Football Manager Classic 2015
The boy done good – it’s another title retained for Football Manager
£14.99 Developer Sports Interactive, footballmanager.com
Works with iPad Version 15.3.2
The football season might be a distant memory (Mario who?), but Sports Interactive has the perfect solution for armchair managers who can’t wait for August.
Football Manager Classic 2015 strips back some of the more egregious complexity from the Mac version. Training has been simplified, for instance, and the everyday running of your club is now more straightforward. It’s a shrewd, Fergieesque decision that lets you focus on the addictive core of the game.
There’s a lot to digest – 150,000 players in 117 leagues to be scouted, as well as myriad staff and tactical options to explore – yet it’s displayed clearly. The bright, colourful layout is well organised and presents all you need to see without overwhelming.
The scouting system has been redone and is made manageable by helpful suggestions from your head scout, while player personalities have become more prominent – you’ll have to massage those egos if you hope to survive.
Yet it feels like some corners were cut in bringing it to the iPad. A strip of icons on the left-hand side holds menu options, but there are no textual prompts of what each icon represents. Some tooltips are cut off the screen and can’t be read in full.
These quirks aside, Football Manager Classic 2015 is a fantastic addition to the series and welltailored to the iPad.
Barring a few display issues, FMC15 plays well on the iPad and is an excellent addition to the Football Manager family.
Immensely detailed world
Streamlined for iPad
Organised, colourful display...
...but some layout glitches
This version is the first time Football Manager’s 3D engine has appeared on the iPad.