Review of Out of the Park Baseball 17

Posted March 21st, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Out of the Park Baseball 17 logo

The long-running Out of the Park Baseball series has a stunning record of consistency. In entering its 17th edition the PC management simulator has averaged a score that exceeds 85 on Metacritic and last year hit its high mark of 91 through the review aggregator.

The reliable nature of the series – consumers know precisely what they’re getting and that it’ll be a quality product – has reached a new level this year with the introduction of MLBPA licensing and new features that capitalize on the sport’s cherished history.

Two major additions are the historic minor leagues with the real players that stretch back all the way to 1919 and a new Historical Exhibition Mode that allows for any two teams from history to go head-to-head in a single game or full series. Check out the full review of Out of the Park Baseball 17 over at Sporting News!

  • alex

    good review this game is always amazing

  • Poweshow

    OOTP has been the exact same game for the better part of a decade now. The new additions are and have been primarily cosmetic and fictional leagues have been overlooked for years upon years now. Promotion/relegation leagues have been requested since as long as I’ve been playing (OOTP 4) and the development team has strayed away from a big new feature being added months after the release of the original game. This is the first year I will not be purchasing the game. It’s not because the game itself isn’t fantastic, it’s because it’s the exact same game I’ve bought every year for the past 13 years.

  • Mannerless colony slob

    I love this game had 16 then my hard drive died,and I put so much work into it getting all the players pics and everything, I still haven’t brought myself to getting the new one.

  • Mannerless colony slob

    It’s a sim game like strat-o-matic. I like it better as it has more to offer. I like it because I can get my players attribute numbers from it. It plays pretty close to real life. I enjoy it a lot until my hard drive died that is.