Lace up your spikes, grab your mitt and head out to the diamond it's time for America's favorite pastime. Lead your team from Spring Training through the Fall Classic as you set the lineups, select the rotation and give the signs to propel your team to the championship. It's up to you to make the calls, from the dugout to the front office, as you strive to create a dynasty. Take control of your organization and manage a team of today's stars and yesterday's legends in realistic gameplay.
In Out Of The Park Baseball 11, you make the calls on the field, in the clubhouse and in the front office as you guide your baseball organization to a championship. Set the lineups, decide the pitching rotation and give the sign to "swing away" while on the field as the manager of the club. Take charge in the front office by making trades, managing the scouting budget, signing free agents, drafting new prospects and negotiating contract extensions. Track thousands of individual players, team and league stats using the realistic statistical engine as you develop players over the life of their careers. Strive to create a dynasty as you manage any current major league roster or any roster in major league history. It's all up to you to make it happen and see your squad become kings of the diamond.
Take complete control of your baseball club from the dugout to the front office
Includes complete rosters of every major league team in history
Detailed play-by-play engine allows you to choose defensive alignments, make substitutions, give signs, set the lineups and more
Make the calls in front office as you manage the scouting budget, sign free agents, make trades, draft prospects, negotiate contracts, demote and promote players and more
Realistic statistical engine, based on modern baseball theory, helps you see how players perform and develop over the life of your league
Fully customize your league's structure, rules, team logos, player photos and more
Play in single player mode or join an online league and compete head-to-head
In-game news engine automatically creates accurate articles as news happens in your league, or write your own recaps and articles to be shared throughout the league
Minimum PC System RequirementsPC Processor Speed1GHzPC Operating SystemWindows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7PC System Memory256MB RAMPC VideoDirectX 8.1-compatible video cardPC Drive Type and SpeedDVD-ROMPC Additional RequirementsInternet service required to access online features
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Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
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It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
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