RBI Baseball 18 Review: Standup Double

When RBI Baseball made its return a few years ago, there were plenty of skeptics. And although the game has been a fun retro experience overall, RBI 17 proved the developers had to take the series to the next level. With remodeled players, ballparks and the same attention to the classic NES experience they’ve had from the start paid in full, RBI Baseball 18 is the best edition of the game since its heyday.

However, that doesn’t mean it’s found its sweet spot yet. Stuck between arcade fun of yesteryear and an MLB license that you’d expect realism from, this is a rebuilding year for the series, but one that shows it hasn’t discovered its true potential just yet.

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