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Worldwide Soccer Manager 2005

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
...
3.7
Windows
83
3.3
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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 Preferences
Worldwide Soccer Manager 2005 Windows The physio treats Young, but the match goes on
Worldwide Soccer Manager 2005 Windows Starting a new game.
Worldwide Soccer Manager 2005 Windows News about other big-name or targetted players is also reported

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Thunderbolt Games Windows Nov 20, 2004 10 out of 10 100
3DAvenue Windows Dec 15, 2004 95 out of 100 95
videogamer.com Windows Dec 14, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Club Skill Windows Nov 13, 2004 9 out of 10 90
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2004 90 out of 100 90
Gaming Age Windows Nov 15, 2004 B+ 83
SegaFan.com Windows Nov 22, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Apr 21, 2006 15 out of 20 75
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Oct 10, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows 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.
Contributed to by Kartanym (10766) and Kabushi (129885)