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Out of the Park Baseball 12
8.5* out of 10

Out of the Park Baseball 12

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Overall 8

Out of the Park Baseball keeps moving forward with a number of solid changes and additions to its familiar management-sim formula.

29 September 2011
  • Summary: Out of the Park Baseball has quietly become one of the most impressive sports franchises in all of gaming. This big league management simulation has been getting better with just about each passing year since the late 1990s, and the recently released 12th version of the game may be the best yet.
  • Pros: The best, most complete OOTP game released so far, Great depth and accuracy with player rosters and AI management, Role-playing storylines expanded to cover more big-league drama, Expanded contract and financial options, Beefed-up multiplayer features allow you to more easily join an online league
  • Cons: Serious initial bugs that need to be addressed with a system tweak
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Overall 10

Expert Review

19 September 2011
  • Summary: For those who don't know me that well, I love baseball. I don't follow it as much as other people (meaning I'm not a walking encyclopedia of baseball knowledge and stats), but I love watching the games and even go two a couple minor league games now and then for my hometown team, the .
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Overall 7
Value for money 8
Gameplay 8
Graphics 6
Sound 5

Out of the Park Baseball 12

1 August 2011
  • Excerpt: The first impression I have of OOTP 12 is that it is highly comprehensive. Offering every season of baseball rosters from here all the way back to the 19th century, and absolutely every option you could possibly want.
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Review: Out of the Park Baseball 12 (PC)

Diehard GameFAN
28 July 2011
  • Excerpt: June typically marks the point in a baseball season where contenders start solidifying the claim to the pennant and when fans of certain teams start pining for next year’s spring training.
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Overall 10

Out of the Park Baseball 12

Operation Sports
15 July 2011
  • Excerpt: is a text sim, which means you won’t be taking the field and controlling players on a one-to-one basis. Instead, you have the opportunity to handle the decision making, from roster moves to in-game substitutions, typically through menus, stat sheets and interactive text.
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