03/04 was solid as well. Got to 2012 with Tottenham and I brought Zidane in on a free, he still did nothing and I jobbed him out in the reserved for the majority of the season as it was his last season.
Football Manager 2005 has so much play time and was in a league of its own as far as addictiveness goes.
I enjoy the games a lot less than I did in 2005 and 2006. I'll still buy 09 though.
Don't you think that's because it was the first of the new revolution, like it came following CM and was like a brand new game. Although not much changed; their were some great new features and it did feel like a different game, 08 is a very good game; but maybe it's the fact we have had, 05, 06, 07 and now 08 it is seeming a little old and that's why the addictiveness has gone a little. I agree the playtime on 05 was vastly superior, but i do feel that's only because it was such a great game compared to everything...at that time.
Plz dont tell me you think 05 is better than 06 or 07, the best of the FIFA series ever?
And Richie, no matter what you do, you always take Bojan with you
The best Fifa game was RTWC 98, followed by 2004, 2002 and then 2005.
06 was okay at best, 07 was a letdown and 08 was just plain bad. Part of it may co-incide with my lack of interest for Football games these days, but honestly, everything about 04 owned, hell, even the soundtrack. RTWC had indoor football and penalty shootouts on it which was so much fun on multiplayer.