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Championship Manager 4 is the latest addition to the long-running series of soccer management sims. Like its predecessors, the interface still consists mainly of text, menus and clickable boxes, which are all navigated using the mouse.

Though CM4 is visually very similar to its predecessors, it does offer a few new additions as well as some enhancements to the series. The most notable of these additions is the 2D pitch viewpoint, which is only available during matches. Basically, it replaces the classic commentaries with a top-down view of the match, where you can watch your players live up to your selected tactics (or watch them stuff up in style). Other additions and enhancements include a totally skinable interface, a revamped tactics engine and an enhanced contract negotiating system.

As for the actual gameplay, little has changed since the previous installment. Being the manager still means you're in charge of almost every aspect of your selected club, from hiring staff to setting up team tactics and so forth. And you still have to live up to that pesky club board's expectations.


Championship Manager 4 Windows 2D Pitch
Championship Manager 4 Windows Our squad
Championship Manager 4 Windows Main Menu
Championship Manager 4 Windows Player information

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Championship Manager 4 Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "冠军足球经理4" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Scudetto 4: Championship Manager" -- Italian title
  • "Meistertrainer 4" -- German title
  • "L'Entraîneur 4: Saison 2002-2003" -- French title
  • "CM4" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Extra Buggy Windows S.t.e.f. (4)
Disappointing but progressive Windows Neepie Lantern (531)

Critic Reviews

Computer Active Windows May 15, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Games4Mac Macintosh 2003 93 out of 100 93
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jul, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Super Play (Sweden) Windows May, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Games TM Windows Apr 24, 2003 9 out of 10 90 Windows Jul 02, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May 30, 2003 80 out of 100 80 Windows May 01, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Joystick (French) Windows May, 2003 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows May 28, 2003 67 out of 100 67


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  • Golden Joystick Awards
    • 2003 - The Daily Mirror Award: Best of British

Related Web Sites

  • CM Gamer (A fan site with everything about CM, including a large forum.)
  • CM Sverige (Swedish CM site.)
  • SIGames (Official CHampionship Manager page.)
  • The Dugout (One of the best CM fan sites with a lot of players, tactics and downloads.)
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