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MLB 07: The Show review

Major league substance, minor league style


  • Brilliant pitching mechanic
  • Slick animations
  • Excellent ancillary modes


  • Last-gen graphics
  • Minor uniform and stadium errors
  • Hudler's "third wheel" commentary

A major league scout would probably liken the debut edition of Sony’s first-party hardball franchise to Randy Johnson: he sure is ugly, but man can he pitch.

To break the bad news first, the inaugural PS3 version of MLB does not flex the console’s muscles. Disappointingly, it looks like a high-resolution version of the current-gen game, complete with woeful texture quality and poor player model detail that gives MLB 07: The Show a cartoony look, thus diminishing the impact of its smooth animations and slick framerate. A small number of uniform and stadium inaccuracies are also apparent, albeit only to the hardcore baseball-trained eye.

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DescriptionThis game has catchers that do more than get knee cramps. Your defensive co-pilot tosses out suggestions on which pitch to throw and where to aim. Whether you listen is up to you, but the guy with the funny mask knows what he's talking about.
PlatformPS2, PS3, PSP
US censor ratingEveryone
Release date15 May 2007 (US), 15 May 2007 (UK)