A hockey manager that enables the player to lead one of many teams from Canadian, American and European leagues. The main attraction of the game is a fully licensed NHL. During the game the player must maintain many things. One of the basic activities is looking for young talents and buying old, good players. To convince them to play in player’s club, the player must propose attractive financial conditions. Once the team is gathered, the player must set tactics before matches, modify them during the skirmish, replace harmed players etc. The skills of players are improved during trainings managed by a hired training team. One of the more interesting features is the possibility to start the season in 1917 and lead the stars from old times. Franchise Hockey Manager 4 was developed by a German studio Out of the Park Developments, the creators of other entries in the series and the Out of the Park Baseball series.