Football Manager 2012 (Windows)

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Football Manager 2012 is the eighth annual entry in the football (soccer) management simulation series. Improvements over the 2011 version include more options for contracting and transferring players, realistic scouting reports, new cameras in 3D matches, a tone option to determine the way things are communicated, a new interface, and the option to add or remove playable nations in a saved game. There is also a revamped tutorial aimed at new players. The game database includes 40,000 teams, 50 playable nations, 2,600 competitions and about 40,0000 profiles between players, managers, referees and staff members.

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Critic Reviews

videogamer.com Oct 17, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Gamereactor (Denmark) Nov 01, 2011 9 out of 10 90
GamingUnion.net Oct 18, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Meristation Oct 24, 2011 9 out of 10 90
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Nov 23, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
3D Juegos Oct 17, 2011 8.3 out of 10 83
Fragland.net Jun 10, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.be Oct 17, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 15, 2011 80 out of 100 80
Gamekult Oct 20, 2011 8 out of 10 80

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Copy protection

This is the first version in the series where not only the online version, but also the retail version needs to be activated online to play the game. Publisher SEGA said the decision was taken to combat piracy. The game can only be activated through the Steam distribution service. It can be bought at other digital download stores, but because of the Steamworks inclusion it still needs to be played through Steam. The decision was not received well by everyone in the community.
BuzzBomber (764) added Football Manager 2012 (Windows) on Aug 16, 2012
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