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Heimspiel: Handballmanager 2008 is a managerial simulation of the sport handball where the player is responsible for the athletic and financial success of his team. It is practically the same game as Heimspiel: Eishockymanager 2007 and plays very similar to typical German soccer managers.

Through the menu bar on the left side of the screen the player reaches the menus where he sets all the options which influence the team's future. On the financial side he buys and sells players, searches for sponsors, expands the stadium and its surroundings, speculates with stocks or bets on the league's results. On the athletic side he sets the training, the lineup, the tactics, plans special appointments like team parties or looks after the youth teams.

Depending on his successes the player receives experience points which are used to improve his abilities, e.g. training. He also has the possibility to plan personal events, e.g. a press conference, to improve his reputation with management and fans. The matches are a basically presented with a text mode where all interesting match situations are describes in words. Optionally the player can also watch pre-calculated match scenes which get shown during key situations.

Besides the five difficulty levels the player can use additional options to make the game easier or harder, e.g. disable layoffs or granting unlimited funds. Unlike other managers the player don't has to employee assistants if he wishes to hand certain responsibilities, e.g. lineup or tactics, to the AI; he can access these functions for free. The game features 12 European leagues and a tutorial assists novice players.


Heimspiel: Handballmanager 2008 Windows The text part of the match presentation (demo version)
Heimspiel: Handballmanager 2008 Windows Answering an interview question (demo version)
Heimspiel: Handballmanager 2008 Windows The menus are reached through the bar on the left (demo version)
Heimspiel: Handballmanager 2008 Windows A weekly overview (demo version)

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PC Games (Germany) Sep 18, 2007 79 out of 100 79
Krawall Gaming Network Oct 15, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Gamona Sep 19, 2007 74 out of 100 74
Looki Sep 11, 2007 72 out of 100 72
GBase - The Gamer's Base Sep 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2008 69 out of 100 69
Gameswelt Sep 20, 2007 68 out of 100 68
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2007 67 out of 100 67
PC Powerplay Aug, 2007 66 out of 100 66
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 2007 60 out of 100 60


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Patrick Bregger (200677) added Heimspiel: Handballmanager 2008 (Windows) on Jan 07, 2010