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  • Summary: You'll love our 2013 roster set, which features not only up-to-date Opening Day rosters for all major league teams but also thousands of individually-rated players for all minor leagues and hundreds of players from the 2013 first-year player draft class. Major league player ratings areYou'll love our 2013 roster set, which features not only up-to-date Opening Day rosters for all major league teams but also thousands of individually-rated players for all minor leagues and hundreds of players from the 2013 first-year player draft class. Major league player ratings are officially based on Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA projection system, which has proven to be the most accurate player stats projection system on the market!

    The 2013 season will have plenty of drama in store. Will Mike Trout be able to improve upon his already legendary rookie season? Will Washington with a healthy Stephen Strasburg and a more experienced Bryce Harper dominate the AL East? Will Toronto's all-in approach pay off? How will the AL West welcome Houston? Play OOTP 14 and find out!
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 9, 2013
    100
    OOTP is a curiosity that reveals itself to be an addicting chess match, jostling for position against the 30 other teams while proving your worth as owner of the team. Interest in this game is almost entirely dictated by your interest in baseball, management simulations and strategy games.
  2. Oct 1, 2013
    95
    Much like last year, Out of the Park 2014 shows why it's one of the best baseball management simulators out there. Whether you want to take control of a pre-made team, play through any past season from as far back as 1871, or create your own league and rules, OOTP 14 gives you practically endless possibilities and options to manage a baseball team.
  3. Apr 16, 2013
    92
    No frills, no gimmicks, no nonsense, Out of the Park Baseball 14 is such a true-to-form sports experience that its complicated gameplay and plain-jane delivery becomes refreshing and exciting in a world of big graphical spectacles. While OOTP will never take the place of games like The Show and MLB 2k, it can supplement those gaming experiences and provide a different take on what the baseball world is all about.
  4. Apr 16, 2013
    89
    OOTP 14 is a complicated, in-depth simulator geared towards the hardcore gamers of fantasy leagues.
  5. Jun 9, 2013
    80
    The best baseball management game around. If you're into the sport, you just have to buy this game. If you're not, still buy it. The ball is in your court now.
  6. Aug 25, 2013
    75
    Out of the Park Baseball 14, like it predecessors, does exactly what it sets out to do-it provides the hardcore fan with the most detailed front office sim experience possible.
  7. Sep 11, 2013
    70
    While Out of the Park 14 is a fun fantasy styled game, gamers with not much interest in baseball or waiting (because of the real time aspect) won’t enjoy this game as much as sports fans and fantasy sports players.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Jul 16, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers. This game is a must have for Baseball fans. I'm a Baseball fan, and I haven't been this addicted to a game in a LONG LONG time. This game is just that good. It's not meant to replace MLB: The Show, rather it's meant to compliment it. This game is much more simulation based than The Show, and really shows you the GM side of Baseball. Great game for Billy Beane wannabes. Gotta say, it's super fun to finish 1st in your division and win the World Series in this game. Heck, it's even enjoyable waiting during loading screens! because during loading screens, the game tells you all sorts of interesting things about the great game of Baseball. For example, I learned that Babe Ruth pitched a 14 inning complete game once in the WS. Also, the season Roger Maris hit 61 bombs, he wasn't walked even once! overall great stuff to learn for any baseball fan. If there is one thing wrong with this game, it's that you don't fully get the feeling that you're playing in the MLB. There is an optional add-on you can download from the add-on center in the game itself (another very good feature) that provides you with all the MLB logos, player faces, and managers. Still, many of the players are depicted with great inaccuracy, and generally the feel of the Majors is lost. Collapse
  2. Dec 31, 2013
    10
    If you enjoy baseball, you will fall in love with OOTP. It's worth noting right off the bat that this is not your typical baseball game. ThereIf you enjoy baseball, you will fall in love with OOTP. It's worth noting right off the bat that this is not your typical baseball game. There aren't graphics or animations, and you don't actually play out the games yourself. Rather, it's more of a text sim that puts you in the role of owner, manager, and coach, allowing you to build and manage every aspect of a baseball franchise in a real or fictional league. The depth of the game is enormous. You can set up a league that takes place in the current day MLB, or start in 1957 with all the proper teams and players, or simply create your own fictional league with its own structure, teams, and players. Or a fictional league with MLB players. Don’t like minor leagues? Don’t have them. Got a custom logo for a custom team? Upload it and the game will use it. If you want MLB logos or actual player pictures, there are free downloads for them. If you don’t like the current playoff structure or schedule, you can edit both to suit your needs. Want to play out every game for a season? Go ahead. But if you’d rather take the reins for a 30-year career as manager, you can do that, too. Or play for 100 years. Or 200. The game will keep generating fictional players for as long as you want to play. You can sim through a game, or a week, or a year, or manage every game on a play-by-play basis. Literally the entire game is at your fingertips, to be edited and played as you see fit.

    Yeah, the game has the occasional bizarre AI decision, but it’s to be expected, just like in any strategy game, and honestly, it happens far less often than most games. The amount of work and care that goes into every iteration of the game is just phenomenal. It's a must-have for any baseball fan.
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  3. Dec 29, 2013
    10
    It's your game, play it your way! This is the best way to describe OOTP14. You can do pretty much anything you ever wanted within a baseballIt's your game, play it your way! This is the best way to describe OOTP14. You can do pretty much anything you ever wanted within a baseball universe. Expand
  4. Feb 12, 2014
    10
    The best sports simulation game on the market today. If you want to be a GM or on-field manager, this is the game for you. This isn't a gameThe best sports simulation game on the market today. If you want to be a GM or on-field manager, this is the game for you. This isn't a game like MLB: The Show where you will actually be playing the game as a player, it is strictly a management sim.

    However, if this is your type of game, it is absolutely the best at what it does. You can play any historical season starting from 1871, and you can essentially build a new history of baseball. You can also add any number of other leagues (Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan, for example) and play fictional or current modern day leagues as well.

    The databases used bring almost every single player who has ever appeared in the major leagues, and you can get other user-done databases that will bring in Negro Leaguers, old Pacific Coast Leaguers, and so many more to the table.

    If you are any kind of a fan of the history of baseball, or just love to manage baseball, this is the game for you. The mod community allows you to get pretty much any team logo, uniforms, and photos and what they call FaceGen's for pretty much any player who has ever played.

    Don't pay any attention to some of the troll reviews. It isn't an on-the-field game, but it doesn't need to be. Any baseball nut is missing out if they don't play this game, and they've been making new versions for well over a decade now. Great support AND community!
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  5. Jan 9, 2014
    9
    There has been a lot written about the "steep learning curve". Don't worry about that. The learning curve is no steeper than any otherThere has been a lot written about the "steep learning curve". Don't worry about that. The learning curve is no steeper than any other comparable game. While you can set up your league however you want (which means lots of options to learn), there are quickstart options to get you going immediately. From there, if you are considering buying a game of this type, then you are already expecting to spend some time with the game learning it all. Once you get going, you're going to WANT those options.

    The game is quite addicting, with the effect that other "just one more turn" games can have. Judging from the game's forums, people have been playing this game daily for years (granted, through several versions of the game). Compare that to story driven games that last a couple of days to a week, or first person shoot-ems that gets boring after only a few weeks.

    I gave the game a 9 since there are some rough edges that could be smoothed out or implemented better. But to be fair, I can't think of any game that's better in this genre. If you want to finagle trades, pour over stats, and be a baseball mogul, this is absolutely your game!
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  6. Dec 29, 2013
    9
    OOTP 14 is THE best baseball sim game on the market, bar none. You can replay any season in baseball's history with real life rosters andOOTP 14 is THE best baseball sim game on the market, bar none. You can replay any season in baseball's history with real life rosters and transactions. You can create fictional leagues with fictional players or use major league players from any season, or you can use the current season's players and rosters and play out "what if" scenarios with your favorite teams and players. You don't have to pay extra for any season disks or add-ons, and the game forums are the most user-friendly and detailed of any on the Internet. The game is geared towards the strategy/general manager side of baseball, and although you can play out every game if you want, the graphics are not arcade quality and the game is not designed for that yet. The developers are quick to respond to user problems with the game, and they always have an open ear for suggestions. Rosters and players can be edited fairly quickly, and there are literally thousands of options when designing leagues. The learning curve for this game is fairly steep. You can't just pick up a controller and start playing. But if you believe in hard work equating to big rewards, then this is the game for you! You will not be disappointed with the features. Expand
  7. Mar 14, 2017
    0
    Played 2 minutes into what i thought would be a decent game. turned into clicking random ass buttons on the terrible HUD trying to figure outPlayed 2 minutes into what i thought would be a decent game. turned into clicking random ass buttons on the terrible HUD trying to figure out what the **** Im supposed to be doing. Who the **** thought it was a good idea to make a ****ing Base-Ball team Management Simulator. This **** needs to be burned. Anyone who got past the 5 minute mark of this game has my condolences. Expand

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