@riksharma_ The FIFA and Pro Evo series’ deliver more instant spills and thrills but for the true football gaming addict there is only one option. 4/5 27/11/2017 Rik Sharma The match engine is new but still nothing to write home about in terms of looks — but that’s the way it should be, really, so the game can be run on even ageing laptops. As much enjoyment as you get out of a single game of FIFA, it is hard to match up to the feeling when the title race you’ve spent hours working on comes down to the final day. The tension is unbearable and in moments like these the game is at its simple best. Football Manager is back for another year and it is as addictive as ever. Those who are au fait with the series will instantly be able to pick it up and play despite the addition of various new features, including being able to see the social make up of the squad and which groups of players like each other. Upd. at 21:10 It’s not an easy game although it doesn’t seem as tricky to beat as the previous year’s version, which is probably a good thing. The scouting system has improved and it feels rewarding when you bring in a new signing who performs thanks to your network. CET For newcomers the range of options is intimidating although before long they will be sucked into the immersive game.