IGN US’ 2/10 review of World Soccer Manager 09 – that’s Football Manager 2009 if you’re European – has been removed.
The community instantly battered the piece, which was scored in stark contrast to IGN UK’s 9.1 review.
The site’s replaced the text with the following:
After seeing the community feedback and having more editors look at the title, we agree with the readers that our original review didn’t give Worldwide Soccer Manager 2009 a fair shake. Unfortunately, our critical analysis of WWSM ’09 focused more on what the author wanted it to be rather than what the product actually was. We review games at IGN based on their own merits, and agree that it was unreasonable to compare WWSM ’09 with action-oriented sports titles like FIFA or Pro Evolution Soccer. Because of the unfair comparison, we have deemed the review unacceptable and have removed it from the site.
We extend our sincerest apologies to both SEGA and our readers for the mistake and confusion. Look for an updated and more accurate relation of IGN’s view of WWSM ’09 sometime in the near future.
Games Editorial Manager, IGN.com
By Mike Bowden