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  • Summary: This year's installment of MVP Baseball gives you more control over the game than ever before. MVP Baseball 2003 features a more intuitive pitching and batting system, picture-in-picture base-running, and an all-new throw meter in addition to new player animations, franchise mode play, and deeper gameplay. Experience a robust Franchise mode, which includes rookie drafts, player development, career-ending injuries, and hirings/firings. The game also provides expert advice from leading MLB players Torii Hunter, Trot Nixon, Eric Chavez, and Tim Hudson. This is your chance to showcase your baseball skills. Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Without question, EA's latest baseball title is our choice for best baseball game for 2003. [Apr 2003, p.70]
  2. The best baseball game of the season. [Apr 2003, p.93]
  3. A good game that sparkles with player animation and modeling, and the franchise mode is a delight.
  4. The quick pace and the continuous user input is rather enjoyable but in the end, it can’t shake off some of its quirks for the one player game.
  5. Besides the lack of truly original modes, the only other major problem I had with the game was the batting A.I. It seems impossible to get the computer batter to swing at a pitch outside the strike zone.
  6. It should satisfy players who don't care about all the miscellaneous nuances of the sport, or who aren't looking to immerse themselves in a complicated franchise mode.
  7. If you can get past some of MVP’s fielding glitches, and appreciate this offensive driven baseball title, then you will be in for a delightful surprise this season.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. BobS.
    Aug 18, 2003
    10
    I think this is a great game the only trouble is... wait their is none. This game rocks!
  2. JustinY.
    Apr 18, 2003
    10
    The graphies are sweet.
  3. StiffD.
    Mar 20, 2003
    8
    This game totally surprised me, the pitcher/batter interface blows the competition away. but as a rookie it obviously has some room to grow. fielding and franchise are good but could use more refinement, Not quite the Madden of baseball, but it definitely has that potential. Expand
  4. Keebk
    Oct 14, 2003
    8
    I think it's hard to make strike out. and CPU only swings at a strikeball.
  5. Jason
    Jun 11, 2003
    8
    Great game except you can't play a 2 player season or franchise mode game! You can't even pick what games you want to play during the season. You can only play your own teams games. Expand
  6. JonathanA.
    Aug 10, 2003
    7
    Pitching/Batting interface rocks. But, the game must have skipped some part of bug testing cuz all sorts of glitchy crap happens all the time. Some times you will run your fielders to pick up a ball in the outfield an you will run up and right when you are about to pick up the ball it switches your control to a different player until u have 4 guys around the ball and cant have any of them pick it up. FRUSTRATING describes playing franchise mode on this. My second baseman broke his ankle when he swung at a ball once! If you can get past the glitches, this game is a great game. Expand