Best Baseball Games for PC

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The beginning of the Major League Baseball – aka. MLB – season, is just around the corner. But we gamers rather leave our baseball shoes in the closet and instead start to wonder what this season’s best baseball video games or simulations for our PC are.

And so, if this describes you, then this article is for you!

Best Baseball Games for PC
The Best Baseball Games for your PC

OK, so you’re a proud owner of a gaming PC – No Consoles please! – but it seems far harder for you to find a good baseball game than for the console owners.

Duh!!

Damn PlayStation owners and their glorious ‘MLB The Show’ franchise.

This is one of these moments that a PC gamer is jealous of a console gamer.

But don’t grab your real baseball shoes just yet: We are here to help you decide which Baseball game you should pick right now for your PC.

Our research shows: You can still find many great baseball titles on PC with varied gameplays including traditional sports simulation, team management and even VR elements…

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Super Mega Baseball 2

Super Mega Baseball 2 is an awesome arcade style, casual, laid-back baseball simulator game.

Released just recently (in 2018), the controls of the game are easy to learn, as compared to the grind in PS’s MLB The Show, and it takes only a fraction of time to complete the whole season as compared to, once again, MLB The Show.

No slipping into Kopech’s baseball shoes

The only drawback is that SMB2 is an “unlicensed” game – which means you cannot step into Super Mega Baseball 2 Multiplayer

A major downside of the first game of the series (SMB1) was a missing multiplayer capability so that you could not enjoy the games online with your pals off-season.

Fortunately the sequel takes a step forward this by introducing local as well as online multiplayer modes featuring various online modes including head to head, 2v2 and 2vCPU.

Super Mega Baseball 2 graphics

one of the best baseball games for PC - Super Mega Baseball 2
One of the best baseball games for PC – Super Mega Baseball 2

The game is no match to MLB The Show in terms of graphics, not even close, but it’s pretty good and unique in their own right.

Quirky and cartoonish, the graphics make the game eye candy worth savoring. The stadium and the way the light reflects around the giant-headed players also have home run quality.

What Super Mega Baseball 2 does better that MLB The Show is the customizations. Tons of individual settings are available throughout the game. You can go deeper than ever. For example:

Customize anything you like

You can even customize each of your players individually and add elements such as tattoos, beards and even animations.

a very cute baseball game for PC
A very cute baseball game for PC

You can grab a copy Super Mega Baseball 2 for about $30. With some digging you will even find it as low as $10.

And the critics love it: On Metacritic it scores 83/100 and on Steam has a user rating of 9/10.

MVP Baseball 2005

Retro game of the day MVP baseball 2005 the Cubs take on the Pirates

The MVP Baseball 2005 is an old time classic from EA Sports. Back in the day, EA was a highly regarded publisher who developed ‘complete’ games that were worth playing.

MVP Baseball 2005 still represents the gold standard in baseball games, despite being over 14 years old. MVP Baseball is not any game. It is a, what we call, professional game with a certain learning curve and features full Major League Baseball.

The cherry on top of the cake is the fact that it is a licensed, which means you can step into the shoes of your favorite teams. It featured all the 30 teams, all the stadiums and over 1000 players who were affiliated with the teams at that time.

There were various gameplay modes to suit each player that laid his hand on a copy of the game. The exhibition mode allowed the player to quickly set-up a team against another one. The manager mode is a choice based mode where the players managed the team instead of actually playing.

Then there was the Dynasty mode which allowed players to manage and play a team for up to 120 seasons and Owner mode included various financial decisions in addition to the Dynasty Mode.

The best thing about it was that all the modes, players, team and everything came in the box. You didn’t have to buy any extra DLC. Ah, the good ol’ days of EA.

When it comes to graphics, it may seem a bit outdated when we take today’s standards. However, back in the day, nothing looked better than this beauty.

It is safe to say that the game was well-received having sold 1 million boxes and earned over $29 million within 6 months of release.

It received the award of Best Sports Video Game of 2005 from X-Play. In 2013, it ranked fourth on “Best sports video games” compiled by the sports channel ESPN.

R.B.I. Baseball 18

One of the best baseball games for PC of all times

R.B.I. Baseball 18 is what you need if you’re looking for a licensed baseball game for PC that was released recently. The game developed by MLB’s in-house studios called MLB Advanced Media Division.

However, don’t expect various gameplay modes and complicated controls. It is a simple game with simplified controls. But if it is recognizable faces that you’re looking for in a baseball game, then R.B.I. Baseball 18 is all you need.

The graphics are modern and crisp. You will be able to make out all of your favorite players without any difficulty. In fact, the players’ real pictures are used in menus and tables. The newly introduced Franchise mode is a sort of manager’s mode which allows you to make trades and sign agents.

The Player Progression System allows you to create a custom character and follow his journey through his career until retirement. R.B.I. Baseball 18 also features local as well as online multiplayer including co-op and PvP.

One of the most interesting features of the game is the roster update which reflects all the real-life changes in the game. It means that if a player changes his team in real life, the change would be reflected in the game as well.

I would not say that the game was very well received. In fact, most of the reviews lean on the negative side of the spectrum. However, it is your only option if you’re looking for a modern licensed baseball game. It is priced at $30 but you can get it for as low as $10.

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Out of the Park Baseball 19

Out of the Park Baseball 19 – Full Trailer

Out of the Park Baseball 19 is a baseball game that is very different from all the other baseball games out there. You don’t actually play the game from a player’s perspective.

Out of the Park Baseball 19 is a management game which you play with text commands. Making wise decisions that benefit your team and lead them to victory is the aim.

But this is not some spare time game that you can jump in and out of. It requires time and offers intricate details of running a team in return. The latest edition of the game features various improvements over its predecessors including better-looking player models who can perform all the baseball actions. The AI has also been improved and can now perform various complicated tricks.

Out of the Park Baseball is the only PC exclusive baseball game. It is highly rated both by critics and players. It is priced at $40 but you can get it for much lower if you keep an eye out for price drops.

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There are many new features for Out of the Park Baseball 19. For example, the aesthetics of the stadium, as well as lighting, have been revamped. And the character animations have also been improved and now the characters can perform actions such as running, throwing and pitching among many others. A few other improvements are the inclusion of 19 custom tournaments, new stats of the pitcher, control the substitution of injured players and much more.

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