If, like us, you once spent an entire week on Football Manager solely scouring African semi-professional teams for the next George Weah, Football Director is going to feel like swapping corporate hospitality at Old Trafford for a Mars Bar and a cup of tea in the Screwfix Direct.
It’s surprisingly painful to review this year’s Football Manager on 360. Not because it isn’t brilliant. It is. It’s arguably stronger now than at any point in its long and illustrious history, sporting new online modes, and a raft of small, but important improvements which elevate the game to impressive new levels of addiction. As a conversion from the PC version, you’d expect downsizing, and although there
We were really impressed by the new Championship Manager, so big rival Football Manager has tough competition at last. And the final result is in… it’s a narrow win for FM after extra time and penalties.
When the idea of Football Manager Live was first mooted and the initial details became available, people were firmly split into two camps. There were those who were disappointed that real football teams wouldn’t be included, and that FML wasn’t setting itself out to be an online version of its parent.
In 2001, Paradox Interactive released Europa Universalis II, a grand strategy game where players managed a country in a Eurocentric vision of the world from 1419 to 1820. The community immediately set to work increasing its already preposterous girth. Their AGCEEP mod (Alternative Grand Campaign Event Exchange Project) ended up adding more than 10,000 true-to-life historical events.
Ford Bold Moves Street Racing may tempt you with its low retail price of $19.99, but racing fans should steer clear of this clunky lemon. You cant expect the best from a bargain title like this, but the game still fails to deliver any bang for your buck with clumsy controls, poor damage detection, repetitive gameplay, and generic tracks.
Bold Moves lets you drive 18 licensed Ford vehicles. However, your driving experience will be equally bad no matter which car you choose. Youll be using the
Forge combines the third-person shooter with the RPG, making for a game that’s chaotic, fast-paced, and entertaining--but it lacks the refinement and depth that could make it truly great...
Apparently, Formula One Championship Edition is the closest youll get to the real thing without being speared through the guts by the nose of a 200mph Ferrari. Formula One, you see, has been dying at an inversely proportional rate to the success of one Michael Schumacher - the more he won, the more people got bored and stopped watching.
So in order to make Championship Edition more exciting than watching the Antiques Roadshow on valium, youll want to head straight over to the options section
Imagine if you had a swimming lesson, only for your teacher to do two widths, give you a Speedo-wedgie and push you in the deep end. Or on your very first driving lesson, the instructor cruises into the countryside while lecturing you about sparkplugs, stops in a deserted lane, nicks all four tyres off your Nova and then asks for a lift home. Welcome to F1 06.
In the easy mode everything is done for you - automatic gears, automatic brakes, traction-control and a painted-on racing line. It's
Talk about literal. Fortified Zone is a top-down shooter about – wait for it – a fortified zone. In this particular case, it’s one that’s in need of some serious blowing-up, which is where the game’s unique dual protagonists come in. You play as two mercenaries that each have their own strengths and can be swapped-out on the fly to tackle different situations that arise while slogging through the maze-like rooms of the aforementioned fortress. While this essentially gives you better odds at reaching the final boss alive, each character is useful in certain instances...