Football manager 2008

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Another quality exclusive (at least i think its exclusive, suprised they are not releaseing it on the ps3)

Football Manager 2008™ scores for Xbox 360
Added on 10/01/2008 @ 14:00:07 in Press Release

Football Manager™ 2008 on Xbox 360 confirmed for release on 28th March
LONDON (January 11th, 2008) – SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced that Football Manager™ 2008 for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will be hitting stores in Spring 2008. Football Manager™ 2008 is the next chapter of the renowned Football Manager™ series developed by BAFTA winning studio Sports Interactive Ltd. The latest console version of Football Manager will be fully updated for the new season, including transfers being made in the mid-season transfer window, allowing players to select their favourite club or international team and guide them to the title.

While retaining all the depth and realism of the record breaking PC version, the Xbox 360 version also features revamped online play to the PC game via Xbox Live, permitting you to challenge friends to one-on-one matches and even host tournaments.

“Football Manager 2008 on Xbox 360 gives console gamers the chance to dive into the wonderful world of football management.” commented Miles Jacobson, Studio Director of Sports Interactive Ltd. “With the same feature set to the PC version and various online modes, we hope that there is something for every Xbox 360 owner to get stuck into.”

With all-new features, improved gameplay and a depth only seen from Sports Interactive Ltd., the whole range of Football Manager™ 2008 titles offer a management simulation that is second to none.

Football Managerä 2008 for Xbox 360 is set for release on March 28th 2008. For further information please go to or the completely re-vamped website. For all SEGA assets please visit .


Prominent Member
Half the fun with these games for me is drinking a few cans while playing this on PC and head half towards the telly, bought an older version on the old xbox and felt totally alien, had to put some music on to stop feeling like I was in a morgue, achievments would be the only thing interesting in this over the PC version IMO.

Still if you have a rather old or poor spec PC then you cant go wrong (just have a spare telly :rotfl: ).


Established Member
Being honest, i prefer the pc version, but if they add xbox live online play this could be a cracker.


Ex Member
i played the 2007 version of this just to play online becuase i still cant sort out a network game of this on the pc.
and i must say it was a load of tosh tbh it just doesnt feel right menus are a nightmare pc all he way for this game im afraid


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yes, I had the previous one for the 360, and it just didn't feel right at all. Definitely a game for the PC, especially as it can be bought for less than #20 now, and you can get all manner of updates and patches etc online. I downloaded player packs etc, and the detail on my PC now will be unrivalled.

Although it is nice to give people the option (if they cant play it on a PC) I cant see it being a very big seller and am surprised it is being released, especially near the end of a season.

Munkey Boy

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Seeing as I no longer want to, or have the option of PC gaming, this one interests me on 360. Missed 07, but played 06 quite alot, they did a really good job of it. Anyone that's played 2008 got an opinion on it? Worth looking into for someone like me?

Copy and paste from the website about FM2008:

Football Manager returns before Christmas packed full of new features for fans of the much-acclaimed series from Sports Interactive to feast their eyes on. Football Manager 2008 is out on PC / Mac this autumn, and offers football fans the chance to take on the greatest job on earth; manager of there favourite football club!

Bigger, smoother and more in-depth than ever, Football Manager 2008 is packed full of so much newness it could well take a lifetime to discover every new feature. So we asked Miles Jacobson, Studio Director at SI Games, to take us through some of the changes you'll want to hear about most...

Transfer Center - A new way of managing all current transfer and loan bids for your club, both incoming and outgoing, making it easier to compare bids and reject or accept them.

Finance Revamp - Sports Interactive have updated the finance area of Football Manager 2008 to better reflect the ever-changing modern football world. More information is available to the manager too, including, but not limited to, corporate matchday income, season ticket news, investment funds, improved sponsorships, collective win bonuses and the ability to move around funds from the wage budget and transfer budget (and vice versa) at any point to help you in your quest for the ideal squad.

International Management - The international management gameplay has been completely revamped for Football Manager 2008, including, but not limited to, media improvements, international retirements, player interaction, international scouting, improved national pool selection, captain selection and a separation of international and club morale for players.

Match Flow - The largest change to matchdays in a Sports Interactive game since the introduction of the 2D match engine. Match flow brings more atmosphere to matchdays with match previews, team talks, opposition player instructions, the match itself, half time and post match now seamlessly following on from one another. There's no more pausing to make tactical changes and you'll find a mini-radar pitch whilst making those tactical changes to keep you in touch with what's going on in the match.

Confidence - You can now easily tell what your board and supporters think about your performance in the game through the new confidence section. This gives you feedback not just on your current progress in competitions, but also your financial management and signings.

Easier to Use - A much cleaner skin, a brand new advisor system to help you through various areas of the game, a new notes and notebook system, better button positioning for simpler navigation and an updated tutorial and manual. Also, coach reports to make taking over a new team easier and a new calendar system - which lists all important dates throughout the season - help to make Football Manager 2008 the easiest Sports Interactive game to use yet.

Fan Days - The board can now arrange fan days to boost ailing attendances, or for matches that are likely to attract a low crowd, with a long-term affect to attendances if all goes well.

Awards Overhaul - A full overhaul of the awards system inside the game, which is not only more accurate but also includes new awards, such as the European golden boot and a 'best eleven', which shows the all-time (in-game) best XI for all teams and nations.

Match Engine Improvements - A greatly improved match engine, once again utilizing the footballing brain of Ray Houghton and other tools used by real-life managers, to make the most accurate simulation of football in a computer game even more like-life than ever before. Oh, and the ability to change the pitch dimensions at the start of the season to suit your style of play better.

Expanded Media - More media and feedback than ever before, plus more detail in existing media, and a new competition news section to find out what major things are going on in all league competitions.

Regenerated Player Photos - All in-game regenerated players now have pictures using FaceGen technology to give each player more personality. This gives the ability for players to be seen to mature and grow-up looks-wise in front of your eyes as the game is going on.

Speedyfastier - Saving and loading is now significantly faster, with network gaming quicker and smoother to play, as well as tactical changes and match reports being faster than ever before.


Distinguished Member
I might get this, since I still play the 2007 version on my PC.


Established Member
FM 2006 was one of my first games on the 360 and it didnt feel too bad in my opinion. i used to play it all the time with a bit o machine head in the background :thumbsup:

no doubt i'll be doing the same with this one


Distinguished Member
Is this worth getting on the 360 ?


Prominent Member
If you've got a PC personally I think its much better playing on that rather than the 360. The controls just are nowhere near as natural as using a mouse.

If you don't mind slightly out of date player and if you've got a blockbuster near you they have FM 2007 for £1.99.
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