Football Manager 2018

Rating Summary

Based on 28 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

78%

Critics Recommend

Based on 28 critic reviews
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89 / 100
Nov 9, 2017

The quintessential football management sim is back with its most ambitious undertaking in years.

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Recommended
Nov 13, 2017

Innovations in the right places keep an old veteran match fit.

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Nov 9, 2017

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.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Nov 13, 2017

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.

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9 / 10
Nov 16, 2017

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.

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8.2 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

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.

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Unscored
Nov 10, 2017

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.

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8.4 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

Football Manager 2018 is a bigger, deeper and more complex episode of the saga. The best football universe simulation features a lot of new mechanics which give to the managers the chance to feel, manage and understand even better their teams. The evolution is amazing, but lacks of a real update to the UI, too old and chaotic, a little bit of polishing, with some dynamics which need to be fixed with the upcoming updates, and some issues in terms of hardware optimisation.

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7 / 10
Nov 9, 2017

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.

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M3

Top Critic

8 / 10
Nov 15, 2017

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.

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