America's favorite pastime is back for another season.
Batting clean-up in the 2001 season of PlayStation baseball games is 989's own heavy-hitter. The MLB series led off the first full-fledged rookie season for PlayStation baseball games with MLB Pennant Race (now there's a cool bit of memorabilia if you still have it), eventually becoming one of the first polygonal console hardball games. Now in what may be its farewell season for the original PlayStation, MLB 2002 is pointing past the warning track with the most refined baseball gameplay yet. Key Features:
- Ultimate control gameplay
The season control is your key to success. With Total Control Fielding, fielders dive, throw from their knees, crow-hop, twirl throw, throw on the run, and make barehanded grabs. The best batting interface of all baseball video games, Total Control Batting, is enhanced with an eight-zone location selector.
- All-new TV-style presentation
Camera angles and commentary from the two-man booth with Hall of Famer Vin Scully and color analyst Dave Campbell provide the most authentic telecast available.
- Stadium graphics
Play at the all-new PNC Park in Pittsburgh or one of the newer stadiums in the league including Safeco Field in Seattle, PacBell Park in San Francisco, and Comerica Field in Detroit.
- Player models and animations
More than 300 authentic Major League motion-captured animations with 250 personalized moves give you Gwynn's classic swing, Sosa's mammoth cut, Johnson's nasty 3/4 delivery, El-Duke's unmistakable leg kick, Mo's menacing stance, and player models featuring actual player faces in detail, right down to the facial hair.
- Eight modes of gameplay
Exhibition mode delivers on-the-fly match-ups to scratch that itch for MLB action. Spring Training mode tests your skills to see if you have what it takes to earn a spot in & #8220;the show. & #8221; In Season mode, pace yourself through the challenge of 162 games in your quest to win the World Series title. Can't wait a full season for the glory? Skip ahead to the All-Star game, Playoffs, or World Series. If power hitting is your game, Home Run Derby will determine the modern day Sultan of Swat. Franchise mode forces you to use your gaming skills and scouting ability to win games, earn points, purchase contracts of big name players, and build your team from a doormat to a dynasty!
- Player, Manager, and GM modes
Test your skills as a Player or sit back and call the shots as a Manager. In GM mode, perform the duties of the General Manager and monitor league status including Stats, Trade, and DL updates. Now you have the power to Trade Players, sign Free Agents and utilize your Farm System to call up a hot prospect after he catches fire in the minors, building your team into a baseball powerhouse.
- Authentic MLB trophies
Bring home some recognition: the Cy Young, Batting Titles, and MVP awards or even the World Series.