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  • Summary: MVP Baseball 2005 offers more features that let you take control of your favorite major league baseball team both on and off the field. The game highlights its new Hitter's Eye controls, which give you more control of your swing, movement in the batter's box, and the ability to read the pitch. In addition to enhanced offensive tools, this year's installment in the MVP Baseball series includes an improved dynasty mode, a spring training mode, and an all-new owner mode. Play through a challenging single-player season to unlock legendary players and new gear, or challenge your friend to an online game. Expand
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  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. The deepest, most impressive ballgame that's just too addictive.
  3. 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]
  4. EA continues to raise the bar year after year with its sports simulations, and MVP Baseball 2005 is no exception.
  5. 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]
  6. The new material that EA has implemented is minimal at best, and most of the additions don't generate a lot of excitement. With that said, this is still the best-playing baseball game on the market. [March 2005, p.118]
  7. 80
    The owners and dynasty one-two could make MVP a must-have for detail-oriented fans, especially those without a PS2 who are locked out of "MLB 2006's" equally strong offering.

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  1. Brian
    Mar 7, 2005
    10
    A terrible game... if you hate to play realistic, fun baseball.
  2. 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. Expand
  3. NIckS
    Mar 23, 2005
    10
    Tops MVP 2004 -- more realistic and more options than ever on and off the playing field. It's awesome and addictive!
  4. [Anonymous]
    Jul 17, 2007
    10
    Great well put together baseball game perfect for any baseball fan I am playin it in 2007 and its still my favorite baseball game.
  5. JamesL.
    Apr 29, 2005
    9
    If I could kill the person who picked the music for this game I would... Maybe two of the songs are ok... the rest, after you hear them more than twice you want to take a bat to your telivision it's so annoying... And since I'm so smart it took me a whole two weeks to finaly figure out that I can shut the music off... But besides that.. A must have for every sports fan, let alone baseball fan. Collapse