Other football-themed games that FM fans should try

Football Manager has become one of the most addictive games on the market, with millions of football fans clamouring for the latest version in order to experience what it is like to sit in the hot seat. Building a squad capable of competing for the title or avoiding relegation, along with handling transfers and finances, are to name just some of the many responsibilities that come with being a football manager, with gamers feeling the pressure of expectation to deliver results on and off the pitch. It may take a lot for FM fanatics to drag themselves away from their PC, tablet or mobile when they become so immersed in their preferred game save, but from football-themed slots on Mr. Smith Casino to browser-based games, there are many other options out for those who wish to further extend their love for the beautiful game.

Soccer Manager

With over 15 million managers registered on the site, Soccer Manager is certainly a game that has captured the attention of millions of football fans across the world. The free-to-play browser-based site provides a turn-based game which has been developed and maintained by football fans who strive to provide a service like no other. They not only provide regular updates to keep many aspects of the game, such as tactical options and the graphical interface, fresh and modernistic, but also maintain an expansive database which features over 70,000 players in order to make their statistics, such as position, age, height and overall rating, reflect how they are performing in real life. Players can choose from over 3,000 domestic clubs in a huge footballing world which pits them against other player-controlled teams to see who can some out on top in a battle based upon the right tactics and transfers.

Soccer Manager was once primarily a multiplayer browser-based game which has changed its title to Soccer Manager Worlds, but they have recently branched out into the single player genre through Soccer Manager 2017. Available on a number of formats and download markets, Soccer Manager 2017 bears numerous resemblances to Football Manager (aside from having to handle the problems that will come as a result of Brexit) but manages to maintain its own unique identity through the way in which each player’s quality is reflected through a single number. It is a nice alternative for those who wish to pit their wits against non-player-controlled teams, but the competitive edge that comes with fighting for supremacy alongside other managers is what makes Soccer Manager players come back for more.


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In Off the Post

In Off the Post (known by its fanbase as IOTP) is a turn-based game that has been running since 1993, with football fans able to play via post, email or online. All three options are pay-to-play, with a Nottingham-based production team keeping pace with technology and the modern game by regularly updating their expansive database. IOTP, like Soccer Manager, bases the quality of each player on a single rating, with tactics formed within a grid that gives players the freedom to choose wherever each player is positioned on the pitch.

Managers are able to watch their fixtures develop via a livescore system that would remind many of the days when Ceefax was all the rage, and although the IOTP producers have never given away how results are formulated, it is generally accepted that finding the right tactical formula and building a strong team is the best way to win matches. Four different game types (Calcio Italiano, English Footie, European Dream and Football Elite) provide a wide variety of clubs from a number of countries to take control of, and with many game setups growing in popularity through the number of managers that battle against each other in the transfer market and on the pitch, its competitive edge may appeal to those who love a challenge.



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Other football-themed games that FM fans should try
Football Manager has become one of the most addictive games on the market, with millions of football fans clamouring for the latest version in order to experience what it is like to sit in the hot seat.
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