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  • Summary: The game lets you do almost anything a real life general manager can do to guide a baseball team to glory. Set your line-ups. Replace that aging veteran with a rookie from your minor leagues. Put your injured starter on the disabled list and scout the waiver wire for someone to fill that roster spot. Put that disgruntled star heading for free agency on the trade block, and see what shakes out. Negotiate contracts with free agents and extensions with your own players. Set your scouting budget, and have your scouting director get a closer look at that free agent pitcher from Japan. The game has no limits, you can guide your team into the infinite future. But it does not end in the front office. OOTP 9 lets you call every play from the dugout, you have total control over your team on the diamond. The most realistic baseball simulation engine on the market handles all the games of your virtual baseball world. You can even save your most exciting games as replays and share them with your friends or the thriving OOTP community. [OOTP Developments] Expand
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  1. There just aren’t many complaints you can have with a game that is as deep, complex and thoroughly engrossing as Out of the Park Baseball 9.
  2. Remarkably detailed, but desperately needs a tutorial. [Sept 2008, p.95]
  3. Out of the Park Baseball 9 doesn't add a lot to an already fantastic formula, but a host of small refinements make it the best game in the history of the franchise.
  4. 80
    After nine versions, there is no question that OOTP is firmly atop the baseball general manager simulation heap. For new players this is stellar material despite its issues, but longtime fans and especially those who own last year's game need to weigh their options a bit more closely. OOTP 9 is worth the $40 upgrade, but just barely.
  5. At the end of the day, playing a game that so closely mimics the real thing is all you can hope for. Out of the Park 9 is hands down one of the best baseball sims I’ve ever laid eyes on, and I can’t wait to finish this review so I can play more.
  6. Out of the Park Baseball 9 is a dream for every baseball fan out there. Other gamers might have a hard time getting used to the game however.
  7. I think if you really took the time to delve into and test out the game’s options, then you could make it effective at simulating a modern Major League season, and if you're interested in other leagues (like the Japanese or Mexican leagues) or in historical leagues, then OTPB9 is just about the only option out there.
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 3