Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
Buy On
  1. The game’s simple batting and fielding controls make it easy on novices, while the in-depth pitching options give purists something to chew on as they cycle through a loaded arsenal of head-spinning tosses.
  2. The physical dynamics are very good, the ballparks look terrific, the play-by-play is superb and the game plays very well.
  3. I must admit that if I were rating this game based on its online play and fun factor alone it would receive a higher score. The lack of any sort of franchise mode, choppy animations and some minor control issues bring it down.
  4. 80
    The beautifully lit ballparks look great, and the solid audio nicely re-creates the ballpark feel.

Awards & Rankings

100
#100 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. MattZ.
    May 28, 2003
    9
    2nd best baseball game next to world series. best baseball game when playing head to head against another person. the online play is the 2nd best baseball game next to world series. best baseball game when playing head to head against another person. the online play is the greatest ever made. the ballparks are excellent and the pitcher batter interphase is the best i've seen when playing head to head. game is hard to play at first but once it is learned it is nothing but pure fun for online gamers. Full Review »
  2. Dave
    May 22, 2003
    9
    This is one of my favorite games. I consider it to be the best baseball game for the XBOX. The stadiums and player animations are top notch. This is one of my favorite games. I consider it to be the best baseball game for the XBOX. The stadiums and player animations are top notch. In addition, the pitcher/batter interface is extremely addictive. Unfortunately, it seems to be missing replays and players in the dugout. Though this doesn't take away from the gaming experience. The game is a true simulation with a bit of flare. I highly recommend purchasing Inside Pitch 2003. Full Review »
  3. MarioJ.
    May 21, 2003
    7
    This is a different game than those out today but it is still a nice change up. I like the graphics and interface. And I like the good mix of This is a different game than those out today but it is still a nice change up. I like the graphics and interface. And I like the good mix of strikeouts to hit %. Bottom line ,it's not the best but it still holds it own in some key areas of the game. Full Review »