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The Thursday Find - Motorsport Manager 2

By , on July 13, 2017
Last modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Look, let's all just accept that it's Thursday. The wheel has turned. The wheel keeps turning. We cannot stop the wheel in our current state. Let's regroup over the weekend and make a proper assault on the spinning git next week, okay?

But since it's Thursday, I guess I should probably write up a Thursday Find. It's not been the greatest week for mobile games, all told, but that doesn't mean I haven't found you a diamond in the rough.

As usual you can click on the emboldened name of the game below to grab it from the App Store. And if you agree or disagree, feel free to place you incredibly valid and needed opinion in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Motorsport Manager 2

Yup it's the sequel to Motorsport Manager. And it's better than its predecessor in pretty much every way. It's bright, it's smart, and it's deep enough that you're sometimes in danger of thinking you really are in charge of a racing team.

As you can probably work out from the name of the game, you're not controlling any drivers here. Instead you're making all of the vital decisions for your fledgling company. From what tyres your drivers should use right down to who sponsors your vehicles.

But it's not a dull game. There's always something to do, always something to think about. There are employees to hire, parts to build, and a HQ to expand. And it's all an awful lot of fun.

There are menus to look through, but the game isn't as cluttered or confusing as many other simulations. You can get into the meat of things quickly, but there are still things you need to find out for yourself.

The races themselves can be surprisingly tense. And since it's all resting on your shoulders, you feel responsible if your pit stop strategy doesn't work out. Or if one of your drivers runs out of fuel.

Even if you don't like sim games usually, this is definitely worth picking up. Give it a shot, I think you might be pleasantly surprised.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here