MLB 2K8 review

  • New pitching mechanics
  • Lots of historical players
  • Trading Card mode
  • Choppy visuals in the field
  • Ugly, ugly player faces
  • Awkward home run trots

On the flip side, there are more features, teams, and legendary players than you can shake a stick at. In addition to the obligatory franchise, tournament, and online modes, a nifty (if somewhat complex) trading card mode will have you jumping all over the majors to acquire player cards, build a team with ‘em, then take on all comers online and off. There are so many stadiums, teams, and players to unlock you could happily lose hours and days to its charms.

We give all the credit in the world to 2K Sports for not playing it safe and instead forging ahead with innovative ideas that work terrifically. After all, we’d be needling them if they didn’t. We were so ready to fall in love with 2K’s take on major league baseball again this year, but we just can’t get past the depressing drop in visual fidelity. This season, we’ll just have to agree to be good friends.

Mar 7, 2008

More Info

Release date: Mar 03 2008 - Xbox 360, PS3
Mar 04 2008 - PS2
Mar 03 2008 - PSP, Wii (US)
Available Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii
Genre: Sports
Published by: 2K Games, 2K Sports
Developed by: 2K Sports, Kush Games
Franchise: Major League Baseball 2K
ESRB Rating:

1 comment

  • cook171 - October 13, 2008 7:09 a.m.

    This game could be one of the best of its kind. Its compeition is going to have a hard time coming up with something better this. Especially the new pitching system. It does take some getting used to. In fact when i bought the game, the guy who sold it to me when you get your first K, it will actually feel like an achievement. The only thing that i could see fault was the graphics. However, i would get the game an eight out of ten.

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