Football Manager 2014 (2013)

by Christopher
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Football Manager 2014: The Ultimate Soccer Simulation

Football Manager 2014 is the latest installment in the long-running and highly popular soccer simulation series. Developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega, FM 2014 was released in November 2013 for PC, Mac, and Linux.

As with previous games in the series, FM 2014 allows players to take on the role of a soccer manager, responsible for all aspects of running a soccer club, from player recruitment and training to match tactics and finances.

One of the most significant new features in FM 2014 is the overhauled transfer module. In previous games, transfer negotiations were conducted using a turn-based system, in which players would make offers and counter-offers until a deal was reached. In FM 2014, players can now choose to use a new “live” negotiation system, which is more dynamic and realistic.

In the live negotiation system, players can make offers and counter-offers in real time, and they can also see how the other party is reacting to their proposals. This makes for a much more immersive and engaging experience, and it also allows players to get a better sense of the other club’s needs and priorities.

Another new feature in FM 2014 is the addition of a number of new contract clauses. These clauses allow players to add more complexity and realism to their contracts with players. For example, players can now include clauses that guarantee a certain number of appearances, or that give the player a bonus for winning certain awards.

In addition to these major new features, FM 2014 also includes a number of other improvements and refinements. The match engine has been overhauled to provide a more realistic and fluid experience, and the player database has been updated to include the latest transfers and player ratings.

Overall, Football Manager 2014 is a significant improvement over its predecessors. The new transfer module and contract clauses add a great deal of depth and realism to the game, and the improved match engine and player database make for a more immersive and enjoyable experience.

Key Features

  • Overhauled transfer module with new “live” negotiation system
  • New contract clauses for added depth and realism
  • Improved match engine for a more realistic and fluid experience
  • Updated player database with the latest transfers and player ratings
  • Comprehensive scouting and player development system
  • In-depth financial management and stadium development options


Football Manager 2014 is a complex and challenging game, but it is also very rewarding. Players must master a wide range of skills, from player management to financial planning, in order to succeed.

The game begins with the player choosing a club to manage. Players can choose from a wide range of clubs from all over the world, from small, lower-league clubs to major, world-renowned clubs.

Once the player has chosen a club, they will be responsible for all aspects of running the club. This includes:

  • Managing the team’s finances
  • Scouting and signing new players
  • Training and developing players
  • Setting match tactics
  • Managing the club’s stadium and facilities

Players must carefully balance all of these different responsibilities in order to succeed. For example, players must spend their money wisely on players and facilities, but they must also make sure that they have enough money to pay their players’ wages and other expenses.

Players must also be able to adapt their tactics to different opponents and situations. For example, they may need to use a different formation or set of tactics against a strong, attacking team than they would against a weaker, more defensive team.

Graphics and Sound

Football Manager 2014’s graphics are not particularly impressive, but they are functional and do not detract from the gameplay experience. The match engine is fluid and realistic, and the player models are well-animated.

The sound in FM 2014 is also good, with realistic crowd noise and commentary. The music is unobtrusive and does not interfere with the gameplay.


Football Manager 2014 is a comprehensive and challenging soccer simulation game that offers a deep and rewarding experience. The new transfer module and contract clauses add a great deal of depth and realism to the game, and the improved match engine and player database make for a more immersive and enjoyable experience.

Whether you are a long-time fan of the Football Manager series or a newcomer to the genre, FM 2014 is definitely worth checking out.

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