Football Manager Handheld 2015 hit the iPad App Store last week. This is the latest version of the best football management game around, updated for the 2014/15 season. I was a huge fan of the PC version of this game for years, and over recent years the iPad version has become my favorite due to its ‘lighter’, faster gameplay.
I’ve spent more hours playing this game on the iPad then I’d care to admit in public, so it’s a big understatement to say I look forward to each year’s new version. This year’s update to the game seems a little more substantial than some past updates – here’s its list of new features:
Brand New Match Engine
– A completely new and more realistic 2D Match Engine allows you to better analyse your team’s performance on the field to help you make those tough decisions.*
– A brand new Scouting Agency which allows you to look at, and monitor, a ranked list of the top 50 players within the game both for current ability and future potential.
Rankings and Dynamic League Reputation
– New World Rankings, for international teams and national leagues, which will evolve over time based on performances in continental competitions.
More Detailed Club Stats
– A Club Stats page dedicated to showing you more detailed seasonal and historical information about all areas of your club.
Manager Achievements Page
– A Manager Achievements page so you can track all of your accolades and get a run-down on all trophies, awards and achievements won.
Improved My Club Mode
– You can now assign Player Roles to each of your squad members and also save any player from any career and use that player in your My Club squad.
Improved Look and Feel
– More improvements to the user interface to make your role as manager easier.
I’ve been playing the new version for several days now, and will do a review once I’ve spent more time and logged a few seasons as manager of a few clubs.
Here’s an App Store link for Football Manager Handheld 2015; it’s priced at $9.99, with In-App purchases ranging from 99 cents to $13.99.