“ Manufacturer: Codemasters / Release date: 2004-10-15 „
I''ll be honest, it''s not a fantastic game. Visually, the graphics are relatively poor. Playstation 2 games are renowned for being innovative in the visual department and this game sends it back to the Playstaion 1 era. The gameplay is interesting. You could use this as a tactic yourself, but if you were to take kickoff and press and hold the square button down fully, aiming at the goal, 9/10 it would end up in the back of the net. Whether this was intentional by the developers or not, it''s certainly a tactic which helped, because the shooting elements to the game were poor. And by poor, I mean, really really poor. Sometimes, you could shoot from a distance and it would be fantastic, whereas at other times, you''d see the opposition taking a throw in. The main career mode itself was boring, there is more or less nothing to do other than to play the games. Football games such as Fifa are well known for having different modes, mainly career, tournament and lounge modes, to keep you more involved, each of these modes allowing you to do different things. Manchester United Football doesn''t let you do this. It left me confused, I expected so much more, after all Manchester United are arguably the biggest club in the world, yet this game was just exactly the same as other variants such as Aston Villa Football and Celtic Football. This game was simply developed overnight, an excuse to make money and disappointing from start to finish.