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  • Summary: The best of both worlds! All-Star Baseball 2003 offers the perfect blend of simulation-style hardball for the baseball fanatic, with the pick-up-and-play ease for the casual sports gamer. The game features all 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) teams and more than 900 professional players. TenThe best of both worlds! All-Star Baseball 2003 offers the perfect blend of simulation-style hardball for the baseball fanatic, with the pick-up-and-play ease for the casual sports gamer. The game features all 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) teams and more than 900 professional players. Ten modes of play include Exhibition, Season, and Career, and the specialty modes include Batting Practice and Home Run Derby. The new Expansion mode allows gamers to create custom teams--with unique cities, stadiums, and logos--to add to the Major League schedule. The Cooperstown Hall of Fame team lets fans play with greats like Mike Schmidt, Reggie Jackson, and Yogi Berra. Games are called by Bob Brenly, Thom Brennaman, and Steve Lyons. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 100
    If you want the best baseball out there, with speed, finesse, and control, then you have to go with the All Star.
  2. The hitting has good pace, the graphics are gorgeous, and the fielding is on par. [Apr 2002, p.83]
  3. 89
    If you love a good baseball sim and you want to invest some serious time in multiple seasons, this is the game for you.
  4. Die-hard fans of the sport will immediately pick up on some of the deficiencies, but those can be overlooked due to the overall package.
  5. Pretty good, though we should go ask the pitchers if they have any sandpaper or emery boards we can use to take off the noticeable rough edges.
  6. I'm all for authenticity, but holy smokes, that ball's hard to hit. [June 2002, p.118]
  7. Choppy movements, mediocre graphics, and limited control options. [Summer 2002, p.90]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. DeaneS.
    May 20, 2002
    9
    This game is a lot of fun. The pitching is very realistic. Hitting takes a little bit of practice. Who wants 25 run games anyways.
  2. JavierV.
    Jun 7, 2002
    7
    Gameplay is very good, with stunning sound and graphics. But franchise mode is too broad. Only 20 years. 2nd best baseball game on XBOX.
  3. D.Chang
    May 17, 2002
    6
    This game is fun in easy mode and the scores are realistic. But PHEEEEW! Turn on the batting cursor and the unplayability begins. And in This game is fun in easy mode and the scores are realistic. But PHEEEEW! Turn on the batting cursor and the unplayability begins. And in franchise mode, you can trade scrubs for stars. Shallow! Did any of those "journalists" even play this game? Expand
  4. JoshB.
    May 27, 2002
    5
    Far superior to Triple Play, but as a die-hard baseball fan, I'm truly disappointed. The batting interface is unrealistic and crappy, Far superior to Triple Play, but as a die-hard baseball fan, I'm truly disappointed. The batting interface is unrealistic and crappy, and I'm tired of all of the Mays-esque catches. It seems that there are at least five of those every game. Also, during the course of a season, what is the point in having control over the lineup, if your selections are to be overruled by the game. I've had healthy and productive players benched for no apparent reason as I play through the season. Finally, I had a player step up to the plate once, only to have him take one swing, and have the game tell me that he had contracted meningitis. What in the hell is that? Expand