All-Star Baseball 2002 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Acclaim
  • Release Date: Mar 12, 2001
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
Buy On
  1. Gameplay is a definite mixed bag but I think there is more good than bad, and it's a great game, if you can get past the quirky bugs.
  2. In gaming terms, ASB is like SNK in the "Street Fighter" versus "King of Fighters" debate, good but not quite the best.
  3. There are very bad collision problems with the ball and the fielder. I can't explain how frustrating it is for a player to catch a ball that is seven feet away from his glove.
  4. With bugs galore, shoddy fielding, and poor base running AI, ASB 2002 takes a step down from the series' legacy of excellence.
  5. Daily Radar
    50
    The batting and pitching interfaces are as good as we remember them from the stellar N64 games, but the fielding transitions are terrible and there are graphical bugs that are unforgivable. The game looks okay, with nice character models but lifeless environments and stadiums -- but it's just not what you'd expect from a PS2 sports game.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 3, 2014
    7
    Has not aged well at all, but back in its day this was on the cutting edge of baseball games. Could still have some nostalgia value for thoseHas not aged well at all, but back in its day this was on the cutting edge of baseball games. Could still have some nostalgia value for those who played it years ago Full Review »
  2. TysonB.
    Feb 12, 2004
    8
    I like the features of all star baseball 2002 and the graphics are better and that beats Triple play 2002.
  3. KainR.
    Jul 26, 2003
    10
    Wonderful game no gliches ever.