Football Manager 2018

Rating Summary

Based on 28 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

78%

Critics Recommend

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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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9 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2017

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.

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9 / 10
Oct 24, 2017

All of the depth is there as before, but the humanity of football is represented in a greater way - whether that is through players striking up bromances that lead to goals on the pitch or you personally getting involved in pricing wars with clubs from Europe and, increasingly, China.

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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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4.4 / 5.0
Nov 23, 2017

Overall, Football Manager 2018 is as addictive as ever; packed with a plethora of options and tactics to choose from, it immerses you into the world of football management like never before. Quite simply, unless you're up to date with your coaching badges, Sports Interactive's latest effort is the closest you'll get to becoming a managerial messiah. So, if you're passionate about football and you fancy yourself as a bit of a José Mourinho, then Football Manager 2018 is an essential purchase.

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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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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

New year, new Football Manager: this time the people at Sports Interactive added some great features in the scouting department, the medical centre and dynamics, but old problems like the frequency of injuries and the poor media simulation still linger. All considered, a very solid effort nonttheless.

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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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Shayan Karami

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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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8.2 / 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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