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Football Manager 2

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
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0.7
ZX Spectrum
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2.2
Commodore 64
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2.1

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Platform Votes Score
Amiga 1 0.5
Amstrad CPC 1 0.7
Atari ST Awaiting 1 votes...
Commodore 64 4 2.1
DOS 2 1.8
ZX Spectrum 2 2.2
Combined MobyScore 10 1.8


The Press Says

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92
ZX SpectrumACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
The sequel to the biggest selling footy management game ever. FM II offers a deluxe reworking of Football Manager - the original soccer management game, with loads more options and features. Enables you to make key management decisions such as buying and selling players, picking the team, deciding on play formations, commercial decisions and stacks more.
90
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Football Manager II is simply a football fan's dream come true. It's a beautifully structured and presented game and is engrossing, challenging and very, very addictive - it had me burning the midnight oil several nights running!
90
Atari STAtari ST User
It's a shame that the ST's facilities have not been exploited to the full. Apart from an action replay sequence and the rather more detailed graphics, there's nothing to set it apart from 8-bit versions. While it's nicely presented and very enjoyable to play, it could have been so much better.
80
ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair
There are loads of new features - a full transfer market, success points, sponsorship and the League Cup to name but four - but what makes Football Manager 2 work is that its structure is basically sound. Internal logic is the be all and end all of this sort of game - lose it and you lose all attempt at credibility. For connoisseurs, I'd say this is probably nearer The Double in feel, but with that game's massively complex structure much simplified. It also has the ruthless logic that Football Director imposes (if not its loving detail), which'll make it a vital purchase for anyone hooked on that game. I'm delighted with it, as I imagine Kevin Toms is.
68
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK)
Control of the Spectrum version is easier than on the 16-bit machines, and the players are more independent - less likely to play follow the leader. Despite the lack of "pretty" graphics, the Spectrum game is the most playable of all.
65
Atari STThe Games Machine (UK)
However, it has been a long time since Football Manager and though this is no significantly advance over the original, the sequel is a good game for football fanatics because as it marginally improves on some of Football Managers better points, it will no doubt have the same massive long-term appeal.
64
Amstrad CPCThe Games Machine (UK)
Much like the other versions, this offers precious little over Football Manager, the welcome addition of the team set-up screen is offset by the lack of skill involved in developing in-game tactics. As such Football Manager 2 is only worth looking at if you haven't played the original.
63
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK)
The Amiga version is virtually identical to the ST game, no attempt has been made to enhance it.
63
Atari STHappy Computer
Fans von Fußball-Strategiespielen werden Football Manager 2 einen ordentlichen Unterhaltungswert abgewinnen können, aber für meinen Geschmack ist das Programm seinem Vorgänger zu ähnlich.
55
DOSThe Games Machine (UK)
Play is similar to the other versions, presentation being the only difference. Team management is limited, featuring a basic screen layout and generally shallow interaction.
55
Atari STPower Play
Football Manager gehört zu den echten Spiele-Klassikern, die mich vor Jahren begeistert haben. Obwohl das Programm nicht gerade eine programmiertechnische Leistung war (in Basic geschrieben, simpler Spielablauf), machte es mir lange Zeit einen Heidenspaß. Der Nachfolger. der jetzt endlich erschienen ist, hat mich aber etwas enttäuscht. Daß das Grund-Spielprinzip übernommen wurde. stört nicht weiter. Man hätte aber noch viel mehr daran feilen und es verbessern sollen. Football Manager 2 ist zwar ein Stück schwerer, bietet aber insgesamt zu wenig Neues.
55
DOSPower Play
Football Manager gehört zu den echten Spiele-Klassikern, die mich vor Jahren begeistert haben. Obwohl das Programm nicht gerade eine programmiertechnische Leistung war (in Basic geschrieben, simpler Spielablauf), machte es mir lange Zeit einen Heidenspaß. Der Nachfolger. der jetzt endlich erschienen ist, hat mich aber etwas enttäuscht. Daß das Grund-Spielprinzip übernommen wurde. stört nicht weiter. Man hätte aber noch viel mehr daran feilen und es verbessern sollen. Football Manager 2 ist zwar ein Stück schwerer, bietet aber insgesamt zu wenig Neues.
52
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK)
Play is similar to the other versions, presentation being the only difference. Team management is limited, featuring a basic screen layout and generally shallow interaction.
50
Atari STST Action
I must admit I was looking forward to FM2, having spent many hours playing its predecessor. I was, however, rather disappointed with this latest release. Sure enough, the extra features, enhanced graphics and new controls are all improvements, but hidden behind all the razzamatazz, FM2 is essentially the same game. FM2 is undoubtedly a worthwhile effort but, sadly, still lacks that certain "je ne sais quoi".
39
AmigaACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Football Manager 2's definitely best left to fans of the genre. The match highlights are badly animated, and it's hard to see how any of the extra frills added to F.M. 2 make it any better than the original game.
39
Atari STACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Football Manager 2's definitely best left to fans of the genre. The match highlights are badly animated, and it's hard to see how any of the extra frills added to F.M. 2 make it any better than the original game.