Football Manager 2019 Touch
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Developer: Sports Interactive
Genres: Simulation, Sports
51 playable nations
116 of the top leagues
200,000 fully modelled players
Upgrades and enhancements for the 2018/19 season ensure that FM19 Touch is the most polished release of the series, ensuring your rise to top is as efficient and enjoyable than ever before.
Take a ready-made path to success with new, off-the-shelf tactical pre-sets including ‘Gegenpress’, ‘Tiki-Taka’ and ‘Catenaccio’. You can also use the new tactical creator to craft something completely unique to you.
The revamped training module is not only fresh and simplified but is also a realistic representation of how clubs develop younger players and prepare the first-team for individual fixtures, and the season ahead.
NEW MANAGER INDUCTIONS
Kick start your managerial career with a primer on the management fundamentals, designed to guide and elevate new managers towards success.
REFRESHED USER INTERFACE
A fresh lick of paint and a host of small, but meaningful changes ensure that FM19 Touch is the the best-looking version of the game ever made.
The top two divisions of German football make their debut in Football Manager 2019 Touch, which means that both the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 feature official club badges, kits and player faces as well as their respective trophies.
In total, there are 26 fully-licensed league competitions from 11 countries as well as a host of individual club licences from some of the world’s biggest leagues
Football Manager 2019 Touch - Launch Trailer (Nintendo Switch)
This is another dauntingly deep yet strangely conflicted sports simulator from the undisputed champions of the form. Football Manager Touch 2019 is the series at its peak, but it remains a sub-optimal Switch experience; if you can play it on any other platform then we'd recommend you do so, but if Nintendo's machine is your only option, then, by all means, give it a spin – just be prepared to find yourself occasionally frustrated by the many awkward concessions that have been made to get things running on the hybrid console.
Football Manager 2019 Touch is a fantastic package, that makes just enough incremental improvements to the UI, and the general flow and functionality of the experience, that fans who enjoyed and got plenty of mileage out of last year's edition, will be tempted to update. For newcomers to the series, there couldn't be a better time to jump in. The Touch series knows how to mediate the overwhelming nature of the experience, with a friendlier interface and some hand-holding that helps level out the initial complexity. With that said, the most avid of fans, who play the PC releases religiously, may find the spirit of this experience to be too watered-down. It really depends on whether they can tolerate the compromises, which have been made for the sake of functionality and accessibility, particularly with newcomers in mind. Overall, Football Manager 2019 Touch provides hundreds of hours of football strategy fun.
With every new iteration Football Manager seems like your decisions and strategy are more accurately reflected in the on-field performance and results of your team, and that consistency and reliability is ultimately what's important in making this series such a strong outlet for storytelling.