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  • Summary: Features on-line capabilities, featuring downloadable roster updates. History's greatest Negro League players such as Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, and Buck O'Neil. All-new legends teams featuring Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, & Ty Cobb. Scenario mode where Derek Jeter introduces actual MLB footage to set-up in-game situations and recommendations. Pick-up game mode that enables you to choose up sides with your favorite players in all new stadiums. [Acclaim] Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. One of the best playing baseball games I’ve played in recent memory... This game is for purists.
  2. ASB04 has made some very good strides on the graphics side, but I have to admit that, for me, the hitting is still too much of a chore.
  3. 82
    The ability to download current rosters and save games at any point more than offsets the less-than-stellar graphics and sometimes challenging hitting.
  4. The list of features for All-Star Baseball 2004 is the most impressive we've seen in a console baseball game. [Apr 2003, p.70]
  5. Some baseball games may offer sharper graphics or more voice acting, but no game offers a deeper, more realistic simulation of America's pastime.
  6. This game is for those of you that love franchise modes, but not necessarily for a pick up and play game. The gameplay problems really hurt this game, especially from the defensive perspective.
  7. If you're looking for some radical improvements, then I suggest you look elsewhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Captain
    Apr 13, 2003
    10
    It's awesome.
  2. TroyB.
    Jun 26, 2003
    10
    This is the best sports game ever.
  3. BiGWiLL
    Jun 9, 2003
    8
    IT MAKES CATCHING A FLY BALL HARD AND JUST GETTING A HIT IS IMPOSSIBLE!
  4. TysonB.
    Feb 12, 2004
    6
    The All star baseball series is getting worse. I hope All star baseball 2005 isn't the same.
  5. R.B.
    Jun 24, 2003
    2
    The menus are crap. They sacrifice clarity for a nostalgic look that is old after 2 seconds. The interface for navigation is terrible also. It's too bad...because it has features that would be fun to use under different circumstances. Expand