Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Without question, EA's latest baseball title is our choice for best baseball game for 2003. [Apr 2003, p.70]
  2. A terrific, joyful game that is amazing to look at, a delight to listen to and exceptionally fun to play.
  3. With a perfect balance of realism and entertainment, EA Sports has really hit the mark with MVP Baseball.
  4. 83
    MVP's pitcher/batter interface alone makes for thrilling head-to-head play as wannabe hurlers finally need skill to throw strikes.
  5. EA Sports is headed in the right direction, but there is still a lot of work to be done.
  6. While MVP Baseball 2003 isn't perfect, it's still an impressive first entry in a new sports series and a very good baseball game in its own right.
  7. 72
    MVP Baseball 2003 has several obvious flaws and missing features -- such as the lack of an in-game player editor or a fantasy draft option -- but the prospect of what future versions of the series could be should make any baseball gamer extremely happy and anxious.
  8. An enjoyable game, but it's AI shortcomings keep it from being great.
  9. Although MVP Baseball 2003 has a few rough spots, it is worth checking out, especially if you're a little tired of the routine baseball game interface and want to get more hands-on when you take to the mound.
  10. A totally new game. Unfortunately, it lacks the depth of the other games here, and therefore won't satisfy hardcore baseball fans. [Apr 2003, p.64]
  11. EA Sports delivers an unprecedented level of control and innovation to PC baseball. [June 2003, p.105]
  12. In its maiden campaign, there are glimmers of hope for future greatness, but this rookie offering is sufficiently weak in enough areas to keep it lagging behind 3DO's "High Heat" series. [July 2003, p.74]
  13. MVP Baseball 2003 is a superlative pitching interface in search of a better showcase. [July 2003, p.75]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. AaronB.
    Aug 10, 2003
    10
    I believe this is one of the best games i have ever played on XBOX. The graphics were so realistic and i enjoyed simulating up to the year I believe this is one of the best games i have ever played on XBOX. The graphics were so realistic and i enjoyed simulating up to the year 2019 on franchise mode. I think EA Sports has created the best baseball game ever. Full Review »
  2. Paul
    Jul 25, 2003
    9
    Only thing missing is a fantasy draft, and the option of controlling your fielders to dive or jump......but the fantasy draft is the biggestOnly thing missing is a fantasy draft, and the option of controlling your fielders to dive or jump......but the fantasy draft is the biggest issue...once these things are met, then no one can dog this game. Full Review »
  3. AlexB.
    Jun 6, 2003
    9
    It's a very tactic and interesting game. I love this sport too. I like the graphic.