Football Manager 2014 [PC]
Game genre: soccer
Developer: Sports Interactive
game mode single / multiplayer
System requirements Pentium 4 1.8 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 128 MB (GeForce 5900 Ultra or better),Windows XP/Vista/7, Internet connection
FM 2014 features a revamped transfer module where opposing clubs and managers adopt a more realistic approach when making or responding to transfer offers. In addition, a number of new â€˜real worldâ€™ transfer clauses have been added, such as the facility to loan a player back to the club heâ€™s just been bought from and the option to offer a combination of cash and loan players, as well as new contract clauses such as a sub bench appearance fee. On top of this, the old â€˜turn-basedâ€™ system of transfer negotiations can now be done two ways, the tried and tested system and a new â€˜liveâ€™ system, similar to that used in FMâ€™s contract negotiations.
There is now better interaction between players, managers, their rivals and the media; for example, members of the coaching staff now offer feedback on how reserve and youth team players are performing. Managers can also ask key players to have a word with unhappy squad members, while the introduction of an end-of-season meeting allows the manager to let the squad know how they have performed and set targets for the coming season.
Contract negotiations are more realistic in FM 2014, as managers and boards can now make demands and lay down their respective visions for the club in both initial job interviews and contract renewal discussions. Managers can also attempt to renegotiate transfer and wage budgets as a reward for staying loyal if theyâ€™ve been offered a job by another club, with the outcome helping aid their decision on whether to move or not.
The news system has been overhauled so managers can now deal with many club matters directly from their inbox. In addition, news is now colour-coded, based on category, and contains more detail â€“ for example, scout reports now appear as a single news item with a top-line report on all players scouted and the facility to shortlist or make an offer for each of these players.
Football Manager 2014 will feature for the first time, the opportunity for star players to have a testimonial having been at the club for a certain period of time or when they announce their retirement.