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MLB Front Office Manager

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
53
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Windows
49
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Xbox 360
48
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MLB Front Office Manager is a managerial simulation where the player is responsible for the athletic and financial success of his baseball team. As with most non-German games of this genre the financial aspect is limited to player trading and hiring players through free agents. The player spends the most time with his team: line-up, studying extensive statistics (divided over many menus in a big font) and tactics. The matches are shown in a 3D presentation and the player can give commands to his athletes.

Before starting his career the player can choose his former profession which influences his stats, e.g. a former scout has a good eye for talents. With successes the player gains experience points which improve his stats. Besides the usual 30-year career there are three fantasy playing modes: In "Rotisserie" the championship is not solely based on the athletic success of the team but in the personal ranking of the player in certain categories, in "Head-to-Head" the player changes his team multiple times during a season and in the third finances play absolutely no role. There is also an online-league.

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IGN Windows Jan 27, 2009 6.6 out of 10 66
IGN UK PlayStation 3 Jan 27, 2009 6.6 out of 10 66
IGN Xbox 360 Jan 27, 2009 6.6 out of 10 66
411mania.com PlayStation 3 May 02, 2009 5.8 out of 10 58
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Mar 01, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Jan 29, 2009 5.2 out of 10 52
Gamezone (Germany) Windows Jun 10, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Worth Playing PlayStation 3 Apr 01, 2009 4.7 out of 10 47
GameSpot Xbox 360 Feb 04, 2009 4.5 out of 10 45
Gamers.at Windows Jul 03, 2009 30 out of 100 30

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