“ Genre: Sports - Football / Release Date: 2006-04-13 / Published by Sega „
This game is the first edition of the Football Manager series on the PSP. i am the first one to admit that I have an addictive personality, but seriously this series of games really is addictive.
I bought this game very cheap on ebay, I think it was about £4 all in and I loved it. If you like your football and even slightly like management games then I promise you will love this.
You will find yourself getting really involved with the game and sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for the next goal to go in. You will also learn all about buying players on a free at the end of their contract to then sell them on for a couple of million, this is vital if you choose a lower league team.
There is one flaw to this game and it seems to be for every game in the series, it always appears that your first job is the toughest. I always seemed to get sacked by the first club I manage as they are so demanding but find I have great success at the second club. I managed to end up winning the premiership with AFC Wimbledon on this game, taking them all the way from the conference!
One thing to be careful of if you buy this game is the 'big club release clause', this basically means that if you buy a player who has this clause in their contract then they can leave for a bigger team at any time, seriously. Your guy can be playing amazing for you and almost guarantee promotion, but then a higher team comes along and suddenly he has gone! One thing with this is though is that normally they do go for a much higher fee than their valuaton.
This game represents real value for money and you will certainly get your moneys worth out of it. One thing to be careful of is that you can take your PSP anywhere, so you may never get off of it!
5/5 for a game that is classic. If you don't mind the fact that's its not up to day, you could pick it up for £3 on ebay.
For anyone who loves football, Football Manager Handheld offers a dream come true. Using a new state of the art game interface and management infrastructure, Football Manager Handheld accurately simulates the trials and tribulations of a real football manager. Experience the pressure as you rise through the ranks, reach the heady heights of the Premiership and try your luck in Europe.