Originally Posted by Grinder
Career mode on FIFA is pretty similar but you can actually play the games and such. I believe they consulted with the FM guys to build it.
Currently on year 5 of managing Sunderland. Started off with a 25 million budget and slowly built it up threw a strong youth academy and started selling off the guys I developed to the point where I had enough money to make big transfers. Current squad:
Lora - Vertonghen - Ogbonna (absolute monster) - Nagatomo
Hazard - Wilshere (world class player now) - Bale (another world class player by year 5)
Promoted youth players
80% of your team wouldn't even join you in FM. FIFA career mode is a joke compared to FM.
I don't play FM anymore though, I used to play network games with a couple of friends and that used to be fun, but single player just couldn't hold my interest after the multiplayer experience.