• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: May 19, 2002
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  • Summary: World Series® Baseball takes the Xbox™ field with ultra-responsive controls and the deepest Franchise Mode in town. Throw in old school players and unis, advanced gameplay and more stats thank you know what to do with and you've got the ultimate hardball sim.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 100
    The gameplay is on-the-money with great baseball that ought to attract Xbox sports gamers and just plain baseball fans alike.
  2. WSB is an exhilarating experience whether it is talking about the graphics, audio, controls, or the longevity, this baseball game has it all.
  3. The franchise mode is so well done that it actually feels like a baseball RPG with a fantastic underlying, playable baseball engine.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Sega stuck to the fundamentals, such as great control, gameplay and graphics. The result: a baseball game that sucked me into the action right after the first pitch. [July 2002, p.124]
  5. The AI is a mixed bag. As mentioned before, their pitch selection along with their swing selection are realistic. However, the AI base running is not good at all.
  6. The best baseball title on the XBOX right now. There are some things that can be improved, but a lot of gameplay is needed to find little bugs and errors in the game.
  7. It's far from perfect, but Sega's franchise is finally back on track after a prolonged slump.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. BeauF.
    May 23, 2002
    The best baseball game I've played in as long as I can remember. The E3 crowd was all over this one. Well done, Troy...
  2. JustinC.
    Jun 23, 2002
    This game is the best baseball game i have ever played. Couple of minor adjustments and it would be a 10. Otherwise I give it a 2 thumbs up!!!
  3. CharlieP.
    Aug 8, 2002
    Actually a 9.5. Possibly the best sports game ever made.
  4. DavidK.
    Aug 15, 2002
    This is the best baseball game out for the XBox bar none. But I still have a few beefs with it. The major one is, that you can't edit This is the best baseball game out for the XBox bar none. But I still have a few beefs with it. The major one is, that you can't edit your rosters, You have to play with the default roster. I can't add Durham to the A's damn it. The other one is your player can only dive and not jump. But both are pretty easy to look past if your a baseball nut. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#84 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002