Football Manager 2016

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Football Manager 2016
Football Manager 2016 cover.jpg
Developer(s)Sports Interactive
Publisher(s)Sega
SeriesFootball Manager
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux
Release13 November 2015
Genre(s)Sports, business simulation

Football Manager 2016 (abbreviated to FM16) is a football management simulation video game developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega. It was released on Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux on 13 November 2015.

Gameplay[edit]

FM16 features similar gameplay to that of 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. FM16 is a simulation of real world management, with the player being judged on various factors by the club's AI owners and board.[1]

In FM16, players can now customise the appearances of their manager on the pitch.[2] Two new modes are introduced in FM2016, including the Fantasy Draft mode, in which multiple players can play together, and draft players with a fixed budget.[3] The second mode is called Create-A-Club, originated from the Editor version of the game but was now included in the final game. Players can create their own club with kits, logos, stadiums and transfer budget. All of them can be customised by players.[4]

Football Manager 2016 also features ProZone Match Analysis, which can provide analysis to matches. The feature was developed by Sports Interactive in conjunction with ProZone, a real-life analysis company.[3] Improvements were introduced to the game's artificial intelligence, animation,[5] movements of the game's characters, board requests, competition rules, and financial module. The game's Match Tactics and Set Piece Creator was overhauled. There would also be new social media features.

Development[edit]

The game was developed by Sports Interactive and was announced on 7 September 2015.[6] It was released on 13 November 2015 for Microsoft Windows, Mac and Linux.[7] There are also two other Football Manager games set to be released within 2015. Football Manager Touch, which features content from FM 2015's Classic mode, will be released for both PC and high-end tablets, and was said to offer a more streamlined experience.[8] The second game is called Football Manager Mobile, which will be released for iOS and Android.[9] A demo for the game was released on 15 November 2015. Players' career progress will be carried to the full version if they decide to purchase the game.[10]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
MetacriticPC: 81/100[11]
Review score
PublicationScore
TouchArcade(Mobile) iOS: 4.5/5 stars[12]
(Touch) iOS: 5/5 stars[13]

Football Manager 2016 received positive reviews from critics upon release. Aggregate review website Metacritic assigned a score of 81 out of 100 based on 34 reviews.[11]

Sales[edit]

Sports Interactive studio director Miles Jacobson announced that Football Manager 2016 had sold its 1 millionth copy on 15 September 2016.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FM16 also includes semi-professional, amateur and international teams
  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Reynolds, Matthew (7 September 2015). "Three Football Manager 2016 games announced for PC, tablets and smartphones". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 9 September 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b Smith, Adam (7 September 2015). "Football Manager 2016 Reveal: Create-A-Club And More". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Archived from the original on 9 September 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  4. ^ Orry, James (7 September 2015). "Football Manager 2016 to launch November 13". VideoGamer.com. Archived from the original on 15 September 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  5. ^ Purcell, David (7 September 2015). "Football Manager 2016 announce astonishing new features". GameZone. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  6. ^ Hussain, Tamoor (7 September 2015). "Football Manager 2016 Revealed Alongside Two New Mobile Games". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 10 September 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  7. ^ Erica Webber, Jordan (7 September 2015). "Football Manager 2016 announced". PC Gamer. Archived from the original on 9 September 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  8. ^ Lazarides, Tasos (8 September 2015). "Two New 'Football Manager' Games Coming To iOS Before Christmas". TouchArcade. Archived from the original on 10 September 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  9. ^ Potter, Matt (7 September 2015). "Football Manager 2016 And More Announced". IGN. Archived from the original on 9 September 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  10. ^ Skyes, Tom (15 November 2015). "Football Manager 2016 is out, and there's a demo". PC Gamer. Archived from the original on 15 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Football Manager 2016 for PC reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 12 December 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  12. ^ Lazarides, Tasos (1 December 2015). "'Football Manager Mobile 2016' Review – Your Phone Couldn't Ask for a Better Sports Manager Game". TouchArcade. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  13. ^ Lazarides, Tasos (15 December 2015). "'Football Manager Touch 2016' Review – Say Goodbye To Your Free Time, Your Job, and Your Life". TouchArcade. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Football Manager 2016 has now sold 1 million copies - Football Manager 2016 for PC News". videogamer.com. Archived from the original on 19 September 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.

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