Percentile Rank

Football Manager 2020 is ranked in the 94th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Based on 24 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

Daily Star
Nov 14, 2019

Football Manager 2020 brings back the glory days with one of the best outings in the series' history

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Thumb Culture
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2019

I am hugely enjoying & extremely addicted to Football Manager 2020 this year. I am not sure why in particular as I get every years release. I think its because I didn’t rack up a lot of hours on FM19 so I am now back with a vengeance with excitement more than ever. The new features make the game far better with the detailed information more at your finger tips, and with the matchday games becoming more and more realistic, its just another very solid playthrough. Football fans that enjoy management sims and that are dedicated to the series will continue to enjoy what Miles Jacobson & Sports Interactive have released this year. Are you ready to take the reins of one of Europe’s elite teams? Or are you willing to manage a lower league club in an attempt to bring them to the promised land? The decision is entirely yours. I am giving Football Manager 2020 ….drum roll please….. the Thumb Culture Platinum Award!

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Wccftech
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2019

Football Manager 2020 is the purest, most engrossing and also the most accessible football management game yet and marks yet another high point for the series. From improved accessibility and usability to improved AI and long-term gameplay functions in new features like the development centre & club vision, this is a game that takes a longer more realistic look at the beautiful game than any before it. Slight issues still prevail, but this is the closest to perfect the series has ever been.

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Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 14, 2019

A sizeable improvement on last year's already excellent game, with major changes and minor tweaks that will delight veteran players and encourage newcomers.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2019

Surprisingly accessible considering the depth of management on offer. Football Manager 2020 delights in almost every way. Prepare to be sucked in once again.

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Digital Chumps
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2018

Football Manager 2020 manages to improve upon last years outing in enough areas to justify an upgrade for owners for FM 2019 or before. However, I do feel it's getting closer to the point where a marquee feature will need to be introduced or an existing one improved dramatically such as the 3D match engine.

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Oyungezer Online
9 / 10.0
Oyungezer Online
Oğuz Erdoğan

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2019

If you're a Football Manager addict, you'll play this game anyway; but if you're a newcomer Football Manager 2020 has plenty of tools to get you into the game. This is the best way to experience what it feels like to be at the sideline.

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SECTOR.sk
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2019

The best, deepest, yet still pretty open for newcomers entry in this well-known series in years.

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Jump Dash Roll
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 27, 2019

Sports Interactive has made Football Manager new again, without breaking what already made it so delightful. It's more of the same, only newer.

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The Games Machine
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2019

Football Manager 2020 is another Sports Interactive title packaged to the smallest detail, almost perfect and optimized in all aspects. However, its structure is starting to need updating.

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Gaming Nexus
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Jan 7, 2020

It won't convert a casual fan of the sport into a rabid follower of the series, but it is one that will take anyone who wanted to live the fantasy of managing a football club and give them every opportunity to find their heart's content.

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PC Gamer
87 / 100
87 / 100
Nov 14, 2019

Another superb entry that feels tailor-made for the series' most dedicated players.

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IGN
8.7 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

8.7 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2019

Still addictively enormous, but more open to newcomers than ever, FM 2020 is a brilliant update to a brilliant series.

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IGN Italy
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2019

Football Manager 2020 brings together all the little changes made in the last two years taking everything to a brand new level of depth and accuracy. The management part of the game is quite perfect, crystal clear and the new club vision system works really great. On the pitch the situation is still changing and if the idea of the extreme fluidity of modules and tactics is excellent, Sports Interactive needs to balance the situation with a couple of patches. The potential is huge, but to see it fulfilled for real we need to wait the winter transfer window.

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Spaziogames
8.4 / 10.0
Spaziogames
DottorKillex

Top Critic

8.4 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2019

Sir Miles Jacobson and his team did it again: Football Manager 2020 is one of the best episodes in recent years, thanks to some polishing and the inclusion of long-term planning, which adds replayability and depth to an already great sim.

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GamesRadar+
Nov 14, 2019

Football Manager 2020 continues the series' winning formula, but there's still plenty of aspects that need work alongside overpowered tactics and methods to win games.

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Telegraph
Dec 12, 2019

You may notice that this review of Football Manager 2020 is coming rather late.

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PCGamesN
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 14, 2019

It looks as much of an iterative update as any FM game, but the added finesse of the new match engine, and the extra depth to the club staffing dynamics and development, make this the best version of the game yet. Get past the overly familiar visuals and you'll find more reasons to keep on managing.Dave James

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 21, 2019

Football Manager 2020 is a pure gem with some great new features that clearly enhance the whole experience. It's far from perfect, but Sports Interactive has found great ways to welcome a larger audience in a game that is, again, not to miss if you're a fan of the franchise and/or a football lover.

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Screen Rant
Nov 15, 2019

Football Manager 2020 introduces big changes that will drastically change long-term playthroughs, with some quality of life improvements as well.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
80 / 100
80 / 100
Nov 26, 2019

Football Manager 2020 has made the series more realistic. Also club tradition and vision system is very good.

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SomHráč.sk
80%
80%
Nov 27, 2019

For many years in a row, Football Manager remains the best sports manager game on the market. However, Football Manager 2020 doesn't really offer too many innovations and might feel lacking to some as a result.

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Gamersky
7.9 / 10.0
Gamersky
棘皮动物的野望

Top Critic

7.9 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2019

Football Manager is the special dessert only for hardcore football gamers. But it is a pity that some bugs and problems remain unfixed for a really long time.

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Game Revolution
Nov 14, 2019

It isn’t visionary, but its fresh approach and tweaks are enough to make it worth your time.

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