MLB 2K8 review

A major improvement in pitching is offset by a drop-off in visual quality

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

DescriptionThe slick visuals and smooth gameplay of last year have been struck out and sent to the bench.
Franchise nameMajor League Baseball 2K
UK franchise nameMajor League Baseball 2K
PlatformXbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii
US censor ratingEveryone
Alternative namesMLB 2K8
Release date3 March 2008 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)