Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  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. 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.
  3. Remarkably detailed, but desperately needs a tutorial. [Sept 2008, p.95]
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  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.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. SallyT
    Jul 31, 2009
    This just isn't really the kind of game I'm willing to spend money on. It's a big price tag for fairly simple and uninteresting gameplay mechanics, I'm definitely not willing to give this game any credit, being that it doesn't merit any. Go spend your $40 on something else, preferably marijuana, you'll get a more exciting experience than Out of the Park Baseball 9. Full Review »
  2. ChrisC
    Jul 15, 2008
    Game Over Online is crazy. 7/10 for this game is a joke. There is no better text sim or sim in general of baseball.
  3. ChrisT
    Jul 10, 2008
    The game is superb. It isn't much different from the previous version, but many of the slight glitches and issues with that version have been resolved, and a few new features have been added that take the game beyond where it has been. It's worth the upgrade. For new fans, this is the most polished version of the game to start with, and it will get better once a few of the new bugs are ironed out, which should happen in the next few weeks. Full Review »