Football Manager Handheld User Reviews

9.2

Are you up for the Challenge?

The good:

Football Manager 2006 is one of the best Football management games there are. There are over 40 different countries to manage including place like India, Singapore, Azerbiajan and many more obscure countries to manage in, as well as the globally known countries, like England, Spain, Italy, Germany and so on. There is alot of depth in this game, for example, in England you can manage the top teams in the country, or try and rescue your team from being relegated for the Nationwide North division. The database holds over 100,000 players and a large amount of teams as well. There is always a different challenge on FM06. In Football Manager 2006, the more and more seasons you complete on your game, the more and more interesting it becomes. It feels quite nice seeing a young a lad that you were impressed by from the U18 side at your club, as a world class player in 2011. It also feels a like a great achievement when you sign a nobody player for a dirt cheap price, and he turns out to be one of the best players your club has ever had. The great thing about FM, is that if you get bored of winning the title every season, then you can always try a different challenge, as there are always decent challenges to be done.

The bad:

Unfortunatly on Football Manager 2006, there is always a danger of your game file getting corrupted. It is especially frustrated if you're in 2020 and winning the Premier league with Weston Super-Mare. SI do make downloadable patches available though to try and fix the bugs in your game and make the chance of a having a corrupted game file less, which is always a reassurance.

Summary:

If you want an in detail and down to earth football management game, then look no further. This game is far more detailed and in depth in almost every way, compared to Championship Manager and LMA. As well as the brand new half time and full time team talks feature available now, FM06 is by far, the most realistic Management game there is.

8.0

Football Manager 2006 review by Magikdonut

The good:

Where can I start? I feel this is a game for almost everyone. When I started playing it I new nothing about football but now I can name the Dinamo Kiev starting line up as the gameplay and detail drew me in. FM 06 is more like an FM 05 update rather than a sequel which is a lot better than trying to change something thats near enough perfect. New features include Half-time and Full time team talks for you to tell your team and players how you feel about their performance, Manager snapshots for rounded up information on fixtures and the league table, player AI is improved with your players complaining about not getting played or if they feel you are not giving the team enough credit and an other main feature is a lovely new skin and the options to change back to the FM 05 skin for a more retro vibe.

As with the last Football Manager, there is a huge amount of downloadable content such as skins, facepacks, bagdes, kits and regular update patches which add more depth to the game.

The bad:

Football Manager is a great game although there can be some frustrating moments such as your team never scoring and missing chances that a two year old can score from. There is also the chance of one of your saved game files corrupting, which is devestating when your in 2015 with an unstoppable Weymouth team that took all of your social time to build. But atleast SI games are try to help fix small problems like this by releasing downloadable patches.

Summary:

For my conclusion, Football Manager 2006 is a great game and I urge you to buy it. Don't go for LMA or CM, Football Manger 06 is the best managing game you will find.

9.2

The Ultimate Management Simulation (Verdict of The Shape)

The good:

- Literally Infinite Lifespan
- Huge database containing thousands of manageable clubs
- Virtually all aspects of real life management are involved

The bad:

- Very slow pace early on in the game
- Contains many bugs, though this will be fixed by future patches
- Fans of simple games should steer clear, as they may find the scope of this game daunting

Summary:

Gameplay


Football Manager 2006 offers the chance to take on the roll of a manager of a football team of their choice, from over 100 fully licensed leagues. In order to succeed, you must train your players, set them individual and team tactics, make comments to the media, play mind games with other managers and utilise the transfer market to full effect.

Graphics


The game is heavily text based, with its only real graphical element being the 2D match engine on which you view how your team is performing in each match. The top-down view is perfectly suited to the game, as it lets you see you whole...

6.0

New to management games

The good:

  • Accurate names/teams.
  • Level of depth of managerial choices.

    The bad:

  • AI.
  • Speed of gameplay.
  • Slowdown if you choose many leagues.

    Summary:

    First off, you should know this is a review for people wanting to know what its like from a first time managerial game player. So if you are an old hand at these types of games you may well smirk at my inferiority, but just be quiet.

    One thing that you'd expect but I was still really pleased by was the amount of player characteristics, and the accuracy of the characteristics. I played with Oxford first as they are my home team, they are in the 4th english league (League 2) so by no means are a 'big' team. Yet the players that are fast runners but have little accuracy in their shooting sk...

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