Football Manager 2021

Rating Summary

Based on 31 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

Based on 31 critic reviews
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Recommended
Nov 24, 2020

New tricks will make the headlines, but Sports Interactive's best move is to breathe new life into the brilliance that's already there.

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85 / 100
Nov 23, 2020

With a newfound litheness on the pitch and deep data analysis, FM21 gives you an easy excuse to relapse.

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Nov 23, 2020

Football Manager 2021 may not revolutionise the series, but instead it adds countless quality-of-life improvements – including ones to the match engine – that make it the best Football Manager game to date.

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9 / 10
Nov 23, 2020

Despite a lack of big ticket new features Football Manager 2021 delivers its best ever matchday experience and the series' most realistic on-pitch simulation of football.

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9 / 10
Jan 18, 2021

Football Manager 2021 combines the best elements of previous games and undergoes a dramatic improvement that cuts deeper than the superficial. It's heavy, detailed, and been given a new texture by a more personal take on management.

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8.4 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2020

Football Manager 2021 is the best episode ever of the series on the pitch, where the experience is nearly perfect in terms of simulation, while off the pitch the game has really a clumsy and obnoxious user interface. Overall, the experience is great and the football world feels tense, realistic and dynamic as never before, but there's still more room to improve the game in terms of narration, flow and emotional storytelling.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2020

Football Manager 2021 is a deep, detailed football management sim that rewards you for paying attention to your team. From the board of directors to your under-18 team, if you are willing to put in the time to achieve success, every win reaps tons of satisfaction.

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Dec 1, 2020

The impact of Covid-19 could have lead to a transitional entry of the famous sim, but Sports Interactive has produced its finest performance

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8 / 10
Nov 23, 2020

A noticeable improvement over last year's installment. Football Manager 2021 addresses many of my personal peeves with the series whilst keeping the core design philosophy of the franchise intact. However, it is lacking a little in the way of new game-changing features and the few added haven't been implemented too well.

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9.2 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2020

Football Manager 2020 is another confirmation of Sports Interactive's ability in crafting a great title every year. No revolution is to be expected, but many smaller improvements bring the game ever closer to technical perfection. FM 2021 is clean and optimized, probably also thanks to the fact that the game will also release on Xbox One and Series X|S.

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