Fulfill Your Coaching Fantasies With Football Manager 2012

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You have what it takes to play a great game on the pitch, but are you ready to tackle the challenges of the front office and along the sideline? To find out, check out Football Manager 2012.

Football Manager 2012 is the latest in a series that has captivated the entire nation of Great Britain since it was reintroduced in 2005—and now it's entertaining American gamers as well. Unlike the FIFA series, Football Manager features soccer away from the field. Instead of making you the star striker netting the winning goal in extra time, the game lets you sub in the striker who bags the victory. It's brains-over-brawn gameplay, in which your controller skills must be supplanted by a shrewd eye for talent and an economist's respect for efficiency.

So, is the game actually fun? Millions of fans say yes. Building a winning team can be even more gratifying than scoring in overtime. Newcomers might get lost in the game's pages of spreadsheets at first; but if they slow down to learn the system and invest time in their team, they'll discover how rewarding it is to built a roster of players, create game plans and lead the team to a title. The game is captivating. After playing it for a few hours, even someone with meager soccer knowledge will be scheming new formations in their spare time.

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Football Manager 2012
You have what it takes to play a great game on the pitch, but are you ready to tackle the challenges of the front office and along the sideline? To find out, check out Football Manager 2012.

Football Manager 2012 is the latest in a series that has captivated the entire nation of Great Britain since it was reintroduced in 2005—and now it's entertaining American gamers as well. Unlike the FIFA series, Football Manager features soccer away from the field. Instead of making you the star striker netting the winning goal in extra time, the game lets you sub in the striker who bags the victory. It's brains-over-brawn gameplay, in which your controller skills must be supplanted by a shrewd eye for talent and an economist's respect for efficiency.

So, is the game actually fun? Millions of fans say yes. Building a winning team can be even more gratifying than scoring in overtime. Newcomers might get lost in the game's pages of spreadsheets at first; but if they slow down to learn the system and invest time in their team, they'll discover how rewarding it is to built a roster of players, create game plans and lead the team to a title. The game is captivating. After playing it for a few hours, even someone with meager soccer knowledge will be scheming new formations in their spare time.

The Football Manager series has been applauded for years for its realism, and the 2012 edition does not disappoint. Scouting, contract negotiations, press relations, even team pep talks have reached a new level of authenticity in terms of both strategy and execution.

Football Manager 2012 is not easy, but it helps you appreciate what's going on behind the scenes and in your coach's head before, during and after competition. Test your soccer management skills by downloading the demo today, or head over to Gamestop.com to buy.


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