Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic 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. This game takes the purity and excitement of America's favorite pastime and brings it to the Xbox flawlessly.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 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.
  2. 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, 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? Full Review »
  3. 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.