Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006 (Xbox 360)

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As you can tell I love the game – chilled on the sofa, joypad in hand, with your own music playing, it’s just a great experience. If a non-football fan can have this much fun, then you lovers of the game are in for a real treat.
Football Manager 2006 for the Xbox 360 is the same excellent game it is for the PC with a couple of exclusive features thrown in too. The control scheme takes some getting used to however, and the 2D match view is a little squashed when playing on a standard TV set. All things considered though, this is still a superb debut appearance on the Xbox 360.
80 (May 15, 2006)
Players with enough passion for football will quickly lose themselves in the masses of decisions beneath their managerial fingertips, and will also swiftly forgive and forget the seemingly vast plunge in strictly aesthetic frills as the hours slide by. Sports Interactive has produced a faithful interpretation of its massively popular PC management sim franchise, and the 360 handles it pretty darn well considering the lack of mouse and keyboard. Casual gamers and middle-of-the-road football enthusiasts may struggle to accept the game's singular text-based structure, and would perhaps be better off slamming a few goals in manually via FIFA or Pro Evolution. However, hardened sim fans who've been longing for a really decent football management game to appear beyond the PC can now gleefully pull their shirts over the heads without fear of getting shown the obligatory yellow card.
TTGamer (Jun 06, 2006)
Football Manager 2006 on the 360 really is one of those games that does make us wonder why. However with that said, if you've only got a 360 then this is by far the best football management game around, just don't expect next generation graphics and features.
Totally Gaming Network (Apr 27, 2006)
So, in effect there are two reviews to be done here. If you want a football manager game and don't have FM2006 for your PC or have never played FM, go get this for your 360 now. It's an incredible console football manager game that blows all the others out of the water. To those of you who already have it on your PC, stick with that. If you're good at multi-tasking, you can play it on your laptop while beating the crap out of someone on Fight Night. Happy Days.
3DAvenue (Jun 06, 2006)
Football Manager 2006 on the 360 really is one of those games that does make us wonder why. However with that said, if you've only got a 360 then this is by far the best football management game around, just don't expect next generation graphics and features.
80 (UK) (Apr 13, 2006)
To paraphrase the great Bill Shankly, Football Manager is a simple game made complicated by people who should know better.

Ever since Sports Interactive's formative years, Football Manager's inherent simplicity has always been its irrepressible charm: pick a team, choose the tactics, watch the drama unfold, and then spend hours, weeks, months trying to find a successful formula to bring glory to your underachieving, overpaid slackers.
74 (Jun 02, 2006)
This is the Mekka for the true soccer freaks! Every team (up to second class) from each country (where an official competition is running) and each player from those teams. You can also see that Sega has done their job and even analysed every player as they've sent out scouts for each country to check and score them. That way the realism of this game got upped another step.
X-Power (Apr 14, 2006)
Football Manager 2006 op de Xbox 360 kent alle mogelijkheden die het had op de pc, al dan niet in een nieuw jasje. Naar goede gewoonte kan je je verdiepen in duizenden statistieken en gegevens en kent het spel enorm veel diepgang. De mogelijkheid om onlinewedstrijden te spelen is in ieder geval mooi meegenomen, alhoewel ik denk dat de offlinemogelijkheden al meer dan voldoende zijn. Football Manager is een spel dat je moet leren appreciëren, en dat nadien ongelofelijk verslavend is. Beginners zullen misschien afgeschrikt worden door de massa's gegevens en mogelijkheden, maar wie volhoudt, zal de pracht van cijfermateriaal ontdekken.
65 (Apr 20, 2006)
Ce n'est pas avec cet opus que l'on pourra dire que les consoles de salon sont capables d'accueillir un jeu de management sans que cela nuise à la jouabilité. Si le contenu est très convaincant (le même que sur PC), l'interface et la navigation ne sont pas au niveau de nos espérances. Pourtant, les joueurs consoles ne trouveront pas mieux à l'heure actuelle et pourront prendre pas mal de plaisir lors des parties Online.
Video Game Talk (Aug 17, 2006)
I can only recommend this game to soccer fanatics, statisticians looking for a good time, or gamerscore junkies desperate for a leg up on the competition as less than 1% of users listed on MyGamerCard have even played this game. Everyone else should leave this title on the other side of the ocean for now and wait to see if Football Manager 07 yields any changes for the better.