Football Manager 2018
Top Critic Average
Innovations in the right places keep an old veteran match fit.
The quintessential football management sim is back with its most ambitious undertaking in years.
The best new Football Manager in several years, and although the improvements are still minor they create a more nuanced and realistic experience than ever before.
While still liable to take over your every waking hour, Football Manager 2018 takes the delicate balance of previous years and weighs it down with too many superfluous, or downright irritating, changes.
With a significant new addition and impactful overhauls built atop its already-solid foundations, Football Manager 2018 is every bit the compelling time sink as its predecessors.
Football Manager 2018 will not be remembered as a milestone in the franchise, but it is a game with significant improvements (like the dynamics system or the medical center) that will please die hard fans.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
In many ways, I feel the same way about Football Manager 2018 as I do about football in 2018. I love the sport, but I found so much of the talk around it and the personalities involved more than a little bit tiresome.
New features have brought Football Manager 2018 closer to the beautiful game than ever before. Personalities, the heirarchy and social groups all play a part in the way you interact with the players. The system is rusty but still revolutionary for the series as it brings an ever more emergent way of telling stories. In addition to this are improvements throughout the game in how data is viewed and represented.
For those deep into to the series, Football Manager 2018 brings several upgrades to the table. They might not work flawlessly as of yet, but do sure show great potential. The somewhat clunky UI and feature-fest might feel intimidating for new and old players alike, though.
Review in Swedish | Read full review
Rating Football Manager is a two-pronged affair. As the premier management simulator, it's (literally) unchallenged. As an iterative installment, FM2018 is broadly desirable, but with some feature and UI missteps.