||(Win95/98) (DVD Case) (CHAMPMANPR)
Learning Curve: About 3 Hours
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Sports Game of the Year from GameSpy
It's The Most Important Game of Your
Championship Manager 01/02 is the 10th Anniversary edition
of the award winning and record breaking Championship Manager series.
Championship Manager: Season 01/02 places you once more in
the dugout of your favorite team and includes:
Twenty-six concurrent leagues will be playable
Detailed profiles and histories for over 100,000
players, managers, and coaches, compiled by our growing global research
Full international simulation featuring all the major
tournaments plus B-team and U-21 management opportunities.
Improved Data Editor, allowing you to change and modify
the stats used in the game. Keep your teams squads up to date or even add
yourself into the game.
Enhanced Media involvement, more messages, feedback and
variety from the local and national press than ever before
Improvements and New Features:
Full implementation of the brand new EU regulated
transfer system All competitions, awards, transfer and disciplinary rules
updated; the game is now based on the 2001/02 season!
Vastly improved match engine, commentary and computer
New scouting feature gives the manager the ability to
get in depth analysis on your opposition including key players and team tactics
throughout the season.
For the ultimate challenge and complete realism, the
manager can now play the game with stats of new and unknown players hidden,
with only players that a manager would realistically know about being shown.
Scouting these players will reveal their full stats.
There is now the ability for managers to make notes on
players in the game.
Managers now have the chance to approach the governing
bodies to appeal against bans imposed on their players.
Managers can now choose to send players away for
surgery to repair recurring injuries.
The manager can now issue the board ultimatums - and
Updated player and team photos
Pentium 133 / AMD 166, 16 MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM drive, DirectX 7. Minimum
requirements will allow the user to select and play one league and to run with
the minimum database installed.
Recommended: Pentium 233 / AMD K6-2, 64 MB RAM, sound
GameSpot by Jon Evans
"Champ Man 01/02 wins another trophy. The enhancements to
the scouting system, media and player interaction are all welcome. And the data
is as thoroughly researched as ever, standing head and shoulders above the
"Dealing with different character personalities, media
interest and meddling chairmen is all part of being a modern football manager
and no game comes close to matching the way Sports Interactive has incorporated
such issues into the 01/02 version of Championship Manager. Players can go AWOL
if they don't like their team-mates, or feel they've been treated unfairly, and
dressing room unrest can adversely affect performance. The game nudges further
ahead of the opposition thanks the realism of its matches. A number of
statistical screens relay information about how the team and each individual is
performing. Text-based commentary also provides hints as to how good or bad
players are doing. This constant supply of information gives you everything you
need to make tactical decisions about formation, style and substitutions. The
mark of a good football management game is that you feel you can genuinely
influence a result through the decisions you make and Champ Man 01/02 does this
better than any other. By contrast, while the 3D match highlights of games like
FA Premier League Manager 2002 and Director Of
Football look great, they fail to deliver all the relevant information needed
to make tactical decisions."
"Sports management games never receive major awards --
there's usually a token text game included with the usual list of EA Sports
products like FIFA and Madden, but nobody really takes these games seriously.
Championship Manager, arguably the finest sports simulation product ever
created, has finally won the accolades it deserves, and we're not a
European-based gaming site where football (or soccer) is king. It appears that
an international coalition has propelled Championship Manager 01/02 to PC
sports' game of the year honors."
"The series includes players and teams from every major and
minor soccer federation that exists. It is the ultimate career game.
Championship Manager almost single-handedly invented the off of the field
dynamic world that exists in career text games. All sorts of training,
scouting, and adjusting to off of the field events can affect how your team
succeeds or fails on the field. Statistical accuracy is made possible by a
dedicated Sports Interactive staff that spends countless hours researching the
key soccer characteristics."
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