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Monday, September 27, 2004

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Football Manager 2005 for Mac, Demo Available
8:14 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

SIGames has announced the Mac and PC boxed versions of Football Manager 2005 will be made available this November. Additionally, a beta demo of the game is ready now for curious football (or soccer) managers to try out and provide feedback.

Football Manager 2005 features a revamped user interface, as well as an updated database and ruleset to mimic real life football as much as possible. Here's more from their game site:

  • Playable leagues in 43 countries.
  • More than 140 playable senior divisions and in excess of 100 playable cup competitions.
  • Reserve and junior league competitions.
  • More than 235,000 players and staff (from 145 different countries) with players boasting more than 120 separate attributes and non-playing staff boasting 40.
  • A database of more than 14,000 clubs, 3,000 of which can be managed.
  • Data supplied by a network of more than 2,500 researchers from around the world.
  • Updated 2D ‘top-down’ match engine.
  • Improved ‘radio commentary’.
  • Increased interaction with the media.
  • Reworked injury system.
  • Improved scouting system.
  • Improved finance module to reflect the changing face of football.
  • Comments when negotiating with human managers (network multi-player game only).
  • Inclusion of U18 Caps.
  • More realistic awards system.
To learn more about Football Manager 2005 or to download the 62.5MB beta version of the game's demo, head over to the SIGames site now.

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