Out of the Park Baseball 17 - now officially licensed by MLB.com and the MLBPA - is the best baseball strategy game ever created! Guide your favorite MLB franchise to glory, play any historical season or create a fictional baseball world. Play solo or in online leagues. Own the future - rewrite the past!
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Very Positive (28 reviews) - 82% of the 28 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Mar 22, 2016

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August 9

OOTP 17 Update #8 HOTFIX, Version 17.10.67 Available!

Good morning!

Unfortunately, the last update (version 17.10.65) introduced some issues which were critical, so we have fixed them over the weekend and just released a hotfix update, version 17.10.67. Fixes include AI issues with player releases, missing promotion/demotion indicators (arrows) and some other tweaks. Also included are the latest historical database updates (error corrections).

Sorry for the inconvenience!
Markus

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August 5

OOTP 17 Update #8, Version 17.10.65 Available!

Good morning!

We have just released the latest update of OOTP 17, version 17.10.65. It fixes reported issues and adds a few nice tweaks & features. This is probably the last update for OOTP 17 as we're now switching to OOTP 18 development :)

Note: If you are having trouble with the game starting and using a Radeon graphics card, please uninstall the app "Plays.tv" which comes with the Radeon's drivers. It conflicts with OOTP and causes the crash.

Here is the complete changelist (compared to update #7, version 17.9.60):
- Added game recaps for playoff games
- Added optional inflation for all financial amounts
- Added option to set all minor leagues to base AI on potential or current ratings
- Added option to disable rainouts, contract opt-outs
- Improved 2016 MLB roster sets (need to start new game for changes to apply)
- Adjusted scheduled starters for playoffs
- Adjusted written scouting report to better match displayed ratings
- Fixed cases of balls rolling under walls
- Fixed case where switching to viewing OSA ratings could alter player demands
- Improved trade speed
- Adjusted aging for player's speed and stealing
- Adjusted contract demands for young players
- Fixed player expense calculation for salary cap
- Fixed crash if defensive player injured on 3rd out and due up first next inning
- Fixed case where users could create quickstarts out of online league games
- Fixed where the computer manager could ignore age limits in certain situations
- Fixed issues with historical leagues which have no first-year player draft but historical minor leagues
- Fixed AI issues with historical league teams that have no minor league teams in the 1920's
- Fixed case where rule 5 picks were not being returned to their original teams in online leagues
- Fixed case where we were recalculating player ratings in historical games when no recalc was specified if other options changed
- Fixed several small bugs and cosmetic issues

Cheers!
Markus

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About This Game

Out of the Park Baseball 17 - now officially licensed by MLB.com and the MLBPA - is the best baseball strategy game ever created!

"OOTP is an astonishing accomplishment!" - Boston Red Sox Principal Owner John W. Henry

Out of the Park Baseball 17 is a baseball fan’s dream. Step into the shoes of a GM and/or field manager to own the future or rewrite the past of your favorite real-world franchise. Build the team the way you want to. Start a new career with your favorite 2016 MLB team or span through almost 150 years of baseball history and run any team from the past! You can even set up your own fictional baseball universe or compete in online leagues against other OOTP players. The possibilities in OOTP 17 are endless.

The brand new 2016 MLB roster set will include all projected Opening Day MLB rosters as well as the complete minor league system down to the rookie leagues and even future draft classes. Can Jake Arrieta, David Price, and Johnny Cueto give their teams the pitching boosts they need? Will Albert Pujols, Chris Davis, and Bryce Harper once again help power their clubs to victory? Can the Kansas City Royals repeat or will the Chicago Cubs finally win the World Series again? Find out and guide your favorite MLB franchise to glory!

Dive into the more hands-on management and set your team's lineups, pitching staffs, and in-game strategy. You can oversee your league at a high level, or play out each game, managing play by play or even pitch by pitch. OOTP players progress realistically over time. Build a team through the draft, or sign big free agents to put you over the top!

New Features in OOTP 17 include:

  • The all-new MLBPA license lets players come alive. For the first time ever, Out of the Park Baseball features authentic FaceGen images of real players. With player aging, real-time emotion, and automatic uniform adjustment based on trades and free agency for most major leaguers, you’re more in touch with your club than ever.
  • New 3D animation with moving player symbols making plays and greatly improved authentic 3D major league ballparks deliver the most powerful in-game experience yet.
  • All-new Historical Exhibition mode allows you to pit any two major league teams from 1901 to 2015 against each other in a single game or series of multiple lengths. Or set up any past World Series matchup with authentic rosters automatically imported. What if...?
  • Authentic historical minor league systems from 1919 through 2015 with a database of more than 100,000 real players let you navigate farm systems to unprecedented levels.
  • New support for multi-core processors means that Out of the Park Baseball 17 cranks through simulations and other tasks at up to 60% better speeds than last season.
  • Automatically generated game recap headlines and stories report on key events throughout the games and your overall experience.
  • GMs will face smarter, more cunning AI GMs and managers that have individualized, personal approaches to roster-building, scouting, and finances.
  • A beautiful, redesigned game interface makes it easy for armchair GMs and managers to build their baseball empire.
  • And much more, like recoded scouting, better AI, more realistic player development, definable trade needs etc. Dozens of new features await you!

Own the future - rewrite the past!

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System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.X/Win10
    • Processor: Intel or AMD, 32 bit or 64 bit
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 or newer
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.X/Win10
    • Processor: Intel or AMD, 32 bit or 64 bit
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 or newer
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Max OSX 10.8 or higher
    • Processor: Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 or newer
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Max OSX 10.8 or higher
    • Processor: Intel CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 or newer
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any 32-bit and most 64-bit Linux OS
    • Processor: Intel or AMD, 32 bit or 64 bit
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 or newer
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Any 32-bit and most 64-bit Linux OS
    • Processor: Intel or AMD, 32 bit or 64 bit
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 or newer
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (28 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (268 reviews)
Recently Posted
jmilone
126.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Great game for the baseball nuts and those that love to just build a team. I find this game to be totally addicting and just so much fun.
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North West
101.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Key stats don't seem to matter in a players and teams performance on field. Nor do the ratings of the individual player or team....

I'm not sure how this game works... If stats or player ratings don't matter???

I have a 15-0 pither with a K/9 of 3.5 and a B/9 of 6... He should be 0-15!

Its so weird
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rpf515
304.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
This game is easily the best sports simulator out there. The amount of in depth stats and the creativity that it spawns are just fantastic. 10 out of 10 would buy again.
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tweigel76
42.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Addictive!
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rpm1974
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
So, I donwloaded this game and had a really hard time getting it to work. I opened a ticekt and it read as such:

At start up I get the error "OOTP found the crashed_on_startup flag has been set. Obviously the game crashed when you started it last time........etc". It then launches the application and throws an error that the OOTP.exe has stopped working and closes out. I just purchased this and it has never launched properly. Please advise.


I received a response and it gave me instructions to uninstal/reinstall and then set up the trace. I did as instructed and added to the ticket. Same result. That was on August first. No response. Have sent a follow up on the ticket, still no response.

I was really looking forward to this game....I am really unhappy with the result and support.

Be careful....it has good reviews but I have yet to see the product work.
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hjunkins13
621.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
This is by far the greatest sports Sim ever. And I love all the stats after stats and even more stats! Greatest game ever!!
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TheCloser17
67.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
I've now put quite a few hours into OOTP 17 now since buying it in July so I can now fairly give a review and also compare to last years OOTP 16. First thing I noticed different from last year was the design and colors of the screens. Much better imo and easier to read. Something else that is much improved over last years game is the trading. You can actually now make a list of needs you are wanting so the computer makes more offers to you making the game more realistic in that area. Now I'm not saying the trades are easier to make, I still always get the they want two five star players for their 4 star and 3 star thing happening but overall this new function really adds to the game.
Now to just go over the game in general and not comparing to last years game. If you like baseball and sims you will absolutley LOVE this game. The options to starting leagues are never ending. There is almost nothing you can't make your league into with all the options given. You can base a league on current MLB seasons, historical MLB seasons. You can dump all the MLB players into a pool and draft them into new teams. You can start fictional leagues. You can decide on whether its an offensive league, pitching league or neutral league. You can start foreign leagues. It's endless.
The interface can be a bit tricky to learn to start but after a bit it starts to fall into place for you as things are designed well for the most part. My biggest complaint about the game is when setting individual player game strategies you can't always see all the players stats needed to adjust you strategies. Otherwise they have done a great job on making sure you can almost always find what you are looking for easily after a bit of practice.
I highly recommend this game to baseball fans and sim fans, you can't do any better than this game. If you are wanting to learn more about basebal I also recommend this game as well, so much can be learned while playing the game, it won't take long before you know you've improved your baseball IQ.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
BirdCute
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Product received for free
Out of the Park Baseball 17 is a sports strategy game where you can bring your very own baseball team to success. You can play both against bots or real people.
If this review is too long for you, I suggest you to only read the first paragraph about the game's content and the final verdict at the end.

What is happening in the game:
You are a manager of a baseball team. You have to ensure that your team wins as much as possible by choosing the best prepared players and making the best moves in the game. If you know any other team management games or previous OOTP games, this one very similar to them, just with many improvements and added features.

Pros:
  • Clean Interface | I'm not a big baseball fan, but it was very clear what I had to do in the game. The menus look really nice and colourful, everything seems to be in order and the placement of all the options are really intuitive.
  • Ease of Use | As soon as I opened the game, it offered to help me with everything I might need to know in the game. Most things in the games are well explained, just in case you don't know everything about baseball. You can open one of the official tutorials at any time if something is not clear enough in the game. I got a lot of useful information in this game since I'm not living in a country where baseball is very popular.
  • Bug-Free Gameplay | I have not experienced a single bug in this game. I always encounter at least something, a typo, something a bit misplaced ... something. But not in this game. It's stunning since there is so much content included in this game.
  • Performance | This year's edition of Out of the Park Baseball finally has support for multi-core processors, which obviously means better performance on most computers. On my computer, the game was running without any performance drops at all times. Loading times were very short (sometimes, I wasn't able to read the text on the loading screens, which made me a bit sad, I confess) and there weren't many loading screens at all, so pretty much all the time dedicated to this game went to playing it, not waiting for it to load.
  • Multiplayer Support | I find it really impressive that you can also play this game with other players. I always thought that such games were meant to be more single player, but it seems like multiplayer support actually fits the genre perfectly. I mean, sports is about competing with others, isn't it? If someone doesn't believe that the game is not cheating and rigging the game, playing against real people is most certainly fair.
  • Supports Linux and MacOS | You can also play OOTP 17 on Linux and MacOS. I heard there are some issues with the Linux port, but it only occurs for some people.
  • Frequent Updates | Developers of this game often release updates that bring new content and fix bugs and glitches. It's good to see a developer paying attention to their game, even though they release a new major version every year anyway.

Cons:
  • Pricing | I know some people are willing to pay a lot for such games, but I still think that $40 is a bit too much for a game like this. I know that a lot of work went into it, but I just don't think that this price is justified. It's fun, it has a lot of content, but just not enough for the price. GTA V is often discounted to a price below $40 and it's well worth its money, which is something that I can't say for this game. Sadly.
  • Replayability | I'm going to say something that a lot of people won't agree with, but I'm going to say it anyway: the game is fun for some hours, but then it kind of lost its charm for me. I am not going to blame it on the game, it's probably just because I'm not so used to baseball. So if you are into this kind of games and you know for yourself that you like

The final verdict:
The game is good, but the high price can be an obstacle when considering purchasing. If you have played any OOTP games before, you should know that this game is just like the old ones, but improved in many ways. If that is something you are willing to pay for, go for it. If you haven't played any previous games, you should consider purchasing it when it gets discounted. It offers solid gameplay and it can be quite fun and challenging at moments. I know people who spent hundreds of hours into such game so if you're one of such people, this might be a game for you.
Although the price is an issue, I'm going to recommend this game as every game gets discounted if you wait for a little. Also, OOTP is a well-made game and deserves to be supported.

With love,
BirdCute

Note that my copy of this game was obtained for free for reviewing purposes. However, this did not affect the quality and objectivity of this review.
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drunken.lobster
177.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Hands down, this is the best GM simulation for baseball ever made. It's surprisingly realistic as far as contracts the players want and performance of teams over time. If you don't know what "GM" means, don't bother with this game. If you are a student of the game of baseball, this game is soma.

Online leagues are still community driven, but they exist if you want to try this multiplayer.
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Byzantium
322.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
About as detailed a baseball management simulation as you could ever want. Works perfectly well taking over on Opening Day of this season as your team of choice without any modifications, and given the level of detail and the tremendous set of options to tweak that's an excellent place to start. But playing OotP 17 and only running forward from this season is putting a nuclear reactor to work powering a desk fan.

Among other features offered by the simulation not only is there nearly the entire history of the MLB as potential starting points at a formidible level of detail (and if that isn't enough detail, the community around this game has added more), but also the ability to invent an entire fictional history of baseball, again with extensive tools already in-game and even more provided by modders.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
67.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
I've now put quite a few hours into OOTP 17 now since buying it in July so I can now fairly give a review and also compare to last years OOTP 16. First thing I noticed different from last year was the design and colors of the screens. Much better imo and easier to read. Something else that is much improved over last years game is the trading. You can actually now make a list of needs you are wanting so the computer makes more offers to you making the game more realistic in that area. Now I'm not saying the trades are easier to make, I still always get the they want two five star players for their 4 star and 3 star thing happening but overall this new function really adds to the game.
Now to just go over the game in general and not comparing to last years game. If you like baseball and sims you will absolutley LOVE this game. The options to starting leagues are never ending. There is almost nothing you can't make your league into with all the options given. You can base a league on current MLB seasons, historical MLB seasons. You can dump all the MLB players into a pool and draft them into new teams. You can start fictional leagues. You can decide on whether its an offensive league, pitching league or neutral league. You can start foreign leagues. It's endless.
The interface can be a bit tricky to learn to start but after a bit it starts to fall into place for you as things are designed well for the most part. My biggest complaint about the game is when setting individual player game strategies you can't always see all the players stats needed to adjust you strategies. Otherwise they have done a great job on making sure you can almost always find what you are looking for easily after a bit of practice.
I highly recommend this game to baseball fans and sim fans, you can't do any better than this game. If you are wanting to learn more about basebal I also recommend this game as well, so much can be learned while playing the game, it won't take long before you know you've improved your baseball IQ.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Product received for free
Out of the Park Baseball 17 is a sports strategy game where you can bring your very own baseball team to success. You can play both against bots or real people.
If this review is too long for you, I suggest you to only read the first paragraph about the game's content and the final verdict at the end.

What is happening in the game:
You are a manager of a baseball team. You have to ensure that your team wins as much as possible by choosing the best prepared players and making the best moves in the game. If you know any other team management games or previous OOTP games, this one very similar to them, just with many improvements and added features.

Pros:
  • Clean Interface | I'm not a big baseball fan, but it was very clear what I had to do in the game. The menus look really nice and colourful, everything seems to be in order and the placement of all the options are really intuitive.
  • Ease of Use | As soon as I opened the game, it offered to help me with everything I might need to know in the game. Most things in the games are well explained, just in case you don't know everything about baseball. You can open one of the official tutorials at any time if something is not clear enough in the game. I got a lot of useful information in this game since I'm not living in a country where baseball is very popular.
  • Bug-Free Gameplay | I have not experienced a single bug in this game. I always encounter at least something, a typo, something a bit misplaced ... something. But not in this game. It's stunning since there is so much content included in this game.
  • Performance | This year's edition of Out of the Park Baseball finally has support for multi-core processors, which obviously means better performance on most computers. On my computer, the game was running without any performance drops at all times. Loading times were very short (sometimes, I wasn't able to read the text on the loading screens, which made me a bit sad, I confess) and there weren't many loading screens at all, so pretty much all the time dedicated to this game went to playing it, not waiting for it to load.
  • Multiplayer Support | I find it really impressive that you can also play this game with other players. I always thought that such games were meant to be more single player, but it seems like multiplayer support actually fits the genre perfectly. I mean, sports is about competing with others, isn't it? If someone doesn't believe that the game is not cheating and rigging the game, playing against real people is most certainly fair.
  • Supports Linux and MacOS | You can also play OOTP 17 on Linux and MacOS. I heard there are some issues with the Linux port, but it only occurs for some people.
  • Frequent Updates | Developers of this game often release updates that bring new content and fix bugs and glitches. It's good to see a developer paying attention to their game, even though they release a new major version every year anyway.

Cons:
  • Pricing | I know some people are willing to pay a lot for such games, but I still think that $40 is a bit too much for a game like this. I know that a lot of work went into it, but I just don't think that this price is justified. It's fun, it has a lot of content, but just not enough for the price. GTA V is often discounted to a price below $40 and it's well worth its money, which is something that I can't say for this game. Sadly.
  • Replayability | I'm going to say something that a lot of people won't agree with, but I'm going to say it anyway: the game is fun for some hours, but then it kind of lost its charm for me. I am not going to blame it on the game, it's probably just because I'm not so used to baseball. So if you are into this kind of games and you know for yourself that you like

The final verdict:
The game is good, but the high price can be an obstacle when considering purchasing. If you have played any OOTP games before, you should know that this game is just like the old ones, but improved in many ways. If that is something you are willing to pay for, go for it. If you haven't played any previous games, you should consider purchasing it when it gets discounted. It offers solid gameplay and it can be quite fun and challenging at moments. I know people who spent hundreds of hours into such game so if you're one of such people, this might be a game for you.
Although the price is an issue, I'm going to recommend this game as every game gets discounted if you wait for a little. Also, OOTP is a well-made game and deserves to be supported.

With love,
BirdCute

Note that my copy of this game was obtained for free for reviewing purposes. However, this did not affect the quality and objectivity of this review.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
-Started as GM for the 2013 Astros
-Traded Away Everyone
-Methodically constructed half-decent team
-Won 91 games and the division
-Beat Red Sox in Game 7 to win World Series
-Next year, got off to a rough start
-Owner got ♥♥♥♥♥♥
-Fired on July 1
-Only available job: Managing the Akron Rubber Ducks

10/10 Would be forced to manage Akron Rubber Ducks again
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Same old classic with a few new bells and whistles. There is few sports simulations like it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
61.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
This is the best baseball sim on the market. Whether you want to take control of a team, just simulate the league and see how things pan out, or just watch a random series/repeat history, this game is amazing. If you are remotely interested in baseball sims, I cannot recommend this enough.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
128.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Best baseball sim made so far. You can do pretty much whatever you want. Have a historical playthrough Where you have Ichiro, A-Rod, Edgar Martinez, Randy Johnson, and Ken Griffey Jr on the Mariners. Have a playthrough where athletes like Thurman Munson, Roberto Clemente, Oscar Taveras, Darryl Kile, and Lou Gehrig don't die young. Make a Rockies team that has pitchers, the sky is the limit.

1871 is as far back as you can start (Lot of fun to start there too).
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52 of 60 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2,058.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Out of the Park Baseball (OOTP for short) 17 is a text based baseball simulation. It contains features for historical gameplay, single player gameplay, custom universe/leagues gameplay and online multiplayer gameplay. The game allows you to take an active role in developing rosters and teams, or managing them. This is done through being a General manager, a manager and even play as the commissioner(you are able to play all three at once, or any combination of the two).

OOTP 17 offers new features over previous editions. They now have full support from MLB and MLBPA(obtained through licensing), so you will have accurate rosters, faces(done through facegen models) and with no worries that they will disappear. Simulation speed has been increased as the new code is allowing the use of multicore processors, which is a huge benefit. The AI also has been enhanced to be smarter in how they draft players, manage players, and develop teams. They will also make decisions depending on your goals and strategy. These are just some of the major changes that OOTP has offered over previous editions.

OOTP has one of the strongest modding communities around for sport simulation games. The community greatly enhances the vanilla gameplay. For instance, historical gameplay has accurate rosters, player attributes, statistics and settings for the era you choose to play(you can play from the grass roots of baseball, negro leagues, or any specific season). You can choose to play it as a single season campaign or start a franchise and build your league from the 1880’s to whenever you choose to end(the starting point is up to you!). The community also offers tools to develop uniforms and baseball caps, and there’s literally thousands already pre-made for you to use if you want to choose from them.

The gaming modes available(and some of this is a repeat of above, I apologize), are single player, and multiplayer. Single player modes allow you to play out single exhibition games with modern and historical teams. You can play as MLB teams, which will have player accurate rosters and attributes. You are also able to create your own fictional leagues, which is a massively popular feature for many players in the OOTP community. You can start from any time frame, and you can customize the league to fit your needs or gameplay style(there are many sliders to adjust to your likings, and needs). Regardless of the league, the game will track and keep a massive history of your statistics as your world/league develops.

The game also features multiplayer gameplay where you can compete in leagues against others, which will put you against the most difficult of opponents(or easy, if they don’t know what they’re doing ;) ). The league will track statistics as if you were in a single player franchise. Many leagues out there have dedicated websites where you can follow the action of the league as it unfolds. It is really a neat feature.

The development team is very active and proactive in fixing bugs and glitches within their games. You don’t have to worry about issues going unnoticed or fixed, and they are very open minded to additional features they may have fixed(as long as they are deemed reasonable of course). The best way to suggest and fill out bug notifications is to use the main forums on their websites, which is ootpdevelopments.com . The community is also very helpful in helping new players learn and teach players about the game(I myself have helped a few players learn the game of baseball and the workings of OOTP).

In conclusion, after 2000+ hours of OOTP 16 gameplay, and 1200+ hours of OOTP15 gameplay, I can honestly say this is the best addition to the series to date. I have never had a game give back so much in value then what OOTP has. It is simply the best baseball simulation on the market(possibly the best sports simulation as well). The game is very polished, and if you are a baseball fan, or a sports fan, I highly recommend that you take a chance on OOTP17. You will NOT be disappointed.

This game is a 10/10 for me. I hope to see you on the field!
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43 of 46 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
This is my first year playing OOTP and I must say I am very impressed with the game. Altho the mass amount of menu screens makes it look daunting, A few games in and it just gets easier to use and navigate. Currently it is spring training and after playing the first 5 games of the season on the game it really feels like baseball is back in real life. The detail and numbers that goes into this game is incredible! I will definietly be buying OOTP every year now. Great game and I strongly recommend it
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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
205.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
I bought OOTP 15 because it was £2 on offer because I like sport management simulators and played it for 50 hours without a clue about the rules of baseball, strategy or the league. I deciced to buy OOTP17 because i was enjoying 15 so much and I now have over 200 hours spent on it as well as MLB online subscription to watch games. Do not be put off if you have never watched baseball (for the non-US players), if you like sport simulators, building a team, analysing stats, managing wages and transfers and finding the next superstar then give it a go. Beginners tip however, you need more than one starting pitcher.........

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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
67.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Do you like baseball?

I didn't. I really didn't. I liked a lot of different sports but I always thought baseball was boring, archaic and more an excuse to sit outside, drink beer and gawk at the occasional on-field event.

But then, for whatever reason -- I didn't have much else going on -- I started to watch baseball, because it was always on, pretty much every day, and it started to wrap itself around my brain in a pleasing way. Baseball is low-intensity matched with extreme peaks and valleys of emotion.

More importantly -- Baseball is a long continuous set of calculations based on the manipulation of variables in series after series of problems. Every at-bat, every pitch, every inning, every game is a test of odds and outcomes based on the pitcher, the batter, the fielders, the field, the weather, past results obscuring present values... Baseball is a worthwhile flux.

So - OOTP 17. This is the most advanced and ridiculously satisfying way to run your own personal baseball simulations. So maybe I should rephrase - Do you like Baseball as a concept? Because you will love OOTP.

(Also this year they added little moving pawns to the broadcast view, so it's starting to get satisfyingly similar to half-watching an actual baseball game.)

For those already owning OOTP 16 and mulling an upgrade I would say - the engine runs much faster this year on x64, some under the hood stuff has been nicely tweaked, bells and whistles (the pawns) aren't nothing, and of course, I feel pretty good about supporting this developer, given their track record.
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