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Worldwide Soccer Manager 2005 (Windows)

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Description

Following a long association with Eidos who published Sports Interactive's Championship Manager games, the two companies parted. Eidos retained the rights to the Championship Manager name and Sports Interactive retained the game code and database which they developed into Football Manager 2005. This is therefore the first game in what became the long-running Football Manager series.

This game is primarily a management game. The player accesses all aspects of the game from team selection, transfers, media interaction tactics and the like via a menu system. Actual games are viewed in a top down 2-D mode. As is customary with games in this series a data editor is supplied so that the player can update the game as transfers take place and regulations change. Some of the game's featured statistics are:
  • over one hundred attributes for each player,
  • over five thousand teams in fifty countries,
  • over one hundred attributes for each player
  • statistics for over a quarter of a million players and staff,
  • a database with over two and a half thousand contributors.
New game elements include:
  • A Media section which allows managers to influence the managers of other teams and players by making statements to the press and TV
  • A completely revised interface
  • The Physio Room which provides accurate injury data

Screenshots

Worldwide Soccer Manager 2005 Windows An occasional consequence of your actions
Worldwide Soccer Manager 2005 Windows So, let's try to sign someone.
Worldwide Soccer Manager 2005 Windows This doesn't quite make sense, but you see it a lot
Worldwide Soccer Manager 2005 Windows A league match in progress

Alternate Titles

  • "Football Manager 2005" -- UK title
  • "FM 2005" -- Common abbreviation

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The Press Says

Jolt (UK) Nov 04, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2004 90 out of 100 90
Club Skill Nov 13, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Feb 08, 2005 8.6 out of 10 86
Gamers Europe Nov 16, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 02, 2004 16 out of 20 80
SegaFan.com Nov 22, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
Fragland.net Dec 10, 2004 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) Dec 09, 2004 67 out of 100 67
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2004 62 out of 100 62

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Trivia

The game is banned in China because Taipei of Taiwan, the Hong Kong-Macao region and Tibet were represented as independent countries. China's Ministry of Culture said it "poses harm to the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity." Merchants caught selling the game, can get a fine of 30,000 Yuan ($4,400) and have their business licence revoked.
Kartanym (10777) added Worldwide Soccer Manager 2005 (Windows) on Mar 15, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (122207)