||(Win98/Me/2K/XP) (DVD Case) (CHAMPM4PR)
Learning Curve: About 3 Hours
from Games Domain
It's The Most Important Game of Your
Prepare yourself for the most emotionally involving realistic football
management game in history.
Can you cope with the challenges of the league and the expectations of the
board and fans? Can you deal with the demands of players and agents? Or will
you collapse under the pressure, another mid-season casualty?
Accept the challenge: take the reins at the club of your choice and lead
your squad onwards. Remember you're only as good as your last game.
For the first time ever in the series,
Championship Manager 4 features a real-time 2D match engine enabling you to
make tactical decisions as the action unfolds. Watch the whole ninety minutes
in real time or choose to view crucial match highlights.
In addition, this version introduces a whole host of new management options and
features to offer an unparalleled level of detail. Championship Manager 4
provides the option to fully customize the training of your team, enabling
managers to assign specific schedules.
Other additions include an enhanced contract negotiation system, a more
efficient, easier to use network game option and totally skinable interface
With 39 national leagues, and more than 200,000 players and staff, the world of
football lies at your fingertips.
Developed in close association with former Republic of Ireland and Liverpool
star Ray Houghton to guarantee ultimate realism, Championship Manager 4 is the
greatest leap the series has ever taken!
P3-600mhz, 64MB RAM, 32 bit color
required P4 1Ghz, 256MB RAM recommended
Games Domain by Corey Brotherson
"Sports Interactive has taken everything great about the franchise and
pumped it up a notch. Stats and rules are all typically updated, the database
now holds around 250,000 players in 88 divisions across a maximum of 39
nations, of which you play in as many as you like depending on your PC spec.
Thankfully, those with computers that don't quite reach the heights required
for most PC titles these days will find solace here - CM 4 will select the best
number of leagues and size database suited to your spec, with enough leeway to
go over it slightly if you want more football cake than your initial
"When it all comes together, complete with the ever troublesome media,
better interaction from the more demanding supporters, the ability to farm off
players to other clubs (at the risk of making them feel unwanted - aww),
wondrous little touches like sportsmanship and the interface that grows on you
faster than expected, it adds up to an insanely addictive experience. There are
a few little grievances that have been sorted out via a recently released patch
on Sports Interactive's website, but none of the problems are damaging to the
pie flavoured authenticity, foot stomping excitement and downright emotional
intensity of the gameplay - certainly not enough to mark the game down
"So we say this. Once you've finished reading this review, put down your hot
cup of cha, get up and calmly walk over to your significant other and
apologise. Go on. Get it out of the way. Because once this game has settled
into your veins and turned you into a crazed wide-eyed addict, the chances are
you wont get the chance to do anything else other than cheer, chant, click and
curse your way through one of the most compulsive footballing experiences
around. A certified match winner indeed."
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