Run up the score in a relaxed slugfest or push the limits of your reflexes in this refined baseball simulator. The third entry in the series features an all-new Franchise mode, major graphical enhancements, and on-field additions including pickoffs and situational player traits.

Super Mega Baseball isn’t as deep a simulation as MLB The Show, but doesn’t have to be: it gets the fundamentals right and has taken meaningful steps toward being a more complete baseball game.

Super Mega Baseball 3 is a good upgrade over its predecessor. The new franchise mode and player traits add depth, but it’s still built around accessible baseball fun. If you want a sports game to enjoy with friends, something a bit less hardcore than MLB The Show, then Super Mega Baseball 3 is a great shout.

Super Mega Baseball 3 is a refinement done right. The series’ accessible action remains easy to pick up and play, but teensy tweaks to systems such as base stealing add immeasurable depth to the overall experience. It’s the multi-season Franchise mode that’s the real star of the show here, though, adding just enough economical depth to keep you engaged in the storyline of your squad, while still ensuring that you spend more time out on the field than in spreadsheets.

Super Mega Baseball 3 respects the time of the player, being a great option for short games o more long game sessions. With its arcade spirit but more deep gameplay and fun Franchise Mode, it represents a great alternative for baseball fans.

The gameplay is solid arcade style baseball. The addition of franchise mode for the franchise adds extra fun for those who want to play manager, but don’t care for the complexity of more realistic sports games.

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