Super Mega Baseball

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

Based on 16 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

8.1 / 10.0
Jan 7, 2015

You don't have to be an '80s kid or even a baseball fan to enjoy Super Mega Baseball.

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Recommended
Apr 16, 2015

And then there's that one special audio cue: pok! You know that sound. You know it! It's the rounded, punchy, friendly smack of a bat connecting with a ball that was already doing around 90. Close your eyes and you can see the aftermath: the heads tilted skyward, the arms dropping to the side. No need to chase after that one. Home run.

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Polygon

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Jan 5, 2015

An arcade sports video game for the ages, worthy of the likes of Tecmo Super Bowl, NBA Jam, Mutant League Football and Backyard Baseball. No sports video game of 2014 approached its subject with as much imagination as Super Mega Baseball. In such a rigid genre with high barriers to new ideas, this game is a legitimate breakthrough.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 12, 2015

Super Mega Baseball should be your next purchase if you moderately enjoy baseball on any level. Although it doesn't have the bells and whistles you may expect from a recent sports title, you'll be playing for quite some time based on the strength of the core game alone, whether it's by yourself or with friends.

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9 / 10
Apr 10, 2015

Super Mega Baseball is one of the best baseball games out at the moment. Sure it may not be a licensed game like The Show, but the gameplay is as good as the official MLB game. There's a surprising amount of depth within this game, allowing players to build a team how they wish be it focusing on being strong in bat, or having a strong fielding selection. The game's Ego system makes it approachable for all players, and the visual style itself is really appealing. The lack of online is a mark against an otherwise fantastic baseball game.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 16, 2015

A simple yet incredibly enjoyable Baseball game that doesn't take itself too seriously.

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Dec 23, 2014

Metalhead's PlayStation exclusive 'Super Mega Baseball' offers an approachable title for even beginner gamers - with a difficulty system sure to challenge seasoned players.

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8 / 10
Dec 22, 2014

Super Mega Baseball definitely hits a homerun. The title's arcade leanings may not make it especially suitable for long play sessions, and the umpire may be more irritating than Phillie Phanatic, but it really excels in short bursts. With sound mechanics and some great difficulty tuning options, this should appeal to everyone – whether you're a baseball fan or not.

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ZTGD

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Jan 6, 2015

Even with the issues, if I kept the difficulty reasonable, ignored the batting reticle, learned to work with the pitching target and never tried to steal, I had a good time with the game.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2015

Super Mega Baseball is an enjoyable throwback to a time when sports games were for everyone rather than just enthusiasts.

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