Just like birthdays and anniversaries, the release of the NEW addition of the Football Manager game has become the latest addition to most supporters’ calendars as we all wait in anticipation for the latest features to be added to this near flawless game. I for one can’t get enough of a game that is arguably part of the greatest gaming franchise of all time.
Having historically played the game on the PC, I was a little weary about making the transition of playing it on various handheld versions. I shouldn’t have been as it is simply addictive.
Whilst there has inevitably been some streamlining of the game and format, it certainly doesn’t detract from the experience and excitement you get from attempting to take a club like Barnet through the Leagues to the Promised Land. The simplistic nature of the format provides a perfect tonic for those trips to works, flights abroad, or just sitting around in waiting rooms, largely down to the fact you can get through the games quickly and the subsequent seasons. The inclusion of features like the ‘Challenge’ mode make for an interesting alternative to game play and gives you the opportunity to put your managerial abilities to fulfil your selected objective. I’m clearly a manager that needs time to build and don’t possess that Harry Redknapp affect of changing a team’s fortunes overnight.
The Football Manager Handheld 2012 is absolute revelation and arguably the best football game within the App store. Despite costing £6.99, it is simply a snip given the hours of pleasure you will get from the game and I wholeheartedly recommend you download it right away. You won’t be disappointed!