🎮 How Fun Was It: Football Management Games

|Super Mario World|4.86|
|Portal|4.74|
|Portal 2|4.71|
|Mario Maker 2|4.71|
|Mario Odyssey|4.7|
|Tetris|4.69|
|Mario 64|4.68|
|Half-Life 2|4.66|
|Super Mario Bros 3|4.66|
|Mario Galaxy 2|4.58|
|Half-Life|4.55|
|Final Fantasy 7|4.54|
|Rollercoaster tycoon 2|4.5|
|Mario Kart 64|4.49|
|Mario Galaxy |4.47|
|Final Fantasy 9|4.46|
|Mario Maker|4.42|
|Streets of Rage 2|4.38|
|Super Mario Bros.|4.37|
|Golden Eye 007|4.36|
|Vib-Ribbon|4.33|
|Super Mario Land|4.31|
|Sonic 2|4.27|
|Donkey Kong Country|4.23|
|Rollercoaster tycoon |4.2|
|Donkey Kong Country 2|4.2|
|Super Mario 3D World|4.18|
|Sim City 2000|4.17|
|Super Mario Land 2|4.15|
|Final Fantasy 6|4.14|
|Counter-Strike|4.14|
|Yoshis Island|4.14|
|Sim City 3000|4.11|
|Sonic The Hedgehog|4.1|
|Cannon Fodder |4.07|
|Sonic Mania |3.97|
|Perfect Dark|3.96|
|Donkey Kong Country 3|3.94|
|Crash Team Racing|3.93|
|Super Mario Bros 2|3.9|
|Diddy Kong Racing|3.89|
|Banjo-Kazooie|3.89|
|Streets of Rage|3.87|
|New Super Mario Bros|3.84|
|PaRappa The Rapper|3.82|
|Oddworld: Abes Exodus|3.77|
|Super Mario Sunshine|3.76|
|New Super Mario Bros for Wii U for Switch|3.75|
|Viva Pinata|3.75|
|Left 4 Dead|3.73|
|Sonic & Knucles|3.71|
|Left 4 Dead 2|3.71|
|Banjo-Tooie|3.71|
|Final Fantasy 12|3.7|
|Jet Force Gemini|3.67|
|Final Fantasy X|3.66|
|Team Fortress 2|3.65|
|Sim City|3.64|
|Sim City 4|3.64|
|Sonic 3|3.62|
|Final Fantasy 8|3.6|
|Um Jammer Lammy|3.6|
|The Sims 2|3.59|
|Donkey Kong 64|3.52|
|Die Hard Trilogy|3.5|
|The Sims|3.5|
|Pac-Man|3.48|
|Blast Corps|3.47|
|The Sims 3|3.45|
|Killer Instinct|3.45|
|Counter-Strike GO|3.44|
|Conker’s Bad Fur Day|3.43|
|PaRappa The Rapper 2|3.43|
|Pac-Man Championship Edition|3.42|
|Ms. Pac-Man|3.35|
|Streets of Rage 3|3.2|
|Rollercoaster Tycoon 3|3.17|
|Starfox Adventures|3.15|
|Battletoads|3.13|
|Viva Pinata – Trouble In Paradise|3|
|Kameo|2.88|
|Sonic Adventure |2.87|
|The Sims 4|2.8|
|Pac-Man Championship Edition 2|2.78|
|Final Fantasy X-2|2.73|
|Final Fantasy 14|2.67|
|Sonic Adventure 2|2.62|
|Sonic Generations|2.53|
|Final Fantas 15|2.53|
|Sonic 4|2.47|
|Banjo-Kazooie – Nuts N Bolts|2.4|
|Pac-Man 256|2.22|
|Croc|2.18|
|Conker Live & Reloaded|2.17|
|Perfect Dark Zero|2.14|
|Final Fantasy 13|2.1|
|Grabbed By The Ghoulies|2|
|Final Fantasy 11|1.88|
|Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures|1.78|
|Sonic (2006)|1.67|
|Sea of Thieves|1.6|
|Sim City (2013)|1.57|
|Croc 2|1.56|

Time to celebrate @Antpocalypsenow and @bergkamp

Going to keep specific titles vague as it’ll be impossible to cover
Beloved games such as 01/02 championship manager will be under ‘Championship Manager 3’ as it was built off of that framework

Championship Manager

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Championship Manager 2

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Championship Manager 3

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Championship Manager 4

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Championship Manager 5

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Football Manager

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Football Manager Touch

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LMA Manager

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Premier Manager 95

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Premier Manager 98

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Kevin Keegans Player Manager

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Total Club Manager/Fifa Manger

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I’m still playing Championship Manager 01-02 regularly til this day.

At my last save Burton Albion were top of the Premiership with 15 wins out of 15.

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What season are the various champ managers listed here? Meaningless without that info.

Ignore: I’ve read your post properly. All lumped under 3 eh.

This Football Manager you speak of? Where might that be available?

won mine in a raffle, no idea beyond that

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Championship Manager 3 for all games from CM3 to CM4 as they’re technically the same game

when did they stop being si? 5?

Yup 5 was the non SI one

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Champ Man 01/02 is one of the greatest games ever made. I still look back on players from that game with a fondness.

Tonton Zola Mokouko, Cherno Samba, Maxim Tsigalko. Kennedy Bakircioglu.

Absolute legends. Colossi of football.

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Reckon I’ve spent about a year of my life playing these games. It’s tragic but the high of winning my first champions league trophy with Kidderminster Harriers has yet to be equalled by any real life achievement.

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i went to see the champ man film at the cinema. maybe this should be in the low points thread

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Loved it when you have one playthrough where you get a particular player up to world class level, banging in 40+ goals a season, then can never manage it again (hello, Patrick Manzilla)

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There was a film?

yeah there was a doco a couple of years ago

I spent most my time in CM2 96/97 I reckon. Used to routinely pick Hartlepool (for some reason) and get them to the CL final. I did that like 8 times I reckon

Ah

I was hoping it’d be fiction

Champ Man 3 was my first one. God knows how many hours I spent on it and the others before Champ Man 4 came out. 4 was… not good. Took a couple of seasons for them to refine it. On the whole I adore the games but I’m cold turkey again now, I honestly think they have had a worse influence on my life than anything else. Can’t touch them, I turn into a maniac.

Loved LMA Manager’s presentation but that was all.

Premier Manager 98 was really good.

Also, shoutout to USM 98

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Cup draws in LMA manager were legit exciting

Also agree remembering 4 was pretty bad. The interface was worse and it ran like crap/

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Cherno and Kennedy are in that Burton Albion team I mentioned :smiley:

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Championship Manager 97/98 was the best football management game. I also used to love USM.
Before that I loved The Double and The Treble on the Spectrum.

I gave up playing Football Manager years ago, it got far too complicated and it took far too long to play a game. I would like to get the next version but I know I just won’t play it.