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100 (Aug 31, 2007)
There are a few drawbacks to this game, but that is only because I picked up the PS2 version. The graphics are fairly poor and the loading and saving time make me want to shoot myself. I did run into a few glitches in the game, but the game play, commentary and game physics are usually spot-on. If you are going to pick up a new baseball game this year, pick up MLB 07: The Show.
Gaming Age (Apr 26, 2007)
There isn?t much that Sony has left out when it comes to bringing you as close to the real game as possible. MLB 07: The Show is just another step towards greatness and with a PS3 version coming next month, gamers can only salivate wondering what improvements to this already great game are looming in the not to distant future. Is this the Roy Hobbs of baseball games? You bet your sweet fanny it is.
Game Vortex (Mar 23, 2007)
While the changing of the guard is rarely easy on those left out of it, the developers of the PS2 port of MLB 07: The Show have only to look at a rating of E (for Everyone) and an installed base of 70 gazillion PS2 units to recognize this game’s worth. And like a group of major league veterans, they didn’t bobble the ball when it came their way.
Game Shark (Mar 27, 2007)
Overall MLB 07: The Show is a complete joy to play and one of the best baseball games I’ve played in quite some time. While supplies last, your $39.99 purchase also gets you a free New Era baseball cap which is a $15-20 value, so you really get your money’s worth with this title. I highly recommend it.
1UP (May 03, 2007)
Want to talk about a wild card? There's an argument to be made that this is the best baseball game on the market, including the sharp MLB 2K7 on new gen. Really, it feels like baseball, which is a beautiful thing.
Gamer 2.0 (Mar 10, 2007)
Even with the $40 price tag, MLB 07: The Show offers up enough content to be worth a next-gen price tag. The game feels, sounds, and largely looks like a really solid baseball game. From the wealth of deep single player modes to the enticing online package, there’s really no reason to not pick up MLB 07: The Show if you’re looking for the best baseball experience around. Not since MVP Baseball 2005 has there been such a solid baseball game like this. Sony didn’t just knock this game over the wall; it’s out of the park.
Darkstation (Mar 27, 2007)
With MLB 07: The Show, you have a game that has taken baseball to a whole new level by offering up an experience that for some may feel dated on the PS2, but if you let yourself get into this game you will be in for one big treat. I think more than anything, MLB 07: The Show sets extremely high hopes for its PS3 counterpart, which is scheduled to release later this year. If you haven't made the transition to the PS3, or even if you have and you want your baseball fix, the PS2 version of the game makes for a great baseball experience.
Game Informer Magazine (Apr 01, 2007)
With the PlayStation 3 taking center stage, I was a bit worried that Sony would phone in the highly dreaded “this console is dead, so let’s just update the rosters” sequel. MLB 07: The Show may show a lack of creativity in the naming convention, but through a number of innovative enhancements, it turned out to be the most impressive follow-up that Sony has put together so far. All eyes may be looking to the next- generation, but for baseball, you are going to have to turn your gaze toward the PlayStation 2. For hardcore baseball nuts, The Show is the game to get.
IGN (Feb 28, 2007)
It's nice to see a sports franchise build upon the previous year's gains with some new solid game features. Whereas MLB '06 came across as a basic correction of buggy franchise play, MLB '07 actually tries to push the series and the sport further ahead particularly thanks to its Road to the Show career mode, redesigned pitching system and online options. Look no further, because The Show has gone back to back for the crown of the best baseball game around.
GameSpot (Mar 07, 2007)
Even though it doesn't have a flashy presentation and there are some bugs that probably should have been caught, MLB 07: The Show is the best baseball game on the market. There's a seemingly endless number of ways to enjoy the game, and the new road to the show is a fantastic addition to the series. Be it king of the diamond or the deep franchise mode, there's something for every type of baseball fan here.
Game Chronicles (Apr 04, 2007)
Sony could have easily dished out another tired remake of last-year’s game, but instead opted to add a ton of new features and improvements. And while MLB '07 might not measure up visually to the new standards being set on the new generation of consoles, the killer gameplay cannot be denied. Hardball doesn’t get better than this on any console.
Da Gameboyz (May 15, 2007)
Sony has once again stepped up to the plate and hit a home run with MLB '07: The Show for the PS2. Even with some minor shortcomings the game is still a winner. With the refinements and additions to the gameplay, and the robust online features, this latest version of the long running series shows that Sony's internal developers are capable of making a great in-house sports title. With the refinement and quality of this title on the PS2, I can't wait to see how the game pans out on the PS2's bigger and more powerful successor. Baseball fans who have yet to make the jump to the next-generation of hardware will surely enjoy this game.
GamingExcellence (Jun 18, 2007)
So is MLB 07 the Show really worth picking up if you already have 06? Both games provide excellent gameplay, and really the only major improvement to MLB 07 is the addition of the Road to the Show mode. If you've already got MLB 06, it's difficult to justify the upgrade unless this mode particularly interests you, but for those new to the series then MLB 07 is worth the purchase for any fan of the sport.
GameZone (Feb 27, 2007)
An arcade game and a true-to-life simulator rolled into one. MLB 07 is a grand showpiece for PlayStation 2. It crams as much into the game as possible, drawing every bit of power it can from the console’s core. Those who have a PlayStation 3 should wait to see what the developers are cooking up for the next generation. The rest of you, however, should wait no longer. PS2’s best baseball series is back.
Yahoo! Games (Feb 27, 2007)
MLB 07: The Show doesn't quite have the soul we would like in a baseball game, and nobody's going to be knocked out of the park by its presentation. It does have attributes that are more important, though -- solid play, and lots of options for both single- and multiplayer. You're bound to find a mode to immerse yourself into, and you've never had so much fun pitching in a baseball sim before. Baseball fans are urged to let this game show you what it's all about.
Maxim Magazine (Feb 27, 2007)
It's become fashionable for billionaire ballplayers to discuss their feelings. Look at A-Rod, that poor fucking simp. Seriously, keep a box of Kleenex in the dugout, in case he needs to have a good Lifetime-style cry between innings. Which is no doubt why The Show's developers decided to focus on your pitcher's feelings this year.
GamerDad (May 02, 2007)
Baseball is a great all around game, and at this time of the year many kids are playing in their town leagues and cheering on their favorite teams. This game is a great companion to those activities, as several of the game modes really make you think about what strengths and weaknesses each player has and how to set up the best possible team in order to win as many games as possible. Even though there is a full career mode, nothing else has been added that includes any questionable content (such as is seen in some NBA-themed games). If you love baseball (and can stand the load times on the PSP) this is one of the best baseball games yet, and certainly the best handheld baseball game to date!
GamePro (US) (Feb 27, 2007)
MLB 07 looks and sounds great. It's amazing how specific the announcers' comments are, players look like their real-world counterparts and stadiums have the intricate details that will make any fan proud.
Operation Sports (Mar 16, 2007)
Unfortunately, while it may not affect 95% of the people playing this game, the lack of trades and transactions during the season in Franchise mode is an issue that should have been caught prior to release. While this game would other wise gain an unprecedented second 10 out 10, I just can’t give a score that will be mistaken for perfect, when an error was clearly made in QA.
GameSpy (Mar 13, 2007)
Last year's game was the best available for the system and this year's can make the same claim -- despite a more serious challenge this time around from the revamped MLB 2K7. The enhancements on the pitching side and the even funkier Career mode show that development isn't simply in cruise control. It's taken a long time to get there, but in the waning days of the PS2, the MLB series appears to have become a dynasty.
GameDaily (Mar 12, 2007)
Although MLB '07: The Show features simplistic controls, it's still the best baseball game in town. Until the PS3 version comes along to officially take the reigns, PS2 The Show deserves attention.
Cheat Code Central (Mar 27, 2007)
If MLB 07: The Show sounds too overwhelming for those who are used to simple pitching, I won't recommend it, but for those never bought a MLB game or those who love collecting each game in the series, I must recommend it for MLB 07: The Show delivers more realistic baseball action than any game I've ever played.
75 (Mar 30, 2007)
There is plenty here for baseball fans and newbies to do. With all the various modes, online play, and customizable content, it is definitely a fan friendly title. Overall, the watered down graphics and a few control issues with batting are what kept the score of this game lower then it could have been. It’s still a lot of fun and offers plenty for your money. It’s a must for any baseball fan.
GamingTrend (May 01, 2007)
Unfortunately, this is probably the final version of MLB for the PS2, so it'll be interesting to see how MLB '07 for the PS3 turns out, especially with news that MLB 08 will feature vast improvements to the franchise system. For now, unless you have a PS3, this is the MLB game to get, even with all its flaws.
Jive Magazine (Feb 27, 2007)
In 2006, MLB 06 The Show™ dominated the MLB-licensed category with more than 60% market share on the PlayStation®2. Moreover, despite publishing exclusively for PlayStation platforms, sales for the franchise led the category for all baseball games across all gaming platforms. This year, MLB 07 The Show™ looks to continue its reign as the most valuable player in the category by incorporating an all-new feature set and innovative gameplay enhancements.
GameTrailers (Mar 01, 2007)
The MLB series is in the twilight of its life on the PlayStation 2, and it’s starting to show some wrinkles. There’s nothing terribly great about it, and there’s nothing especially outstanding either. If you’re looking for a starter hardball game, then MLB 07 The Show is definitely a good choice, but one more season of lethargy and Sony will be caught stealing.
If you really need your baseball fix and you don't have a PS3 (or don't want to wait), MLB '07 is as good a candidate as any out there, especially if you want the officially licensed mugs of your favorite and most hated players to use and abuse. You won't get to overthrow the imaginary alien conspiracy, but you will get to play a very realistic, stat-focused game of virtual baseball.
G4 TV: X-Play (Mar 19, 2007)
Despite some uneven spots, MLB 07 is still a fun game to play. The ability to customize the action with AI sliders is a big plus, the career mode lets you role-play as a single athlete with the "road to the show" option, and the broadcast-quality audio is the best to be found in any baseball title released to date. The trio of Matt Vasgersian, Dave Campbell, and Rex Hudler actually sound like they're watching the game unfold in real time, noting how many times a certain hitter has struck out, the number of consecutive hits allowed by a pitcher, and other milestones. MLB 07 may not be a significant step forward for owners of MLB 06, but its online support for custom leagues makes it a strong choice for fantasy baseball junkies looking to extend their fix beyond the box scores.