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Major League Baseball 2K8 review

The pitching is better, but the rugged visuals leave room for a competitor to take the series

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 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 - especially when MLB 08: The Show is so damn good.

Mar 7, 2008

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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
Platform"Xbox 360","PS3","PS2","PSP","Wii"
US censor rating"Everyone","Everyone","Everyone","Everyone","Everyone"
UK censor rating"","","","",""
Alternative names"MLB 2K8"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)