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 21 April 2011.

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]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
MetacriticPC: 85/100[9]
PSP: 77/100[10]
iOS: 76/100[11]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Eurogamer90%[12]
GameSpot8.5/10[13]
The Daily Telegraph8/10[14]

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 Platinum Games' 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. "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 on YouTube
  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). 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. 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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