Everyone thinks they can run their favourite team better than the real manager and LMA Manager 2002 gives gamers the chance to put their opinions and tactics to the test.
Designed from the ground up for the PlayStation 2’s audience of console gamers, LMA Manager 2002 is being created as universally accessible for every football fan but with depth to satisfy the toughest managers. It’s also features every European team, strip and player in the 2001/2002 football season.
Says Simon Prytherch, head of one of Codemasters’ internal studios and producer of the LMA series.
"The LMA games are acclaimed as the greatest football management series for the PlayStation, and now as it comes to PlayStation 2 we want to build on that and produce something that every football fan wants to play. The management aspects will be as good as ever, but it will have the look and feel PlayStation 2 gamers expect from today’s best software."
Dispensing with the standard management game furniture such as dull columns of text and figures, LMA Manager 2002 introduces a fresh design, intuitive control and dynamic presentation of information and statistics.
LMA Manager 2002 also boasts the most realistic and atmospheric 3D match seen in any management game with improved player intelligence, dazzling PlayStation 2 graphics, immersive sound and action replays.
A detailed TV-style highlights section allows you to review the important match action with in-depth analysis and comments from the classic team of Gary Lineker and Alan Hansen.
"We’re giving the players all the atmosphere, tension and excitement of managing your team from the dugout," says Simon "and of course this new game gives players absolute control over any of the English, Scottish, Italian, German, Spanish or French league football clubs.
"The armchair football fan might find a football action game a bit too hectic but would love a game that has the presentation and depth of their favourite TV programme. If you regularly watch the football on Saturday morning TV then this game is for you. You always thought you could do better than your club’s manager, here’s your chance to prove it."
Over the past three years LMA Manager has become one of the best selling PlayStation-exclusive video game brands. LMA Manager 2002 takes the series to an incredible pan-European level in April 2002 when it launches on PlayStation 2.