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Football Manager Handheld 2008 review

Show Fergie, Wenger, Benitez and, er, Megson who's boss


  • Tons of realistic data
  • Superb match engine
  • Easy pick-up-and-play


  • Not pretty
  • New features are minor
  • No online play

Nov 29, 2007

Take it from us. One glance at the Excel spreadsheet-like screens is enough to tell you whether you%26rsquo;re cut out for Football Manager. They%26rsquo;ll either have you reaching for your sheepskin jacket or clicking some other link to find something pretty to look at.

Those who fall into the first camp will be right at home among a wealth of stats, but thankfully not a wealth of menus. The new layout keeps the majority of the screen free from clutter and divides everything into easily identifiable headers and sub-categories. Even better is the improved processing speed that sets up a new game in less than a minute.

More Info

DescriptionIf one look at the screens doesn't send you screaming from the room, chances are you'll like this stat-laden game.
Franchise nameFootball Manager
UK franchise nameFootball Manager
PlatformXbox 360, PSP, PC
UK censor rating3+
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 28 March 2008 (UK)