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FIFA Manager 10 (Windows)

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FIFA Manager 10 is a managerial simulation in which the player is responsible for the financial and athletic success of his team. The player has influence on many settings, e.g. line-ups, player transfers, training, budgets, merchandising, stadium expansion or sponsors. New is the stadium infrastructure were the player sets the number of toilets, VIP rooms and similar things.

The game basically features two match presentations with a few variations: text mode and live calculation. In the text mode the game describes the most important happenings in writing. In the 3D calculated matches the player can reach all tactical options during the match without needing to use a separate menu. The matches can also be watched as "live ticker" which is similar to teletext, in the "highlight mode" which is basically a faster 3D calculated match or be skipped altogether.

The most prominent innovation is the new online mode where many players compete against each other in a league. The complexity is noticeable tones down: the players only have to care for training, basic tactics, line-up and stadium expansion. The athletes have just one rating with a few special abilities and the matches are played in text-mode only. Player transfers are similar to an auction were all players can participate. All other innovations in the regular game are small detail improvements, e.g. the player character is shown during the 3D matches, the fans of the club express their wishes or support for widescreen-resolutions.

The player can either choose a club at the beginning of the game or play a real career, meaning he has to work his way from a lower class to the top. An important part of the game is the customizable difficulty level: the player sets the difficulty for each aspect of the game separately and chooses which aspects fall in his responsibility, e.g. only financial or athletic tasks. Although the game features a full license the player can use an editor to change the data.

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FIFA Manager 10 Windows An optional trivia quiz at the end of the season brings fame and money (demo version)
FIFA Manager 10 Windows The main menu (demo version)
FIFA Manager 10 Windows The 3D calculated mode (demo version)
FIFA Manager 10 Windows The tactical menu during the match (demo version)

Alternate Titles

  • "LFP Manager 10" -- French title
  • "Fussball Manager 10" -- German title
  • "FM10" -- Official abbreviation

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The Press Says

Cynamite Oct 29, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Onlinewelten.de Oct 30, 2009 89 out of 100 89
spieletipps 2009 87 out of 100 87
Gamezone (Germany) Nov 09, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
GamingXP Oct 26, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Games Master Nov 02, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) Dec 05, 2009 8 out of 10 80
9lives Jan 14, 2010 79 out of 100 79
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Nov 27, 2009 78 out of 100 78
RealGamer Dec 21, 2009 7 out of 10 70

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Electronic Arts closed the game's online servers on 8th February 2011.

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Patrick Bregger (114794) added FIFA Manager 10 (Windows) on May 23, 2010