Astonishing Baseball Manager 21

Astonishing Baseball Manager 21

Astonishing Baseball (or AB for friends) is not your usual baseball simulation game. It’s not only about tables full of players and stats. It’s about people! Well okay, you heard that line from your Economics 101 class already. But I promise, this game will be way more interesting! It’s like a narrative roguelike sports game, Seriously!

What’s new in AB21

Already an AB player? Here are some of the main new features:

  • Play historic seasons or try our brand new scenarios. There’s a challenge for every kind of coach!

  • Always play for the best team in the new career mode

  • A new minor team system, where you can hire your coach and train your rookies!

  • Edit the portrait of your favorite player, or import an online logo for your team!

  • Congratulate your starter, taunt your rival or ask your fans what to do with your new rookie thanks to the Bleachers message creator!

  • Hire a brand new coaching staff to get advice on contracts and strategies

  • Join the excitement of the draft thanks to the new Draft projections, or the top prospect interview

  • Enjoy a brand new history listing, retire your Hall of Famer number in the ballpark, or use the new player history to check past performances!

  • Pick the menu at your stadium, and hire a chef to get the prestigious ballpark awards!

  • Show who’s the boss in the new World Cup, or admire the best players in the Power Contest and Pitching Contest.

  • And more, like league records, improved game simulation, smarter AI, new awards, legendary players… Too much to describe here!

Fake (but real) baseball players

AB is about fake (sorry, virtual) baseball players. Some you’ll like, some you will hate, and a lot of them you will LOVE! That anonymous “Jim” guy at the top of your lineup? Give it a few minutes, and he will become your favorite player ever. Or maybe he’s actually very bad, and you’ll send him finish his career in your minor league team, because he disappointed you. Poor Jim…

And that starter, Sandy. Is he an ace or not? Well, maybe you should train him a bit. And make sure you have solid relievers to help him if a left-handed batter is giving him a headache. After all, you’re paying him 12M a year, that’s a lot! And he’s asking for an even bigger extension contract now. Not sure you’ll like Sandy after all… Oh but look, his nickname is “Cubbie”, that’s so cute!

Watch them evolve!

One of your tasks is to draft rookies. And once you’ve drafted your first prospect… Let’s call him John okay? Well, you’re going to be very interested in John’s life. Where to put him in the lineup? How much training does he need? Do I start him everyday, or does he need to go to the minor leagues first? Why is he suddenly struggling? Wait, it’s getting better… HE’S THE MVP NOW! But is he really worth 20M per year? See, it never stops!

The lineup of your dreams

Okay so the team is not too bad these days, but you want to do a big move and win the Baseball Cup. Is it time to do a big trade with another team? Or maybe it would be better to wait next year and sign a big free agent during the offseason? Or maybe do both? One thing is sure, building the lineup of your dream is actually super hard! And you haven’t even tested the “Extreme Mode” yet. Or maybe you want freedom and receive job offers from other teams too. In that case, the career mode is for you!

A living world

Astonishing Baseball features an artificial but living world. Fans are posting about the game and your brand new rookie. Journalists write articles about your starter’s last night performance. Players send you messages about their concerns or their contract. It’s all about baseball! Fortunately, all these people are very positive persons! Except if they complain about their contract. Or their role in the lineup. Or the team performance… Well, it could be worse. It’s not like they’re French and complain all the time, right?

For baseball fans and stats nerds

Astonishing Baseball is very easy to learn. If you know the game rules, you’ll know how to play! But if you’re a sabermetrics savant, you’ll find all kind of stats to satisfy your nerdy instinct! I even suggest to use wOBA. You don’t know what wOBA is? Don’t worry, according to very serious studies, about 99.999% of people don’t care about wOBA. Good news, right? And now you can even see the future thanks to our WAR projections!

Get international

Not enough talent in your league? Send your incredible and local scouts to find the best prospects in the world, and then invite the most promising player to your team! But be careful, even the best scouts can make mistakes… My favorite one is named “Francis Dupont”. Yes, he’s French, from Paris, and he’s always hyping up his prospects. Like “Look, I just saw that guy from Strasbourg for three minutes and I’m rating him 80/80 and he’s already in the Hall of Fame blablabla”. Best thing to do with Francis is to ask him to spend a bit more time on the prospect. Generally it ends with a final rating of 50+/80 and a simple “I told you so”. I really like you Francis, but if you’re reading this, do your job correctly please.

Live incredible stories

As a coach, you have a life too! In Astonishing Baseball, you can take your team to a burger restaurant, help local associations, but also meet your favorite author, become a rock star, visit Iceland and even marry the love of your life!

Apparently I have to put a disclaimer here. You’re not going to really meet the love of your life with this game. It’s like… Your in-game soulmate, okay?

If you like baseball, fantasy sports and simulations, or just good stories, you’ll love Astonishing Baseball Manager! I hope. If you don’t, I like messages!

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Astonishing Baseball Manager 21 on Steam

R.B.I. Baseball 21

R.B.I. Baseball 21



I am a veteran MLB The Show player and I’ve never played an RBI Baseball game in my life.

Soundtrack: 9/10

The soundtrack is really good. It’s filled from top to bottom with super dope indie songs and they are really really catchy. I dig the soundtrack a lot.

Commentary: 6.9/10

Commentary is a NEW feature to the RBI Baseball Franchise (Surprisingly… Not sure how they’ve gotten away with no commentary for so long lol). I personally really like Fran Charles’s voice and my favorite line of his would have to be when he tells me I have “NO BALLS” Okay but seriously Fran Charles is great and it’s nice coming over from MLB The Show where I’m used to hearing Dan Plesac and Matt Vasgersian sucking each other off while Harold Reynolds chimes in ever so often. Now the problem with the commentary in this game for me is that it’s very one dimensional and basic. It’s missing the little things and if you’re gonna have commentary you need the banter and the details. The little things really add up to a lot. Also GET FRAN CHARLES A FRIEND IN THE BOOTH!!!! Fran is great but there is only so much you can freaking do as a commentator with no partner in crime…

Real player with 227.2 hrs in game

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UPDATE II - after 30 hours of gameplay

After playing a little over a week i have had a lot of fun in the franchise… havent really found too many more issues they all seem upfront … i got sick of listening to justin beaver so i turned off the music completely … some of the other tracks were just terrible too so i decided to turn it off … this is only a taste issue of course would still love to see a feature where you can choose what music plays … anyway the music thing is a secondary issue … great games can also have crap music…..

Real player with 32.8 hrs in game

R.B.I. Baseball 21 on Steam

Astonishing Baseball Manager 20

Astonishing Baseball Manager 20

Astonishing Baseball 20 is a great game for those who like/love baseball but don’t understand how the salary cap will affect the farm team vs the triple-A team. AB has just enough depth to keep your attention without drowning in deep UI data tables. Check it out!

Real player with 23.2 hrs in game

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First and foremost -thank you dev and publishers for efforts made to this game- i would like to point out ,it’s probably my 3rd baseball game,as i like baseball in real life.Modern Ui,simple ,straight to point,easy to navigate,background music which relax even the most hardened soldier with a cigar ,flexibility,you can custom teams,create legends,write history or simply have a casual sunday bam-bam with the leading baseball stars.Yeah,have no doubts ,this is slowly becoming one of the coolest baseball games,and dev listens to everyone and tries his best. Put your favourite cap, the gloves and grab your fav stitched ball just as i did and let’s get down to innings.Oh yeah ,enjoying the sound of the crowd,the sound of the ball hitting the baseball bat ,imagine your team mates shouting and the heart beats like a drum.

Real player with 9.7 hrs in game

Astonishing Baseball Manager 20 on Steam

Out of the Park Baseball 20

Out of the Park Baseball 20

UPDATE - 1/16/21 I guess after almost 2000 hours on just this version they don’t want me anymore. I had a game playing while walking my dog. When came back the game was uninstalled and no other games did that ever.

This is a formerly great game that I have nominated in prior years for Steam Awards. I got it many years from OOTP and the last few years on Steam. It was my favorite game. When OOTP started making what they call Perfect Team they took resources away from the game that made them famous to work on that part rather than the main games and thus OOTP began a decent in quality. All updates it seemed at the end of last year were for their new gimmick PT which I have no interest in. Bugs went unfixed. This year the release was in worse shape than last year and the vast majority of work appears to be on PT so the game is worse than it has been in years in my opinion. I really liked the guys on the OOTP team in the past. It looks like they got greedy though and trying to cash in on player decks and other garbage that has nothing to do with what made them great. I’ll play this version as long as possible and am done buying new versions. They lack the interest in the main game.

Real player with 2091.9 hrs in game

Purchased day one as I have with the last two iterations. Long story short I recommend 10/10

Pros over OOTP 19:

1. This version is SO MUCH more efficient when playing or really doing anything! Last years version completely bogged down my CPU and GPU so it was impossible to do anything else multi-media related while in-game. OOTP 20 is a dream to run. I think the developers took A LOT of time with optimizing the game for this update. Last years version was painfully slow by comparison.

2. Spray chart is excellent! I appreciated this addition to the game. When you play the same game for a while with ficticious players you learn about many of them. However the spray chart for batting is excellent regardless.

Real player with 690.8 hrs in game

Out of the Park Baseball 20 on Steam

Overlay Balls & Mouse Tails

Overlay Balls & Mouse Tails

Great game for waiting in lobby for your friends, or while listening to a podcasts(or while sitting in virtual class :P). My favourtie part is dribbling balls XD :).

Real player with 6.3 hrs in game

Everything works fine. It adds some novelty to the desktop, I haven’t seen anything like it before. I recommend!

Real player with 2.5 hrs in game

Overlay Balls & Mouse Tails on Steam

All-In-One Sports VR

All-In-One Sports VR

This VR sports game has a nice assortment of 10 sports games for the price of 1. When I first started the game, it had a nice fun game assortment of options to chose from. I’ve played each sports game with various different opinions on each one.

1.Archery: This sport is nice and relaxing just requires you to aim towards the target. Like that’s they’re other factors that could cause you to be less accurate on shots. Requires more skill to actually aim towards the target.

2.Billard: This is a fun and relaxing game. I like that there’s an indication to telling if you going to hit one of the balls or the direction of where the ball could land. All in all good, but make it so when you’re viewing your opponent’s turn you can move easier around the table.

Real player with 10.5 hrs in game

Ok so. i have almost all of the standalone appnori games. They were always pretty good but this is probably the one you want to get now that it has a ridiculous amount more content.

Only downsides is the artstyle here is more Chibi so some events everything is super sized.

I think there’s a lot of content if you’re into only scoreboard or just beating the AI. Haven’t tried multiplayer.

In general all of the sports “work” there’s no control issues. Controls are really polished it’s just on the arcade side. So some sports like golf there are way better more realistic golf games out there.

Real player with 5.6 hrs in game

All-In-One Sports VR on Steam

Rocket Skates VR

Rocket Skates VR

This is a unique arcade racing game, because it is a unique, arcade, racing game where you ride on jet skates, from the first person through an obstacle course. In addition, it is also a sports game, since all movements in the game world come from physical body movements: that is, you need to squat and wave your arms. This is one of the first games in which it is not only pleasant to play, but also good for health, which helps to burn calories and keep muscles in good shape. There are a lot of chips, the gameplay is very diverse!

Real player with 3.5 hrs in game

A 20% discount allowed me to show interest in a new game of a modest studio EpiXR Games UG, which makes chic projects without extra pathos. “Quality games at a modest price” - that’s about the slogan they have ;)

As for the game itself - I liked almost everything.

Most of all I liked the idea of the game. Our task is to fly a rocket passing checkpoints on its way. In the process of the game, as you gain skills and experience we will be available a variety of items (eg baseball bat) which adds not only interest to the game and more and additional features.

Real player with 2.6 hrs in game

Rocket Skates VR on Steam

iB Cricket

iB Cricket

What can I even tell about this game? This is taking Cricket and VR to the next level. So much emphasis on literally everything, so natural swing and pace along with spin as well. I have been playing this game right from the early stages of development and have constantly seen only improvements.

The ground atmosphere is top notch and more than all, Vasanth, the man behind this game has been extremely friendly and has provided me the best customer support experience more like a friend. These kind of things surely make this game a must have for every single cricket fan. I will continue to support this game to see more and more features.

Real player with 196.3 hrs in game

I enjoyed the demo so much I had to get it! It’s truly a must-have for any cricket fans!

What I like:

    • Solid graphics, animations, atmosphere, and haptic feedback.
    • Realistic physics.
    • Easy to get started. The bat shield makes it very easy for people who have never played the game before, to pick it up quickly.
    • Practice and training modes are actually really fun and helpful!
    • Climbing the leaderboard is fun, challenging, and rewarding.
    • You can customize where the bat is, in relation to the controller.

Real player with 50.0 hrs in game

iB Cricket on Steam