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Player Manager 2

DOS - 1995

Also available on: Amiga

Alt name Willi Lemkes Fussballmanager
Year 1995
Platform DOS
Released in Germany, United Kingdom
Genre Simulation, Sports, Strategy
Theme Managerial, Soccer / Football (European)
Publisher Anco Software Ltd.
Developer Anco Software Ltd.
4.07 / 5 - 28 votes

Description of Player Manager 2

Player Manager 2 by Anco is a decent football management sim that tries to entice fans of its classic Kick Off arcade-style football series, but without designer Dino Dini at the helm.

As the name of the game implies, the setting of Player Manager 2 is quite unique as far as football games go. You are not just a rookie manager, but a "capped player" - someone who has peaked in his career as a football player. You have been appointed the "Player Manager" of a club in the second division, tasked with leading the club to greatness by assembling the best squad, using smart tactics on the pitch, and - of course - making enough ticket revenues to earn your keep and keep the ball rolling.

Because you are a player manager, you can play yourself as well in matches. This gives the game quite an interesting feel, although at the end of the day it doesn't make it any different from other games, because you can control all the other players as well. One nice touch is the focus on personality statistics of each player. For example, a player may be very gifted, but play poorly in matches because his morale is low. The range of options for strategies and team management is much more limited than Championship Manager, but the emphasis on personality stats makes it up somewhat.

Overall, Player Manager 2 is a solid football management game that offers a few innovations to the genre, but will not dethrone either Championship Manager or Anstoss series as the kings of football management games. It doesn't match up to Anco's classic Goal! or Kick Off 2, but it's not a bad effort.

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Comments and reviews

Azeezee 2021-07-23 0 point

Avoid saves more than 6 times in a season or you would sacked instantly

Jack 2021-02-05 0 point

Actually this is one of the best soccer game I played at 90's. I finished at least 10 seasons at this game. Too bad there are some serious bugs like:
1. You can be sacked anytime, even if your manager rating is 100
2. You can't be champion at european cup
If you get sacked just re-roll save game from (at least) two match before you get fired. You may avoid get fired.

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