Manage your favourite club the way you feel it should be managed, sign the players you want in your side and scout for the hottest young prospects. The most immersive, in-depth and interactive football management experience available even allows you to shout commands from the bench and influence the course of a match in progress, hold press conferences to get the press on side and congratulate or slam your players for their performance on the park. 34 leagues including the fully licensed English Premiership, French LFP and German Bundesliga with over 20,000 FIFPro players and more than 25,000 up-and-coming youth and generated players.
Youth Development - By creating youth academy facilities around the world you can sign the best young talent available enhancing the club's future prospects. Players as young as 9 years old can be signed and developed for the future.
Detailed Training System - An easy to understand and detailed training system enables the manager to customize the training schedule for the entire squad as well as individual players or groups of players. A weekly update about the players' training results provides the manager with important information on their attitude and physical condition.
Transfer market - The transfer market is the heart of the game! As the manager you participate in exciting and realistic negotiations against tough adversaries from around the world to get the players you wants for your club. This feature includes contract clauses such as bonus payments, releases, "highest paid player", contract extension options as well as the latest EU transfer regulations.
Tactical Strategy - The Manager can set up tactics that exploit the key weaknesses of the opposing team. Areas of influence include assigning a playmaker, the determination level of the team at certain periods during the game, the shooting distance from the net, counter-attacking play, conduct on and off the ball, and use of the offside trap
3D Match Engine - The spectacular graphics of FIFA's 3D matchplay engine provides the most realistic gameplay experience of any football management sim. During the match the player can shout orders at his players with the effects visible on the pitch. However, the player has to be careful as each shout includes the risk of the manager being sent to the stands.
Text Mode - A special text mode displays match highlights with background sound effects. This mode describes everything from corner kicks, free kicks and penalties to one-twos and counter-attacks. During the match the manager can substitute players, shout orders or change the tactics of his team. He can also view different information including the match report, player ratings, watch list of players and scores of other matches.
MP3 Player and Talk Radio Link - An integrated MP3 player enables the user to tailor the background music to his own tastes by loading MP3's stored on his PC. He can also connect to live talk radio to hear the latest football news, match play-by-play or interesting interviews with prominent managers and players.
Extensive Editor - The user has full control over all the data in the game. It is even possible to change complete league structures or to add new countries to the game.
* Windows 98/2000/ME/XP
* Intel Pentium II 350MHz Processor
* 64MB RAM
* 450MB Hard Drive
* 4 x CD-ROM
* 8MB PCI.AGP Graphics card
* Direct3D Accelerator
* DirectX 8.1 Compatible Sound Card
* DirectX 8.1
* Keyboard and Mouse
* 2-4 Players on 1 PC