Parents' Guide to

Backyard Baseball '10

By Alex Porter, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Kid versions of baseball pros play in simple sports sim.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

A fun game that's easy to play and enjoy and contains a diverse group of kids.

My soon to be 6 yr old son loves this game. I appreciate how diverse the kids are. Many ethnic groups are represented as are people with disabilities. Well thought out and a lot of fun!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Sports gamers 11 and older will probably want little to do with a game with such a childlike look and feel. They'll balk knowing there are more realistic baseball videogames available with far more depth and sophistication. But for families with young kids, Backyard Baseball 2010 is lots of fun and offers plenty of replay value in the multiple game modes and unlockabes.

Some touches like custom character and team creation (with created names announced during games), add to the fun. It would be nice, however, to see the graphics updated more and it's too bad no more than two players can compete; there are plenty of minigames that could easily be improved to accommodate more.

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