Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'World Cup'

Rating:2 User: YOR

Nick Thompson’s third and final football management game and it once again uses the same match engine, though the menus have been given a complete overhaul. It's his second one for Cult following The Match and this time it involves international teams trying to qualify for the World Cup, even though it was released in 1992 when there was no World Cup. There's not a whole lot you can say about this other than it's an international football manager game that likes to stack the odds against you and give you a headache. Players will constantly get injured playing for their club, even during the month, and then players will retire right in the middle of the qualifying campaign. In terms of the match screen, once you see it in 1st Division Manager and The Match you've pretty much seen all it has to offer. It's a nice feature if you've never seen the other two but three times over without notable changes or improvements? Not so much. This one bored onto me really quickly because there actually isn't a lot to do here, which as a counter argument means you will progress quicker without faffing around too much, but Cult have better management games in their library than this. Oh and I did help England qualify for the World Cup but then we went out in the group stage after drawing to Poland and Uruguay and then losing to flipping Albania, typical.