‘Football Manager 2023 Review’ – one fails to gauge even the approx. number of times this very term has been searched on the internet over the last few months. It also broke the online gaming community platforms and various football forums across the social media channels. With the passage of time, its widespread popularity has only risen by leaps and bounds. 

Bill Shankly once said that the popular conception of football being a matter of life and death, is utterly wrong. For, it’s much more than that. Quite rightly so. The euphoria around the most popular sport in the world, experienced a massive surge in the last quarter of 2022, as the FIFA World Cup took the center stage. 

The  Football Manager 2023 release date was November 8, 2022. It was a masterstroke on the part of its developer Sports Interactive and publisher Sega to roll out the latest edition of undoubtedly the football SIM game with the most fan following around the globe. The move has paid off as it gets reflected on the number of downloads across the gaming platforms. 

When it comes to football games, FIFA and PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) [it has been now rebranded as eFootball 23 by Konami] lead the charge, followed by fringe players like DLS (Dream League Soccer). However, the FM (Football Manager) has its own army of faithful gamers hailing from almost every nook and corner of the planet. For the uninitiated, it happens to be one of the most-played SIM games in the world. 

But how does the revamped FM look like? What’s on offer? Let’s delve deeper with the Football Manager 2023 Review to figure out the answers. 

Football Manager 2023 Review: Gear up for the Dream Job 

Many of us grew watching football and nurtured the dream of bagging the role of a football manager someday. Despite being in a completely different role in our respective professions, the football buff inside us craved for the dream to unfurl. We crafted stories inside our mind with our own Fergusons and Wengers. 

Football Manager has been a class of its own, fueling such dreams by presenting us with a magical world where we can actually take the charge of a football club. But with the Football Manager 2023 new features, many desired prospects have just got real. The game now looks more convincing than ever. 

Football Manager 2023

You can now experience an elevated stage with the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Europa Conference League – all completely licensed. [Image Credit: Football Manager]

It has managed to sign more official contracts with leagues, clubs and governing bodies of football, to offer more licensed products, which instill more life, passion and thrill to the best football SIM game. 

But it comes with its own set of hits and misses, like any other game. Let’s have a quick look at them to grasp the core essence of it. Here we go!  


  • Licensed competitions have made FM23 more realistic than ever
  • The Squad Planner and experience matrixes are welcome additions
  • Fans are now represented via Supporter Confidence, value add-on indeed 
  • Tactics have become more realistic now, with defending easier to coach
  • Enhanced 3D match engine


  • Set pieces require serious upgrade 

Football Manager 2023 Major Highlights

You would be amazed to know that the Football Manager 2023 new features allow you to hold press conferences, something which seems straight outta real-life football. Now, the official UEFA anthem plays in the background as the real-world graphics of the Champions League or Europa League pops up on your screen. 

For football fanatics, tracking raw talents rising through the ranks, has never been such a cakewalk. It’s not just about having tactical aces up your sleeve, but managing finances, training schedules, press meets, planning scouting and what not! 

Here’s some of the major talking points of the all-new FM, which separates it from the sea of simulation games out there. Let’s go on a quick tour.


Experience an elevated stage with the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Europa Conference League – all completely licensed. Thanks to reshaped Cup Draws and officially branded team sheets, scoreboards and goal graphics, UEFA’s Club Competitions become absolute livewires, just like a prime Ryan Giggs.


Fuel your transfer activity with remodeled scouting and recruitment meetings, a closer relationship with agents and latest squad planning tools. Courtesy of an advanced oversight of your prospects in the pipeline, it becomes just a walk in the park, when it comes to meeting long-term club ambitions.


Witness your managerial skills being pitted against the most realistic AI managers in the entire history of the series. A complete revamp of your opponents’ decision-making has made them smarter, while freshly crafted out of possession tactical instructions make defensive and counter-attacking football more viable. With you being pushed harder in every game, further match engine advancements take place, almost organically, including changes to the way wing-backs and double pivots operate in modern football and an array of refreshingly-new animations.


Have a closer fan connect with the help of the new Supporter Confidence system. You can even have a brush with their expectations on and off the pitch to make sure a bright, long-term future in the dugout. Doesn’t it sound crazy enough? 


You can now revisit the milestones, achievements and the fond memories that you built around them of every career with the brand-new Dynamic Manager Timeline. Whether you’ve given a youth player their first-team debut or won the UEFA Champions League, it becomes super easy to look back, cherish and share your Football Manager story. 

Football Manager 2023 System Requirements

The following are the system requirements to run the game on Windows and macOS respectively. Let’s go through them once for our convenience. 

For Windows


Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: Windows 7

Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon 64 X2

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650

DirectX: Version 11

Storage: 7 GB available space


Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

For macOS


Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: 11

Processor: Apple M1 or Intel Core M

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: Apple M1, Intel HD Graphics 5000, NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M – 256MB

VRAM – Metal

Storage: 7 GB available space


Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

In a nutshell, the FM 23 is fascinatingly brilliant game. In its own right, it even makes the cut among the best SIM games in general.

You can play the game on various platforms – PS5, Xbox or Xbox Game Pass. The game can be downloaded from Steam. Interestingly, the brand-new Football Manager 2023 can be played on Apple devices – iPhone, iPad or MacBook, as it’s now available on Apple Arcade. 

Without much ado, get started with your dream managerial journey alongside the Football Manager 2023. Stay glued, as we will get back to soon with more exclusive stories on games, gadgets and many more exciting tech stuff. 

Meanwhile, if you are willing to explore more such thrilling football games, then don’t forget to check out our FIFA 22 Review