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Background

Eidos' Championship Manager series is the #1 selling football management game of all time; however, we're not resting on our laurels! Over the last decade Championship Manager has gone from strength to strength, making armchair managers out of millions of players. For the next version, Eidos has put together a dream team to ensure that Championship Manager 5 continues this fine heritage. Beautiful Game Studios boasts a 30-strong squad with over 150 years cumulative football game development experience, all aiming to enhance the qualities that make the game such a winner. Over the last few months we've been talking extensively to Championship Manager fans old and new to help us make Championship Manager 5 the ultimate football management simulation. Our new game engine takes Championship Manager fans to the next level of playability with faster processing, more accurate player actions and comprehensive tactics.

Gameplay

After years of following matches through text commentary, a brave new world was introduced in CM4 via the 2D overhead match engine. This proved a very popular decision and CM5 will utilise a similar approach yet with a quicker, smoother experience. For the first time ever, Championship Manager 5 will also offer a tilted pitch perspective, thus allowing managers to gain an added dimension to how they view matches by being able to see the height of the ball. Another improvement is a wider choice of match speeds; now you can choose to watch matches…This further adds to the overall increase in game speed in Championship Manager 5, giving the manager the option to experience matches in as little or as much detail as they wish and allowing them to play more matches, more seasons, more leagues.

Features

  • A faster gaming experience with massively reduced loading times and 'constant gameplay'
  • New and improved user-interface which makes navigation much easier
  • Uses data supplied by PFS (Professional Football System), a long-standing agency who provide information to clubs and managers around the world
  • A whole host of improvements to the 2D match engine
  • More user-friendly and effective training module devised in conjunction with Charlton 1st Team Coach Mervyn Day
  • Improved tactics screen that as well as adding arrows for players to make runs, lets managers instructs players where to play the ball
  • More comprehensive scouting system enabling searches for specific 'player types' to be carried out
  • A fully realistic transfer model, encompassing finances, reputation and player personalities

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  • Genre: Soccer (Xbox)
  • Perspective(s): Flat side view
  • Developer: Gusto Games
  • Publisher: Eidos
  • Released
    North AmericaMar 17, 2005
    EuropeMay 13, 2005
    AustraliaMay 16, 2005
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