Football Manager 2020 (Series) Review

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Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 8 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Football Manager is a football management simulation video game that started back in 1992 and has evolved each year. Now fully licenced for most of the Football Leagues, it offers an intricate way to manage a Football Club of your own.

Although in many ways it is simply a complex set of spreadsheets, the mechanics and nuance of the simulation have drawn an avid audience. There are many ways to approach the challenge with the game's "manage your football club, your way' moniker. Perhaps the biggest achievement of the game is to make it feel as if every decision counts as you attempt to climb your way up the table.
  • Football Manager (2020) is the full version on Mac, PC and Stadia
  • Football Manager Touch (2020) is a more accessible version on Android, iOS, Switch, PC, Mac
  • Football Manager Mobile (2020) is a mobile version on iOS and Android.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 31/12/2019

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and iOS

Genres: Simulation, Sports, Strategy and Turn-Based

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 141 hours and 170 hours to complete. Although you can't ever beat Football Manager as you can always start another season, to win everything in the game will take towards 150 hours.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.

Mobile and Touch versions offer purchases of stadium, staff individually or in bundles. The full PC versions also offer an editor you can buy in the game.

This game is free with Xbox Game Pass.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

 

This game has received a PEGI 3.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Football Manager 2020 supports accessibility in the following ways:
  • Difficulty: Turn-based gameplay. Matches are played automatically. Save anytime outside of matches.
  • Reading: Lots of small text to read.
  • Controls: Remappable keys for menu shortcuts. Fully playable with the mouse.
  • Image calibration:
  • Audio calibration: Subtitles provided for commentary and in-match cues.
System Settings

Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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