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  • Summary: The makers of Super Mega Baseball have returned with a brand new, streamlined baseball simulator that’ll keep you coming back for more. Build your dream team and challenge your opponents to a good old-fashioned game of hardball, online and off.


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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
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  1. 80
    Accessible but with a surprising level of depth, Super Mega Baseball 2 has managed to improve on the original with a very customisable experience. Some AI fielding anomalies aside, the sport is well represented in a bright fashion whilst remaining grounded enough to appeal to fanatics. It's a shame the online component is so limited but solo players can enjoy what is robust package.
  2. 80
    Super Mega Baseball 2 is an accessible, arcade-style game anyone can enjoy. I hadn’t enjoyed a baseball game myself in a long time, and I tied it to simply not being able to hit the ball while batting. Super Mega Baseball 2 pretty much fixes everything I didn’t like about modern baseball games.
  3. Nov 5, 2019
    Super Mega Baseball 2 is not a traditional sports game, it has a playable system that flows wonders and meets everything you need to have fun. We are facing an arcade title that presents the typical attention of this type of games, but that offers interesting options when playing.
  4. May 3, 2018
    Super Mega Baseball 2 is a big step up from the first game and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys video game baseball. After playing it over the past few days, I'm definitely already looking forward to Super Mega Baseball 3.
  5. 75
    A glorious throwback to the yesteryear of sports gaming. Being a filthy casual has never been so appealing.
  6. May 8, 2018
    A solid arcade baseball game that has a lot more depth than you'd initially expect. It is very accessible at the same time, which makes it a fun title for hardcore fans of the sport and casual players alike. The addition of an online mode is great since that feature was missing in the original release. Besides that, this sequel is mainly more of the same.
  7. May 6, 2018
    Super Mega Baseball 2 looks like a straightforward arcade game and it can be if you want it to be – but there’s a surprising amount of depth to this colourful sequel that will keep you coming back. The game’s vibrant presentation and frenetic flow set it apart from MLB The Show, and its raft of customisation options mean that you can tailor it to your tastes. Some cumbersome controls can grate, but if you’re looking for a baseball game a little less serious than Sony’s, then this is a great alternative.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Sep 23, 2020
    The pitching mechanics are great. Hitting is pretty solid as well. The game looks nice, has incredible customization, solid season statThe pitching mechanics are great. Hitting is pretty solid as well. The game looks nice, has incredible customization, solid season stat tracking an customization, and the fielding, from moving a player to diving or jumping for a ball, is satisfying. Diving for a ball takes practice to time it, but once you do that, it's really fun. Expand
  2. Jun 2, 2018
    Super Mega Baseball 2 is everything I hoped it would be - Easy to get into, quick to start one off games, and the difficulty has 100 settingsSuper Mega Baseball 2 is everything I hoped it would be - Easy to get into, quick to start one off games, and the difficulty has 100 settings positions so you can quickly adjust game difficulty to suit your ability with one main difficulty slider, and increase it slightly as you improve.

    A full glossary of terms is helpfully included, as well as in game help which (importantly for me) is easy to access and understand. I’ve learned a few things since buying the game, which is superb!

    You can customise everything about your teams characters, right down to how sexy the ladies look, and if you find your pitching is strong but your fielding or batting is weak, you can adjust each of the 4 difficulty settings (or just the main one) from 0-100, for batting, pitching, fielding or base running.

    I read reviews that said it was easy to pick up but also quite in depth, which makes sense after playing it. It’s incredibly easy to get started, but you realise everything is also stats tracked, if you’re interested. Understanding who is a good substitute for who and when to use them is really easy.

    Pitching is absolutely spot on, with a perfectly designed mechanism. Easy to get to grips with, it requires skill which is also easily acquired and lets you comfortably get in a groove changing things up. Love it!

    I found I could play and win games without having to learn the entire game inside out, and I keep on learning more with every game I play. It’s the sports game I’ve been looking for, for ages, which lets me settle down for half an hours fun when I feel like it, and I’m still going back for more.

    If you’re looking for your first baseball game or something fun and solid which isn’t overly in depth with between the action content, this title is a breath of fresh air.

    It would be nice if the game made it clear what PS4 Pro enhanced features were implemented, or not. It would be more visually refreshing if the crowds wore a greater variation in clothing colours. A few more stadiums would neat.

    I bought his instead of MLB and am happy enough with the purchase.
  3. May 14, 2019
    Like a groundball going through the legs of Bill Buckner, Super Mega Baseball 2 is a game that should have been a 9 and could have been aLike a groundball going through the legs of Bill Buckner, Super Mega Baseball 2 is a game that should have been a 9 and could have been a 10---it did all the hard things well---but unfortunately it missed the mark with some of the most basic features of baseball gaming. It's sad to think what could have been.

    Playing SMB2 for the first time you will be like "Wow! This game is great." The game has a unique adjustable difficulty level, which is quite nice, several different teams for you to choose from and a very in depth and customizable league system for you to delve into. The gameplay is smooth and the graphics and overall atmosphere the game provides are fun.

    Sadly, it won't be long before you start raising the difficulty and you will begin to see more and more where the developers dropped the ball with some very basic elements. Surprisingly, the hitting and pitching aspects of the game hold up very well throughout all the difficulty levels with batting being significantly more difficult, but it is the more basic aspects which become broken.

    1) Fielding is very confusing. It is very hard to figure out how much you're supposed to control the fielder and how much the computer will help you so just assume you have to do everything yourself. There is no marker which shows you where the ball will land and your players are inconsistent at telling you when they're in the right spot so get used to missing a lot of routine fly balls and to catching a lot of routine fly balls running over-the-shoulder like Willie Mays. Diving and jumping for the ball are delayed so it is very hard to get anything right. Also, the computer, even on low difficulties, will perform like Mr. Mays or Ozzie Smith in their primes diving, jumping and robbing every ball in sight; that doesn't bother me so much though.
    2) Baserunning is a joke. Even in much more primitive baseball games such as Baseball Stars or RBI Baseball, baserunning was never a problem. This is because in baseball there is zero reason to ever send two runners to the same base (unless that base is home), so you can have each base correspond to one direction on the D-pad and have one button "advance" and one button "return" a runner. SMB2 does things different. You can either advance, stall or return all runners then from there you are given control of the lead runner and can switch between runners using the L-stick and advance them accordingly. Sound confusing? It is and it shouldn't be. It's almost like the designers refused to let a simple thing be simple and they felt the need to make use of all 8 buttons and both control sticks at all times or something.
    3) The umpiring is extremely inconsistent. Good luck figuring out what the strike zone really is and runners are called "safe" at more of reaching the 85 ft mark to the bag as opposed to having to go the full 90 ft; it makes it very hard to judge, defensively, where to throw the ball.
    4) Controls. So pitching, you use the "square" and "X" buttons, but when you need make that split second decision to jump or dive for a ball off the use the L or R buttons or the R-stick...why? Your thumb is already on the "square" and "X" buttons from pitching, you are already thinking about those buttons and since you can't throw a ball you don't have, there's no reason these buttons can't also be "jump" and "dive". There are a lot of little things like this which will drive you crazy all because the designers felt the need to overcomplicate the controls because they "don't want to waste all those fancy buttons."
    5) Season mode is single player or multiplayer same team co-op only...huh? Yeah. I understand that maybe the developers can't afford all those servers like the developers of The Show or Madden can so doing an online multiplayer multiteam season may be difficult or expensive, but there's no reason you can't do this locally. None. Why can I play a multiplayer multiteam season with my brother in Baseball Stars on NES made 30 years ago, but I can't do the same locally on a game and system from 30 years into the future? It's just headscratching.

    Overall, SMB2 gets a 6 in my book, because the designers let the slow rolling ground balls go right through their legs...but somehow managed to make all the diving line drive catches.
  4. Mar 12, 2020
    This game is trash for any upgrades I mean if you can’t make your team stronger what’s the point. Played a season and went up teams that itThis game is trash for any upgrades I mean if you can’t make your team stronger what’s the point. Played a season and went up teams that it wasn’t even fair, games for drinking and playing with a buddy what a waste of money Expand