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Championship Manager 2

aka: CM2, Presidente, Scudetto
Moby ID: 463
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CM2 is a football (known as soccer to some of you) management sim. Released fall 1995 as the successor of a fine line of various versions of the original Championship Manager, CM2 soon established itself as the benchmark game for football management sims. And it's still highly popular. Despite the fact that the game consists purely of statistics and tables and no graphics at all, it's extremely addictive, and you cannot avoid not getting hooked if you're a footie fanatic.

Boasting endless features and an enormous depth, CM2 is just like managing an own, personal football team from the comfort of your own living room. Literally every famous and semi-famous player from all around the globe is featured, and it's of course possible to transfer players to and from your squad in your neverending quest for the ultimate line-up.

The game is controlled by solely using the mouse, and the menus don't contain icons or any flashy graphics -- it rather goes for informative and in-your-face text boxes, CM-style. During matches, explanatory text explains you what happens through use of the same text boxes, and you can of course modify your team just like you want to, and use the tactics of your choice. If you find that playing with only the English and Scottish leagues somewhat weakens your interest, you'll be pleased to discover that several foreign add-ons or stand-alone games are available. Once you get addicted, you'll find that you'll spend enormous amounts of time in front of your pc, and you'll get somewhat disappointed when you discover that it's impossible to play any further than 2025. Trust me, I've been there.

Spellings

  • 冠军足球经理2 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Credits (DOS version)

14 People (13 developers, 1 thanks)

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German Commentator (CD ROM)
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Critics

Average score: 55% (based on 8 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 19 ratings with 1 reviews)

The pinacle of the CM game series.

The Good
Hopelessly addictive and very time consuming. In its day it was a masterpiece, and I still play it today. Once started, you just can't stop until the end of your career looms which takes abour 30 years (game years, obviously).

The sounds and commentary are pointless, but I never listened to them. There aren't any graphics to talk about, but that's the way it should be.

Using various add-ons it is possibel to create your own team, start them at the foot of the league and work your way up to domestic and European domination. And once there, you just can't give up, you have to keep going, watching your young players develop into world-class stars.

The Bad
Nothing. It is (was?) perfect.

The Bottom Line
Simply brilliant.

DOS · by Steve Hall (329) · 2000

Trivia

Bugs

The first version of CM2 was actually so bug-ridden that desperate cries for a patch to fix all of these programming errors were heard already right after its release.

German version

The well known German Eurosport reporter Wolfgang Ley read the comments in the German version of the game.

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  • cm3.com
    The official page for the latest incarnation in the series, and also a great starting point when looking for information on either of the Championship Manager games.

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Ola Nymo Trulsen.

Amiga added by Martin Smith.

Additional contributors: Oli Norwell, Unicorn Lynx, Zoi Berg, BuzzBomber, Patrick Bregger.

Game added November 24, 1999. Last modified August 14, 2023.