Reviews

List of sports management game news under the term ‘Reviews’

TM 2022 Review – Rebound CG has something good cooking on their side of the net

There is something thrilling about seeing a new contender rise in a sport you love. Whether it’s their earnest desire to excel, their unique mix of personality and play-style or their willingness to challenge the old guard and carve out a name for themselves, new blood in sports is always welcome in my book.  In tennis, the last few years have seen plenty of challengers rise in both the men&...[Read More]

DDSCB 22 Review – If you’re a basketball fan, you should already have this.

I think I’ve got one. I’ve been putting Wolverine Sports’ Draft Day Sports: College Basketball ‘22 through its paces for this review. When you do a review for a game, it’s difficult…because you don’t exactly have a lot of time to get totally in-depth. This compromises the way I like to play, as I think it would for anyone who indulges in this sim community (can you even really call it a text-sim c...[Read More]


DDSPF 22 Review – The replay factor is through the roof

I have been reviewing games for GMGames for a decade now. And only once have I said, I can’t do this. That was with Draft Day Sports: College Football. I don’t remember what version it was. However, I could not do it. Now, I tried. I tried to play the hell out of that game. However, that game was the most difficult, frustrating experience of my life. I had no idea what I was doing, what I was even...[Read More]

DDSPB 22 Review – Wolverine Studios has upped the ante this year

I have a problem. (Okay, I have a lot of problems. This is just about the one I’m telling you about.) I have a problem with my Boston Irish roster. We have the league’s defending MVP in C David Banta (35.8/12/1/6.3). We have another player, guard Andre Askew, who made All-League 2nd Team. As we head into the offseason, both are under contract for at least another year. That’s the good news. Sort o...[Read More]

Draft Day Sports Pro Basketball 2021 Review – Wolverine Continues to Dominate the Court

When it comes to management games, basketball has long been the sport which has suffered the most surprising neglect. There has never been a consistent franchise with the following or the funding of a Football Manager or an Out of the Park Baseball. Basketball fans instead have endured through sporadic releases from an array of small American and European developers. Often these products have been...[Read More]

Total Extreme Wrestling 2020 Review – TEW 2020 is simply a wonderful game

Change takes time before it takes place. This an unwritten rule of life, so if you are not willing to accept it, you might get left behind. And getting left behind is also what usually happens to those that refuse to accept change. For some reason, we are all geared to continue to change and evolve as a species, while rejecting it at the same time, always looking to get back into out comfort zone....[Read More]

FOF8 Review – A Game By Stats Heads for Stats Heads

On paper, the Jaguars were capable of having a good season. I expected to go 8-8 with a shot at making the playoffs as a Wild Card team. We ended up winning two games more than expected, going 10-6 and missing a divisional title by a half a game. The Texans managed to go 10-5-1 on their way to winning the division. The playoff matchup was a tough one, but we ended up losing to the Texans in a bitt...[Read More]

Draft Day Sports Pro Football 2020 Review – Customization is King

The game of American football is complicated. Anyone who has dipped their toes into a management game that revolves around football knows just how complex it can be. Designing a game that touches all aspects of football in a way that works is even harder. Still, Wolverine Studios has managed to do enough right to pull together a complete simulation that captures the magic and complexity of America...[Read More]

WMMA5 Review – Closest we will ever be to the actual world of MMA

We humans, are very strange creatures. Most of us seem to be wired to better deal with the allegedly warmth welcome of an actual stranger, instead of the goodbye from someone we’ve known all along. Oh, and by the way, hello to everyone. My name is Andrew Ray and it is my pleasure to be writing to all of you today. But as I do my welcoming bid – no need to applaud, you can all go back to your seats...[Read More]

Baseball Mogul 2020 Review – The ‘Other’ Baseball Simulation

With all the attention that other game gets (hint: it’s an acronym), it’s easy to forget there are other sports sims out there; specifically, in the realm of baseball. Let’s be honest, with the Coronavirus pandemic keeping most of us home more than usual, we need as many entertainment options as possible to keep busy until life gets back to normal (whatever “normal” is). I first tried my hand at B...[Read More]


Campus Dynasty Review – A powerful simulation in the palm of your hand

In my first season coaching the Daytona Beach Wildcats, my season expectations were low. I was expected to win only 6 games and bow out ingloriously at the end of the season. I managed to win 7 games and blew out the #3 seed in my conference tournament before taking the inglorious bow that I was expected to all along. Seeing a glimmer of hope I rushed into recruiting season hoping to land a new gu...[Read More]

OOTP 21 Review – More ways than ever to create the baseball world you want

Normally, the release of the latest Out of the Park Baseball (just OOTP for most enthusiasts, thanks very much) would be a cause for rejoicing on two fronts: First and foremost because the leading baseball sim on the market always seems to up its game every year, but also due to the knowledge that a new real life baseball season was imminent. Unfortunately, the coronavirus outbreak has thrown a da...[Read More]