• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jul 17, 2000
Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
  1. 55
    If you expose the horrendous fielding engine for what it is, subject yourself to the constant visual chop in the infield, and listen to the amateur-level commentary, your positive game session can quickly turn into a frustrating one.
  2. The game literally has so many flaws that it is impossible to mention them all in a single review.
  3. 70
    The graphics are stunning and the season mode will keep you busy for quite a while.
  4. So I say to Sega, "Take me out of the ball game, forget the peanuts and Cracker Jacks, this boy's American pastime has been botched by Sega of America. Let freedom ring."
  5. I think we should all tip our hats and have a moment of silence because "World Series Baseball 2K1" was dead on arrival.
  6. This is a thoroughly disappointing effort, and one that does not live up to the World Series Baseball name.
  7. (Like some supermodels), there isn’t much to it beyond its looks.
  8. Your outfielders are all apparently modeled after Greg Luzinski, because they each can only cover about ten feet of territory.
  9. It's extremely frustrating to blow a lead after coughing up runs because of this dreadful defense, and certainly the most damning part of the whole error-laden farce.
  10. This game falls short of Sega's recent track record for sports games and just isn't worth the price of admission.
  11. By far the weakest of the Sega Sports lineup.
  12. Even though it is somewhat of dissatisfaction, I will say there is a bit of fun, but also frustration.
  13. The game's sound system is simply awful. The game features a single commentator with about as much life as a rock.
  14. Run, do not walk, AWAY from this game.
  15. The blandest and most underacheiving sports game I've ever played in my life.
  16. While the game's flaws didn't bother me that much after I'd played for a while, the initial shock of not being able to control your fielders may be too much for many baseball fans to take.
  17. It's one of the most disappointing titles I've seen in a long time.
  18. There are no words to describe the emptiness this game leaves you with after months of built-up excitement.
  19. I'm currently in gave 5 of my 52 game season, and I would be lying if I said I'm not enjoying the game.
  20. 57
    This game and its creators ought to all be shipped back to the farm leagues for a course in how to play baseball.
  21. I can guarantee that there will be moments when you will not have fun playing this game.

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