Football Manager 2014
Tactical depth is the greatest the series has ever seen.
Real-time transfer negotiations add to realism.
Player personalities are much more lifelike and diverse.
Match Plan Wizard speeds up the game for more casual players.
Detailed match engine makes games worth watching.
Very comprehensive simulation of modern football.
Almost immeasurable replay value.
Increased accessibility thanks to guides and tutorials.
Still missing key licenses, including the Barclays Premier League.
Can be difficult to intuit some of the stats and feedback.
By Good Gear Guide on December 05, 2013
Football Manager 2014 doesn't do anything new to attract a broader audience, but armchair team managers are bound to enjoy...80
By New Game Network on November 23, 2013
Even if you played last year's iteration, I can highly recommend FM2014. Slight improvements across the board make this a must buy for anyone looking to get into managing their favorite...87
By PCGamer on November 21, 2013
The scarf I hold aloft still has ‘Classic Mode’ stitched on it, as it’s still the most elegant distillation of Football Manager, but I can see now that it’s only a matter of time before I’m swallowed whole.87
By PC Gamer on November 19, 2013
Deep, exciting and, for the first time, as human as real football, Football Manager 2014 has hit the back of the...87
By Pocket-lint on November 01, 2013
Perhaps the main reason for Sports Interactive's success with the Football Manager franchise over the years is that, more than any other developer we know, it listens to its fans. And we have a distinct feeling that all the new features stem...100
By IGN on October 31, 2013
There are few games that can soak up my time as much as the Football Manager series can over an entire year, and it’s set to continue thanks to another solid outing. On face value there are fewer drastic improvements, but many gentle refinements to the UI and subtle additions to its newer formulas mean that Football Manager 2014 improves...80
By Strategy Informer on October 29, 2013
When 90%+ of each Football Manager release is the same year in-year out, how do you even begin talking about each new version? Do you choose to highlight that it’s still essentially peerless and more addictive than ever? That it’s more...85
By EuroGamer on October 28, 2013
How much longer will they will remain opposed, though, if FM is suddenly happy to simplify and Classic feels the need to borrow more and more of its sibling's features? While FM14 feels in many ways like a standard release, the subtle changes to philosophy beneath the hood feel like a corner being turned - an acceptance, perhaps...80
By GameSpot on October 28, 2013
Not so long ago, Football Manager represented an impenetrable proposition to anyone who didn't know the difference between a False 9 and an Engache. That time is a thing of the past. Kudos to Sports Interactive for delivering a much more inclusive game, but without so much as hinting at compromising the experience for veterans.90
By Mirror on October 28, 2013
For my part, I can say only this: These are the difficult times, Geoff, the times when the boys need to stick together. But mark my words. There’s no way that Tom Cleverley ever plays for this team again.100