Super Mega Baseball 3 Reviews

Super Mega Baseball 3 is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
May 12, 2020

Super Mega Baseball isn't as deep a simulation as MLB The Show, but doesn't have to be: it gets the fundamentals right and has taken meaningful steps toward being a more complete baseball game.

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90 / 100
May 12, 2020

The excellent franchise mode adds loads of depth and decision making, and on-field play is livelier than ever.

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8 / 10.0
May 13, 2020

I enjoy this game for what it does on both the casual and hardcore fronts, which is not an easy line to walk.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
May 13, 2020

With its smart, engrossing franchise mode bringing it home, Super Mega Baseball 3 is another fantastic entry in what has become one of my all-time favorite sports series.

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8 / 10
May 19, 2020

Super Mega Baseball 3 is a good upgrade over its predecessor. The new franchise mode and player traits add depth, but it's still built around accessible baseball fun. If you want a sports game to enjoy with friends, something a bit less hardcore than MLB The Show, then Super Mega Baseball 3 is a great shout.

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Forbes
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
May 13, 2020

The SMB series has become one of the most consistent, and well-developed sports gaming franchises available.

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7 / 10
May 13, 2020

For those who don’t have access to a PS4, Super Mega Baseball 3 still offers a solid overall package and will not disappoint anyone looking for a good time.

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8 / 10.0
May 16, 2020

A small gem that every baseball fan will love, Super Mega Baseball 3 is a great game for both newcomers and long-time MLB supporters.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 26, 2020

Super Mega Baseball 3 is a solid baseball sim, proving grounded gameplay that allows anyone to jump in. With loads of customisation options and a great Franchise mode, it's easily the best in the series.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Super Mega Baseball 3 is a phenomenal entry in the series, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

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9 / 10.0
May 21, 2020

If you enjoyed Super Mega Baseball 3's predecessors, you're in for a treat. SMB3's identity as a quirky but committed sports title remains intact. With promising post-release updates ahead, SMB3 will satisfy your baseball cravings for the indefinite future. The Metalhead team listened to its community and implemented their feedback. For that, they deserve extensive praise and thanks.

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Push Square
Top Critic
8 / 10
May 13, 2020

Super Mega Baseball 3 is a refinement done right. The series' accessible action remains easy to pick up and play, but teensy tweaks to systems such as base stealing add immeasurable depth to the overall experience. It's the multi-season Franchise mode that's the real star of the show here, though, adding just enough economical depth to keep you engaged in the storyline of your squad, while still ensuring that you spend more time out on the field than in spreadsheets.

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PlayStation Universe
Adrian Bromfield
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
May 12, 2020

Super Mega Baseball 3 is charming semi-arcade style fun that sporting fans in general can enjoy without the seemingly prerequisite affinity for the game of baseball. It's accessible, fast-paced, whimsical, and a smash for playing with friends at home or online. A few bugs keep it from being a homerun, but a patch a two could easily tally an RBI.

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8 / 10
May 23, 2020

What it lacks in hyperrealism and officially-licensed teams, Super Mega Baseball 3 more than makes up for with a carefully adjusted set of physics that are deep enough to cater to RBI Baseball players while offering up the welcome addition of some improved modes. Franchise mode alone feels like a proper extension of the brand, with its irreverent sense of humour lending a welcome nuance to an otherwise content-heavy sports simulation.

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8 / 10.0
May 17, 2020

Super Mega Baseball 3 is certainly not trying to be a downright authentic virtual baseball experience. It does get the job done at providing a more lighthearted approach to the beloved sport, allowing certain things that wouldn't hit home in a real game (see how long this next pun took to get here?).

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7 / 10.0
May 12, 2020

Super Mega Baseball 3 is not a total home run, but the franchise and its brand of wacky baseball continue to trend in the right direction.

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6 / 10
Aug 5, 2020

A lot of sports games can take inspiration from some of the good things Super Mega Baseball 3 offers and I hope that Metalhead Software can steal some good ideas for the training and management side of the sport from other games for Super Mega Baseball 4.

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May 24, 2020

If you're a Switch owner with a passing interest in baseball, Super Mega Baseball 3 is a must buy. One of the best independent titles to date on the platform – and arguably the best indy sports title, period –  it does everything its predecessors did…only better.

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10 / 10.0
May 21, 2020

The pitching mechanics have improved, the base-stealing is light-years better than before (it actually takes good timing and skill to execute), and the game's performance is excellent. There were only a couple hiccups I experienced, but that was in online play which could've just been connection related. If you've been looking for a great baseball game to play on the Switch, Super Mega Baseball 3 should be your first choice. They're also offering a free demo that allows you to play the online Pennant Race mode, play the Exhibition games, and access to player customizations. Hope to see you in-game sometime soon!

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Unscored
May 12, 2020

Super Mega Baseball 3 will available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam for $44.99 USD.

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