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IGN (Jul 28, 2008)
Hopefully the game finds its crowd worldwide, and we’d expect far more from the series next year as far as new modes/options go. If you’re new to the series, buy this one without question. If you’re a returning fan, weigh how much you want the next chapter of Success Mode, and the new MLB Life experience. If you’re still pushing through dozens and dozens of hours on last year’s game – we understand, since we are too – this one doesn’t offer much that you don’t already have in your collection now.
GameSpot (Aug 22, 2008)
It's simple, yet deep; goofy, yet realistic. By straddling these contradictions, MLB Power Pros 2008 manages to appeal to casual and hardcore players alike. It doesn't step far from its predecessor's shadow, but that doesn't prevent it from shining.
Cheat Code Central (Aug 12, 2008)
With all the attempts out there at creating the best baseball simulations, by trying to get pitch and swing mechanics down to a tee with lifelike recreation of the sport on your console, MLB Power Pros 2008 is a breath of fresh air in a genre that sometimes seems to take itself a bit too seriously. While the simplicity may bore some advocates of simulation baseball games, those who like a more lighthearted approach will appreciate what Power Pros brings to the genre. If you're unfamiliar with the series, Power Pros 2008 is the perfect place to start.
Da Gameboyz (Aug 07, 2008)
For those still clinging on to their PS2, MLB Power Pros 2008 is a decent purchase but I would encourage you to rent the game beforehand as it probably isn’t for everyone. Those little ‘tykes’ in t-ball who want to play a baseball game on their PS2 may find MLB Power Pros 2008 way above their head. On the flip side, hardcore baseball gamers may find the game’s characters simply too adorable or cute to appreciate this sim based baseball game. As I mentioned earlier, I feel this game suffers somewhat of an identity crisis as it is such a deep game with cute and cuddly representation of MLB players.
PSX Extreme (Aug 31, 2008)
It’s probably worth the purchase if you’ve got a kid who happens to be a big baseball fan, and that means that 2K and Konami hit their goal. …kind of.
GamesRadar (Aug 06, 2008)
While Power Pros 2008 offers an undeniably massive amount of modes and options at a terrific $20 price, we could’ve easily waited until next spring for a truer, fuller follow-up. Veterans of last season’s title have pretty much played this game already, but it is a nice place to start if you’re new to the series. Don’t blame us, though, if you start feeling a lot like Bill Murray in Lost In Translation. It’s a culture shock in just about every way.
I think if I hadn't already seen the deep career modes of Sony's recent MLB offerings, I might be more inclined to recommend Power Pros as it is, the game feels like a clumsy attempt to meld sport and story, and doesn't manage either particularly well. It's cute and quirky as hell. It's just not that good.
Game Revolution (Sep 05, 2008)
MLB Power Pros 2008 sits and stares you down from the television like a catcher who gives his pitcher bad signals. It looks cute but it’s coldly statistical; it looks layered but it’s full of aimless red herrings; and then you lose. These poor players don’t have arms or noses: Aren’t their lives hard enough?