An exquisite eye for detail and a nerdish passion for the sport makes this a fine foundation that's slightly undone by a handful of flaws.
Managing a racing team is a pretty niche topic for a video game, but if you have a curious nature when it comes to odd fringe sims, there's definitely enough depth and customisability here to give you a unique gaming experience.
It’s a tough game, in which I often feel like I’m grinding my way toward the top rather than discovering brilliant new tactics or innovative strategies. That makes me feel a little distant from my team, and makes this a game to play while burning through podcasts in the background rather than to focus all of my attention on, but I’m enjoying the challenge.
Motorsport Manager is a very fun and unique racing game that allows you to focus on so much more than steering and acceleration. A much more realistic racing game than one where you just drive, this game gives you the experience to see how good your driving decisions really are, and with great graphics and a easy to learn set of controls, this game is a fun addition to any gaming library.
Although feeling hands off in the day to day running of the team as a company, the real joy of Motorsport Manager comes from your preparation for the races and the races themselves. Improving your cars but then watching them in the race, planning your pit stops and attempting to plan everything to the second makes for a tense and exciting, experience.
Motorsport Manager for Nintendo Switch will chew you up and spit you out, but once you've learned the ways of its frighteningly deep systems and overcome its steep learning curve, there's a brilliant management sim to be found.
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Review in Italian | Read full review
Motorsport Manager does all the little things that the players will like. The thing is that the game tries to create an experience that change throughout the seasons, and it proposes different challenges in terms of mechanic setting, commercial management and race control. There are some simplified aspects and maybe some imprecise dynamics but from an overall perspective this is a much-suggested game - especially if you love managerial games focused on sport.
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Playsport Games has created a game which is straightforward and simple which all the while belies a deep and complicated management simulation.
A charming, well-produced, and relatively entertaining racing management sim that despite some repetitiveness, doesn't get bogged down.
All of the tedium, none of the excitement: Motorsport Manager is the perfect sim to relax to.
For strategy gaming veterans, Motorsport Manager will just feel right. There are a myriad of meaningful choices embedded into each part of the game, meaning that lovers of micromanagement will find themselves at home in Playsport Games’ take on the manager genre. Even if you’re not a big racing fan, it’s hard not to find the game’s competitive atmosphere appealing. It does take a particular kind of player to enjoy something like this however – there is a lot of reading and the tutorial doesn’t shy away from forcing all the necessary information to you at once. Prepare to lose the first few races, and lose them badly.
Although Gregory Stokes hasn't managed to get his racing team out of 9th place, he still recommends that anyone who has an interest in being a Motorsport Manager to give it shot. It's a career that can be tailormade to suit anyone. All that's necessary is the right mindset. Naturally, they can't expect immediate gratification. There's also the possibility that they'll struggle to make any real progress. It does deliver a different sort of excitement, though; one that can't be found blasting alien invaders, or trading blows with a martial arts master. In the end, this is a career that revolves around setting goals and achieving them, while attempting to exceed expectations. The choices other managers make will differ from Greg's, which is what makes the experience so personalised and fulfilling.
Motorsport Manager does a fantastic job of making the strenuous, tedious job it simulates into something much more enjoyable… It is not perfect, but is one of the best sports management games out there right now.
If you like idea of managing personnel, signing contracts or even developing your own car parts, you will love Motorsport Manager. The racing is just an cherry on top. None of the aspects are playing second fiddle and all are equal. But in the end, stereotype might rear its head, on the other hand, that's just part of the manager genre.
Review in Czech | Read full review
Incredible depth and intense situations while figuring out your best tactics before and during the race makes Motorsport Manager a must have for fans of management games.
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