2 and Xbox versions of the game were developed for EA Canada by Budcat Creations. The FIFA Manager series added to his 2012 edition on the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and the Wii systems.
FIFA Manager 11 is the 2010 successor to the FIFA Manager series from EA's sports brand, EA Sports, following up FIFA Manager 10, and is also the 10th edition of the franchise. FIFA Manager 11 was developed by Bright Future and published by EA Sports, and released on October 28, 2010.
The game features a vast array of all-new features. Hundreds of improvements to the game have been made across the board with a special focus on its core areas. Introduced in 2009 it also includes a separate online mode where up to 8 players can play against each other over the internet. The manager still has full control over the management of a football club. In the game you are responsible for the line-up, the tactics and the training of your team – as well as for signing the right players, improving the club facilities and the stadium. Special highlights are the FIFA 3D engine, more than 13,000 original player pictures, the player manager mode, the national team manager mode, the Create-a-Club mode and the Match Prognosis Too
UP AND TACTICS
NEW STRENGTHS, ABILITIES AND MORAL SYSTEM
SEPARATE FIFA WORLD CUP MODE
ENHANCED ONLINE MODE
Supported Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista ™ SP2, Windows 7 (Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98/ME, Windows 2000 and Windows NT are not supported)
Minimum System Requirements:
Windows XP SP3:
CPU. Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or equiv, 1GB RAM Graphics: ATI Radeon 9500 Pro 128MB or higher, NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256MB or higher, must support Shader Model 2.0 or higher.
Windows Vista ™ SP2 / Windows 7
CPU. Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz or equiv, 1.5GB RAM Video Card: ATI Radeon 9500 Pro 128MB or higher, NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256MB or higher, must support Shader Model 2.0 or higher.
8 GB free hard disk space
8x DVD-ROM drive
DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
- Genre: Soccer (PC)
- Theme(s): Fantasy
- Perspective(s): First Person
- Developer: EA Sports
- Publisher: EA Sports
Released North America Oct 28, 2010