Championship Manager: Season 97/98
This was the final update to Championship Manager 2, and it was fully debugged and had the AI tidied up in several areas. The team and player data was updated for the 97/98 season, meaning that Michael Owen has emerged at Liverpool and Emmanuel Petit has joined Arsenal, for example. Nine different leagues are included, and up to 3 of these can be played at once on 16 Megabyte machines. As a result of this, more teams and players are included in the game system than ever, making for a more realistic player-signing challenge. A full data editor is included for the first time.
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Average score: 72% (based on 5 ratings)
Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 11 ratings with 1 reviews)
It was an update to the already brilliant CM2, but it was the most important update yet. The game itself didn't really change, but the 2 years since CM2 had seen some major changes in football.
Most importantly was the introduction of the Bosman ruling, which we can thank/blame (delete as appropriate) for the state the game is in today. Luckily, my team have thrived in the post-Bosman era, others have not been so fortunate.
There were a few other rule updates which brought the game up to date. Plus, of course, the usual changes in players - transfers, retirements, debuts, etc.
Once again, a perfect game is improved.
The Bottom Line
If you're not into football management then you'll hate this game. You'll just look at it and wonder what the point is. For the rest of us, nothing can touch this game. It may have the weakest graphics (ie: none) and the lamest sound of any game released this decade, but it is still quite simply the best.
DOS · by Steve Hall (329) · 2000
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Game added July 14th, 2000. Last modified September 29th, 2023.