From home run derbys to classic simulation games, the App Store has plenty of games to choose from for baseball fanatics. We’ve listed the top baseball games for your iPhone or iPad.
Let’s start with the classic. The R.B.I. Baseball series was a hit on the older NES. Over the recent years, the series has been rejuvenated on mobile platforms with enhanced graphics, updated rosters, and game mechanic tweaks. What I love about this game is that it involves the necessities to make a quality baseball game without all the bells and whistles, while still making a truly enjoyable baseball experience. Although it doesn’t quite bring back the nostalgic feeling from the 8-bit game, it does serve as the best baseball experience for mobile upon this current list.
MLB Perfect Inning 16 is a long-running mobile series and provides a fully licensed MLB simulation game with deeper game mechanics that you won’t find in other games. In partnership with Korean company GAMEVIL, this game has improved over the years with new releases and updates every year. It is a free-to-play game with updated rosters but make sure to have some space available, because this is a large file.
From the Bench (Studio) have brought their strategy card game from the NBA over to the MLB. The game is a multiplayer game to rise up the ranks. Players will compete against real players and collect cards of the top players in the MLB. In this game, you’ll use each player’s skill points and throw down strategically against your opponent whether you’re on the offense or defense.
If you’re looking for a more accessible and verstaille MLB experience, MLB 9 Innings 16 comes with different ways of engagement. Whether you’re looking to trade cards, play full games, or simulate quickly through a season, this title is a full package for the die hard fans.
MLB.com Line Drive is a unique game driven around physics and you’re ability to drive the ball through iconic parks. With an Angry Birds resemblance, your goal is to slug the ball across different parks and set goals by hitting it as far as possible. The ball may crash into obstacles along the way, but you can unlock boosts and cards along the way.
If you’re most interested in the slugging, Home Run Derby 16 is the best option out there. This title incorporates many features outside of the classic rules of the Home Run Derby. You’ll earn coins through your performances and be able to unlock gear that’ll help you get to the next level.
Square Enix have brought their classic BIG HIT baseball series to mobile years ago. This arcade style game will bring back memories to those who’ve grown up in the arcades while bringing in several game modes from classic single player, career mode, and multiplayer mode. The game has seen it’s last update in 2013, so expect it to not see the same polish from newer games.