A wide range of football games are available for the Samsung Galaxy S3 many of which focus on arcade style game play such as Fifa 2012. We take a look at another football title in the shape of Football Manager 2012 Handheld, a game that lets the user take control of the management of the club rather than the action that is happening on the pitch.
The Football Manager series of titles have been hugely successful on home computers and it is pleasing to see that the new Samsung Galaxy S3 version of the game is equally as impressive. In order to keep the performance speeds fast the developers have optimised the title for mobile use by scaling down the size of the game in some areas. 3D match views are replaced with a simple birds eye view while other areas such as backroom staff, stadium photographs and reserve team management have been omitted completely. Rather than detract from the game these change actually enable the consumer to focus on the more important elements such selecting teams and signing players. A huge selection of players from 12 different countries are all included so there is no danger of ever exhausting your options on the game. The aim of the game is very simple, take control of your team and try and win as many games as possible. Players have to make the correct teams selections as well as enhance their squad with new signings. Of course a number of obstacles do pop up such as player suspensions and transfer requests but these add to the realistic nature of the title.
Football Manager 2012 Handheld for the Samsung Galaxy S3 is a well designed title that looks superb on a relatively small mobile display. Once the game has been downloaded it only takes a couple of minutes to set up your game and then you are ready to unleash your team. The game continuously auto saves which means there is no danger of you losing track of your progress and the interface has been nicely adapted for mobile use. A main homescreen is where you will conduct most of your business and the Search option is without doubt the most enticing. From here users can search the world for new players from promising teenagers to established big names. A Team option lets you manage your teams and tactics while a Manager tab alerts you to job vacancies and also lets you resign if you are unhappy with the backing that you receive from your board of directors.
Football Manager 2012 Handheld is a superb title for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the perfect download for any football fan. Whether you want to take the reigns at a top club or guide a lower league team to glory the title delivers realistic game play that is both appealing and very addictive.