Football Manager 2018

Rating Summary

Based on 28 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

78%

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80%
Nov 19, 2017

Sports Interactive have once again upped the ante. Football Manager 2018 is still the king of the sport manager genre.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

Football fanatics will adore any edition of Football Manager - being the latest release chock-full of new features while still keeping what made the previous games great, there is no better place to start learning than here.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2017

Football Manager 2018 does not show anything extremely revolutionary or new, trying rather to start from what was good in the past. Compared with the beta, many problems have been eliminated, but there is still some annoying. Ultimately Football Manager 2018 is a very good title even though there hasn't been the leap of quality that we would have expected.

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7.8 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2017

Crack-like, divorce-initiating football-management sim adds a 'utility player' or two

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Digiato
Shayan Karami

Top Critic

84 / 100
Dec 3, 2017

Football Manager 2018 is another remarkable installment in this beloved series that take some things to the next level and as usual neglects some of the more fundamental issues.

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8 / 10
Nov 9, 2017

At its heart, Football Manager 2018 remains a compelling experience, delivering rollercoaster highs of conquering the world while battling the agonising lows of relegation and sackings. The problem is the first signs of weariness are really starting to show themselves in this year's edition. It is like an ageing star in the twilight of their career; more than previously, there is a lack of genuine innovation from a team of developers who are held up to an exceptionally high standard. For sure, there are some welcome additions; the performance of the 3D match engine, alongside the revamps of scouting and medical teams, for instance, show that Sports Interactive does take refinement seriously. However, the continuing focus on the aspects most fans of the series find the most tiresome - the social media and player conversations - portray a worrying trend of the wrong path being pursued. The fundamental strengths of Football Manager remain, yet it seems a better strategy these days is possibly to pick up the title every two seasons for the best 'bang for buck' factor. For the annual buyer, this year's might prove a tougher pill to swallow and could well be deserving of one mark lower.

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8.6 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

Football Manager 18 is a strong step forward and guarantees even more realism and control over your team.

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7.7 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

Football Manager 2018 won't take your breath away but it will satify you if you have to play the new FM game right now. Otherwise I'd advise you to wait untill March, when the big patch hits.

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8 / 10
Nov 19, 2017

If you are interested in soccer and want to manage your own team in detail, Football Manager 2018 is the perfect match for you.

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7 / 10
Nov 16, 2017

For those looking to rise through the ranks from amateur to professional football, or start at the elite clubs and prove your mettle, Football Manager 2018 provides more immersion – and demands even more dedication – than any other game in its class.

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