Football Manager 2005
A Week Is a long time in football, never mind a year, but this budget release of Sports Interactive's first Football Manager game is still a must-buy for lovers of the beautiful game. Previously responsible for the legendary Championship Manager series, SI took their stats-heavy recreation of football management and radically designed the interface to make negotiating team changes, transfers and other stuff far more intuitive.
Additions since the developers' last Champ Man game (Season 03/04) include a pre-match comparison of teams and a new split-screen so you can track any info you like during matches. Featuring more than 150 divisions in over 50 countries, plus in excess of 5,300 players, the scope of Football Manager is breathtaking - although the game does chug from time-to-time. Despite an update last year, the stats and teams are somewhat out-of-date, but even this doesn't detract from an insanely addictive footie sim that's still vastly superior to the recent non-SI produced Championship Manager 2006.
Download Football Manager 2005
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP