Football Manager Handheld 2012 for iOS puts you in the hot-seat of a soccer club, challenging you to guide the team to glory on the pitch with your tactical knowledge, transfer dealing, and man management skills.
It's hard to imagine a mobile version of the game could be anything like as in-depth as the original, but Football Manager Handheld 2012 offers a surprisingly rich management experience. You can take control of a team from a choice of leagues across 12 different countries.
You get to set tactics, pick formations, issue team and individual instructions, organize training, scout players and make transfers, just like the desktop version of Football Manager 2012. Like the desktop of the game, Football Manager Handheld 2012 comes with a huge database of real players, which is kept updated.
A new addition to Football Manager Handheld 2012 is the Challenge mode. Here, you're thrust into a variety of scenarios with challenges such as preventing a team from getting relegated, or ensuring a team goes unbeaten for an entire season. The challenge mode makes for an interesting distraction to the standard season simulation.
In terms of the match graphics, there's no 3D view in Football Manager Handheld 2012 like you get in the full game. However, the top-down, 2D display is smart enough, and you still get a good idea of how you're team is playing.
Though it lacks the vast depth of the desktop version, there's still plenty of fun to be had with Football Manager Handheld 2012 if you're a fan of soccer management games.
- Bug fixes
- Database update