MLB SlugFest 2006 review

  • Trick pitches are a delight
  • Brutal take-out slides
  • The $20 price tag
  • No online gameplay
  • Sloppy and outdated rosters
  • The ugly front end
SlugFest 2006 prides itself as an arcadey baseball game, but we have to ask: where's the lack of realism? This game features big-skulled players who are obscenely bulky that can effortlessly drill 500-foot homeruns over the cheap seats. The MLB's steroids fiasco is all over but the asterisks, but SlugFest is a knowing nod to the joys of baseball's HGH (Human Growth Hormone) era.

The latest SlugFest is fast-paced bruising baseball just like its predecessors - to a fault. It's now in budget title territory, so while you'll get create-a-player (which is adequate), and updated rosters, the series has dropped both the franchise and online modes. The former isn't a big loss, but not being able to play online with a game that's best versus a human is a letdown. Especially since the upgrades aren't thrilling. But at least the gameplay has the capacity to unglue you from your seat.

More Info

Release date: Jun 05 2006 - PS2, Xbox (US)
Jun 05 2006 - PS2, Xbox (UK)
Available Platforms: PS2, Xbox
Genre: Sports
Published by: Midway
Developed by: Blue Shift
Franchise: MLB SlugFest
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Crude Humor, Lyrics, Violence


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