The Football Manager series remain the most popular and appreciated football management simulations on the market. The release of the 2015 edition hadn’t changed this fact. The comprehensiveness and attention for details are the things that made these series so widely acclaimed, and they keep on being some of its main advantages. This game series are so complete and impactful that even real football clubs use the latest Football Manager player database to scout and track potential new talents.
Football Manager 2015 maintains the same advantages and features that made this game series so highly acclaimed. For a new player that just discovered this kind of game, Football Manager 2015 is unequivocally the best choice. It simulates every little aspect of a real-life club and of a manager’s responsibilities, offering unparalleled possibilities and a truly immersive experience. For an older player that already played the previous titles of the series, Football Manager 2015 doesn’t offer many reasons good enough to move from the older versions. The same thing happened with the Football Manager 2014 edition as well. They’re the best football management simulation game of their time, and the best of the series, but compared to the previous editions they offer quite little.
Despite the fact that Football Manager 2015 still doesn’t offer any major improvements, changes or additions to the series, it still has all the right reasons to be viewed favorably in every review and ranked high in every top. It’s the same paradox that characterized the 2014 edition. Compared to the previous editions, the most remarkable novelties of Football Manager 2015 are an improved UI, a new “Scouting Centre”, an enhanced match engine, tweaks regarding players’ personalities and a newly-embedded system of defining your managerial style. For hardcore players of the series, it’s not that attractive. It’s a great game, don’t get me wrong, it’s still incredibly addictive, but the overall impression is that the thing it misses the most is a serious direct competitor to add some much needed motivation for serious improvements and changes.
- Incredibly comprehensive in terms of features and functions
- More dialogue choices for meetings and player/staff interactions
- The UI has been simplified
- Still no major improvements or differences between FM 2015 and the previous editions (2014, 2013)
- Unrealistic injury system
- Still no German league rights