Championship Manager Season 01/02 - PC

Also known as: Championship Manager: Season 01/02

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Championship Manager Season 01/02 (PC)
Also for: Power Mac, Xbox
Viewed: 2D Static screen Genre:
Strategy: Management
Sport: Football - Soccer
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Sports Interactive Soft. Co.: Sports Interactive
Publishers: Eidos (GB)
Released: 12 Oct 2001 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
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Do the lads at Sports Interactive have girlfriends? If so, do they ever get to see them? Love and Research in North London sounds like the snappy name of the latest Brit-flick rom-com, but it could easily be the subtitle for this game. These boys obviously love their research. How else could you explain the depth of detail that's gone into the latest incarnation of Championship Manager?

At the top of the league as far as this genre is concerned, Sports Interactive and Eidos deliver the goods year after year. If youíre missing that something in your life so much that you feel the need to lead a secret life as a troubled soccer manager, CM is the ideal solution. Thereís nothing like coming home after a tough day at the office and subjecting yourself to yet more idiocy and frustration, albeit virtual. But who needs it, honestly?

Well, those without power at work will enjoy making the decisions, megalomaniacs will appreciate the ridiculous amounts of money flying around, and people whose idea of visual stimulation is watching grass grow will marvel at whatís on their monitor. Suffice to say that if youíre not a football fan or you have a packed calendar, CM is surplus to requirements. However, those with even the faintest interest in football and the machinations behind it will cherish the Championship Manager experience.

All the leagues and competitions from around the world are here, and so are the clubs and players. Itís a huge accomplishment by Sports Interactive and the collective flat cap of the veteran manager clique is doffed in their direction once again.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life: spend it all playing this game.

Key Features

  • 26 concurrent leagues will be playable
  • Detailed profiles and histories for over 100,000 players, managers, and coaches, compiled by our growing global research team
  • 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 manager intelligence
  • 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 vice versa!
  • Updated player and team photos