Like Football Manager, but with an egg-shaped ball
Ever wished there was a way you could take charge of a rugby team in the same way you do with a football team in Football Manager? Well, now you can thanks to Alternative Software‘s release of Rugby Union Team Manager 2015.
It definitely doesn’t have the catchiest name around, but it’s all about delivering a comprehensive rugby simulation, allowing you to manage the teams you love in some of the biggest licensed competitions around the word.
You’ll be put in charge of an entire rugby club, developing the youth stars of tomorrow through to the fan-favourite first teams. You’ll be responsible for the players, coaches, scouts and even doctors – you’re calling all the shots.
Depending on your preference, you can watch matches unfold in 2D or 3D views, giving out commands in real-time to help even the odds against tough opponents or deal with problems when they arise.
“Rugby is a perfect fit for a management simulation, and we see a massive global appeal in Rugby Union Team Manager 2015” said Roger Hulley, Managing Director at Alternative Software in a press release. “This game has been in development for the past 2 years, and has been developed, from the ground up by Rugby fans for Rugby fans. It offers all what you would expect from our football rivals, but with less falling over and crying.”
So, what do you get for your money then? How about 320 of the biggest teams in Rugby Union, with 14,500 real players? There’s officially licensed leagues and competitions and international matches in world tournaments. You can form your dream team of players and while you’re growing your own team, you can help find hidden talents and work with scouts and agents to ensure you get the hot picks for the new season.
It certainly looks like a game worthy of any rugby fan’s attention, especially when you look at Alternative Software’s back catalogue of rugby games, including Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge and Rugby League Live 2.