Championship Manager 2
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|Championship Manager 2|
|Developer(s)||PC - Sports Interactive, Amiga - Sterling Games Software Ltd|
|Designer(s)||Paul Collyer, Oliver Collyer|
|Release date(s)||PC - 22 September 1995, Amiga - 1997|
|Mode(s)||Single player, hotseat-multiplayer|
CM2 introduced a far better quality of graphics compared to previous versions. The game included SVGA graphics and photorealistic background pictures. Possibly the most notable new feature was the audio commentary engine. As well as the traditional text-based match commentary, there was also optional voice commentary, provided by famous British football commentator Clive Tyldesley.
Another milestone was the inclusion of playable Scottish leagues, albeit only in the PC version. For the first time in the series there was a selection of leagues to choose from at the start of the game - only one could be run at a time, however.
In terms of the underlying gameplay, not a great deal had been changed since the original CM. The look and feel had been improved but it was still very much a text-based, menu-driven game and the user interface was almost identical to previous games, albeit at a much higher resolution.
European league versions
Two new versions of Championship Manager 2 were later released allowing users to play leagues from across Europe. One version contained the Spanish, Belgian and Dutch leagues, the other contained French, German and Italian, leagues. Only one league could be run at a time but this was still a big milestone for the series and signalled the intent of Sports Interactive to expand the CM universe across the globe.
The Amiga release of CM2 was developed by Sterling Games, making CM2 the first game in the Championship Manager series to not be developed by Sports Interactive. The Amiga version did not include all the features of the PC version, including the Scottish League, international management, player histories and backgrounds). Furthermore, it could not be installed to a hard drive.
- Official Championship Manager website
- Championship Manager 2 at MobyGames
- - Information for the Amiga Version of CM2 and CM2 96/97