Release Date: 02/11/2012
Celebrating its 20th year, the best-selling, most realistic football management series ever made returns with Football Manager 2013.
This year’s version is chock full of new features to let you enjoy managing your team your way, and allows you to take control of any club in more than 50 nations across the world and includes all of Europe’s biggest leagues as well as database of over 500,000 real-world players and staff.
NEW TO CAREER MODE…
Improvements to the 3D match engine, including new animations, camera angles and key match moments means that everything on the pitch looks more realistic, from the stadiums, the players, intelligence, and the way the ball moves through the air.
The manager's staff has been revamped and their roles refined. More specialist coaching roles have been added, giving you greater flexibility to choose which coaches offer advice and when. A Director of Football is introduced for the first time, allowing managers to pass on some of their workload, such as contract negotiations, if they choose to. You can even choose to complain about boardroom interference – although that particular option should probably be used sparingly.
NEW WAYS TO PLAY…
Classic and Challenge Modes
Football Manager Classic is a faster way to enjoy Football Manager. The essence of the game is exactly the same – take charge of a squad of players and compete at whatever level you choose – but a number of managerial responsibilities have either been taken over by support staff or removed to streamline and simplify the game.
Training is carried out only a full-team level, there are no team talks or opposition reports on match day and games are played out in a quicker 'highlights only' fashion, but even this can be sped up by going straight to ‘Instant Result’.
Football Manager Classic also offers the option to play a full open-ended ‘Career’ or the new ‘Challenge’ mode, first introduced in Football Manager Handheld 2012 where it proved to be very popular. Challenge mode will test unique management skills over a shorter game time – usually half a season. Can you win a trophy with a team consisting almost entirely of kids? Or could you guide your club to safety despite being bottom of the table at Christmas?
The game also comes with four free-to-play challenges, each of which feeds in to a global leaderboard.
The brand new Network Play is fully integrated with Steam’s network functionality which means that you can set up and enjoy games against your friends far more easily than before. Network Mode also allows you to set-up special one-off leagues and cups and to import your team from your career mode, so you can now end any debate about whose FM team is better.
The deeper integration with Steam also means worldwide leaderboards; for the first time you’ll really know how good a manager you are!
And much more…
A brand new training system, improved international management, tones in press conferences, a new user interface and hundreds of other new features make Football Manager 2013 let you make this season your season.
PC System Requirements
OS: Windows XP/Vista/W7/W8
Processor: XP: 1.6GHz or Faster. Vista/W7/W8: 2.2GHz or Faster
Memory: XP/Vista/W7/W8: 1.0GB RAM
Graphics: 128MB *Supported Chipsets : (see below)
Hard Drive: 2GB
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
LAN: TCP/IP compliant
*Supported Chipsets - Nvidia FX 5900 Ultra or greater; ATI Radeon 9800 or greater; Intel 82915G/82910GL or greater.
A fully DirectX 9 compliant graphics card is required.
Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported.
Mac System Requirements
OS: 10.6.8/10.7.x/10.8.x or higher
Processor: Intel Processor
Memory: 1.0GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 7300 GT or greater. ATI Radeon X1600 or greater.
Hard Drive: 2GB
Suitable for people aged 3 and over.