• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Jun 10, 2008
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. "Wii Sports" allowed us to use the Wiimote to actually swing while this game merely uses a flick to swing, or a flick to pitch. It has entertainment value, is not an overly deep baseball experience and feels like it could have taken the series to the next level rather than leaving the franchise stranded on the bases. What is here is fine, but the series has not truly advanced much.
  2. 58
    The game has one huge black eye: the forced commentary of "Jack Fouler." To call Fouler's "jokes" bland and corny is a compliment; the lazy, incompetent, and ultimately insulting writing is heard by the same audience that sees Pixar films, so why is it so far beyond lame?
  3. When all is said and done, Backyard Baseball '09 is a forgettable title that may go over with very young gamers. Though the title is not all bad, mature gamers are better off saving the time and money!
  4. 10
    We don't get to say this often, but there are literally thousands of better options when deciding what to pick up for younger gamers. Backyard Baseball '09 is just as bland and uninspired as the series has been for years now, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a worse game on Wii.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 27, 2011
    10
    **** no. That is all.