Game Comparison

Discover what the differences are between each Football Manager 2021 game across platforms, so you can select the game that suits your style. 

Description

Football Manager 2021

Unrivalled simulation gaming. The closest thing to there is to being a real football manager.

FM21 Touch

Stripped-back and simplified for speedier seasons, with a focus on the managerial essentials.

FM21 Xbox

Modelled on Touch, the Xbox Edition is streamlined for faster play and fully optimised for console play.

FM21 Mobile

The fastest way to footballing glory for managers in a hurry to reach the top of the game.

Device

PC/Mac
PC/Mac
Handheld
Xbox/Windows 10 PC
Handheld

Platforms

Epic, Steam & Stadia
Epic & Steam
App Store, Google Play & Switch
Xbox
App Store & Google Play

Game detail

Score: 5/5
Score: 4/5
Score: 4/5
Score: 3/5

Season speed

Score: 3/5
Score: 4/5
Score: 4/5
Score: 5/5

Offline modes

Career Mode
Fantasy Draft
Create-a-Club

Career Mode
Challenge Mode
Fantasy Draft

Career Mode 
Challenge Mode

Career Mode
Challenge Mode
Fantasy Draft

Career Mode
Challenge Mode
Create-a-Club

Online modes

Online Career
Fantasy Draft
Create-a-Club

Online Career
Fantasy Draft
Create-a-Club

N/A

Online Career
Fantasy Draft
Versus Mode 

N/A

Network play

Online network games between Epic and Steam

Online network games between Epic and Steam.

XBOX PLAY ANYWHERE: Network play between Xbox Edition consoles and Windows 10 

N/A

Cross-sync compatibility

Cross-Sync between Epic and Steam

Cross-Sync functionality between FM21 Touch on Steam and FM21 Touch on iPad/Android

XBOX PLAY ANYWHERE: Cross-Sync between Xbox Edition consoles and Windows 10

N/A

Playable nations

52

52

52

24

Playable leagues

117

117

117

63

Number of Loadable Nations

Unlimited*

Unlimited**

3

Up to 10*** 

4

Number of Loadable Players

Unlimited*

50,000

50,000

50,000***

25,000

Match Engine

  • 2D and 3D
  • Variety of camera angles
  • Ability to zoom and dictate game speed

 

  • 2D and 3D
  • Variety of camera angles
  • Ability to zoom and dictate game speed
  • 2D and 3D
  • Variety of camera angles
  • Ability to zoom and dictate game speed
  • 2D
  • Simplified 2D display with goal replays

Engine Detail

Score: 5/5
Score: 4/5
Score: 4/5
Score: 2/5

Pre-game Editor

Yes

No

No

No

In-game Editor

Yes

No

No

Yes

Optional Game DLCs

No

Yes (except Switch™)

Yes

Yes

Core features

  • Total tactical control
  • In-depth, global scouting
  • Unlimited career length
  • Unlimited game slots
  • Full player and media interaction

  • Streamlined responsibility
  • Optimised for device and platform
  • Optional instant match result
  • 30-season limit
  • Challenge Mode

  • Streamlined responsibility
  • Optimised for device and platform
  • Optional instant match result
  • 30-season limit
  • Challenge Mode

  • Optimised for faster gameplay
  • 30-year season limit
  • Four game slots
  • Challenge Mode

Game Page

Dive into the FM21 Game Page for more information 

Dive into the FM21 Touch Page for more information 

Dive into the Xbox Edition Game Page for more information 

Dive into the FM21 Mobile Game Page for more information 

*Dependent on technical specifications

**Limited to three leagues for cross-save functionality from PC/Mac to Android/iPad

***Dependent on console/platform