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  • Summary: The makers of Super Mega Baseball have returned with a brand new, streamlined baseball simulator that’ll keep you coming back for more. Build your dream team and challenge your opponents to a good old-fashioned game of hardball, online and off.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. May 10, 2018
    91
    All things considered, Super Mega Baseball 2 is, as I said, a very, very good arcade baseball game. It may not have the depth of an official MLB game, or the out-of-nowhere shock that made the first game such a pleasant surprise, but it works, and it’s fun. Compared to its competition this year, that makes for a monumental achievement.
  2. May 2, 2018
    90
    Despite not having MLB behind it Super Mega Baseball 2 could be considered the best baseball game of 2018.
  3. May 10, 2018
    86
    While it's not a full-fledged AAA title, SMB 2 blurs the lines with its fantastic gameplay and mode depth.
  4. May 5, 2018
    80
    If you’re a baseball fan and not insistent on having official Major League Baseball players, teams, and stadiums, you will have a lot of fun with Super Mega Baseball 2. Despite the lack of stadiums and somewhat clumsy baserunning mechanics, Metalhead is hitting for power with their latest release.
  5. May 24, 2018
    80
    At the end of the day, Super Mega Baseball 2 is another home run for a talented studio. Hopefully you were able to get it while it was free with Gold, but if not it’s certainly well worth the price of admission, especially since this console is sorely lacking good baseball games. Sure, it may not be a realistic MLB experience, but it’s good fun.
  6. May 11, 2018
    80
    Super Mega Baseball 2 is a deep and fun simulation disguised as an arcade game, with good mechanics and a difficulty system capable of adapting to every kind of gamer.
  7. May 11, 2018
    70
    If you’re looking for fun arcade baseball action with a bombastic presentation, Super Mega Baseball 2 is a no-brainer. The easily adjustable difficulty makes these a great game to play with kids. While it won’t have any of the big names in baseball, you can still find a lot of fun in the deep customization and easy-to-pick-up controls.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 1, 2018
    10
    Just played my first game last night, and just WOW. This game takes up where the last game left off and is just great fun. Don't let theJust played my first game last night, and just WOW. This game takes up where the last game left off and is just great fun. Don't let the arcade look throw you off, there is a full baseball simulation under the hood and just plays great. Also with the addition of online play this will have endless replay-ability.

    Everyone who is interested in baseball should pick this title up. Even if you are not a baseball fan it is just plain fun.
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  2. May 13, 2018
    10
    Its a modern day arcade baseball. If you remember the days of Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball on the SNES, then Super MegaIts a modern day arcade baseball. If you remember the days of Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball on the SNES, then Super Mega Baseball 2 will bring back some great memories! It has a fun online Pennant system that uses a evolving EGO system to keep things fair for you and your opponent. I've played over 50 online matches and have enjoyed them all!

    If you are looking for a realistic baseball sim, this is not it, and nor is it intended to be.

    Only thing they could do to improve it would be to grab the MLB license and slap on some MLB players, logos and teams. In fact it would be cool to even see them shoot for a MiLB license to go a long with the fun team names.
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  3. May 16, 2018
    9
    Almost perfect. This game excels in delivering a fun experience with a simulation feel to it. It's one of those sports games where an officialAlmost perfect. This game excels in delivering a fun experience with a simulation feel to it. It's one of those sports games where an official license from the professional league isn't necessary. The customization options allow the user to create that if they desire.

    Pros:
    1v1 online ranked play, deep customization, 1-4 party play
    price, crossplay, great developers
    graphics, user interface, gameplay

    Cons: Unable to share files (League, Team, Players)

    I will note that you are able to play with your custom team/players against friends, where they will be able to use them as well, only for that matchup. Sharing files to the community to use is the one thing I would like to see in a future update or the third iteration of this game. A game's main objective is to be fun, and this one definitely accomplishes that.
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  4. May 7, 2018
    9
    The game is pretty fun. i did have my doubts but it just so addictive. and well as a xbox user we cant have MLB . for sure this is the best sub
  5. May 2, 2018
    9
    If I were going to take one sports title from 2017 and Q1 of 2018 and use it as a benchmark for others to reach, it would be Super MegaIf I were going to take one sports title from 2017 and Q1 of 2018 and use it as a benchmark for others to reach, it would be Super Mega Baseball 2.

    Metalhead doesn't just hit a homerun with SMB2, they've hit a walk-off grand slam.

    The game is visually beautiful. The color palette pops, the character models are less exaggerated and more realistic, and the stadiums have a more modern look and feel.

    The Ego system makes a return after being possibly the best difficulty system in a sports game in the release of Super Mega Baseball. It allows players to scale the difficulty from 1-99, but players can change the difficulty in any aspect of the game. Are you a really good pitcher, but you can't hit? Put the pitching ego at 55, keep the hitting lower at 35. It allows for a unique experience for every player and allows players to challenge themselves without feeling like they're getting beaten down by the CPU.

    Let's get to where SMB2 really shines: Customization.

    In SMB the customization was there, but it wasn't fully fleshed out. Metalhead doubled down on customization and it paid off. Nearly everything can be customized. Players, teams, uniforms, bats, gloves, windups, batting stances, and even player "attitude" can be customized so no team will be the same.

    Not only can you customize players and teams, but you can customize leagues. Want to have a small league and only play 16 games a season? Done. Want to have a 30-team, 162-game season? Done. SMB2 will generate any missing teams, league names, divisions, and conferences to fill the league.

    Of course there are a few minor flaws. Fielders struggle at times to pick up baseballs that are relatively close, starting pitchers often go way too deep into games, and all the customization can't be shared with the rest of the SMB2 player base.

    However, it is the commitment to the fundamentals that makes SMB2 such a good game. It gets the fundamentals of the sport right. The controls are basic and easy to learn, the ego system allows for a unique experience for each user and allows them to control the challenge they face. The customization adds an entirely new layer to the game that will keep players hooked .

    SMB2 is not just another "arcade baseball game." It very well may be the best sports game of the year. Metalhead absolutely crushed it.
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  6. May 11, 2018
    8
    Very good game, lot of fun to play, nice graphics, stadiums and crowd atmosphere, also play against online opponents, nice addition. This gameVery good game, lot of fun to play, nice graphics, stadiums and crowd atmosphere, also play against online opponents, nice addition. This game has made baseball more appealing to me. Expand
  7. May 8, 2018
    8
    There aren’t too many baseball games about so I’m always pleased to see a new baseball game enter the field because I’m a big of the genre.There aren’t too many baseball games about so I’m always pleased to see a new baseball game enter the field because I’m a big of the genre. The game in question is called Super Mega Baseball 2 and I was really looking forward to it because I really enjoyed the first instalment of the series back in 2015 and it’s a game I still enjoy to this day. Thankfully Super Mega Baseball 2 includes what was good about the first game and in some ways it improves over the original game, which is great. The physics were good in the original game, but to my surprise they were even better here. Everything about the batting and fielding oozes realism and when everything is in full flow you end up having a very immersive and enjoyable experience. Another thing they get spot on is that they make the game accessible to all gamers and you can tweak the challenge to how you want to play. So if your playing with your children then they can gain an upper hand and make things more fair, so everybody can enjoy the gameplay. Despite them making things very accessible you will still however need to get used to the controls that have been implemented. Don’t get me wrong the controls aren’t bad by any means it’s just that they feel a little awkward at times and this awkwardness will affect how you play from time to time. Another problem the game also has is in regards to the AI. The AI can act peculiar at times and they don’t do things you expect them to do so the realism can suffer a bit because of this. Thankfully though this isn’t a major problem and you easily forget about this because the game is best enjoyed with real people. If you like playing online then you will be very pleased with the online offering that’s been included. Everything plays out really well and I didn’t suffer with any problems when playing the game online, which is great. The online components give the game even more replaybility and in terms of content the game has more than enough to keep you satisfied, so you won’t be getting bored anytime soon. One of my favourite things about the first game was the presentation side of things, and thankfully it’s even better here. Visually the game has a nice arcadey look to it and when you combine that with the nice sound design it ends up delivering more fun and enjoyment to you. At the end of the day if you’re a fan of baseball game’s then you will thoroughly enjoy what Super Mega Baseball 2 brings to the table. It manages to create a very realistic experience and it doesn’t suffer with many problems, so all you end up having with this game is an incredible amount of fun and I thoroughly recommend that you give it a try. Expand