Virtual Programming on Friday released Championship Manager 2010, the latest entry in a series of soccer club management simulations dating back to 1992. Players take the helm of a club and guide it through multiple seasons, dictating strategy during matches and making roster decisions between them, building a simulated history in the process.
The latest edition features a 3D match engine with over 500 individual player animations that show gamers what is happening on the field during a match. That engine is also key to the game’s two other key new features: the ability to set up and execute drills, including practice matches, and the set piece creator, which players use to design free kicks, corner kick defenses, and other specific situations. The scouting system has also been revamped.
Championship Manager 2010 sells for US$39.95 and requires Mac OS X version 10.5.7, an Intel processor, 1GB RAM, 128MB video RAM, and 3GB of hard drive space.