• Publisher: 3DO
  • Release Date: Mar 26, 2001
  • Also On: PC

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
Buy On
  1. 85
    If you're able to overlook the game's crappy graphics you'll find that HHMLM 2002 is the best baseball simulation that you'll find on PlayStation 2.
  2. A realistic game that has a lot of configurable options and statistical tracking. However... you'll probably be disappointed by the game's lackluster graphics and average sound.
  3. Some of the controls are a bit unorthodox and admittedly they take a bit of getting used to. Though once you get them down, you'll never want to play any other way.
  4. 80
    It suffers from a limited feature set compared to its PC brother and the visuals aren't state of the art. It does set the standard for realistic baseball on the PS2.
  5. Customization incarnate. There are a thousand things you can change, including more managing and trading options than you could shake a stick at.
  6. 90
    A killer combination of awesome controls and realistic details, proving to be much more fun than EA Sports' "Triple Play Baseball."
  7. The game does have the most realistic feeling of pitching and changing speeds that I have ever seen and it is chock full of options. If you are not concerned with graphics, you should enjoy this game.
  8. If you can tolerate the outdated-looking frosting, the gameplay cake underneath "HHB 2002" is yummy-enough to be had (visual warts and all).
  9. If you are looking for the most authentic title on the market, then this is it.
  10. Unfortunately, High Heat Baseball is not a beautiful game, despite being one of the most complete baseball titles on the market today.
  11. It’s not bad (like "Green Rogue" bad), but it’s certainly not 3DO’s best game (like High Heat Baseball 2002 for the PC).
  12. An embarrassment. When the players run bowlegged to field a ball, it’s hard to take this game seriously.
  13. The other PS2 baseball games better quake in their cleats. High Heat is as superb a gameplay experience as it is ugly.
  14. Daily Radar
    The best game of baseball on any next-gen system.
  15. The game of baseball was more accurately depicted in High Heat than most any other baseball game I've seen...High Heat's superb control and outstanding gameplay should be enough for most any fan.
  16. Clearly the first impression High Heat makes is one of an ugly girl. It's ugly. Real ugly. But once you get into the game you'll uncover a pretty good baseball game.
  17. 75
    The action on the field is also masterfully recreated with a variety of fly and ground balls that spin, curve and bloop just as they do in real life, not to mention the comical errors that happen when fielders try to reel them in.

Awards & Rankings

#74 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. TysonH.
    Jan 13, 2003
    They Could Have Made The Graphics A Little Better, and Could Have Added A home Run Derby Or Something To Make It More Fun To Play.
  2. DougD.
    Mar 19, 2002
    This game is not one of the best baseball games Ive played. The pitching & hitting is very realistic, and I love the fact that players can be This game is not one of the best baseball games Ive played. The pitching & hitting is very realistic, and I love the fact that players can be ejected and injured. The create a player and stats could have been compromised a lot better. At least they had the new cinergy field!! Full Review »
  3. MelG.
    Aug 22, 2001
    Totally stinks, crappy graphics and stupid as an actor. Don't buy this game.