Sports managers are big business today. Some of the genre's popular games are among the most successful gaming franchises of all time..
The problem is only one thing: to separate the wheat from the chaff, since among them there are both good and not so good ones. Here are some of the best sports managers to play.
Football Manager is one of the world's most famous manager-style sports games. Originally called Championship Manager, the first release of the franchise hit the shelves in 1992. The annual release of this game makes it number one among the best-selling PC games of the year, especially in Europe..
In the 2019 version, users can manage teams from 116 leagues and 51 countries. There is also a huge amount of community generated content that is adding more leagues, players, staff and clubs.
New options for 2019 include updated training tools, a new tactics module, the introduction of a VAR (Video Assistant Referee) and, for the first time in a decade, the fully licensed German Bundesliga..
Tennis Elbow Manager 2
In the game Tennis Elbow Manager 2 you can choose two roles - both the tennis coach and the tennis player himself. As a tennis coach, you can coach up to nine players. The goal is to bring one of the players to the first place in the world, and then keep him on this pedestal.
The depth of the game is impressive. More than 3,500 players take part in it (men have been playing since 1973, women since 1983), their careers are advancing until 2042. The game also offers over 400 global tennis tournaments from the ATP and WTA, as well as junior tours.
As a coach, you need to plan training, attract sponsors, organize your team members' schedules, and more. You can even play the games yourself if you like. The game has a full-fledged 3D engine.
Out of the Park Baseball 20
To baseball fans, Out of the Park is what Football Manager is to soccer fans. Statistics-driven gameplay lets you take control of your favorite baseball franchise and lead the team to the glory they deserve.
The game is licensed by MLB, MiLB and MLBPA, so you will see the latest rosters, real players, logos, staff and team names. As you play this game, you can either take control of a team from the current season or delve into baseball's 150-year history and take control of one of the many classic teams.
New options in the latest version include an updated 3D match engine, the ability to start a new game based on current real-world positions in the mid-season of the league, and four new international leagues (Germany, France, Spain and Czech Republic) with real teams and players.
There is something very exotic about a computer game in which you control people playing computer games. This game, of course, also belongs to sports simulators, with only one difference.
In ESport Manager, you create a team of players and then take responsibility for their education and training, social media presence, sponsorship contracts, and overall development. You also have a training base that you can improve by bringing in new facilities, buildings, and player training methods.
All the esports competitions you will participate in are first person action shooter (FPS) and multiplayer online combat arena (MOBA) games. Before each competition, you need to prepare your tactics, choose weapons and players.
We know this game is unlikely to be ideal for all players with an interest in esports, but it's a fun way to have fun for a few hours.
Rugby League Team Manager 2018
Rugby League Team Manager 2018 is created in the same format as Football Manager and Out of the Park Baseball. It is primarily a statistics based game in which you can manage your favorite rugby league teams from all over the world.
The game is licensed by the most significant leagues in both hemispheres, which means that you can control 226 clubs, have access to 7000 senior players and 2000 players of the alliance, and you can also participate in official domestic and international competitions. You also have complete control over your staff and can upgrade the stadium and training facilities.
The latest version of the 2018 game includes a new 3D match engine, a new player improvement system, improved training and education options, and more detailed information on club finances.
Motorsport Manager was released back in 2016 but still remains the best F1 simulator game on the market. This is arguably the best game in the industry since MicroProse released the immortal Grand Prix Manager 2 in 1996.
The only downside is that the game is not officially licensed, but this game will definitely appeal to racing fans if they decide to try it.
You will have to take responsibility for the entire racing team, including the entire staff, for the research and development process as well as for the development of racing strategies.
Some additional downloadable content is worth paying for. There is an add-on for Endurance Series and GT Racing.
Total extreme wrestling
We could recommend a few new games, but if you're a WWE fan, then Total Extreme Wrestling will be for you. Don't let poor graphics fool you - this is a fully featured game that can be played for months.
The goal is to create a wrestling company from scratch. There are hundreds of wrestlers to choose from and their characteristics evolve over time. You are in charge of booking events, you can influence storylines, increase the prestige of the belt, work with referees and announcers, and enjoy dozens of different types of matches.
The game also supports behind-the-scenes characters, and there is also a character editor in the advanced settings.