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    The review embargo ended this morning, so we should start to see FM13 reviews appearing all over the web from here on. Here are some that we've come across so far; more will be posted as we get them...
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    UK
    Eurogamer (UK) 9/10 Football Manager offers the most detailed and in-depth management experience ever made, as it does every year
    Brutal Gamer 4/5 “Utterly brilliant! As Football Manager goes, this is by far the best yet.”
    Hey U Guys Gaming 94% "FM 2013 is without doubtthe finest in the series, which is no small feat considering its history.
    God Is A Geek 9/10 Football Manager 2013… is probably the best iteration to date.”
    The Digital Fix 9/10 “[Sports Interactive] have brought real significant pieces of gameplay to the table, refined many more and made the whole undoubtedly the sum of all its parts - or more.”
    Electronic Theatre 90% Football Manager has long been the peak of the football management simulation genre, and in Football Manager 2013 Sports Interactive have once again upped that benchmark.”
    Gamerzines 83% “Lord knows what features Sports Interactive are going to add to next year, but rest assured ’13 is absolutely worth snapping up”
    BeefJack "Recommended" “It’s another year, another step forward for the Football Manager series.”
    MidLifeGamer 9/10 “All in all, Football Manager 2013 is Sports Interactive’s finest work to date
    Digital Spy 4/5 Football Manager 2013 is not going to relinquish its crown in the football management genre any time soon.”
    ShopTo.net 4/5 “All that needs to be said really is that even if you own F ootball Manager 12, this latest game is a huge step up.”
    Ducktoid 9/10 “When all is said and done, this is a big improvement on the previous game, and represents a step in the right direction.”
    Hardware Heaven 90% “Sports Interactive continue their march towards the perfect management sim.”
    Mature Gaming 5/5 Football Manager 2013 is a significant improvement on last year’s iteration.”
    VideoGamer 8/10 “It's still great and it'll still pass the 1,000 hours played mark on my Steam account.”
    Gamespot 8/10 "The merefact that there's a legitimate entry level for newcomers can only be a goodthing and will surely lead to even more armchair managers in the years to come.
    One Hit Pixel 'A-' “Sports Interactive have released yet another reason to forego any form of social interaction beyond the virtual realms.”
    PC Gamer 88% “Few games regularly generate such brilliant stories as this one”
    Big Red Barrel 4/5 “To call Football Manager the daddy of the football management sim is perhaps disrespectful — it’s more like the Granddaddy.”
    Mac Gamer N/A “If you’re a football fan new to the series, or (even better) like strategy games with a lot of depth, then Football Manager 2013 is worthy of your consideration.”
    The Average Gamer 'Must Buy' “Football Manager 2013 is the complete football management experience.”
    Thunderbolt Games 6/10 “Classic and Challenge modes help breathe some new life into the series but they don’t go far enough.”
    The Reticule 'Red Mist' - A rare sight, Game of the Year quality “Often there seems to be a temptation to skip a year of Football Manager from some quarters, but the additions and changes found in this year’s edition make it a must buy.”
    This Is My Joystick 'Buy it' Football Manager 13offers you the most definitive management experience anywhere
    Dealspwn 9/10 “This is a Football Manager title designed to please all-comers, and on this evidence it'll do just that.”
    GGS Gamer N/A “All these additions and more make for an in depth experience, and most importantly FMC provides the option to ignore many of the more confusing options if you’re not up for it.”
    We The Gamerz 4.5/5 “For those who have never picked up a Football Manager game, I highly recommend purchasing Football Manager ’13.”
    PCGamesN N/A “It’s clear that SI have gone all out in an attempt to get FM back in the lives of those who had decided that the game was too big a commitment.”
    Next Gen Gaming Blog 9/10 “The new additions thathave been brought into FM13 have added to the game greatly
    Daily Star 5/5 “ANOTHER outing for Sport’s Interactive’s popular management sim.”
    Gaming Union 9/10 With Football Manager 2013, Sports Interactive have shown once again that they still have much more to give.
    Gamedot 9/10 “[Football Manager 2013] is the most improved FM release in a long time and has something for all players, whether they are part or full-time managers.
    Gaming Daily N/A Football Manager 2013 is the best FM game so far.
    Impulse Gamer 9/10 Football Manager 2013 has managed to improve the winning formula its predecessor succeeded in creating.
    Pixel Gaiden 9.5/10 Football Manager 2013 has managed to address some of the bigger flaws in the series through its addition of the new game modes.
    Deaf Gamers 'Benchmark' - the site's highest accolade “The many tweaks and refinements help to make this a truly memorable game that will soak up most of your spare time between now and the release of next year's sequel.
    The Sixth Axis 9/10 “This year sees a massive overhaul, some depth added to systems and some intuitive new ways to access information.
    Strategy Informer 9/10 "For 2013, there's more than enough to keep fans happy."
    Metro 9/10 “For this year at least this should please pretty much everybody.”
    We Know Gamers 8.3/10 “All in all, Football Manager 2013 is a highly recommended game for existing players and football fans across the globe.”
    The Mancunion N/A FM 2013 is the biggest update to the Football Manager series. For fans of the series it is a must buy.
    The Guardian 5/5 Football Manager 2013 is a pretty astonishing package.”
    Now Gamer 8.8/10 “It's the best version of the game yet, no doubt about it.”
    Sabotage Times N/A Football Manger 2013 is here and it seems hell bent on getting back all of its former fans with Classic Mode.
    Softpedia 9/10 Football Manager 2013 is a great achievement,”
    PlayUp N/A “All things told we are happy to approve this game”
    Daily Mail 5/5 “There is no doubt that this is the most detailed and well-rounded football management game ever created.”
    Pocket Lint 5/5 Football Manager 2013 is the most complete experience yet and, with Football Manager Classic and Challenge modes tacked on for free, it's also the best value.”
    What Culture! 4.5/5 “This is THE football management game on the market.”
    Game Symbol 8/10 Football Manager 2013 is the best example of the series yet.”
    IGN 9/10 “This game is better simply because it is wholly flexible in letting you decide what you want it to be, and for that we can only applaud Football Manager 2013.”
    DIY 9/10 “At the heart of it all remains the same old Football Manager - quite probably the only game around where such a proclamation remains a positive.”
    Koalition 86% Football Manager 2013 will definitely satisfy both its core audience and the casual football fanatics wanting to jump in for short bursts.”
    The Extreme Pulse 79% “At it's core it's is still a compelling and fun game that eats up time like few games can do.”
    The Game Jar 8/10 “The new additions are fantastic though there a few issues that could have done improving, it's still not perfect but I still love it.”
    Noobfeed 95% “Ultimately they've got the balance just right and introduced enough new modes and features to keep everything feeling fresh and desirable.”
    GX 'Must buy' “FM13 looks like it could satisfy both core audiences and casual football gamers who are in it for the short games.”
    Money Maker 5/5 “Sports Interactive improve on perfection. Again.”
    Nuts N/A “For years our biggest complaint about Football Manager has been its just too involved for everyone, but now we say that you should definitely get it, because it can take over your life as much or as little as you want it to.”
    Dark Zero 9/10 “It almost sounds like a broken record by saying this, but 2013 is the best Football Manager game to be ever released.”
    Play.tm 89% Annual iterations may generally be a bad idea but were glad that Sports Interactive use them as an opportunity to perfect the Football Manager series.
    Infinite Robots 10/10 Football Manager 2013 is the definitive answer when it comes to your football management simulation needs.”
    Select Start Media 9/10 “I can’t help myself from recommending FM2013 to new players.”
    Zero 1 Gaming N/A "If you’re an existing fan you will love it, if you’re a returning fan you will love it and if, by chance, you’re new to the genre, there is enough variety of modes that if this type of game is in any way for you, you’ll find a mode you like."
    France
    Factornews 8/10 “Contentu, interface, gameplay: l'opus 2013 fait faire un notable bond en avant à la licence Football Manager, confirmant son statut d'incontournable dans son genre.”
    Adobuzz 18/20 Vous l'aurez compris, Football Manager 13 prouve une fois deplus qu'il est le roi de la simulation d'entraînement de foot et qu'il estencore capable de nous offrir des nouveautés hallucinantes.”
    Micromania 4/5 L’édition 2013 laissesurtout pantois par la richesse de son contenu.
    GameHope 16/20 “D'une maniére générale, Football Manager 2013 pousse donc encore un peu plus loin le concept initial de la série.”
    Computer Games 8/10 Une belle amélioration du moteur 3D, du système de gestion des joueurs et de l'interface le placent dans le catègorie des grands jeux de l'annee.”
    Jeux Video 18/20 “Si vous avez été déçu par le manque de nouveautés de l'edition 2012, l'opus 2013 risque de vous réconcilier avec la série.”
    Gamekult 8/10 Football Manager 2013 réussit une jolie petite refonte : les menus sont plus clairs, le suivi de l’actualité et des matchs mieux pensé, le nouveau calendrier interactif tient de l’authentique bonne idée.”
    LaProvence 9/10 Au final, cet opus nous offre encore plus de réalisme, plus d'immersion tout en s'appuyant sur son point fort : une base de données immense.”
    JeuxActu 18/20 Tout au long de la partie, on ne cesse d’apprécier le coup de polish donné au jeu de Sports Interactive.”
    Jeuxpcmag 4/5 Football Manager 2013 est sûrement le jeu de gestion du genre qui se rapproche le plus de la perfection.”
    Spain
    IGN 90% “Posiblemente estemos ante la mayor revolución de la franquicia desde que adoptara este nombre a mediados de la década pasada.”
    3D Juegos 8.7/10 Aseguran que Football Manager 2013 es uno delos más ambiciosos de su trayectoria y están en lo cierto.
    Meristation 9/10 “Si este juego no es obligatorio en las escuelas para entrenadores de fútbol, deberia empezar a serlo de inmediato.”
    Vandal 9.2/10 Y es que Football Manager 2013 es el juego perfecto para todo aquelapasionado y aficionado al fútbol en su máxima expresión.
    Analizando Mac 4.5/5 “En resumen, Football Manager 2013 ofrece como siempre mas y mejor, pero en esta ocasión llega mucho mas lejos ofreciendo un cambio mas que notable y mejorando todos y cada uno de los aspectos.”
    Netherlands
    Inside Gamer 85% Football Manager 2013 is meer game dan ooit.
    Fok 8/10 “Eigenlijk kun je eindeloos doorgaan over Football Manager 2013, waarbij je na een aantal seizoenen ongetwijfeld nog dingen tegenkomt die je nog nooit hebt gezien.
    PC Only 80% “Met Football Manager 2013 heeft ontwikkelaar Sports Interactive lef getoond.
    Game Liner 90% “Leuk, die nieuwe modi? Absoluut, en ze zullen voor menig voetballiefhebber weer slapeloze nachten brengen.
    3nter 9/10 “Ik heb mij weer enorm vermaakt met deze editie van Football Manager en kan niet wachten met wat voor nieuws ze volgend jaar komen.
    Tweakers 9.5/10 Classic en de Challenges, of die nu beter uitgewerkt hadden kunnenworden of niet, completeren het product en maken van Football Manager 2013verreweg de beste voetbalmanagergame ooit.
    IGN 8/10 “Tochheeft Football Manager genoeg in zich om nieuwkomers en oudgedienden weer wegte houden van het werk, vrouw, kinderen, en de volledige aandacht op te eisen.
    GameParty 85% Football Manager 2013 is dankzij een tweetal nieuwe modes een stuk toegankelijker geworden voor nieuwkomers of mensen die afhaakten door de vele opties die je eerder voorgeschoteld kreeg.
    Spotlight TV 85% “FM is een geweldige game, alles is mogelijk en je hebt echt het idee dat jij leiding geeft aan een team.
    Nieuwerwets TV 'Excellent' “De game bevat alles wat je verwacht en meer.
    Kijk Online 85% Football Manager 2013 is een fantastisch game en het gaat je uren bezighouden.
    XGN 9/10 “Om tot een heldere conclusie te komen: Football Manager 2013 is voor iedereen.
    XGN 9/10 “Om tot een heldere conclusie te komen: Football Manager 2013 is voor iedereen.
    De Telegraaf N/A “Vooral de Classic-modus maakte een ooit onbegrijpelijk spel voor mij een leuke ervaring.
    Gamer.NL 9/10 Een nieuwe modus die de reeks weer terug bent naar de essentie van een managergame.
    Belgium
    9 Lives 85% “Met Football Manager 2013 toont Sports Interactive dat innovatie binnen het genre nog zeker en vast mogelijk is.
    4gamers 90% Football Manager 2013 is nog maar eens eenflinke stap voorwaarts ten opzichte van zijn voorganger.
    Game 4 Me 90% Het magduidelijk zijn: Football Manager 2013 ligt straten voor op elke andere game diezich een concurrent durft noemen.
    Humo 85% De uitgeklede Classic-modus en speelse Challenges verfrissen de serie,zonder de belangrijkste kwaliteiten - diepgang en omvang - overboord te gooien.
    Gameplay 9/10 Bref, FootballManager reste LA référence en matière de gestion footballistique. Les fans neseront pas déçus...
    HLN 4/5 Kortom: meer plezierdan vroeger, en nog in een prettig kleedje ook - deze 'Football Manager 2013'heeft alles in huis om de bekoelde liefde opnieuw te doen opflakkeren.
    ActuGaming 4.5/5 Football Manager 2013 comble le manque réalisé par son prédécesseur etravira tous les fans de jeux de simulation de football!
    Turkey
    TR Gamer 9.3/10 Sports Interactive son yıllarda piyasaya sürülen en yenilikçi, endetaylı, en kolay oynanabilir, en gerçekçi ve en eğlenceli Football Manageroyununu sunmuş
    Italy
    Eurogamer 9/10 Concludendo, anche quest'anno Sports Interactive ha creato unmanageriale calcistico dall'elevatissima qualità.
    Spazio Games 9/10 Football Manager 2013 ha vinto. Di nuovo.
    Every Eye 9/10 Football Manager 2013 si conferma un must buy assoluto per tutti gliamanti dei manageriali di stampo calcistico.
    Italia Top Games 9.7/10 “Non possiamo che acclamare senza esitazioni Football Manager 2013.
    IGN 9.5/10 Questa versione 2013, con tutte le sue migliorie grafiche e strutturali,rappresenta più del solito step evolutivo,
    Multiplayer 9.2/10 Stavolta ce n'è davvero per tutti.
    Games Village 8.8/10 “Le migliorie apportate rendono FM 2013 un acquisto imprescindibile per tutti gli appassionati.”
    Videogame.it 5/5 Football Manager 2013 riesce a rifinire e perfezionare la sua formula per l'ennesima volta.”
    Germany
    4Players 88% FM2013 das Nonplusultra der Trainersimulationen dar und ist auf Wochenund Monate ein Motivationsgarant.
    Stern.de N/A Das bringt Authentizität, und auch in anderen Bereichen bleibt Football Manager 2013 nah an der Realität.”
    United States
    GM Games 9.4/10 Still catering to the obsessed, but now with more to offer casual players.”
    Romania
    Go4Games 9/10 Sports Interactive a reuşit să creeze un joc proaspăt, care sediferenţiază de versiunile din anii anteriori prin mult mai multe lucruri decâtschimbarea numelui.
    Blog Like It N/A FM13 a depășit cu siguranță orice așteptare a fanilor.
    Go4It N/A Un astfel de joc este croit pentru cei ce adoră strategia şi atenţia ladetalii.
    Poland
    StrefaGier 9/10 Podsumowując, Football Manager 2013 to prawdziwy krok naprzód dla całejkilkuletniej już,
    GRYOnline 9/10 Kierunek rozwoju serii obrany kilka lat temu procentuje, a każda kolejna edycja zbliża grę do realnego świata piłki nożnej.”
    Czech
    Games.cz 9/10 Jde o nejlepší fotbalový manažer na trhu, to je zcela bez debat.”
    Serbia
    Football Manager Crew 9/10 Ove godine SI Games slavi 20 godina od nastanka i Football Manager 2013 nam donosi revolucionarne promene,”
    Croatia
    HCL.HR 90 Football Manager 2013 je najdorađenija igra u ovom serijalu.”
    Slovenia
    Dnevik.si 8.8/10 Tistim, ki pa iščejo kompleksno in poglobljeno igro, ki omogoča (doslej) najbolj realno izkušnjo poklica nogometnega trenerja, ki je še možna z domačega naslonjala, pa Football Manager 2013 toplo priporočamo.”
    Norway
    Gamer.no 8/10 Football Manager 2013 oppfyller kravene som fansen stiller hvert år.
    Pressfire 5/6 Det er imidlertid når alt bare klikker at Football Manager 2013 blir umulig å legge fra seg.”
    Sweden
    Game Reactor 9/10 Det som jag imponeras mest av är hur Sports Interactive lyckats med sin uppgift att göra ett spel som är så djupt som du vill att det ska vara.”
    Denmark
    IGN 8/10 Et stykke med fodboldglæde.”
    Game Reactor 9/10 “Så skal der ikke herske tvivl om, at Football Manager 2013 er det bedste udspil i serien i løbet af de seneste mange år.”
    Singapore
    GX N/A FM'13 looks like it could satisfy both core audiences and casual football gamers who are in it for the short games.”
    Anibee N/A “The full game is a vast improvement from the past installments of the series, and I truly recommend this game to the lovers of the beautiful game.”
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    Jeuxvideos.com (France) - http://www.jeuxvideo.com/articles/00...-2013-test.htm (18/20)

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    First Serbian review is here.

    http://fmc-serbia.net/football-manager-2013-najava/ (9/10)

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    Please put it in the first post.

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    Just to clarify guys, we're keeping this thread so people can post review links which they've stumbled across, so if you've got an opinion about the game itself or the reviews please post them in the Feedback thread which can be found here - http://community.sigames.com/showthr...in-here-please!

    So if you've found you've had a post deleted in here, feel free to post it there instead.

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    Could I be so bold as to contribute a review that I have posted on my own site? It's at http://www.fmgamer.eu/football-manager-2013-the-review/

    If I'm not allowed to post as such, please accept my humble apologies.

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    I had a quick question which sort of doesnt belong in either but more here I'd say. Why is there a review embargo on this? Surely early positive reviews are smarter for extra sales.

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    Some french reviews :

    Factornews (France) - http://www.factornews.com/test-572-T...ager_2013.html (8/10)
    adobuzz (France) - http://www.adobuzz.com/news/football...our-test/49113 (18/20)
    Micromania (France) - http://www.micromania.fr/zooms/index...&typezoom=Zoom (4/5)
    GameHope.com (France) - http://www.gamehope.com/pc/17056-foo...test_3370.html (16/20)

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    Here is a North American Review from General Manager Games / GM Games. This site is dedicated to career sports management games.

    GM Games (North America) - http://www.gmgames.org/index.php?opt...013&Itemid=219 (9.4/10)

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    Rock Paper Shotgun review FM Classic Mode: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012...-2013-classic/

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    A couple of norwegian reviews:

    Gamer.no (Norway) - http://www.gamer.no/artikler/125778/...-manager-2013/ (8/10)
    Pressfire (Norway) - http://www.pressfire.no/anmeldelser/...l-Manager-2013 (5/6)

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    Another review
    Pedro Amaro (Portuguese reviewer, but text is in English): http://www.pedroamaro.com/2012/11/14...-manager-2013/

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    VG (one of the biggest papers in Norway) - http://www.vg.no/spill/artikkel.php?artid=10047982 -
    FM13 looks better, plays better and offers more depth than ever before and is without doubt my favorite game in the series.
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    http://www.pcpowerplay.com.au/2012/1...r-2013-review/

    PC PowerPlay (Aussie PC Gaming magazine/website).

    VERDICT The most comprehensive football sim on the market just got a little less comprehensive – and is all the better for it.

    Why should I care?
    • You spend hours every week debating transfers for your Fantasy Football team.
    • You understand the difference between Control and Overloading when in possession of the ball.
    • Your tactical knowledge extends further than 4-4-2 and “hoof it long!”

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    This is my honest review:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWcaLklvlw0

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    Please remember this thread is only for reviews from recognised sources - if you have your own unaffiliated FM website then it may be worth trying to become affiliated - details here - http://www.sigames.com/community/faq.php

    Likewise if you have your own reviews as FrazT has stated above, please use the feedback thread. Thanks.

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