MLB The Show 17 Review
MLB The Show 17 is still a great game of baseball but one that with each season seems less and less impressive compared to other sports games available. With a lack of competition, it's hard to not recommend. But with each year I'm still wanting to see the team at Sony San Diego push the envelope even if there isn't any competition to force their hand.
MLB 13: The Show
MLB 13: The Show is admittedly a small step forward. It has cleaned up some of the rougher edges in both the Franchise and the Road to the Show mode while maintaining its near-perfect on the field action. What else can I say, MLB 13: The Show remains one of the pinnacle sports franchises in the business today.
MLB 12: The Show
Last year I said that MLB 11 wasn’t a monumental step forward. I would say that MLB 12 is only a half-step forward for the series. Sure the competition within the genre is weak but that is still no excuse to leave much unchanged from last year’s version. MLB 12: The Show is a fantastic game of baseball there just isn’t enough new to make it an outright purchase recommendation.
MLB 11: The Show
Although not a monumental step forward, MLB 11: The Show continues to be the king of the diamond. The new analog controls add an extra layer to the experience that works really well. In the end there is enough in MLB 11: The Show to warrant a purchase but it also still leaves the door open to really overhaul the Road to the Show mode going forward.
Major League Baseball 2K10
This is not a perfect outing but dang is it a big improvement over last year’s outing and if your looking at this as a potential option I would say rent it first and make sure the style fits your needs as the game has plenty of content to take you outside of a rental period.
Major League Baseball 2K8
It’s a shame to see MLB 2K8 struggle to the magnitude it did in this version. You could see the developers had high hopes for a lot of the new functionality of the game, but when it is all said and done, everything doesn’t gel together all that well. The game is still playable, and enjoyable, just don’t expect it to be a perfect package.
MLB 2006 is not perfect, but it’s a darn good baseball game. The career mode is a great addition to the series and the gameplay is definitely picking up some steam. No longer is 989 trailing in the baseball race as all of these games are really neck-to-neck this year. But let me tell you, if you’re in the market for a great career mode, MLB 2006 is the way to go!
Now you have a game that is solid in all aspects and that next year truly has the potential to play with the big boy’s. If I was a betting man, I would definitely put some money on the fact that this time next year MLB 2006 will be a top contender for the best baseball games on the market. As for MLB 2005, if you are in need of a baseball game with a solid franchise and online mode, then MLB 2005 would be a nice pick for you.