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Championship Manager 2 (DOS)

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Description

CM2 is a football (known as soccer to some of you) management sim. Released fall 1995 as the successor of a fine line of various versions of the original Championship Manager, CM2 soon established itself as the benchmark game for football management sims. And it's still highly popular. Despite the fact that the game consists purely of statistics and tables and no graphics at all, it's extremely addictive, and you cannot avoid not getting hooked if you're a footie fanatic.

Boasting endless features and an enormous depth, CM2 is just like managing an own, personal football team from the comfort of your own living room. Literally every famous and semi-famous player from all around the globe is featured, and it's of course possible to transfer players to and from your squad in your neverending quest for the ultimate line-up.

The game is controlled by solely using the mouse, and the menus don't contain icons or any flashy graphics -- it rather goes for informative and in-your-face text boxes, CM-style. During matches, explanatory text explains you what happens through use of the same text boxes, and you can of course modify your team just like you want to, and use the tactics of your choice. If you find that playing with only the English and Scottish leagues somewhat weakens your interest, you'll be pleased to discover that several foreign add-ons or stand-alone games are available. Once you get addicted, you'll find that you'll spend enormous amounts of time in front of your pc, and you'll get somewhat disappointed when you discover that it's impossible to play any further than 2025. Trust me, I've been there.

Screenshots

Championship Manager 2 DOS The main menu screen
Championship Manager 2 DOS Title screen
Championship Manager 2 DOS The player search facility

Alternate Titles

  • "冠军足球经理2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Scudetto" -- Italian title
  • "Presidente" -- Spanish title
  • "CM2" -- Official abbreviation

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User Reviews

The pinacle of the CM game series. Steve Hall (322) unrated

The Press Says

High Score Dec, 1995 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 1995 72 out of 100 72
The DOS Spirit Jun 13, 2010 4 out of 6 67
Power Play Dec, 1995 64 out of 100 64
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1995 60 out of 100 60

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Trivia

Bugs

The first version of CM2 was actually so bug-ridden that desperate cries for a patch to fix all of these programming errors were heard already right after its release.

German version

The well known German Eurosport reporter Wolfgang Ley read the comments in the German version of the game.

Information also contributed by Rantanplan

Related Web Sites

  • Championship Manager 2 (official website)
  • cm3.com (The official page for the latest incarnation in the series, and also a great starting point when looking for information on either of the Championship Manager games.)
Ola Nymo Trulsen (59) added Championship Manager 2 (DOS) on Nov 24, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63162)