Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. An incredibly well-put together baseball game. Its presentation is top-notch, it includes a number of modes that you can spend countless hours playing, and the sense of control is unmatched.
  2. 92
    MVP 2005 addresses, corrects, and improves upon almost every issue fans had with the previous instalments. With the addition of Owner Mode and the mini-games, EA Canada's proven that it wasn't just polishing up last year's version.
  3. The deepest, most impressive ballgame that's just too addictive.
  4. If you play single-player modes primarily, the 2005 version is worth the upgrade. [May 2005, p.91]
  5. Together with a near flawless play-by-play announcer, excellent sound, music and solid online play, EA Sports has done it again with MVP. [Apr 2005, p.76]
  6. With an extremely realistic presentation, augmented control system, and additional attention paid to the overall gameplay, MVP 2005 could be one of those games baseball fans keep returning to in the upcoming years of exclusive sports games.
  7. With the pitching mini-game and Owner Mode (or Dynasty Mode for the less hardcore), gamers will have plenty to enjoy for the rest of this baseball season and well into the off-season.
  8. It's got major lasting power, a truckload of modes, thoughtful tweaks, and most importantly, solid gameplay.
  9. 90
    We're fond of the new Hitter's Eye feature, which means that the ball changes color as it leaves the pitcher's hand, letting the batter know what kind of pitch is on the way to the plate. Red means breaking ball; white means fastball; green means changeup; and brown means that Randy Johnson has been into the Skoal tin again.
  10. The best and most complete baseball game on the market. Any self-respecting baseball fan has to pick up this game.
  11. EA continues to raise the bar year after year with its sports simulations, and MVP Baseball 2005 is no exception.
  12. The bottom line is that if you're looking for a realistic and feature-rich baseball video game, you can't go wrong with MVP Baseball 2005.
  13. The hardcore MVP player will dig getting a read on the ball as it leaves the pitcher's hand. Maybe 2K Games can steal this feature next season - EA surely won't need it. [April 2005, p.112]
User Score
9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 11, 2013
    10
    Everything about MVP Baseball 2005 is awesome. It still is the best baseball game ever made and holds up almost a decade after its release. The create your own ballpark feature is fabulous. Full Review »