Football Manager is back, polished, and addictive as ever. Yep, just polished, sadly – a sure sign you’re not witnessing a revolution. Nevertheless, with the introduction of several new features – coupled with an overall refinement – FM10 is still PSP’s top management title.
The AI has been sharpened, so the live action is more believable – dreadful players no longer score 50-yard screamers. Managing your squad is more accessible with improved scout reports alongside the new player comparison and team report options. The latter evaluates your squad, singling out no-hopers and even suggesting replacements. Performance reviews go into greater depth with the board scrutinising every signing. The absence of South American leagues is now resolved with the addition of the Brazilian league. A solid update: the only things missing are team talks and crowd sounds.
Nov 2, 2009