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Football Manager 2017 Review

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by on October 22, 2017 at 4:39 pm

Football Manager 2017 is a football management simulation video game for the PC developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega.

Gameplay: In terms of gameplay, it is really fun. You can create your own tactics, buy and sell players, and play some soccer games. The most important part of gameplay is the tactics because if you have good tactics, you will most likely win the game. If you don’t, you are going to struggle. The interface is really easy to learn and navigate. It also tells you important info about your job security, how much money the club has, what division and position the club is in, among other things. The most important things on the interface are Tactics, Scouting and Board. Scouting is really helpful if you want to make some new signings. Your scouts go to every place in the world to try to find some talent good for the squad. The board is where the job security is. Job security tells you how secure your job is and the pros and cons of your management. You can make requests for a bigger transfer budgets, stadiums, and youth facilities.

There are many features like Create-A-Club, Online Career and Challenges. In Create-A-Club, you create your own club, and try to lead it to glory. You can create the badge, kits, name and more. In Online Career, you create or join a server, and face up against a manager. You can compete for glory or you can just have a fun time playing the game. In Challenges, you try to complete challenges pre-determined by the game. My favorites are The Savior Cometh (in which you have to save a team from losing their division (relegation)), The Invincibles (where you have to go the rest of the season unbeaten) and You can’t win anything with kids (in which you have to try to win trophies with young players). 10/10

Graphics: The graphics are 3D models that aren’t bad but they aren’t great either. The pitch and other stadium features are spot on. 7/10

Replayabilty: The game can go on forever. The game doesn’t end unless you retire. This means that you can do challenges set by yourself, manage some of the best clubs for a long time or get an international team to the World Cup. You can go on for 500 years and still be managing Liverpool. 10/10

 

Music: There is none and the only sound there is in the game is the crowd, but that’s optional. ?/10

Conclusion: All in all, the game is amazing and I recommend that you try it if you like soccer. Even if you’re not good at first, you can watch tutorial videos, listen to the tips the game gives you, and have a really fun experience. With the gameplay, interface, and replayabilty values, I want to give this game a 10/10 but the 3D models aren’t that good and there’s no music, so it earns a 9 out of 10.

Score: 9.0

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2K Unveils Stellar Video Game Line-up for 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo

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by on May 10, 2006 at 1:51 pm

Line-up Includes Highly-Anticipated Titles such as The Da Vinci Code(TM), Prey, Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords and NBA 2K7

New York, NY – May 10, 2006 – 2K and 2K Sports, publishing labels of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced a strong line-up for Electronic Entertainment Expo 2006 (E3) taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 10-12, 2006. From 2K, the line-up includes titles based on blockbuster entertainment brands such as The Da Vinci Code(TM) and Family Guy and popular comic book franchises The Darkness and Ghost Rider, as well as original next generation games such as Prey and BioShock. 2K is also featuring highly-anticipated titles from Firaxis Games, including Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords and Sid Meier’s Railroads! as well as the Firaxis and Firefly Studios collaboration title CivCity: Rome. Other eagerly awaited titles include Stronghold Legends(TM) along with Dungeon Siege II(R): Broken World(TM) and Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony(TM), based on the acclaimed Dungeon Siege(R) franchise. In addition, the 2K Sports line-up features the next installments from top-rated franchises such as NHL 2K7, NBA 2K7 and College Hoops 2K7.

2K Line-up Includes:

BioShock

BioShock is an innovative role-playing shooter from Irrational Games who was named IGN’s 2005 Developer of the Year. BioShock immerses players into a war-torn underwater utopia, where mankind has abandoned their humanity in their quest for perfection. Fueled by intense player choices and consequences, BioShock has been already hailed as one of the most anticipated games of 2007.

Developer: Irrational Games, a wholly owned 2K studio

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft

Available: 2007

CivCity: Rome

Inspired by the world of Sid Meier’s Civilization and created through a collaboration between Firefly Studios and Firaxis Games, CivCity: Rome is an innovative city builder that invites players to zoom-in on and create the great cities of the Roman Empire. Through dozens of missions, each offering an array of interesting decisions, players will be charged with building, nurturing and managing one of these great cities as they endeavor to lead the Roman Empire from its humble beginnings to its mighty apogee. Fans of the Civilization series will also recognize features such as research, city happiness, production and culture, which can now be managed actively in the wonderfully immersive world of CivCity: Rome.

Developer: Firefly Studios in collaboration with Firaxis Games (a wholly owned 2K Studio)

Platform: PC

Available: July 2006

Dungeon Siege II: Broken World

Dungeon Siege II: Broken World is an action/role-playing expansion game set in a dark, post-apocalyptic fantasy world that concludes the story of Dungeon Siege II. Players must hunt down the Dark Wizard to exact vengeance and undo the evil brought to the world of Aranna during Dungeon Siege II. New features include new character classes, a new playable character race, updated graphics and the ability to import Dungeon Siege II parties.

Developer: Gas Powered Games

Platform: PC

Available: August 2006

Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony

Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony is an all-new adventure, created from the ground-up specifically for the PSP. Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony features all-new playable characters and AI controlled pets and companions, as well as freshly designed non-linear, single player campaigns and support for Ad Hoc co-operative and competitive multiplayer games.

Developer: SuperVillain Studios and Gas Powered Games

Platform: PSP(TM) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system

Available: October 2006

Family Guy

The first video game based on the hugely popular Family Guy TV show, Family Guy features the outrageous humor its millions of fans know and love.

Developer: High Voltage

Platforms: Current generation console and portable systems

Available: Fall 2006

Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider is a new third person action video game based on the well-known Marvel Super Hero and upcoming feature film. Ghost Rider is being developed for current generation systems by Climax Group and is scheduled for simultaneous release with the movie in February 2007. Continuing the storyline from the upcoming Columbia Pictures/Marvel Studio’s movie, Ghost Rider drops players into the role of Johnny Blaze, a celebrity motorcycle stunt rider who is transformed into a Super Hero with powers to avenge any evil he encounters. Featuring many of the characters and motorcycles from the comic book and upcoming movie, Ghost Rider will engage gamers in an immersive, supernatural third person world with a seamless blend of hand-to-hand combat and high-speed motorcycle action.

Developer: Climax

Platforms: Current generation console and portable systems

Available: Winter 2007

Prey

Prey is a groundbreaking first-person shooter that raises the bar and turns the genre upside-down with awesome new gameplay features and next generation graphics. Breaking the traditional first-person shooter format, Prey introduces innovative gameplay elements including wall-walking, portals, spirit-walking and gravity flipping, making it one of the most anticipated games of 2006.

Developer: Human Head Studios, produced by 3D Realms; Xbox 360 version by Venom Games, a wholly owned 2K Studio

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft

Available: July 2006

Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords

Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords is the first expansion pack for the award-winning game that has become an instant world-wide hit. Paying homage to some of history’s greatest military leaders, the expansion delivers six unique and interesting scenarios, giving players the chance to change the course of history with the help of their new powerful “warlord” unit. Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords includes new civilizations, leaders, units and wonders that offer even more fun and exciting ways for players to expand their civilization’s military power as they strive for world domination.

Developer: Firaxis Games, a wholly owned 2K Studio

Platform: PC

Available: July 2006

Sid Meier’s Railroads!

Sid Meier’s Railroads! marks Sid Meier’s return to the simulation/strategy gaming that launched the popular “tycoon” genre and inspired a new generation of games. Combining the best of real-world and model railroads, Sid Meier’s Railroads! places players in charge of building the greatest railroad empire in the nation – managing trains, cargo and their bottom line – while engaging in all-out corporate warfare against rival tycoons, slick entrepreneurs and robber barons.

Developer: Firaxis Games, a wholly owned 2K Studio

Platform: PC

Available: Fall 2006

Stronghold Legends

Stronghold Legends is an all-new RTS that builds on the fantastic Stronghold heritage. It features a range of new innovations including three unique castle styles to build, three landscapes to fight across and three races to control, from King Arthur and his knights to Vlad the Impaler and his evil army. Spectacular magic, fearsome monsters and a new strategic conquest game are also brand new to the series, along with a range of exciting new multiplayer modes.

Developer: Firefly Studios

Platform: PC

Available: September 2006

The Darkness

Based on the Top Cow comic book The Darkness written by Paul Jenkins and co-created by Marc Silvestri, The Darkness video game is a gritty, first-person, action-adventure game for next generation console systems. On his 21st birthday, the awesome and terrible powers of the Darkness awaken within Jackie Estacado, a mafia hitman for the Franchetti crime family. With his new powers, Jackie is able to wreak terrifying havoc on his enemies. In the game, players experience photo-realistic graphics, fully interactive environments and a totally immersive storyline that awaits those that enter The Darkness.

Developer: Starbreeze

Platforms: Next generation console systems

Available: Winter

The Da Vinci Code(TM)

Players unlock the code as they experience the mysterious world of The Da Vinci Code(TM). An adventure/puzzle game with action elements, The Da Vinci Code(TM) challenges players to solve mysteries and puzzles that go beyond anything they have seen or read. Encountering new plot twists and clues, players must try to stay one step ahead of an enemy formed by an ominous, covert society that will stop at nothing to protect a secret that has been locked away for centuries. Based on the highly anticipated film and the best-selling novel of all time, The Da Vinci Code(TM) combines stealth, adventure, combat and puzzle-solving elements to create the ultimate adventure.

Developer: The Collective

Platforms: PC, Xbox(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system Available: May 2006, coinciding with the film’s worldwide May 19 release date

2K Sports’ Line-up Includes:

NHL 2K7

NHL(R) 2K7 reigns supreme as the category leader in innovation, design and critical acclaim with four straight years as the #1 rated(1) NHL video game. 2K7 notches a 2nd year of next-generation domination with a groundbreaking presentation system that will truly engross gamers with cinematic style bringing raw emotion and exciting drama to every hockey game. New additions to ProControl(TM) empower players to turn up the defensive pressure on specific opposing players. Combined with high-quality visual details and the most comprehensive franchise options in any hockey game, NHL 2K7 will deliver yet another year of truly immersive and authentic NHL action.

Developer: Visual Concepts/Kush Games, wholly owned 2K studios

Platform: Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, Xbox(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system

Available: Fall 2006

NBA 2K7

Voted best current and next-generation NBA hoops franchise by both press and gamers, NBA 2K7 will continue its legacy of dominance this year on the hard court. The highly acclaimed Shot Stick(TM) – voted one of the best innovations of 2005 – returns with more responsive controls and new mechanics to master. Combined with incredible graphics, including new sweat technology details and animating hair, revamped post game, and hundreds of new shooting, passing, and dribbling animations, NBA 2K7 is poised for another run as the #1 rated(1) NBA simulation.

Developer: Visual Concepts, a wholly owned 2K studio

Platforms: Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, Xbox(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system

Available: Fall 2006

College Hoops 2K7

The #1 rated(1) college basketball game four years running on both Xbox and PlayStation 2, returns for its sophomore season on the Xbox 360 and is set to make its freshman debut on the PlayStation(R)3 system. Leadership makes a difference this year as team chemistry plays a vital role in a team’s performance–especially come tournament time. The college atmosphere is fully realized with updated mascots, improved crowd interaction and more fight songs. With over 325 NCAA Division 1 schools and the deepest legacy mode around, College Hoops 2K7 defines the college basketball experience.

Developer: Visual Concepts, a wholly owned 2K studio

Platforms: Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, Xbox(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system

Available: Fall 2006

This title has not yet been concept approved by Sony Computer Entertainment America.

For more information, please visit http://www.2Kgames.com and http://www.2Ksports.com

(1) According to GameRankings.com average scores

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an integrated global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games and accessories for the PC, PlayStation(R) game console, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, PSP(TM) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system, Xbox(R) and Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube(TM), Nintendo DS(TM) and Game Boy(R) Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games, 2K and 2K Sports and Global Star Software; and distributes products in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. Take-Two also manufactures and markets video game accessories in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region through its Joytech subsidiary. The Company maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Madrid, Vienna, Milan, Sydney, Breda (Netherlands), Auckland, Shanghai and Tokyo. Take-Two’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.

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‘CivCity: Rome’ Screens

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by on April 23, 2006 at 9:54 am

CivCity: Rome Screens

Created by a collaboration between Firefly Studios and Firaxis Games, CivCity Rome, the innovative city builder inspired by the world of Sid Meier’s Civilization, has just released three new screens from their game. Check them out now and determine for yourself if you give them a thumbs up or thumbs down…Gladiator style.

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