Allenatore - Italian Soccer Manager 2
Italian Football Manager 2 is a football (soccer) managing game, as you've probably gathered
from the name. You start up by chosing you team from a selection of 126 clubs, if you like you
can start with one of the top clubs like Juventus, but I prefer to start with a lower division
club and work my way to the top.
There are quite a lot of stats to browse through, the main ones are your players skills, each
player has nine skills such as: shooting, passing, speed, crossing and so on, each of the
players skills are rated from 0 to 500, so there is a great difference in players, especially if
you compare the lower division players with those in the higher divisions.
As well as picking your team and chosing your tactics you can also browse your finances and
increase your stadiums capacity if you like, the most interesting part of the game though is the
actual games which your team players, these are shown minute by minute in a similar style to the
Championship Manager games, all the interesting events from the game are displayed on the
screen. There are quite of lot of different things that can happen during the game which make it
interesting, and if your not happy with your performance you can always make a substitution.
Overall its a good game, there are a lot of players and you'll have to manage your team
wisley if you want to get anywhere, but you can only play a few seasons unless you register, and
it would have been nice if you could compete against a friend or two, but unfortunatley its only
- Dean Hughes