Developer: Beautiful Game Studio Publisher: Eidos Interactive Platform: Windows, Mac OS X Release Date: 2nd November 2007 (EU) PEGI: 3+ Championship Manager 2008 is, as the name would suggest, a football management simulator and is amazing. Every football fan wants his/her club to buy a certain player or feels aggrieved when they sell a star. Management simulators allow you the freedom to be in control and pretend to be the next Sir Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger. This is a piece to explain why I love this old game so much (this will be slightly bias).
I have been playing the Championship Manager series since what seems like the dawn of time. In CM’01/02 I would always play as Bayern Munich, then in CM2008 I’d collect young stars like Jeffrey Bruma and Paris Cowan-Hall. I’ve not played every iteration of the game but I’ve spent a good amount of time in the ones I have. The 2008 version for me, is as perfect as football management sims can get, I’m definitely not saying it is perfect and has no faults as every piece of digital entertainment has some floors, but CM2008 has so many pros that out way it’s few cons.(in my opinion) I’m not going to get into a debate about SI Games and Beautiful Game Studio (Championship Manager vs Football Manager) as that not the point of this article. Continue reading