Reviews

Review of Fast Break Pro Basketball 3 (PC) – One of the deepest pro basketball simulators on the market

FastBreak Pro Basketball 3 (FBPB3) reminds you that a sports-text sim doesn’t have to be able to do everything in order to provide a good gaming experience. Like a dependable, gritty power forward in basketball, FBPB3 may not be flashy or even revolutionary, but what it does, it does well. Released in 2013, FBPB3 is the latest from Brian Nichols, the creator of FastBreak Pro Basketball and FastBre...[Read More]

Review of MLB Manager 2015 – A game that’ll be a time killer

If you go into playing MLB Manager 2015 with the idea that you’re getting a stripped-down version of OOTP ‘16 for your desktop, well, that’ll tell part of the story. Sure, there isn’t as much details as a game that we gave a 98/100 just a couple months ago. And for an iOS game, of course that level of detail won’t be able to be condensed down into a version that’ll fit on your phone. But honestly,...[Read More]

Review of Front Office Football 7 FOF7 (PC) – The reinvigorated brainchild of Jim Gindin

Front Office Football 7 is out to prove that we should never judge a book by its cover – or should we say, “A text-sim by its user interface.” Underneath the reams of text and uninspiring-looking menus hums a beauty of a pro football simulator.   Front Office Football 7 (FOF7) is the reinvigorated brainchild of Jim Gindin who first developed Front Office Football back in 1998. 17 years and 7 ...[Read More]

Out of the Park Baseball (OOTP 16) Review – New levels of unimaginable depth

Right out of the gates with OOTP 16 users are greeted with a landing page which teases a cool new feature in this year’s game: official logos. This year’s iteration features all 30 MLB logos, over 150 minor league logos as well as historical MLB logos, as promised from the pre-launch press release. The powered by Baseball Prospectus logo is neat to see as well, not only as someone who interned wit...[Read More]

ootp 15 review

From the very get-go, one gets the sense that Out of the Park Baseball 15 is going to be an immersive experience. Just by virtue of selecting “new standard game” — one of eight different first screen options — the user is confronted with the decision whether to take the more standard path with a new league based on 2014 MLB rosters and schedules, or whether to choose between seven othe...[Read More]

Review of Franchise Hockey Manager 2014 (PC, Mac)

In my first review for GM Games, I am going to provide you with an in-depth look at Franchise Hockey Manager (FHM) with minimum Patch 1.6+, a relatively new game offered by OOTP Developments. This review will include looking at some of the neat (and not so neat) aspects of the game, and then the outlay of the game. In a future review, I will break FHM down to look at it more in depth, and provide ...[Read More]

ootp 14

Our Review of Out of the Park Baseball 14 It’s all-encompassing and comprehensive. “It’s not too often you hang an 8 on somebody,” said Terry Ryan earlier this week. Ryan was of course referring to the 2-8 scale scouts use to determine a player’s future impact.   Well, Mr. Ryan hasn’t yet played OOTP 14.   From the beginning it’s easy to see that this is an exhaustive, almost all-i...[Read More]

dds: college basketball 2

Review of Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2 Coaching in college is a lot of work. But it can also be very rewarding. Why anybody would choose to coach college sports over professional sports is mind-boggling. I realize most college coaches would jump at the opportunity to coach in the pros, but there are a handful who choose not to. Those coaches are crazy. I suppose there is something to be ...[Read More]

Review – Football Manager 2013

Our Review of Football Manager 2013 Still catering to the obsessed, but now with more to offer casual players. There’s no such thing as a worldwide holiday for fans of soccer sims (or football, if you prefer), but if there was, it would probably be the day a new iteration of the Football Manager series goes live. As it always does, Sports Interactive’s labor of love attempts to capture...[Read More]

Review – Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball 3

Stats and analytics aren’t just for baseball nerds any more. The geeks have made their way into basketball.   Due to its endless statistics and 162 games worth of data, baseball has traditionally been the sport that was the most popular in the text sim world. With analytics and stats now taking hold in basketball front offices and the hoops blogosphere, could a basketball GM sim revolution be...[Read More]

Review – GM Hockey Legacy 2012

Review of GM Hockey Legacy 2012 A somewhat more cartoon-like take on the coolest sport on earth. It’s November, and that means that (most) years, my nights would be filled up by flipping through various hockey games, checking box scores and fiddling around with whatever fantasy line-up I’ve put together for myself. Of course, the NHL’s lockout of the NHLPA and subsequent cancella...[Read More]

iOOTP 2011 Review

A must have game…..IF you have the iPhone               Think back a few years, kids were walking around with their flip phones, their discman’s and their Gameboy advance or whatever the cool handheld was back in the day.  Now you get all of these devices rolled into one on the iPhone.  For many American’s they...[Read More]

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