MLB Slugfest 20-03 Xbox

  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Aug 26, 2002
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
Buy On
  1. True to its name, this punishing game takes some of the wussiness out of baseball, and we’re not just talking collisions at the plate.
  2. While probably not being able to match up to "World Series Baseball" in terms of depth and such, the game’s arcade style brings a fresh viewpoint to the genre that some of the sims may take part in later down the line.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine
    86
    The main complaint is that the appeal of the game wears off quickly. [Nov 2002, p.129]
  4. With great graphics, top-notch sound and amusing gameplay, this is baseball at its most wacky and enjoyable.
  5. 81
    Brilliantly illustrated and animated, flawlessly announced, and a synch to get into, there is little holding the baseballer back.
  6. While it doesn't possess the sheer addictiveness of, say, "NFL Blitz," it's simultaneously a breath of fresh air and a nostalgic look at the baseball game genre.
  7. Short of a grand slam, but it still makes its presence felt.
  8. If you need hard hitting action buy a football, hockey, rugby, boxing, or even soccer game.
  9. Xbox Nation Magazine
    50
    Unless your IQ is below 17, there are better ways to waste your day. Like drooling. [Fall 2002, p.119]

Awards & Rankings

#86 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Sungus
    May 26, 2004
    3
    This game was very mediocre. I can't really believe the 79 score from the critics. Partly, it's because I am a fan of the baseball This game was very mediocre. I can't really believe the 79 score from the critics. Partly, it's because I am a fan of the baseball sims where you control everything about a team and can become a manager. It's stupid that you can throw a 120 mph fastball but the defense can't catch up to most fly balls. Full Review »
  2. MasonG.
    Oct 13, 2002
    10
    It is great.