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MLB 2K10 DS review

A baseball game where pitching is more fun than batting?

Pros

  • Tons of real teams
  • players and stats
  • Hundreds of fan-pleasing unlockables
  • Pitching mechanic is quite neat

Cons

  • No multiplayer
  • Batting is pretty simple
  • Not much tactical thinking required

Here we are, faced with another licensed-up-to-the-eyeballs baseball title. The game’s stuffed with real teams, players and stats, and there are hundreds of slight but fan-pleasing unlockables. In terms of presentation generally, in fact, there’s not a lot wrong here – the music’s suitably pumped-up, there are plenty of commentary samples and everything looks okay.

The controls are sensible but it’s hard to recreate the feel of baseball with a few button presses. Victory is mostly down to timing your button prods; the only tactical thinking required is deciding what to do with your men on the bases. That said, the pitching mechanic is quite neat. The lack of multiplayer’s a shame, as the batter vs pitcher idea would be suited to Wi-Fi play.

Mar 25, 2010

More info

GenreSports
DescriptionImprovements across the board, tight controls, and a fan-friendly feel all spell “winner.”
Franchise nameMajor League Baseball 2K
UK franchise nameMajor League Baseball 2K
Platform"Xbox 360","Wii","PS2","PSP","PS3","DS","PC"
US censor rating"Everyone","Everyone","Everyone","Everyone","Everyone","Everyone","Everyone"
UK censor rating"","","","","","",""
Alternative names"Major League Baseball 2K10"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
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