If you think about one thing that brings families together and can unite Americans no matter where they live that one thing is baseball: it’s still America’s game. There’s no doubt it’s suffered its share of controversies over the years, but we always come back to the game we love. If you’re like many Americans you probably have a deep-seated passion for the game that makes you hungry for all things baseball-related. If this describes you in a nutshell then MLB Manager 2015 may just be the perfect app for you. This is quite simply the most complete baseball management simulator game ever created for the iOS operating system. This app is available for purchase from the App Store at a cost of $4.99 and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Sports simulation games have been round for years, and some of the best ones have always been baseball simulators. After all, baseball is probably the one sport that’s influenced by the manager’s decisions more than any other. Baseball is about statistics, it’s about analytics, and it’s about strategy. MLB Manager 2015 has all of these things and a whole lot more. With this game you control every aspect of managing a Major League Baseball team, and it comes with the official endorsement of MLB.
There’s no disputing the level of sophistication in this app, but if there’s one problem I had with this one it was the failure to provide any kind of real instructions at all. This game contains every aspect of baseball management you could possible imagine, which means a ton of information that you need to understand and manage at every single level of the organization. For baseball and simulation game experts this may all seem like old hat, but for the rest of us it requires a little bit of explanation so that we can get the most of the game. Unfortunately this game simply doesn’t address the needs of the newbie at all. This app will require 52.5 MB of available space on your iOS device.
How to Play
When you start the game the first thing you have to decide is if you want to play the current MLB season, a classic season, or create your own league from scratch. The choice is up to you, but it’s always fun to test your skills against the current set of baseball managers to see if you can cut it. After that you’ll be prompted to pick which team you wish to manage and then you can get started with the season. You have the option to manage each individual game or you can let the simulator play some of the games for you. The app will then simulate the games based on the strengths of the roster you’ve put together versus the strengths of your opponents.
What really makes this game interesting is the level of detail: you really do control every aspect of your team. This includes drafting players, developing the minor league roster, controlling the hiring and firing in the front office, managing the disabled list, and of course managing the major league roster. In this app, nothing has been left out.
You can choose from managing a classic season, the current season, or a fantasy league
Can play the season game by game, or allow the app to simulate some games
Allows you to manage every aspect of a major league franchise
No instructions for newbies
If you use find yourself sitting in front of the television, micromanaging your favorite baseball team, and thinking you can do better than the real manager, then you’ll really want to get your hands on MLB Manager 2015. This app is probably the most complete baseball simulation game you’re likely to find in the iOS App Store. It lets you manage every aspect of your favorite organization from the minor leagues right through to the majors. Every serious baseball fan needs to get their hands on this app.
Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.