• Publisher: 3DO
  • Release Date: Feb 9, 2002
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 100
    Half of High Heat 2003's thrills come from its intuitive, playable controls. Fielding and baserunning are a snap (though manual slides would have rocked), and the pitching/batting setup is one of the best ever.
  2. This game may have a Bulldog face that only it’s mother may love, but once you get past the mediocre graphics you will love it too. It’s magnificent gameplay on the field and customizable options off it, make it the console baseball game to beat.
  3. HHB 2003 has it all. Good looks, great presentation, solid AI, fun unique game modes and plenty of style.
  4. High Heat, like Michelle [from "American Pie 2"], isn't the most glamorous choice, but once you get over the visual technicality what remains is a sports gaming masterpiece.
  5. The best baseball game on the market. [Apr 2002, p.102]
  6. 90
    Believe me, if you play baseball or enjoy watching it, you’ll love this game—it has that certain something that makes you play ‘just one more’ time and time again.
  7. 88
    While lacking top-tier graphics and a flashy presentation, High Heat 2003 proves to be an enormously good baseball game.
  8. High Heat 2003 may not be the best looking or sounding baseball game, but its realistic gameplay laps the competition.
  9. Sadly, there wasn’t much effort put into the graphics--which would have made this the leading baseball title available--but there is always next year’s High Heat to look forward too.
  10. If you're anything like this reviewer, and your lookin' to have a good time (no, make that great time!) with a baseball game that emphasizes accurate game play with believable results…once again, this year's version is the game to beat.

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