How much time do you spend in each single session when you play games?

All-Star Baseball 2004

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
76
3.0
PlayStation 2
76
...
Xbox
77
...

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.


Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 1 3.0
PlayStation 2 Awaiting 1 votes...
Xbox 1 4.0
Combined MobyScore 2 3.5


The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
95
XboxNext Level Gaming
Sean usually takes the helm when it comes to All Star Baseball, but this year I was so blown away by the game myself that I wanted to help him review the three versions out there. And so, a conversation struck! Think of it like Roger Ebert and his partner.
94
PlayStation 2Next Level Gaming
Sean usually takes the helm when it comes to All Star Baseball, but this year I was so blown away by the game myself that I wanted to help him review the three versions out there. And so, a conversation struck! Think of it like Roger Ebert and his partner.
90
PlayStation 2Netjak
Once again in 2003, Acclaim has established themselves as the frontrunner in the overcrowded race to be the best in baseball video games. Even more competition has jumped into the fray this year, so it is becoming harder and harder for one title to stand out above the rest. All Star Baseball has consistently been at the top for the last two years, and its latest incarnation not only makes sure that this series stays at the top of the mountain, but it actually raises the bar and challenges itself to be bigger and better. Where it once held the crown because of nice graphics, deep game options and realistic gameplay, it has now added a plethora of features that will keep even the most hardcore baseball fan intrigued for months. All Star Baseball 2004 is as good as you are going to get with this year's crop of baseball titles.
87
XboxXBox Solution (XBS)
If you’re a true fan of the sport then you’ll be hard pressed to find a title with more replay value than All Star Baseball 2004. With a staggering number of options and game modes you’ll be playing well into next year’s first pitch. Roster updates through Xbox Live are a great addition, and from what we can tell will be a monthly download from the service, stretching out that replayability a bit more with every download. No Xbox Live play for the moment, but that seriously won’t affect my replay score at this point since chances are you would wind up playing a Series game with some whiner from Kansas City that decides to pause the game at the top of the ninth (I’m not bitter, really). Baseball fans be sure to take a look at ASB 2004.
84
GameCubeGaming Target
Baseball. America's pass-time. Where the boys of summer can earn a pass to Cooperstown. Love it or hate it, you probably have some feeling about baseball. Maybe you grew up going to the spring training camps with your grandpa. Maybe you get bored waiting for something to happen on the field. Everything can change when you take control of the action though. Videogames have become the bridge to a whole new world of action for our society of armchair quarterbacks and joystick jockeys. So, when it comes down to it, the question is really, "Which baseball videogame is for me?" Is it Acclaim's All Star Baseball 2004? It just very well may be.
83
GameCubeGameSpot
If you're looking for the latest baseball games available for Nintendo's GameCube console, your options are pretty slim. There's 3DO's High Heat Major League Baseball 2004, which is coming in May, and Acclaim's All-Star Baseball 2004, which is available now. Without a doubt, All-Star Baseball 2004 is the game to get if variety is your number one concern. The sheer number of available teams, modes, and bonuses is simply staggering.
83
XboxGameSpot
You can't compete against opponents online in All-Star Baseball 2004, but that's about the only feature missing from Acclaim's latest baseball game. While the people at Acclaim Studios Austin have done an excellent job of smoothing over many of the gameplay quirks that were evident in last year's game, the greatest push this year has been toward variety. The sheer number of available teams, modes, and bonuses is absolutely staggering.
83
PlayStation 2GameSpot
All-Star Baseball 2004 boasts the most features of any baseball game currently available. The people at Acclaim Studios Austin have done an excellent job of ironing out many of the gameplay quirks that were evident in last year's game, but the most obvious selling point for this year's release is its variety of options. The sheer number of available teams, modes, and bonuses is absolutely staggering.
82
PlayStation 2Deaf Gamers
All Star Baseball 2004 is a solid baseball simulation and will appeal to all fans of the sport, and even fans of games of the sport. This year's version offers a whole host of improvements over last year's version. Thankfully you can now perform in-game saves, which means you can enjoy the game even if you have a limited amount of time to play. The franchise mode is particularly impressive and can be tailored to your liking. All in all it's a very good Baseball game.
82
PlayStation 2GameSpy
Gamers won't go wrong by picking up All-Star Baseball 2004. It might not have the flash of MVP 2003 or World Series 2K3 or the sim- and stat-heaviness of High Heat 2004, but it's an enjoyable trip to the ballpark. The ability to download current rosters and save games at any point more than offsets the less-than-stellar graphics and sometimes challenging hitting. This is one veteran that can still bring it.
81
PlayStation 2IGN
This has got to be the most competitive year for baseball games in the history of the market. Not only has 3DO already released the aging but valiant High Heat Baseball 2004 to a legion of adoring fans, but Sony, Sega, and Electronic Arts are fast on its heels with excellent offerings of their own. The next contender in a year of hardball greatness, however, is Acclaim Austin's returning favorite All-Star Baseball 2004. And while it's possible that this version could boast the most features of any title in the category this season, it shares quite a few threads with High Heat in the fact that it's beginning to reveal some geriatrics (though in an entirely different light than Double H).
80
XboxGamePro (US)
It?s fair to say that All-Star Baseball 2004 is the best ASB yet, and fans of the series won?t go wrong with any version. The game?s tunable to all tastes and skill levels; it?s baseball at its almost finest.�
80
GameCubeGamePro (US)
All-Star Baseball is a perennial fan favorite, and the home crowd will not be disappointed by this year?s entry either. All-Star Baseball 2004 fields a scrappy game of baseball that?s good enough to make it a contender in three divisions?PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox.
80
GameCubeIGN
At this point, Acclaim's All-Star Baseball 2004 is beginning to show the age of the franchise. This is a good thing, because the amount of features, extras and tasty little details to warm a baseball fan's heart are easily the game's strongest features and you only get stuff like that when the developer -- Acclaim Austin, in this case -- has time to build on a title year after year. But there's some bad to go along with all of that good, because some of the same flaws that have plagued the series since its days on the Nintendo 64 have inexplicably made the transition to next generation consoles -- not once, but twice now.
80
XboxGamerDad
All-Star Baseball certainly lives up to its name. It offers the largest stable of former greats, some 50 in all, and it even offers many of the standouts and stars from the old Negro baseball league. Its obvious Acclaim decided the best way to deal with the competition is to match it in terms of baseball prowess, but at the same time, outdo them in terms of extras. All-Star throws shovel fulls of extras to entice you away from the competition. Mostly good stuff, not just gimmicks. Stuff like a trivia game, stadium tours, and DVD content. It even includes classic ballparks, just in case you really miss Shibe Park. There are seven fantasy ballparks in currently baseball-free North American cities, and you can pick and choose from over 30 mascots, making the expansion team options all the more interesting. All-Star also offers a deep franchise mode that rivals text sims like Over the Top Baseball.
80
XboxGameSpy
This spring, baseball fans have no shortage of ways to take the virtual field -- and All-Star Baseball 2004 is one of the best. The game may not have the flashy graphics of the other hardball titles, but the ability to download current rosters and to save games in mid-progress are both wonderful additions to the series and will have you overlooking any minor cosmetic glitches. This is one veteran that proves it can still bring it.
80
XboxIGN
At this point, Acclaim's All-Star Baseball 2004 is beginning to show the age of the franchise. This is a good thing, because the amount of features, extras and tasty little details to warm a baseball fan's heart are easily the game's strongest features and you only get stuff like that when the developer --Acclaim Austin, in this case-- has time to build on a title year after year. But there's some bad to go along with all of that good, because some of the same flaws that have plagued the series since its days on the Nintendo 64 have inexplicably made the transition to next generation consoles, not once, but twice now. The first iteration of storied franchises, and even some new games, got plenty of leeway when we first saw them on Xbox, but now that everybody knows what the system is capable of (thank you Splinter Cell and Panzer Dragoon Orta) it's clear ASB2004 is more of a veteran slugger than a true All-Star.
80
PlayStation 2GameZone
Fortunately for us sports gaming fans, we’re in the middle of a really interesting year of baseball titles with new innovative features and improvements in various fronts. It’s beginning to become increasingly difficult to pick a title out of the lineup, but if it’s a game rich in baseball history you’re looking for then All-Star Baseball 2004 has what you’re looking for so batter up, diamond fans.
80
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
All-Star Baseball is a perennial fan favorite, and the home crowd will not be disappointed by this year?s entry either. All-Star Baseball 2004 fields a scrappy game of baseball that?s good enough to make it a contender in three divisions?PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox.
79
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
All-Star Baseball 2004 is a game that I really wanted to like. It's got more extra features than any other baseball game out there this year. It's got some of the better commentary that I've heard in a baseball game this year. There are plenty of stats to be had. Creating an expansion team is very cool. The virtual tours are fun to watch. All of this is great, but what it all boils down to is the game of baseball and how it's played—and All-Star Baseball 2004 simply does not play as good a game of baseball as its competition does this year. If it was possible to mix the extras from All-Star Baseball 2004 and the gameplay from MVP Baseball 2003, this would be a baseball game for the ages.
79
PlayStation 2Digital Entertainment News (den)
Some baseball games may offer online play, some may offer sharper graphics or more voice acting, but no game offers a deeper, more realistic simulation of America’s oldest pastime. You'll be able to overlook the flaws thanks to generally excellent execution in what ASB 2004 does offer. Great stuff. If Acclaim can patch up the holes I point out in this review for next year, ASB 2005 has a chance to be next year’s perfect baseball game! In the meantime, this year’s version is still a must-have if you like your baseball sim-style.
79
GameCubeGameSpy
Every year, stories come out of spring training about the aging veteran trying to prove he still belongs on the team. This year's video game version of that graybeard would be Acclaim's All-Star Baseball 2004. The series has been around for a while and is definitely starting to show its years.
77
GameCubeArmchair Empire, The
All-Star Baseball 2004 does all the basics well and with the extra features and historical aspects, it’s worth playtime for the hardcore baseball fan. Even I, with an obvious indifference to the sport, got caught up in the game a few times over a couple of seasons.
74
XboxGamingTrend
This game is for those of you that love franchise modes, but not necessarily for a pick up and play game. The gameplay problems really hurt this game, especially from the defensive perspective. Overall this is a good game, but not a great one in the 2003 baseball battle.
74
XboxGame Chronicles
There are certainly better "playing" and even some better "looking" baseball games available for the Xbox, but none feature the massive amount of options and content you will find in ASB 2004. I can't think of any other baseball game that includes the old Negro Leagues, Post War Legends, and old-school players from the Dead Ball era. All-Star Baseball 2004 contains a wealth of content and is the dream title for those who want to explore the rich history of baseball or manage their own franchise. When it comes down to actually "playing" the game there are several issues that should have been resolved and weren't, and now you need to decide if you can cope with them for the privilege of playing the game.
73
PlayStation 2GamingTrend
This game is for those of you that love franchise modes, but not necessarily for a pick up and play game. The gameplay problems really hurt this game, especially from the defensive perspective. Overall this is a good game, but not a great one in the 2003 baseball battle.
72
GameCubeGame Chronicles
My computer and video game baseball experience dates back to the late 80’s where I began my rookie career with the Hardball series from Accolade. Time warp to the mid-90’s and you would have found me dabbling with Microsoft’s excellent baseball series, and then the 21st century brought great baseball titles like MLB SlugFest, High Heat, and All-Star Baseball.
70
GameCubeGame Freaks 365
Combined with a good development team and bad ideas, All-Star Baseball is only an average game compared to MVP. Sure it may be the most realistic, but sometimes a game can be too real and that just doesn't work. You may enjoy this game for its features, but you won't play it long, if you play MVP soon there after.
70
PlayStation 2Game Freaks 365
Combined with a good development team and bad ideas, All-Star Baseball is only an average game compared to MVP. Sure it may be the most realistic, but sometimes a game can be too real and that just doesn't work. You may enjoy this game for its features, but you won't play it long, if you play MVP soon there after.
70
XboxGame Freaks 365
Combined with a good development team and bad ideas, All-Star Baseball is only an average game compared to MVP. Sure it may be the most realistic, but sometimes a game can be too real and that just doesn't work. You may enjoy this game for its features, but you won't play it long, if you play MVP soon there after.
70
XboxTeamXbox
In the end all ASB2004 represents is a minor upgrade from ASB2003. Sure, there is the addition of classic teams and Negro League players and some nice extras, but if the gameplay suffers, what is the use? If you are really into baseball nostalgia and want downloadable rosters, then you might want to pick this version up. Rent it and you might end up trading in the old version to purchase the 2004 one. For all other baseball fans my advice is to give ASB2004 a try, don’t run out and pluck down the cash for it instantly.
70
PlayStation 2GameCell UK
As I mentioned before, I see the sheer amount of options and the difficulty (even on 'rookie' and with simple batting) putting the casual player off, and even with ASB2003's handy optional on-screen tips the game is likely to remain unfathomably American to some - But stick with it and learn the finer points (there's a lot of it on British TV at the mo) and Baseball is a truly great game. We found that ASB2003 really comes into its own when 2 (or more) players compete - the panicky errors in pitching, running and fielding that only a human opponent would make bring the game to life, and made it much more fun.
70
XboxGameDaily
All-Star Baseball 2004 has so many polished features and modes that it's a shame the actual gameplay fails to match up. If Acclaim improves the controls and A.I. and especially the animations for next year's edition, it would be a true contender for the baseball game crown. In its present state though, it only offers an attractive package, with average gameplay that drag down the experience. Check it out for its tribute to baseball's legacy, but you won't be staying around to play it.
70
GameCubeGameZone
Acclaim used to be the king of video baseball games with the first few editions of their All-Star Baseball franchise, but their reign atop the field looks like it may have ended. There are many more things to do in ASB than other baseball video games, but the lack of flashy graphics and quality gameplay make this game the choice for stat junkies and bonus feature fanatics, not for fans of quality sports games.
67
PlayStation 2Gamezilla
When all is said and done, All-Star Baseball 2004 is a solid game, with outstanding batting but sub-par fielding. It’s not the king of the diamond this year, but a solid game in every respect.
65
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
All Star Baseball 2004 est une simple mise à jour de l'édition 2003. Elle n'intéressera donc que les joueurs qui ne possèdent pas déjà la version de l'an passé. C'est-à-dire pas grand monde malheureusement.
60
PlayStation 2Cheat Code Central
I'm going to step up to the plate right now and tell it like it is. All-Star Baseball 2004 is about as good as it's every going to get. I'm talking about the series and not comparing it to any other baseball games out there. The All-Star game is full of options, modes and all kinds of baseball nuances but it's built on the same old engine. If you're looking for some radical improvements, then I suggest you look elsewhere.
58
PlayStation 2The Next Level
With all of the problems, you may be shocked to learn that I actually did enjoy the time I spent with ASB 2004. This is a solid but unpolished game of baseball with more than enough modes and options to keep any baseball fan busy for months. Hopefully, next year Acclaim will focus on ironing out the gameplay problems to bring that aspect up to par with the rest of the package.
58
GameCubeThe Next Level
With all of the problems, you may be shocked to learn that I actually did enjoy the time I spent with ASB 2004. This is a solid but unpolished game of baseball with more than enough modes and options to keep any baseball fan busy for months. Hopefully, next year Acclaim will focus on ironing out the gameplay problems to bring that aspect up to par with the rest of the package.
58
XboxThe Next Level
With all of the problems, you may be shocked to learn that I actually did enjoy the time I spent with ASB 2004. This is a solid but unpolished game of baseball with more than enough modes and options to keep any baseball fan busy for months. Hopefully, next year Acclaim will focus on ironing out the gameplay problems to bring that aspect up to par with the rest of the package.