Pocket GM is BACK! It's once again time to manage your very own American Football franchise to glory!
- Draft your franchise Quarterback on your way to creating a dominant roster through trades and free agency
- Develop your players and support them on gameday with the best backroom team you can build
- Watch games develop play-by-play and track the stats of key players
- Create your own rosters to maximise immersion
Use default players, random rosters or import teams created by the fantastic community. Every game is different and presents a new challenge.
Become the General Manager of a Pro Football Team and build your dynasty. Hire your coaches, scouts and physios, all with unique traits and schemes, then sign and release players, make trades and draft future stars. Coach your players from rough diamonds to the hall of fame.
Watch each football game play out in amazing play-by-play detail, as momentum shifts from team to team. See your franchise win the Championship and stars achieve All Pro status.
Go all in to win now, or tank for the #1 draft pick - it's up to you! Build your Football Dynasty!
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Pocket GM 3: Football Sim Positive Reviews
This game is amazing! + some suggs :)This game is great and incredibly addicting. i love the NFL draft process and the concept of team building, and this game does it all so well. not to mention it is an iOS game (there are not many iOS games that i enjoy) and it is incredibly energy efficient. kudos to the creator!
if i were to make any suggestions, i think increasing the salary cap every year would be a nice thing to have. the NFL salary cap normally raises around 20m every year. the reason i say this is because it can be frustrating at times working with a big QB contract while also trying to retain players at important positions.
would also be nice if we received compensatory picks for losing good players in free agency like in the NFL. it’s a bit unfortunate when you can’t pay a super high rated player and you have to let them go, and you get nothing out of it. one sneaky way around it for the user is to just offer the player a 1 year contract with low guaranteed money and then trade them off for a ton of draft picks, but that feels like cheating lol
other than that, i think it would be nice to have something like a practice squad. there have been many times where i want to develop low-rated players who have potential but i just don’t have the space due to roster limitations. it would be great to have a place for players to develop and be elevated if there are ever any injuries.
that’s all. thanks for making such a great game, even though it has taken over my life!.Version: 1.1.1
Absolutely great gameLove this game. I’ve been playing since PGM2. I’m currently in year 2102 on my current save. Only thing I really think needs improvement would be the scouting. It’s really hard to build a dynasty due to the scouting. I’ve had great scouts that rated several players highly that I drafted and ended up getting terrible ratings. I’d love to see multiple position scouts as well. In example, head scout specialty would be entire o-line instead of specifically C,OG, or OT. Or specialize in receiving or blocking WR and TE. Same for defense. I’ve had great success playing on Hard as I’ve won 23 championships with a score of 1,744. I’ve done so mostly by managing contracts to creat cap space, and sign highly rated veteran players, then switching teams to one looking for a rebuild and repeating the process. I’ve won a championship with 11/32 franchises. Will be looking to build a dynasty soon to try and change the dynamic, but is hard to do so with poor scouts..Version: 1.2.1
THE BEST!!!I have been addicted to this game since the previous one a year ago. I am a huge fan of games where you can be a gm or coach and where I can control every aspect of a team. I am always on the lookout for new games like this but I can say for sure PGM3 is the ONLY game that satisfies all my needs. It is truly amazing, from the stats that never go away, the pure variety of results and the ever changing improvements Jon adds, this game is everything I can imagine and more. I have put countless hours into it because of how much I love it and it never gets old. I recommend it and show it to all my friends and am very excited whenever I do so. Overall, this game is the best iPhone game every created for me!!.Version: 1.2.1
*Almost* perfectFirst and foremost, let me say this is one of my all-time favorite mobile games, and by FAR the best gm game I’ve ever had on my phone. The only reason I’m giving it 4 stars (though it’s more like 4.5) is because it lacks one thing that I feel is essential to a gm game: a position editor. The ability to move a corner to safety or DE to DT, guard to center, etc, can greatly affect how you build a team, and what your able to do… maybe exploiting a strength in a corner that works better at the safety position in your scheme, or you drafted a really good guard who could actually start at center even if he took a slight ratings hit. Whatever the case, being able to edit positions is a must-have and this is the only big improvement I can possibly think of to add to this already impressive and addicting game..Version: 1.1.1
Love the game but can you add little stuffMost football games do it wrong but here we have a game on the right path player progression, coach progression and teams even go up and down based on how you do in a season. Management of your coaches and rosters is simple even trading is simple. Most games if you start with a crappy team it takes decades to get decent but here there is no penalty focusing on one area and building outwards. I gave it 5 stars due to the simple fact of improvement from the last game
The only thing I request is a way to track division championship. Small but it shows who dominates your division also team legends and stats maybe retire numbers which adds flavor to games..Version: 1.1.1
Game is alright.This game is fun… until you start losing every game. My players get injured way too much and too fast… I have like a 80+ overall team and I’m losing to 60 overalls. It doesn’t make sense takes away from the game when I go in and I’m losing every week. How is that fun? We aren’t giving anything to upgrade players, you can’t control your Def or Off game plans. Other football manager games allow you to do those things, go in and look at your opponents game plan then build off that but we aren’t given that option. It’s unfortunate.
Overall, the game is decent just needs to be fixed..Version: 1.2.0
Fun, addicting, frustratingAmazing setup. Always loved playing franchise mode in Madden and this is the closest thing to it. One caveat from PGM2 - PGM3 is drafting. It’s one of my favorite aspects of GMing but it’s gotten so bad I stopped playing. I’ll allocate huge recourses to scouts, but 99.9% of the time they draft busts. Numerous franchises and decades of play with the best scouts and I’ve never drafted anyone above an 80. Meanwhile other teams are drafting “C” players that turn out to be rated in the 90s. Very frustrating. I understand (and like) that there’s an element of chance, but some of the algorithms seem truly random (or stacked against you). I’ve had bad teams go to the championship and super talented teams win 2 games. It feels more like gambling than actual strategy. Which can get old..Version: 1.3.0
Overly difficultI’ve played pocket GM 21 and 22 and had nothing but fun with them. Now I can’t even get a team to the playoffs in consecutive years without getting fired as the GM. Even on easy mode where scouting is supposed to be accurate I have plenty of busts as picks and can’t ever find decent coaches that synergize. There’s also a drastic lack of players to sign in the first year so that year always feels like a wash. That on top of the lack of LBs while there’s always a glut of WR and RBs to sign even in the low to mid 70s. This game is frustrating and if I could get my $2 back I would..Version: 1.1.1
IncredibleI haven’t played this in a few months, so not sure what all updates I missed. But what I have played recently has been one of the most polished football management games yet. You can no longer beat the system by trading for low value super dev players. This on top of varying potential and contract upgrades, has made it great. For instance, it’s easy to sign staff to long term deals for cheap but its hard to cut them if you want to switch things up. Overall great job, look forward to future updates but game is complete IMO!.Version: 1.3.0
Love the Game, but frustrating not getting feedbackGreat game! I’ve been playing for years off and on. I love the whole experience, but sometimes I create a highly rated team and despite that they lose. I would love a way to know what’s going wrong so it doesn’t feel so random. Maybe media commentators that can say stuff like, “this offensive system isn’t working” “this coach needs to be fired” and stuff like that, because it’s immensely frustrating losing with a good team and not even knowing what needs to change..Version: 1.4.2
Incredibly worth it.I will spare you the details of the game, the obvious time put into this game having never played the previous titles but searching for a game I can play with and have a long term league creating pretty much whatever experience you want is incredible. If you are looking for a fun football simulation to run your own team and try to become the best or experiment with editing your own players or others around the league this app is just incredible. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!.Version: 1.4.1
PenaltiesThis game is super fun and in depth, but the flags seem a bit excessive, my team is always getting them more than the other team no matter what, and they’re so frequent. I would just ask that in an update there is an option added to turn off penalties. I’m the setting center you can turn in and off so many different aspects of he game, just add a slider to turn on and off penalties and this game will be much better. I feel like I’m losing games on penalties, I end up losing by 1 or 3 points and I’ve lost like 100 yards on penalties. Please just add the ability to turn penalties off for those who want to..Version: 1.1.1
Great game!I enjoy playing sports simulation games. This is by far one of the best all around games I’ve played! The ONLY thing I can think of that could be added is more of a hands on style when not simming the games. For example the app cfc (college football coach) lets the user pick whether a short, medium, or long pass should be called as well as inside or outside run call. Then a specific coverage can be called on defense. But overall an amazing game, most definitely worth 2 dollars!.Version: 1.1.1
Draft diversityLove all of these games!
Is there anyway we can fix the draft "lack of diverse positions"? Seems like no matter how I structure the game, all I ever get are WR, RB, and CB. Sure you get some of the other positions, but OLB, MLB, OT, OG, and DE almost never show up as much as the previous mentioned ones. It would be amazing if some years the draft was QB heavy, or OT heavy, or just anything besides all of the WR and RBs. When the best available is a position your already 10 deep at, all you can do is draft and then trade them.
Keep up the good work and thanks for listening to our suggestions!.Version: 1.1.1
The sim we need, the sim we deserve right nowThis has been such a wonderful little series to get lost into and kill time for me at work, at home, or out and about. I follow the subreddit closely, the dev is super active, friendly, and responsive. And I know this game will only continue to get better and better with his hard work.
I only dream that one day he will release a basketball sim just like this one, and I can get lost in that as well. Looking forward to dark mode!.Version: 1.0.0
Keeps Getting BetterLove this game. It keeps getting better, because the developer clearly cares and responds to suggested/desired features - quickly. Very impressive.
Some basics are still missing. Uniform/color pallet editing. Some teams don’t have the right color pallet - ATL jumps out. Primary color is black, not red. Also, I struggle with the brightness of too much red or orange in the headers for some of these teams. Might be a personal preference issue. The darker color headers are definitely easier on the eyes - accented by a pop of bright color..Version: 1.4.2
Cream of the Crop + One SuggestionThis game is the best management you can get with fully customizable rosters and no pay to win whatsoever. If you love football you will love this management game. The developer is fantastic, the community around the game is excellent, and you will happily invest hours.
Dev: Please add “team needs” to power rankings. It really helps find realistic trades and wheel and deal to the proper teams to get value..Version: 1.3.0
Great game but a few issues1. Draft is really good, but there are way too many busts for the modern draft atmosphere (feels like a draft from the 80s)
2. Sim is also really good but there are games where my 92 overall team is losing to a 71 overall team that does not make any sense… (there should be a rating scale that you can adjust for sim randomness)
3. I wish you could edit rosters outside of the mode that you could import into the game (like a madden style roster editor with lots of flexibility - ratings, faces, height/weight, etc.).Version: 1.2.1
Great but a recent update made things weirdA team that goes 17-0 will be killed by tons of penalties in the first game of the playoffs. Or the QB plays noticeably worse. Between those two things it’s like the playoffs are a whole separate sim now. I love a challenge, but it feels like it’s just a bit too random sometimes. I feel like 95+ QBs are very rare, and should play as such. Having a horrendous game in the playoffs doesn’t happen for a lot of hall of fame caliber quarterbacks. At least not having a sub 40% completion 3 int game..Version: 1.3.0
EhIt added a lot of cool features compared to Pgm 2 but actually playing the game for multiple seasons is extremely boring, it’s almost impossible to find hidden gems in the draft and the development of players is almost non existent it seems like the only way to have a good team is by trading up into the top ten picks year after year not to mention even if you build a good team it won’t matter and you’ll get eliminated in the playoffs anyway by a team 5 overall lower than you.Version: 1.3.0
Love it but have one request please read!!!This sim beats madden by a mile. Your franchise mode is so much better. I have one request. Make GM firing an option. I like the idea of a long term sim where you are on one team. Through thick and thin from 10 years of playoff appearances to 10 years of missing the playoffs. To a hall of fame QB to a bunch of 1 year journeymen QBs it would be the most fun I’d ever have..Version: 1.4.1
Fantastic for the first 10 yearsThe game works great and is arguably the best football mobile game made, yet after the years progress the scouting becomes messed up as even with the best scouts possible every is rated 5 stars no matter if they are a first round pick or a 7th round pick. The hireable coaches, scouts, and physios also becomes very 90+ heavy as the years progress compared to the first year when there is only one or two total..Version: 1.2.1
Exceptional football managementI have played each of Jon’s games and have sunk untold hours of spare time into each of them. The new iteration of his formula that creates a hands on sense of managing a franchise is above and beyond anything you’d find for $60 much less $2. If you enjoy making decisions, the process of team building, and the serotonin boost of watching numbers go up, this is for you..Version: 1.0.0
AmazingAn absolutely wonderful game. Suggestions: Sacks. Defensive players that are highly rated get 30+ sacks a season, which doesn’t make sense. Also, could the starting year be updated to 2023 so my edited roster makes more sense with draft years and stuff? Thanks. An amazing game though, would recommend.
(Don’t judge my name it was a mistake from a few years ago).Version: 1.3.0
Best Simulation Football On The MarketThis game is the absolute pinnacle of what it means to be a great simulation football game. There’s not a game on the market that can touch this one. it has better simulation than any madden, and can fit in your pocket. The developer absolutely rocked this game, and I would recommend it to anyone that is better football or simulation in any form. 10/10..Version: 1.0.0
Better than Madden FranchiseI love this game. It's one of the best GM simulation games out right now. There are a couple of things that need improvement and more features that would give the game more depth. But this game is a must-buy because it's crazy fun. Let me tell you, managing the cap is crazy hard!! You have to think just like a GM. Also, the Reddit community is a blessing!!!.Version: 1.0.0
Great gameI love this game and I love this series. I have been playing it since the first one came out. One small gripe I have that has bothered me since the first one though is the tie-breaker system. It does not follow what it would typically be in football. Other than this one issue I love the game and can’t wait to dump even more hours into the series!.Version: 1.1.1
I want to like itI’m struggling to like this game, but it honestly feels so shallow. You don’t really get to make any decisions in the game except drafting/trading players. That’s literally the whole game.
No decisions on training, coaching, play styles, in game decisions/substitutions, cant upgrade facilities, etc.
I also thought viewing the games would be better by now (even dots moving around the field similar to FM mobile), but that has hardly changed either.
You literally pick players and watch everything else happen automatically. I’m not seeing how this 3rd iteration of the game is any different than the previous ones.
It’s a well made game for sure, and worth 3 stars, but this version really should have been improved more compared to the last version..Version: 1.0.0
I love this gameThis game is a million times better than the madden franchise mode! Worth every penny!! There’s a few things they can add but the developers are great at adding things mid season. If your skewed on buying this game just do it it’s so worth the few dollars and I’ll buy this game every year they put it out!!.Version: 1.1.1
The Best App on the App Store (no exaggeration)The changes you guys have made with trade & contract evaluations has seriously stepped the app up a notch in both difficult & enjoyability.
One kind of corny suggestion — could you add an option to name Team Captains at the beginning of each season? Kind of corny, but could be kind of fun.Version: 1.4.1
Thank you for making this game!I used to play a similar game on my PC several years ago and even emailed that “developer” to convert the game to iOS but never heard back from him. Glad I found this game. Replayability is off the charts. Such a fun game for a stats and numbers geek like me who is a total draft nerd..Version: 1.4.3
Great game.I love it. Enjoyable and fun to pass the time. I would like to see the ability to call plays added when you decided to play a game instead of just watching the sim. Gives ya the chance to control the stats or tempo of a game. Thanks! Good work. Glad I bought it..Version: 1.3.0
5 starsBest iPhone football manager game by a mile. Some nice improvements here compared to the previous version. The developer listens to the community and does his best to incorporate the communities’ ideas. This is the only game app that I have ever spent money for and it is well worth it. Would give 6 stars if possible..Version: 1.0.0
SadI wasn’t able to do my challenge of doing all the lower rated teams before the update. No but seriously, best money I’ve spent in a long time. My only problem is that QBs that are good are extremely rare in the draft. Other than that, amazing game.Version: 1.4.0
Love this Game, A basketball app similar to this would be AmazingI always seem to come back to this game every so often and can’t stop playing it. It would be nice to see historical stats and stuff added to this game. Also, if there was a Basketball version of this it would be a godsend. Overall though I still love this game!!.Version: 1.4.3
Man. This game is what Madden wants to be.I’ve searched long for a full football GM sim experience. There is so much detail in this game. The best part is that the stats are generally accurate (other sim games have every QB throwing 40 tds etc.). I don’t know how you designed the logic, but it is impressive..Version: 1.2.0
Really fun Football simThe positives are it’s a lot of fun.
The creator is helpful.
The game is challenging.
The record books.
Simming has gotten quicker than previous versions.
Their is some randomness that can happen, a perfect team won’t always be perfect.
Your team rating is more than just the skill level of the players.
The negatives are the AI will trade anyone and anything.
After enough time in one save you will just have too many assets.
Would recommend this game to anyone who likes football or number simulators..Version: 1.1.1
Best Football Sim Out ThereHands down - best football sim available. No in-app purchases, no ads, just football. The creator is active in the community and listens to/responds to feedback. He also updates the game frequently. Excellent game and purchase..Version: 1.0.0
Amazing! Well worth more than $2!Game is so addicting and fun. Takes a while to get used to the interface and nuisances of the game when compared to Madden or 2k but its awesome for a mobile version. No in app purchases just pay and enjoy!.Version: 1.2.0
Best football game out there. Full stop.THE greatest simulator out there is back. Much more depth than the first two; this one requires a little more thought, but there’s good payoffs and choices matter. The free agency system is much more balanced now, and the coaching mechanism is a nice place..Version: 1.0.0
Best SimulatorThis is the BEST football simulator for iOS! The others I’ve tried are all “pay-to-play” with in-app purchases for boosts and such. This one is just legit football simulation where if you draft, trade, and manage the cap right you can win..Version: 1.2.1
Amazing game but missing some thingsLove the game and been playing for a long time but would like to see a couple things added to the game like a UDFA academy or a scouting department something along those lines but love the game overall.Version: 1.4.3
Injuries🤦🏽♂️The game is very unrealistic when it comes to injuries. It seems like players get injured every game, no matter how much I spend on physios. It’s hardly ever just one player also it’s two or three injured for 5 or 6 sometimes 13 weeks.Version: 1.1.1
Multiplayer SuggestionLove the game! Big fan. Small suggestion- if possible it would be super cool to have a league where you could invite your friends to own their own team and simulate week by week together..Version: 1.1.1
Literally the best football simI wish you could see how much time i have like on Steam. i have HUNDREDS of hours in this series and this game is seriously plain out amazing. active dev on reddit. seriously worth your dollar or two..Version: 1.2.0
Draft is the only down sideLove this game realistic and actually pretty hard to get good at. I just won my 1st championship after playing about 2 days. I would draft players with A+ current ovr but they will be low ovr.Version: 1.1.1
Great gameAwesome game. really great as a sim sports engine. My one request would be to have the option of doing some sort of fantasy draft. This is a feature in madden 24 and would take this game to the absolute highest level. I recommend this game to anyone who likes football/ the nfl.Version: 1.4.3
Amazing!!Never have I felt so compelled to write a review for an app. This game is amazing! You can upload current rosters from Reddit. The gameplay is fair but also fun. The game dev is super responsive on reviews and Reddit. It’s really nice to see someone who actually cares about their app and fun gameplay. I would have paid $20 easily for this if I knew what it was before purchase. Wayyyy better than Madden if you’re looking for an immersive GM mode. 100% would support this creator again! Well done sir!.Version: 1.4.3
Great GM gameDon’t need a long message to describe this game. Leaving it short and sweet: 5/5 rating. I’m addicted..Version: 1.4.1
Any football fan has to buy it!!!Worth every single dollar. The simulation engine and the AI are great, you’ll have a real challenge if you want it, and drafting can be hard. Completely recommend this game to anyone who wants to lead their favourite team to the promised land and win a championship (just for those wondering, this is a better experience than whatever madden has offered us for a decade (or even more)..Version: 1.1.1
Needs more to doA good base game for an American football coaching simulator but I would highly recommend including more things to do. I would add ways to influence players and coaches, set strategies, and a rivalry mechanic..Version: 1.4.0
Fun gameWould recommend. Worth the few bucks. Is a great sim.Version: 1.1.1
Long AwaitedSo far, this has been a great game and SO much more. Much new added stuff to make it more immersive.
I only wish they would add the targets on the stats page when you click on the game, instead of only showing the receptions.
Great game..Version: 1.1.1
Brilliant in Every Way PossibleAbsolutely Incredible. Would pay $8+ for this game in its current state and its only going to get better. Typically I’d have suggestions to the developer, but this one leaves me suggestion-less. Next-Up is finding a way to turn this over to a Connected GM so you and your friends can manage against one another. Top-Tier Management Simulation Game, #1 Football Game on the AppStore, no questions asked. Good Work..Version: 1.1.0
Best GameIt’s literally my league for football on your phone, one of the best games i’ve played..Version: 1.0.0
Better than Madden’s Franchise ModeNo, seriously. Better game overall as well..Version: 1.0.0
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