Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the world and a popular American pastime. It’s easy to play and fun to watch, and it doesn’t cost much to get started. It’s a sport that both amateurs and pros like to do. You can also play baseball games on your phone. Even though they aren’t as good as console games, they can still be a fun way to kill a few minutes.
Here are the best baseball games for Android that you can play right now! Please note that sports aren’t great on mobile in general. If you can, console baseball games will be a lot more fun than mobile ones. This list is also written in February, before spring training starts. Around that time, many of these games should be updated with the 2021 rosters and versions of the games.
9 Innings 22
This is the first of many baseball games that are free to play. You can play real baseball with it. But you build your team by collecting different player cards. It has good graphics, 30 MLB ballparks, 800 players, and more. The mechanics are a little basic and the game includes far more luck and randomness than we’d like to see in a sports game. Still, it’s a fun way to waste a little time if you don’t mind something that’s a little far-fetched. This one is also being worked on and should have new players and rosters that are mostly up to date.
Baseball 9 is a baseball game for arcades. Since it’s not licenced, none of the players are real. But the game is really pretty good. It has simple graphics that look like bobbleheads, and it can be played both online and off. It also has a way to recruit new players, different ways to improve players, and some customization options. It won’t blow your mind, but it’s a lot better for free players than most other free baseball games. Plus, it’s a lot of fun.
Baseball Highlights 2045
Baseball Highlights 2045 is a board game that you can play on your phone. A total of 60 free agents are available for players to choose from. The person who has the best team wins. The game also has a built-in rule book, tutorials, auto-saving, and modes for playing with other people in the same room. It’s not the most detailed baseball game. It is an interesting twist on a classic board game, though, and it works pretty well. It costs $3.99 up front, and you can buy extra content from within the app. This one hasn’t been updated since 2018, so if it doesn’t work for you, make sure to test it well within the return period.
Another baseball arcade game is Baseball Star. This one seems pretty cool to us. Even though the game play isn’t exactly the same, the graphics and animations remind me of Wii Baseball. It also has offline play, a way to make your own team, a league mode, a challenge mode, and it can be played without an internet connection. As you get more players, improve your team, and level up, there is also a surprising amount of depth. We’d like a batting practise mode, but for a free-to-play game, this one is pretty good.
Homerun Battle 2
Homerun Battle 2 is a free baseball game that a lot of people like. Luckily, it’s also not too bad. It has six different kinds of games, characters that can be changed, simple rules, ways to play with other people, and more. The pictures look a little bit like cartoons. They do, however, fit well with the game’s arcade style. The different ways to play keep things interesting for a while, and the social part is pretty good. But the free-to-play mechanics are a bit much. This is a good way to kill time, but don’t get too involved or it will cost you.
Home Run High
Home Run High is another unique baseball game you can play on your phone. Most of this is a simulation. Players make teams, improve their players, and even build things like batting cages or showers. The game is like a real game of baseball. So, the player is in charge of running the game. If you don’t mind not actually playing baseball, this is one of the best baseball games you can get. There are no ads or in-app purchases, and it costs $4.99. This one hasn’t been updated since 2019, so make sure it works for you during the refund period.
MLB Perfect Inning 2021
Perfect Inning 2020 is a good baseball game, but it’s not a great one. It has up-to-date rosters, good graphics, and easy game play. You also get a career mode, online PvP, a season mode, and other game types. The game does have freemium parts, which don’t make the experience any better. They slow down what would otherwise be a fun baseball game. In this, players can play real baseball, but it is a bit of a game of chance when they throw pitches or get hits. It also has a gacha (character collection) part where you get players and build a team with them. It’s deeper than most, but most of the time it just wastes your time. The 2021 update should come out sometime in 2021.
Super Mega Baseball
Super Mega Baseball is an outstanding baseball game. It’s too bad that it’s only for Nvidia Shield devices. It has good graphics, a good mix of arcade and real-world gameplay, and the best difficulty system of any game, no matter what kind it is. It’s not as realistic as baseball games on consoles from the last few years. But this is the best you can find in the Google Play Store. It’s a shame that it doesn’t work on more devices, though. The price tag of $19.99 is a bit high, but sometimes you have to pay more for good things. This one hasn’t been updated in a few years, so be careful and try it out right away so you can get your money back if it doesn’t work.
MLB Perfect Inning 2019
Try MLB Perfect Inning 2019 if you want a baseball game that is a little more like the real thing. Major League Baseball has given permission for the game to be sold. It also has some of the most famous players in MLB. You can also play in any of the 30 official ballparks. You can even play against your friends in Live Battle Action Play, or you can try to get to the top in Season mode. You have to find players and build your fantasy baseball team, just like in most other baseball games on Android. The game is harder to control than some of the other games on this list. But getting used to the controls shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.