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Franchise Hockey Manager 3

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Franchise Hockey Manager 3 is the deepest, most authentic hockey strategy experience you can find. For the first time, the game is officially licensed by the NHL®, allowing you to take the reins of your favorite franchise to capture the Stanley Cup®.

Choose one of 22 leagues around the globe and select a team to guide to glory - or create your own hockey universe, or choose a historical NHL® start date as far back as 1931. Sign free agents, trade players, draft the next crop of superstars, and much more!

This is as close as you'll get to sitting in a General Manager's office without drawing a paycheck from a team. Oversee team finances, keep an eye on the salary cap, hire your staff, put together trade packages, make contract offers to free agents, and draft the newest generation of stars.

New Features in Franchise Hockey Manager 3:

Officially Licensed by the NHL®!
For the first time ever, the game is now officially licensed by the National Hockey League.The NHL® license allows the game to feature NHL® logos and uniforms for all 30 teams.

2016-17 Team Rosters
FHM 3 offers 22 playable leagues for the 2016-17 season, including the National Hockey League, minor leagues in North America, the Canadian major junior leagues, and leagues across multiple levels of European hockey. All included leagues feature real current rosters, based on countless hours of detailed research and work on player ratings.

New Career Mode: Path to glory
Path to glory is a streamlined and more approachable way to play the game, with improved game and information flow, including more news from your league and the rest of the game world. You generate your GM/coach, complete with special skills, and start your career with a lower-level team before working your way up the ranks. Or you can jump right into the pro scene with your favorite club and lead it to glory.
Over the years, you gain experience and improve your skills until retirement beckons, hopefully with a few championships under your belt. You can carry on in your original game world with a new GM/coach or start fresh with a brand-new game.

Sandbox Mode
If you prefer more free-form gameplay, the previous game experience is still available.

International Play
FHM 3 features all the major international tournaments, including qualifying stages, and full international rankings, all the way down to the Group III level, offering the chance to lead non-traditional hockey nations like Australia, South Korea or China to glory.

New Role-Based Tactical System
The tactical system has been completely revamped, allowing you to choose from a variety of pre-set tactics to build your team's system and then assign players specific roles that fit into that system. Every game is now a tactical struggle between coaches to win and hold the edge over the other team, while getting the most out of their players.

Rebuilt Injury System
Injuries are now generated directly from in-game events and correspond to specific activities - fights will break noses more than they will sprain ankles. Players are now rated for durability in different parts of their bodies, and serious injuries in one place can leave them more vulnerable to more injuries of the same type later in their career.

Updated Development Process
Player development has received some significant changes, introducing more variability and making player evaluation much more uncertain.

Improved Interface
The well-received FHM 2 interface has been refined even further to make playing the game easier than ever.

Your in-game accomplishments can earn you 50 different achievements that work in both the Steam and non-Steam versions of the game. If you play through Steam, you get a Steam achievement that matches the in-game one.

And Much More

  • Star ratings have been rescaled so there's much more diversity within leagues
  • Improved AI in all areas of the game
  • Vastly improved news articles
  • More logical penalty calling
  • A new game rating system that adds offensive and defensive game scores
  • Leagues now have a functioning central scouting organization that you can use to guide your own scouting and drafting
  • A more detailed coaching model
  • And much more!

Welcome to the next generation of hockey strategy!
Release date
Out of the Park Developments
Out of the Park Developments, Out of the Park Developments GmbH & Co KG
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: min. macOS 10.8
  • Processor: Intel Processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: min. 1280x768 display (1280x768 display size requires fullscreen mode)
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

System requirements for iOS

System requirements for PC

  • OS: XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Windows 10
  • Processor: 1 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: min. 1280x768 display (1280x768 display size requires fullscreen mode)
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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The Pinnacle
Win the NHL Stanley Cup.
The Guarantee
Win a 7-game playoff series after being down 3-2.
A Real Dynasty
Win your league's championship five consecutive times.
Gonna Play in the Big League
One of your players is selected in the NHL draft.
World Champions
Win the World Championships.
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Franchise Hockey Manager 3 reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
With great Expectation hopefully I will finally be able to play a good Ice Hockey Manager again, I have installed the Game. Unfortunately, after just 2 Days I can say that these Expectations have been disappointed. The Game is practically purely text-based. Beautiful graphic Elements, a neat simulation and Atmosphere in some Form you miss just like Sound, which simply does not exist. Even the textual Representation is greatly improved. Also otherwise, the only Positive Thing about the Game is the Fact that it uses the original Player names. But why then, for example, in Germany the Team names do not also vote, is disgusting to me. The Results are not comprehensible, as are the other effects that can be achieved very extensively. Mostly I won under the worst Conditions (Regular Player injured, strong Opponent) and lost in clear favourite Role. The Game doesn't even come close to living up to its Price. There are free Online Moters that have more to Offer in Terms of graphics and Fun.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
After having spent several ends of evenings on OOTP baseball I had to try the other sports simulation of OOTP Developemnets. Hockey Manager franchise 3. Although at the beginning the game simulations seemed dull and less exciting than OTTP baseball, after some tests in LHJMQ and OHL, I recreated the epic of the Quebec Nordiques from the WHA to the NHL from 1974 to 1995, and now I continue with their moving to Colorado. Everything is in the historical mode or in the path to glory, you play the Manager, with the repêchages, the conposition of the lines, the exchanges, the autonomous players, etc. Hours of fun for hockey enthusiasts. I was able to recruit Lany McDonald in 1980 and exchange it against Wayne Gretzky at the beginning of his career so that he could evolve within the trio with Anton and Peter Statsny, 7 Stanley Cup results. HIGHLIGHTS immense historical data base on all players and teams in major or minor leagues all over the world since the years 1930 at least. A hyperlink that allows to manage the multiple tables of the management of a hockey team. Different and many game modes, career, season, playoffs, history, World Championships, Olympic tournaments etc.. Approved by the Association of hockey players NHLPA, but understands many European Leagues (KHL, Liga, AHL, etc...), North American. Great statistical realism. Many "mod" to add the photos of players, sweaters according to their years etc. WEAKNESSES some historical bugs on the models of the series formats. Far too many players decrease in value quickly with age contrary to what the players have been disregarding in real life, but we can change the parameter. Description of the game in 2D, not interesting and long, it is better to simulate match per game. Bought in a humble bundle for $3.00 CND, I recommend it to all lovers of the genre and hockey. Element graphic note 8.0 sound 2.0 playability 10.0 scenario 10.0 overall rating 7.50
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