High Heat Major League Baseball 2003 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: 3DO
  • Release Date: Feb 9, 2002
  • Also On: PC
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
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  1. MattB.
    Feb 20, 2002
    8
    Baseball sim fans - this is PS2 ECSTASY! That is exacly what this is - Sim Baseball at its finest. If you are down 1 in the 8th inning and your leadoff guy gets on, you better be bunting...or if you have a pitcher out there beginning to tire, you better have someone getting loose long before you need him...a close call at first, your first baseman will probably argue the call, and maybe Baseball sim fans - this is PS2 ECSTASY! That is exacly what this is - Sim Baseball at its finest. If you are down 1 in the 8th inning and your leadoff guy gets on, you better be bunting...or if you have a pitcher out there beginning to tire, you better have someone getting loose long before you need him...a close call at first, your first baseman will probably argue the call, and maybe even get tossed. If it is in baseball it is probably in this game. I think one thing I enjoy most about this game (aside from the HIDEOUS anouncers) is the sounds on the field/in the stands. It about cracked me up the first time I was catching a fly ball, and all of a sudden I heard "DROP IT" from the crowd...it's definitely the little things. Another nice addition this year is ALL the animations. Double plays never looked so nice. Close outfield catches can be a thing of beauty. The unique player batting stances are nice as well...the first time I saw Shawn Casey come to bat was very impressive to me! A couple of things that do draw this game back from a 9 or a 10 to an 8 are lack of a franchise mode (although the season mode is nicely done), non-weighted trades (you can trade anyone for anyone and the AI won't care), and it is not the best game graphically. If you are into Sim and not as much the "pretty" graphics, this is your game for this season. Expand
  2. MarkH.
    Feb 14, 2002
    10
    One of the best sports gaming experiences I've ever had... honest. (and I've been playing sports games since the Mattel Intellivision).
  3. EddySpaghetti
    Apr 18, 2002
    10
    4 words!!! I LOVE THIS GAME!!!!!! Score:1000 out of 100.

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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. There's also a smoothness to the throws and fielding that looks great, and the pitching animation is as realistic as you could hope for. There are even different animations for when a fielder loses one in the sun.
  2. 80
    Engaging, visually stunning, and a whole lot of fun to play.
  3. High Heat 2003 may not be the best looking or sounding baseball game, but its realistic gameplay laps the competition.