OOTP 17's 93/100 score makes it the top Metacritic game of 2016!
100/100: "A perfect sports simulation experience."
9.5/10: "The go-to simulation series for someone wanting to manage a baseball team, historical or present day."
Grade: A-: "The deepest sports management sim available."
9.9/10: OOTP 17 "takes the crown for level of quality."
"OOTP is the most realistic baseball game there is, outside of an actual baseball game."
"Quite possibly the greatest baseball simulator of all time."
"OOTP 17 is a gem that gamers and baseball fans alike should have in their collections."
10/10: "The new OOTP 17 is as addictive as ever."
9/10: "OOTP 17 hits another home run with this season's offering."
"The more you dive into OOTP 17, the more you realize that it's the best version yet and the possibilities are nearly endless."
"OOTP 17 truly does make their great franchise even better."
OOTP 17 "is absolutely the gold standard for baseball statistics and management games."
"I would highly recommend this game for any baseball fans out there that are looking for a rich and feature filled baseball manager game."
9.5/10: "Nothing comes close to what OOTP 17 has to offer."
8.5/10 (German language review)
4.5/5: "Baseball purists and aspiring general managers alike will find themselves in heaven."
"The best somehow keeps getting better."
OOTP 17 "requires a deep love of the game and stats, but it is a fantastic game."
"OOTP 17 is huge, containing nearly endless playing possibilities."
"Amazing: Out of the Park Baseball 17 offers a staggering number of options and literally infinite replay value."
"This game is crack for baseball nerds."
Sam Adams writes: "Simply put, there is no better game of its kind. Period."
OOTP 17 is "the best sports simulation game you will ever play."
OOTP 17 "is a blast, and I cannot recommend it enough."
"Get this game!"
"OOTP17 is yet another stellar addition to the best simulation series on the market."
"It's the smartest, most powerful baseball game there is."
"The little things put [OOTP 17] above and beyond all other games in this genre."
"This is a great game for any baseball fan who is not into button smashing."
4/5: "[OOTP 17] stand[s] out as its own unique thing."
German language review
OOTP 17 is "still the best baseball management sim ever."
"OOTP focuses on what hardcore baseball fans care about."
9/10: "Highly recommend"
"OOTP 17 returns as a beautiful baseball simulator whose immersion factor continues to increase."
OOTP 17 "excels at being one of the most in-depth sports games ever made."
"The most realistic and immersive management simulation game for baseball."
"OOTP 17 is as smart, in-depth and immersive a baseball simulation as I've ever played."
"Once again the baseball sim hits it out the park."
"The guys at OOTP do a great job every year and if you are a baseball fan it really is a must-buy."
OOTP 17 "is fantastic!"
"I highly recommend trying this game since it is the best on the market."
"If its rating were a Statcast Stat, OOTP would be whatever the highest Statcast stat there is."
"I could write a 10,000-word essay and still not cover all the details in this game. The OOTP team have hit a game-winning home run."
91/100: "A must-buy for baseball fans."
Spanish language review
9/10 (review is in Italian)
Total number of reviews for OOTP 17 is 48
OOTP 16's Metacritic score is 91/100 (as of 10/17/15)
OOTP 16's "fantastic simulation engine can be relied upon for realistic results but some surprises as well."
Grade A: "Where else can you take control of a franchise and shape it however you want it to look?"
OOTP 16 "is in a class of its own."
86/100: "The game is addictive. It's fantastic."
"A game shouldn't be this close to perfect, but OOTP 16 is."
"I fell in love with Out Of The Park Baseball. It's fantastic," writes Kyle O'Connor, who gave OOTP 16 a 9/10 score.
"A true big bopper, and then some."
"As baseball nears the season's end, I find OOTP 16 more appealing than ever," writes Vince Morales.
4/5 stars: "Amazing"
"I promise, if you like baseball, you will actually thank me later. Literally. It is THAT good. Go get it. 5/5 and 'Take my money please.'"
9.1/10: "Out of the Park Baseball 16 remains the go-to sim for those who have a deep love of the sport."
"OOTP is one of the best simulations I've used."
"OOTP is a fantastic game for baseball fans."
"There is never a dull moment in OOTP 16."
OOTP 16 "is a very, very addictive game."
"Out of the Park Baseball wins again."
"OOTP is a terrific game, a lot of fun, and if you like baseball, you'll like playing it."
"Once this game gets its hooks into you, they'll stay there forever."
"This game is as real as it gets."
4/5: OOTP 16 "takes the already-insane amount of detail and depth for which the series is known and ratchets it up to the max."
"Good game, we played Football Manager and Championship Manager for Years. This is now at that level of depth and we love it." 4/5 score
"Out of the Park Baseball 16 is once again a can't-miss experience for any diehard baseball fan."
OOTP 16 "provides an unreal level of customization that has to be seen to be believed."
"This [season sim] just scratches the surface of what you can do on this game."
"OOTP 16 = instant addiction!"
9.5/10 (Italian language review)
8/10 (foreign language review)
"New levels of unimaginable depth."
91/100: "The deeper you delve, the more not only your team comes to life, but the world around it."
"Out of the Park isn't the Football Manager of baseball sims, it's the Dwarf Fortress."
"OOTP 16 is the most realistic simulation game in the world."
"OOTP, without question, is the best sports sim I have ever played," writes Brandon Willilams.
"OOTP 16 continues the upward trajectory of baseball's most robust simulation game ... It is nirvana."
"You will love this game," writes Ian Riccaboni.
"We have the greatest gift ever given to baseball nerds right at our fingertips and it's called OOTP 16."
"For the money you spend on OOTP, you get far more than any other sports game."
10/10 score, says Tyler Moore: "No baseball simulator can even come close to matching OOTP16."
They simmed a league of the Nationals teams from 2005-2014 and concluded: "Is Out of the Park 16 really cool? Yes."
"If you're already a baseball nerd and are looking to misplace a few hours, OOTP 16 is ideal."
"Brilliant sports sim."
OOTP 16 "has improved on an already stellar product."
"If you let it, Out of the Park Baseball will take over your life. And you won't even care."
8/10: "The depth and the features of OOTP 16 will keep you playing forever."
10/10: "In short, OOTP 16 is terrific."
"The best keeps getting better."
OOTP 16 is "the most in-depth, comprehensive professional baseball simulator available."
OOTP 16 "is as close as you can get to the real thing."
"This game is fantastic."
"The game truly allows you to make your league your own."
OOTP 16 "is the best General Manager sports video game, period."
OOTP 16 is the "ultimate armchair general manager."
"What was already solid became almost flawless." (Review is in French.)
8/10 (review is in Dutch)
Romanian language review
OOTP 16 is "a ridiculously detailed simulation," says Bryan Hoch.
100/100: "Out of the Park Baseball 16 is the gold standard of sports simulator games."
9/10: "This version may be the most refined, deep, and streamlined yet."
9.5/10: OOTP 16 "proves once again why it's the go-to series for baseball management simulators."
"I love Out of the Park Baseball 16. It's that simple," writes Billy Brost.
OOTP 16 allows you "to indulge almost any baseball fantasy."
"Out Of The Park Baseball 16 Looks Like A Home Run"
"Out of the Park 16 was an enjoyable game to play."
OOTP 16 "is an Editors' Choice award-winning PC sports game."
"This is a game that has that 'just one more day' effect that simulations thrive on."
"You could play this game for years and STILL be surprised at the events that unfold in front of you."
OOTP 16 is "definitely the smartest entry in the series yet."
"In terms of depth of its management modes, The Show and other games of its ilk is a Fun With Dick and Jane book, while OOTP is a long Russian epic."
88/100: OOTP 16 is "great for baseball enthusiasts."
OOTP 16 "is the ideal baseball game."
OOTP 16 "once again proves to be the best baseball simulator on the market."
OOTP 16 is "a much deeper management simulation [than other games]."
OOTP 16 "is another solid entry in the series."
9.5/10: OOTP 16 "knocked it out of the stadium"
"...I will admit that for the first three nights after I purchased the game, I sat awake at my desk until at least 3 AM..."
5 rosin bags out of 5!
"Forgive the pun, but OOTP 16 hits it, frankly, out of the park."
"OOTP Baseball 16 is the most detailed baseball experience," says Bleacher Boy, who gives it a 10/10 rating.
"OOTP lets you literally manage every aspect of the team you could dream of and THEN some."
German language review
"It is an exceptional game, as always!" 4.5/5 score (Review is in Spanish)
Total number of reviews for OOTP 16 is 83