Football Manager 2011

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Football Manager 2011
Football Manager 2011.jpg
Developer(s)Sports Interactive
Publisher(s)Sega
SeriesFootball Manager
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, PlayStation Portable, iOS
ReleaseMicrosoft Windows, Mac
5 November 2010
PSP
26 November 2010
iOS
16 December 2010[1]
Genre(s)Sports, Simulation
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer

Football Manager 2011 (often abbreviated to FM11) is a football manager simulation video game. It was released for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X on 5 November 2010. It was also released for PlayStation Portable on 26 November 2010.[2] A version for iOS was released on 16 December 2010.

Gameplay[edit]

FM11 features similar gameplay to previous entries in the Football Manager series. Gameplay consists of taking charge of a professional[a] association football team, as the team manager. Players can sign football players to contracts, manage finances for the club, and give team talks to players. FM11 is a simulation of real world management, with the player being judged on various factors by the club's AI owners and board.[3]

On 11 August 2010, Sports Interactive published a video announcing a number of new features that would be included in Football Manager 2011.[4] FM11 features enhanced agent roles, with agents all acting differently according to their personalities.[5] In-game press conferences received a revamp, with more in-depth questions being asked by the press.[6]

FM11 also featured improvements to match analysis, with information regarding different plays being shown in-depth.[7][8]

Reception[edit]

Review aggregator website Metacritic gives the game a score of 85/100, with "generally favorable reviews" based on 23 critic reports.[9]

The German website 4players.de rated the game with 87% as "sehr gut".[15]

Sales[edit]

In February 2011, Sega announced that FM11 was the company's third-highest-grossing game of the financial year, with the PC and PSP versions combined selling 690,000 units.[14] Despite this, Sega called the game's sales "slow", alongside PlatinumGames' Vanquish and Sonic Colors.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FM11 also includes semi-professional, amateur and international teams
  1. ^ Paul Lamkin. "Football Manager Handheld 2011 lands on the iPhone". Pocket-lint. Archived from the original on 19 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Football Manager 2011 (PSP)". Amazon.co.uk. Archived from the original on 7 November 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  3. ^ Boxer, Steve (28 August 2018). "A league of their own: six of the best football video games". the Guardian. Archived from the original on 5 September 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  4. ^ Football Manager 2011 Announcement. YouTube. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.{{cite AV media}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "milessi tweet". Twitter.com. 23 July 2010. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Exclusive FM2011 blog with Miles Jacobson day four: new press conference questions revealed!". Mirror Football. 30 September 2010. Archived from the original on 8 October 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Exclusive FM2011 blog with Miles Jacobson day seven: How player movement analysis will make you a better boss". Mirror Football. 5 October 2010. Archived from the original on 19 October 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  8. ^ "Exclusive FM2011 blog with Miles Jacobson day eight: 25-man squads, B-teams, Turkish playoffs and more... the latest rule changes". Mirror Football. 6 October 2010. Archived from the original on 19 October 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  9. ^ a b "Football Manager 2011 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 3 December 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Football Manager Handheld 2011 for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Football Manager Handheld 2011 for iPhone/iPad Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Football Manager 2011". Eurogamer.it (in Italian). 5 November 2010. Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Football Manager 2011 Review". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 14 October 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Football Manager 2011 review". Telegraph.co.uk. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Test (Wertung) zu Football Manager 2011 (Sport, PC) - 4Players.de". 4Players. Archived from the original on 10 December 2013.
  16. ^ "Western Vanquish and FM11 sales". Eurogamer.net. 4 February 2011. Archived from the original on 19 March 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2018. Platinum Games' Vanquish, Sports Interactive's Football Manager 2011 and Nintendo platforms game Sonic Colours

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