FIFA Manager 12

FIFA Manager 12 1.0.93

Lead your team to glory in this soccer management sim

FIFA Manager 12 is a soccer management game for Symbian phones that lets you experience what it feels like to coach a major world team. View full description

PROS

  • Neatly presented
  • Features real teams and players
  • Control lots of aspects of football management

CONS

  • Lackluster live game screen
  • No player/team editor
  • Only one saved career permitted

Good
7

FIFA Manager 12 is a soccer management game for Symbian phones that lets you experience what it feels like to coach a major world team.

In FIFA Manager 12 you can choose a team from the top leagues in seven different countries (England, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Brazil and Mexico). It's then your job to manage the team to win the championship. You do this by training the team, selecting the right players, signing new players and, of course, getting your tactics and formation right.

FIFA Manager 12 is easy to pick up and play thanks to a compact user interface with helpful icons. The main menu consists of a series of icons linking to areas such as messages, training, finances, tactics, transfers and line-up. Stats and information are displayed very clearly in each section.

The in-match screen in FIFA Manager 12, isn't very inspiring and matches are far less exciting to follow than the are in Football Manager Handheldfor Android, for example. There are no player/pitch animations, only text commentary and a possession gage, which aren't very useful.

If you're a serious football fan you'll love the fact that FIFA Manager 12 is based around real teams and players. Player skills and attributes are comparative to real life, so you get a good sense of authenticity from the game. Unfortunately there's no edit mode in FIFA Manager 12 though, so you're not able to update team rosters to reflect real life changes.

Another gripe we had with FIFA Manager 12 is that you can only save one career at a team, meaning you lose everything if you want to start a season with another team.

There aren't many soccer simulations for Symbian, and FIFA Manager 12 is probably the best you'll find. That said, the game isn't as exciting as it could be.

FIFA Manager 12

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FIFA Manager 12 1.0.93