All-Star Baseball 2002 GameCube

Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
Buy On
  1. 70
    It's those two Saturn World Series Baseball games that All–Star Baseball 2002 is most like. However, it too is missing that special ingredient, and falls on its face more than it succeeds.
  2. 68
    The game suffers from the same problem that has battled the franchise since its N64 days: it lacks full polish, and because of that one notices some crude AI glitches and animation problems.
  3. Some of the issues with the AI and lack of quality sound definitely hold its potential back.
  4. [It] features a wealth of gameplay modes and an impressive amount of on-field control. But the game's AI quirks, challenging batting, and camera problems are indicative of a game that has been rushed to market.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    63
    I love this game’s stinkin’ fast-pitch delivery. Facing a 98 mph heater has never been so intimidating (at least, in a video game). [Feb 2002, p.158]
  6. They got it all in there, it's just a little discordant and rough around the edges. And, despite the failings of this game, there is every reason to believe that All-Star Baseball 2003 will be the best console baseball game available next season.
  7. Game Informer
    58
    The AI in this title is some of the worst I’ve ever seen. [Feb 2002, p.87]
  8. Nintendo Power
    56
    ASB 2002’s unpolished fielding makes the game feel like it’s not quite ready for the big leagues. [Jan 2002, p.128]
  9. All things considered, however, most should hold out for "All-Star Baseball 2003" and hope the problems are corrected.

Awards & Rankings

17
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#17 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2001
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. DanielB.
    Aug 1, 2003
    8
    The Roster updates are very easy to do and gameplay is average. Create a player could be a bit easier. It was a pain in the neck to make a B+ The Roster updates are very easy to do and gameplay is average. Create a player could be a bit easier. It was a pain in the neck to make a B+ Dontrelle Willis to see him suck during simulated games and end the season with a 20.00 ERA Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Feb 12, 2003
    1
    Hmmm... Let me just say "NO."