Soccer Manager Pro is to a great extend the same game as its predecessor Soccer Manager: The player is still responsible for the financial and athletic success of his soccer team. To do so he has many options, e.g. sponsorships, entrance fees, expanding the stadium, lineup and tactics. Optionally the player can use KI assistants which take over some of his tasks.
One special feature of the game is still the match presentation which is calculated in real-time and offers a lot of tactical possibilities for the coach. This time the game uses a new graphics engine with polygon players. Not only the player's match is calculated in real-time, all parallel matches are too. The player has even the possibility to watch up to four matches at the same time.
A new feature in this game are bonus cards. These cost a lot of money but give (for a restricted time) big bonuses to the team, e.g. better shooting power. The transfer area of the game got a complete overhaul, including KI transfers and the mini game when negotiating with players or sponsors.