LIKE A BOSS
PC Gamer|January 2022
FOOTBALL MANAGER 2022 ensures that heavy is the head that wears the crown
Matt Killeen

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT IS IT? The latest entry in the football management simulator series

EXPECT TO PAY £40

DEVELOPER Sports Interactive

PUBLISHER Sega

REVIEWED ON GTX 980 Ti, Intel i5-4690K, 32GB RAM

MULTIPLAYER Yes

LINK footballmanager.com

When Ardiles returned to manage Spurs, he played to their strengths, putting all five world-class strikers in from the start. It was breath-taking… and a disaster. I find that devil-may-care, joie-de-vivre irresistible, and that’s why I suck at football manager sims. I’m a fan, and the intricacies of the game are often too arcane. Just play better, I scream, occasionally out loud.

So, the Football Manager series scares me. There are menus and charts and significant obfuscation of its systems. It’s big and clever, for the statistician and connoisseur whose dish is data. Sports Interactive’s commitment to quality is a feast for those with the acumen to get to the bottom of the bowl.

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