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  • Summary: WSB 2K3 spent the offseason improving what was already THE baseball franchise by adding an all-new ESPN broadcast presentation, more classic uniforms for every team, player-specific batting stances and pitching styles for Hall of Fame players, and historic ballparks. WSB 2K3's unrivaled gameplay gives users what they asked for, including: a jump button for home run-robbing snatches and line drive-snaring grabs, user-controlled leadoffs, drag bunts, improved double play animations, power swings, and more. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    On the field, player controls are as smooth as a 6-4-3 double play.
  2. In the latest edition, crushing those 500-foot homers is still possible, but not nearly as fun as flashing the leather: Even a routine double play is elevated into breathtaking spectacle. [2 May 2003, p.79]
  3. 90
    The best console baseball game I've ever played. If you love baseball, there is no other choice.
  4. If you prefer a quicker-paced game buy "High Heat," but if you like a more methodical and in-depth game, buy WSB.
  5. Such a detailed game it really feels like a PC game first, console second. However, don't panic. It's still played with a gamepad and played well I might add.
  6. 84
    Has the edge on the management and simulation side of the game. Its franchise mode is excellent and makes "MVP Baseball 2003"'s look like a Johnny-come-lately. On the flip side, "MVP Baseball 2003" has a slight edge in gameplay.
  7. Nothing even comes close to touching its encyclopedic approach toward statistics. [Apr 2003, p.83]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. KarlG.
    Jun 2, 2003
  2. DavidR.
    Mar 19, 2003
  3. [Anonymous]
    May 31, 2003
  4. BillyO.
    Apr 21, 2003
    Very good game! I have a few problems with it, but I like it way better than High Heat or any of the other games out there.
  5. AndrewC.
    Apr 27, 2003
    I agree with an earlier poster. There are a few problems that would annoy your average nitpicker, but all in all, this is probably the best baseball game out there right now. Expand
  6. PaulD.
    Jul 5, 2003
    MVP has a little better control.
  7. Stephen
    Mar 22, 2003
    I would get give it a higher score, but I found a stat bug in my very first game. I did a double switch and the box gave the save to my catcher instead on my closer. Unforgivable. It does play a good game of baseball, but if it can't keep the stats it is not getting higher than a seven from me. Collapse

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