The legendary Major League Baseball franchise returns to the diamond. Make History.
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Mixed (151 reviews) - 44% of the 151 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 30, 2015

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About This Game

The legendary Major League Baseball franchise returns with fresh game modes, authentic ballparks, improved animations and deep stat tracking.

New game features and enhancements include:

Authentic ballparks with unique characteristics from every Major League Baseball club
Modify your lineup with complete MLB rosters or play classic R.B.I. Baseball mode with 16 player rosters
Stat tracking by team, player and season league leaders across multiple seasons
Features over 1,000 MLB Players with detailed attributes based on hundreds of millions of data points from the MLB.com database
Master the art of hitting and fielding with 2-button retro controls. Optional fielding controls using face buttons.
Own the pitch: Control the movement of your pitch from start to finish
Adjustable difficulty settings; Easy, Medium, Hard

Multiple Game Modes:
Online multiplayer includes friendly and ranked games
Season, Postseason & Exhibition Mode

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 9500GT
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Requires two gamepads for local multiplayer
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7+
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires two gamepads for local multiplayer
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Overall:
Mixed (151 reviews)
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iamtheschalrus
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
Graphics, gameplay, controls, mechanics, animations, no trading, no hr derby or bp all makes this a bummer. I was beyond excited to get this game a while back and just don't enjoy it. Playing Hardball 4 in dosbox for a graphically similar, but superior-playing game.
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Echofox82
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
Fun game for what it is with good customer support.
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SimmsSailboat
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
Bought the game, first screen asks to download new roster, screen does not go any further whether you press yes or no
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Azsouth.TVR
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
This is the first real review I'v ever written for a steam game and unfortunately it's a bad one. I didn't even get past the load in when I was told there was a roster update available with unclickable yes or no buttons, spent 7 minutes waiting on the screen for anything to happen while the music played in the background then decided to try and get a refund. Was looking for a baseball game I could go big and run a franchise w/, maybe create characters, or depending on my mood play every single game of a season rather than having the computer play seasons like one would for other games that allow for franchise. Idk if this game has franchise as I stated I can't get by the unclickable popup on the loading page.
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Discofry
( 15.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 24
it just like actual baseball
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Saxon
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 18
Its ♥♥♥♥
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ahole
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 15
SUMMARY:

Well RBI Baseball is a very bare bones game with little features and fast gameplay, everything from a new batter to pitching changes or a pinch hitter is instant. This game reminds me of the snes era of baseball games with updated graphics, and even less features than those had. The game could be decent if the only problem was lack of common features found in all modern baseball games today but unfortunately it isn't. I really wanted to look past the shortcomings and give this a good review but I can't, too many problems I've never experienced in any baseball game ever. I only continue to play this because it's the only MLB baseball game on steam, so I deal with. I can only recommend this game to you if you're in the same position, it's still not a good game. Just be warned too some people say they lose their season after the regular season ends and the playoff starts, so be warned.

You get Exhibition, Season, World Series, no playoffs, home run derby, or all star game. No create a player, you can pinch hit but can not pinch run or sub a fielder.


BUGS:

This game is riddled with bugs, some of them just plain break the rules of the game, some are as follows:

I fly out to left field, think game is frozen so hit buttons and the runners on 1st and 2nd move towards 2nd and 3rd, this gets the left fielder to throw the ball to 3rd, does not tag the runner, then throws to first who doesn't tag a runner either and I'm called out for a double play. I did tag up.

Again flew out to left thought was frozen, send runner from 1st and 2nd to 2nd and 3rd, he throws to 3rd then 1st, 1st baseman catches ball while runner is between 1st and 2nd and I'm called out triple play. I had tagged up.

I didn't know the how to control runners properly and ended a play with two runners on second, he threw the ball to second and both were called safe and they stayed there for the inning.

Some very obvious balls called strikes and vice versa.

Shortstop managed to knock the ball down once and it was called an error, which never would have happened after a leaping jump managed to keep the batter from extra bases and keep the ball in the infield.

Had a ball clearly go foul but the umpire never called it and it was somehow in play.

DUMB AI:

I'm not on the hardest difficulty but the AI is till pretty dumb, making mistakes little leaguers wouldn't even make such as:

Not taking the ball to first with two outs.
Holding onto the ball instead of throwing back to infield/cutoff.
Throwing from outfield to wrong base.
Once threw the ball from the wall all the way to home plate and I scored while it slowly rolled to the catcher.
Steals after ball crosses plate.
Doesn't just miss, but starts to swing after the ball crosses plate.
Sometimes will just throw terrible pitches, ball after ball after ball.



I wish there was more I could say that is good about the game. The hitting system is cool, it relies more on timing and location of ball on the bat rather than choosing if you're hitting for contact or power or manually controlling if you're going to pull or go for opposite field.

I don't have that many hours in this game but there isn't much else to say except new bugs I'd find by playing.

Oh, and the worst part, there is no damn CITGO sign at Fenway. If they can't get the rights for the CITGO every game always has the sign with some other fake logo on it. It's symbolic, and a huge oversight. I'm probably nitpicking at this point but it is the only game I've played that didn't have it :(
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Thorvice
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 30
If you don't have a contorller don't even attempt this game. You have to google how to even navigate the menu because the game only tells you the "select" and "back" controls. All the control trips are for a gamepad. Clearly not meant to be played without one and it doesn't tell you that before playing.
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NYankee222
( 257.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 30
I absolutely love this game! I usually stick with the MLB the Show series, but this looked like the only good Steam baseball game. If you like baseball, just yes. Buy this game. Do as much as you can to buy this game. The graphics are a little cartoony, but if a game has Xbox 360 Control Compatibility, then hell yes, one of the greatest games I have ever played. "Best. Game. Ever!" - Comic Book Guy
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OD_Kush76
( 80.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 27
Simple old school fun.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
74 of 85 people (87%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 2, 2015
All I want is an up-to-date baseball game I can play on the PC. I feel like we haven't had one for years and RBI Baseball comes close but its so insanely buggy that its close to unplayable.

I've played RBI for just a few hours, here's what I've seen:

- Can't throw
- Online opponent can't throw
- Player I'm controlling starts running off the field
- Outs not recognized
- Hit-by-pitch not recognized
- Pop-up catches not recognized
- Mercy rule not honored
- Throws going to the player

I'm not looking for a dialed in, well balanced, baseball simulator. I like the arcade feel of RBI, but the bugs are making it a real challenge to play and I can't see myself putting some serious time in with this game because of them...

The good news is, they've already patched the game once, maybe we'll see more patches shortly to address some of the playability issues. I do like the feel of the game has potential and it is a baseball game I want to play. But in its current state, don't get it.
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59 of 79 people (75%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2015
If you are looking for a realistic baseball game then do not buy this game. R.B.I. is a arcade baseball game that is very fast paced and gets to the point. In my opinion this is a very fun baseball game but like I said do not compare this game to games such as MLB the show 15.
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30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2015
This is about as bare bones as you can get for a sports game, Very limited options, no trades during the season, no free agency, no multiple seasons... it's generally lacking in many areas which sports games have become known for in recent years.

The good - it has the official MLB license, which means real teams and players. It's simplistic and very casual, you can just pick up and play, other than getting timing down for hitting it's easy to play. If you are an older gamer you'll appriciate the throw back to old sports games.

The bad - The game just isn't anywhere near the standard sports games have been held too far years. Lack of options, lack of customization, lack of multiple seasons. While these things were common place back in the the early 2000's when games were limited, those limitations don't exist anymore. The graphics are kind of meh, that normally doesn't matter in sports games but the player animations are rough, they glide rather than run. Also it seems to have quite a few issues with fielding on line drives...

Generally speaking, Super Mega Baseball is a far superior product, which is only held back by it's lack of a MLB license. I'd only recommend this game if you're a massive hardcore fan of throwback games. Even then it's a tough recommendation because the game just isn't very fun to play..

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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2015
This is a nice game. It's a retro style Baseball game with an arcade feel to it. The graphics are decent; not over the top, and not bad either. It's good to see an MLB game on the PC.

Positives:
A Baseball game back on the PC
Works with a Logitech Dual Action Controller, however some of the controls don't match up; hit is button 1, bunt button 2, steal button 3 (and direction). All of those controls are easy to use though. :)
Pitching and hitting are fun
Season mode with stats
Choice of 162 games in a season, 82, or 51. (Yes season mode appears to work now so far. the relief pitcher bug is now fixed. :)
MLB rosters
Sounds of the crowd are pretty good, they cheer when they should; sounds cool when someone hits a homerun as well
Games can be played in a reasonable amount of time. I lost 6-2 in my first season game and it lasted around 45 minutes. It took me 1-2 exhibition games to get used to the controls, but they are pretty good.

Minus:
Fielding is a bit tough at first, but you can set it on assist which means the fielders do the fielding and you do the throwing if needed.
Graphics could be better
No Myplayer, and no trades.
Mouse control in the menus (or at all) isn't supported; have to use keyboard or gamepad.
There are a few bugs I ran into like a pitcher fielding the ball in the 12th on the mound, and he couldn't throw or move. This only happened once so far though.

Overall:
Pick up this game if you want a decent MLB game, and you want to support PC sports games.
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35 of 47 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2015
This is the first review I have ever written here on the Steam forums. Unfortunately, this is the first time that I have felt the need to do so in order to warn others of possible support issues with the support for the game. I'm not going to go into details, but if you are thinking about buying the game, go to the forums for the game here first, to see what other people are having problems with and the lack of response by the developer, among other things.

If you do decide to buy it, I would heavily advise you to stay under the 2-hour rule for Steam's refund policy,and make your decision in two weeks, so you can refund the game if you too, find it unacceptable.
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33 of 46 people (72%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2015
Ever feel like going back in time to a more simplistic baseball game that has an arcadey feel? To the baseball games we had on SNES/N64? Then this game is for you!
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
100.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2015
This game takes me back to my Sega Genesis days playing World Series Baseball and Ken Griffey Jr. Presents MLB on the SNES. As a kid I put so many hours into those games, studied the stats and never blinked once. This is nostalgic.

It doesn't compare in any way, shape or form to the MLB games of today as this was made to feel old school.

The graphics are basic and the gameplay is VERY fast, which I love. You can play a 9-inning game in 20 minutes and there are no cut-scenes or replays in between plays or innings and that is just fine with me.

The menus are very clean and easy to navigate. I didn't expect to have the rosters update and stay current with the actual MLB clubs, so that is a very nice touch.

I am playing with an XBox controller and the controls are not perfect. I swear I'll press right on the d-pad to throw to first base but the ball will go to second. Frustrating, but I can live with it. Hitting is very straight-forward and easy. Pitching can be challenging but it is nowhere near as difficult as fielding (atleast for me). I can't catch a fly-ball to save my life. I find it very hard to judge where the ball is going to land.

Anyways enough about me. This game is a lot of fun and it is highly recommended for baseball video game fans of the early to mid 90's. I plan to put many more hours into this game!
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25 of 36 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2015
I'm a WiiU and PC guy and this game fills a nice missing void in my life. I like the simplistic sports games that just involve playing the sport and not so much a managment sim. R.B.I. Seems to be just that. There are the standard managment options but I don't feel like I need to spend 30 min setting up just to play an actul game. It is not on the level of the 2k games, but if your a fan of baseball, or classic style baseball games pick this up.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 12, 2015
I originally gave this game a poor review because of the pitcher substitution bug that made the game unplayable. However that was fixed rather quickly (1 day). I am now pretty pleased with the game. I have an occasional graphics bug where weird lines go through the playing field, etc. Quitting the game, then opening the game again and continuing my game in progress fixes the issue.

I love this game for what it is. I work in an office 50+ hours a week. I like being able to play a quick game here and there. A game can take as little at 20 minutes. Hitting and pitching is pretty easy. It definitely reminds me of the classic nostalgic games I played growing up. It reminds me of the baseball games on Sega Genesis with more recent/modern graphics. They do a great job of releasing roster updates as well. It's about time baseball comes back to PC.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2015
Really fun to play. This is not meant to be an in-depth sim like The Show, just a fun, two-button game where you press a button and hope your pitcher yanks one over the wall. You're supposed to leave your starter in for all 9 innings and laugh when he can't get his 4 seamer above 60mph, but still strikes out the side anyway.

Most negative reviews I'm seeing missed the point. This game was meant to be even simpler than Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball for the N64 back in the late 90's, and I think it's done that. Although that game will always be the best baseball game of all time, RBI feels much the same.

I would have liked a more intuitive UI. We can't play local multiplayer without two 360 controllers, which is a pain. Feels a bit underdeveloped / rushed.

I hope the success of this game will spark development of a cross-platform PC baseball sim (such as The Show or something similar) where people can be more competetive and in-depth.
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