Parents' Guide to

Little League World Series Baseball 2022

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Kids baseball game has promise, but isn't a home run.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

2009 Wii version, better

Game doesn’t understand the rules of baseball. For example, runners are terrible at running the bases especially with 2 outs. Doesn’t understand force outs either. Outfielders have way too strong of arms. Impossible to get doubles or tag up. Fielders also have an unnaturally slow pop time. Pitches in the dirt are called strikes. Graphics for the close plays are all the same regardless of the situation. If there is a bunt to the catcher, and it’s a close play at first for example. The 1st baseman will be looking in the short stop’s direction. Would have also liked the teams to have their regions as there teams (ex: Mid Atlantic being called mid Atlantic and not the Heavy Lifters), and more customization within the teams (ex: change player names). Game is still entertaining though, especially for young kids.

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Easy to play/use
age 2+


This is LITERALLY the WORST game that I’ve ever played. You can’t even hit the ball……it’s just TERRIBLE. I was trying to play with my daughter and it made her cry because NEITHER OF US could hit the ball!!!! I wasted $50 on this bullcrap!!! It’s just AWFUL! I’m just made that I had to give it a 1 star

Is It Any Good?

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

If you're shopping for a young or novice baseball fan, this will be an enjoyable arcade game, but it's not an instant must have. While Little League World Series Baseball 2022 didn't hit it out of the park, you may enjoy several innings before hanging up your virtual cleats. The game's graphics are impressive with good-looking, smoothly-animated players, attractive stadiums, and great cutscenes. Problem is, the cutscenes are virtually the same whether you're playing a regular baseball game or a super important Championship round against a rival team at Williamsport. This will no doubt be disappointing for players when the celebration animation, for example, with the players hugging, is the exact same each time. There were other weird graphical issues such as a left-handed hitter automatically becoming a right-handed hitter when they hit a home run, which suggests the game just wasn't done yet. Generally, though, the game's graphics are its greatest strength. The parks, and the different times of the day you can play, are really well done.

Too bad there wasn't as much attention paid to developing the gameplay. Almost every hit to the outfield is a single, for example. Runners seem to all have the same speed, and outfielders have a super accurate arm. The round-robin style Championship mode was fun, as are the player stickers you can assign for different attributes to help with your stats. The Tournament mode was lackluster, with only a semi-final and final game to play, and you win -- with little excitement felt in the process. Unfortunately, the various game modes get repetitive and there's no online multiplayer support. There are ways to customize the rules, though, such as selecting the number of innings (and extra innings), base steal, run rule, player exchanges an so on. Overall, Little League World Series Baseball 2022 seems like it wasn't quite finished. It looks and feels good but there's some work to be done in the gameplay department.

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