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Championship Manager review

Whatever your thoughts on the whole Footy Manager/Championship Manager fisticuffs, there’s no denying Champ Man PSP is a true miniature marvel. All the leagues are there, all the players are there, and – frankly – it’s incredible that something this mind-bogglingly comprehensive has all been squeezed right down into just a few inches of circuitry.

Unfortunately, while it’s fairly simple to construct a solid defensive line, we seemed as toothless as Sunderland in front of goal.

No matter what team we faced, tactics or mentality we used – even gung ho – we tended to dominate possession while lacking a killer instinct. And games without goals equals a major lack of fun. There are also a few odd bugs. Having brokered a deal to sign Robin Van Persie in a swap deal for Morientes plus £6 mil, we were informed the transfer had collapsed owing to a lack of funds at Arsenal’s end! Go figure…

Still, the potential is certainly there for something special. If the next instalment can learn to relax a bit, maybe we can all have some real fun.

 

More Info

Release date: Dec 09 2005 - PSP (US)
Dec 09 2005 - PSP (UK)
Available Platforms: PS2, Xbox, PSP
Genre: Sports
Published by: Eidos
Developed by: Gusto Games
Franchise: Championship Manager

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