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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 240 Ratings

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  • Summary: Step into the shoes of a team owner, GM, and/or field manager to own the future or rewrite the past of your favorite real-world club. Start a new career with 2016 Opening Day rosters of the real major or minor leagues, or span through 150 years of history and run any club from the past!Step into the shoes of a team owner, GM, and/or field manager to own the future or rewrite the past of your favorite real-world club. Start a new career with 2016 Opening Day rosters of the real major or minor leagues, or span through 150 years of history and run any club from the past! Perform drafts, trades, scouting, waivers, team finances and personnel. Negotiate player contracts. Dive into the more hands-on management and set your team's lineups, pitching staffs, and in-game strategy. You can oversee your league at a high level, or play out each game, managing play by play or even pitch by pitch! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 11, 2016
    100
    OOTP 17 is the best baseball simulator out there, bar none.
  2. Apr 6, 2016
    100
    Out of the Park Baseball 17 is a culmination of hard work over several years that has resulted in a perfect sports simulation experience.
  3. Apr 14, 2016
    95
    As it’s done in the past, Out of the Park 17 shows why it’s the go-to simulation series for someone wanting to manage a baseball team, historical or present day.
  4. Mar 21, 2016
    90
    There's never been a game that celebrates the history of a sport quite like Out of the Park Baseball 17. From playing out matchups that until now could only be fantasized about to accurate minor leagues going back nearly 100 years what has been done with the product is remarkable. The full MLB licensing further legitimizes the series as best-in-class. Management-style games definitely aren't for everyone but baseball purists and aspiring general managers alike will find themselves in heaven with Out of the Park Baseball 17.
  5. Apr 17, 2016
    90
    A very deep game that has so much to offer to those who enjoy the strategic and managerial part of baseball. If you have always wondered what it would be like to control a baseball franchise you will absolutely love this game. If you have ever dreamt of having the greatest teams from different eras play against each other you will be able to live out those dreams.
  6. Mar 24, 2016
    89
    Still the best baseball management sim ever, and predictably so given its similarity to last year's great game.
  7. Jun 30, 2016
    80
    While I'm not a fan of baseball or sport micromanagement games, I can still appreciate Out of the Park for what it is, a solid game that has a butt load of features. Anyone who is a fan of baseball or games like Football Manager should definitely check this game out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
  1. Jul 11, 2018
    10
    Best pure sports sim by far. No competition for realism by any other franchise, including football manager. Only gripe is the non updatedBest pure sports sim by far. No competition for realism by any other franchise, including football manager. Only gripe is the non updated rosters throughout the season, but they have made this easy enough to fix in game. Expand
  2. Apr 13, 2016
    10
    Hands down the best sports management game of all time. I have played a variety of Baseball sims (season replay and management) a variety ofHands down the best sports management game of all time. I have played a variety of Baseball sims (season replay and management) a variety of other sports sims and it is not even close. OOTP 17 has become more user friendly and more deep each year and now with this year with the 3D game finally mature enough to be enjoyable and useful...it is pure magic. I am a war gamer (the chit pushing kind)primarily and an occasional RPG player and that said the best game on my hard drive is OOTP and probably the most played...or real close. If you have even a passing interest in Baseball or find you enjoy management games of any sort, you owe it to yourself to purchase this game. Expand
  3. Mar 2, 2017
    10
    Game is great, but your review must be 150 characters long, so let's stretch this out. One idiot actually rated this a zero because it had aGame is great, but your review must be 150 characters long, so let's stretch this out. One idiot actually rated this a zero because it had a better rating than a DLC for The Witcher 3. Expand
  4. Apr 13, 2016
    10
    The best version of the game for sure. A game for all the sport simulation/management game. Let you do whatever you want. You can create yourThe best version of the game for sure. A game for all the sport simulation/management game. Let you do whatever you want. You can create your own league, play with an mlb team, go back in the past and remake the history.

    There is so much to love about that game.
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  5. Apr 13, 2016
    10
    If you are seriously considering a baseball simulator... there is only one real option. OOTP has been the king of baseball simulation sinceIf you are seriously considering a baseball simulator... there is only one real option. OOTP has been the king of baseball simulation since Puresim went the way of the dodo. Don't even joke by suggesting baseball mogul. If you are a true baseball fan... this is a yearly must purchase. Expand
  6. May 10, 2016
    7
    I've been playing for years. Great game if you love baseball,sim/management games. It's no where near FM but is heading in the rightI've been playing for years. Great game if you love baseball,sim/management games. It's no where near FM but is heading in the right direction. Just a few things to mention. Markus, the developer is active on the forum and patches the game frequently. Yes, the forum has a few fanboys who will flame you if you don't agree with them or criticize the game in any way. They're in every forum but for a small community it can be toxic.
    The game play is great and there only a few issues I have. The first is the Scouting. It's not where it should be. If done right it could be so much fun. Finances need to worked on. Trading has gotten better but can be improved.
    I give it a 7. It's a great game with room for improvement.
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  7. Jul 21, 2016
    0
    It's obvious this game isn't what the fanboys say it is. Still has the same problems as past versions of OOTPBB. Basically it's just anotherIt's obvious this game isn't what the fanboys say it is. Still has the same problems as past versions of OOTPBB. Basically it's just another money grab with a few new perks like the animation on the field which most didn't want anyways but the idiot (imho) developer put it in anyway Now he's suffering with bad reviews of the game. Trading isn't really improved as the AI is just as dumb as ever. AI managers/coaches aren't unique as I see the same strategy every one I play against. Recommend: DO NOT BUY anymore ootpbb versions until he fixed the AI extremely better than it is. Expand

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