Flexibility on how much commitment you need.
More comprehensive scouting and reports.
Deep match-day experience.
More management options.
Classic mode is like an extra game, perfect for faster play.
New interface is much better.
New online options make things much simpler to set up.
Classics and Challenge mode are excellent additions.
The online mode is better than ever.
Career mode has also had some useful, if less obvious tweaks.
Now integrated with Steam.
Lots and lots of meetings.
Still has a learning curve.
Challenges lack punch.
Very occasional glitches in the 3D match engine.
Some bugs cropping up with transfers.
It doesn't feel like there are enough challenges.
By itproportal.com on November 24, 2012
Gamers and pundits alike have been wetting themselves with excitement over the latest installation of football's most popular management simulation, and while we're typically keen to distance ourselves from the pack mentality, it's difficult...80
By New Game Network on November 16, 2012
Still the best way to manage a football team without becoming a manager yourself. Football Manager 2013 improves upon last year's game with new game modes and smoother...86
By Play TM on November 13, 2012
In the games industry today one of the worst crimes that can be committed by any publisher of developer is to churn out a new game in a series every year without...89
By Zero1Gaming on November 12, 2012
If nothing else, you should give Football Manager 2013 a try to experience a style of game quite unlike any other you’ll have come across.-
By OperationSports on November 08, 2012
So the bottom line is that while the game looks quite similar to Football Manager 12, there are many under-the-hood improvements that makes being a virtual football manager an even more immersive, and - here’s another word I’ve avoided using to death - addictive experience. A fantastic game all around.95
By TheKoalition on November 06, 2012
This is unfortunate but not enough to stop FM13 being every bit the Football Manager you need it to be, and with multiplayer and challenge modes included it offers great value for anybody with the itch to try managing a Football Team.86
By IGN on November 03, 2012
As wonderfully absorbing as ever, and the Classic mode proves that sometimes going back to basics works best.90
By TheGuardian on November 02, 2012
Without the amount of new modes and improvements on offer, Football Manager 13 is a pretty astonishing package. It will, though, be interesting to see what form next year's release will take.100
By NowGamer on November 02, 2012
Offering a few brand new features to the home version we genuinely never expected to see, Football Manager 2013 is the best version of the game yet. And this time around we can genuinely recommend it to newcomers and time-poor.88
By SoftPedia on November 02, 2012
I cannot, in good faith, recommend Football Manager 2013 to all people who share a love of both video games and the sport of football; for them the most natural fit is to play the EA Sports made FIFA 13 simulation title.90