Football Manager Touch 2018 Reviews
Football management arrives to Nintendo portable console, and becomes an instant classic. With some minor issues as a touch control that could be perfected, Football Manager Touch is a great option for those who were waiting for real football in a version that suits perfectly with Nintendo Switch.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
For anyone who's been clamouring for a portable Football Manager game that isn't on mobile your prayers have been answered.
Football Manager Touch 2018 on Nintendo Switch is a great surprise and offers a great compromise between the depth and the complexity of the destkop version, and the need to have a quick and satisfying experience, suitable for mobility. Sports Interactive and Hardlight achieved a great result in adapting the control system using the full input potential of Nintendo Switch.
Review in Italian | Read full review
With less content and some missing features, Football Manager Touch 2018 on Switch is still an excellent game and an excellent way to discover the licence.
Review in French | Read full review
Football Manager Touch 2018 is a mostly feature-complete version of the best football management game in the business. For Switch-owning football fanatics, it's perilously close to a must-buy. Yet this is also a deeply imperfect and ill-fitting port that seems to have been crowbarred into Nintendo's platform.
Football Manager Touch 2018 is a Nintendo Switch version of the long-running series that has been adapted to the system's characteristics. While it may not be the definite version of Football Manager, it comes with its set of advantages, mostly thanks to its fluid gameplay and interface that fits perfectly with the Nintendo Switch, as well as the convenience of playing Football Manager on the go. The game does have some technical issues and the lack of an online mode is a disappointment but so far, this is the best Football Manager released on a console.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
The baby brother of the world's most successfull football management sim has plenty of depth along with the trademark gameplay, but it is unfortunately hampered throughout by a clunky user experience.
Football Manager Touch 2018 abandoned some of unnecessary (in my opinion) elements, so it can be suited to a handheld console... as long as you get used to the controls.
Review in Polish | Read full review
This game was clearly designed for a mouse interface, and the options here leave a lot to be desired. And while the depth on offer here can be staggering at times, someone who's really looking for this kind of experience will be disappointed by the features from the PC original that this lacks. Those who get past that will find a very competent sports sim here.
While it's not a game that's going to turn too many heads or win awards, anyone who likes their really cerebral experiences will love spending hours trying to eke the most out of the favourite football team.
There is more than enough depth included in the Touch series to make this perfect for those looking to delve into the intricacies of management either at home or whilst on the go, but also stripped back enough to appeal to the wider audience that lapped up earlier editions of the team's venerable series.
For a first attempt at porting a Football Manager game onto the Nintendo Switch, it has been relatively successful. It just lacks comfortable controls and a screen that works on the portability of the Switch. The streamlined gameplay is fantastic though and produces a complex football management experience that any football fan could quickly master
All in all, Football Manager Touch is a game of two halves. In the first 45 minutes, you have a wonderfully complex game made from years of development and evolution. In the second, you have a painfully underbaked port missing many of the most interesting features of recent entries, and that’s a big disappointment.
Despite the positives, my lasting impression of FMT 2018 is of a rich, complex game that is utterly crippled by the user experience. I really want to give FMT 2018 more of my time but could not bring myself to do so.
It isn’t the complete package version of Football Manager, no, but it is the version that best suits the Switch. Touch screen controls mixed with the good use of the Joy-Con and on the go playability make it a winner. It may go unnoticed but being able to play for 5-10 minutes at a time to continue to progress through a season is a godsend.