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  • Summary: Key features for MVP Baseball 2005 include the following: Own the Plate: Change your position in the box to adjust to where the pitcher is working you, or keep the defense honest with a bunt for a hit. Precision Pitching: Paint the corners or send a message with the new Precision Pitch Meter, or catch runners napping with unparalleled pickoff control. Enhanced Big Play Control: Make an underhand toss to the pitcher as he sprints to cover first, slide around a tag at home, and make user-controlled stretches and dives. While leading off base, exercise your reflexes by beating pickoff throws with the all-new manual leadoff control. Control every aspect of your organization in all-new Owner Mode. Create your line-up based on player progression during Spring Training, or help build player attributes by competing in a variety of mini-games. All-New Create Ballpark: In Owner Mode, build a pitcher’s paradise or a hitter’s dream. Will you spend your earnings to upgrade your ballpark or to sign that key free agent who could bring you a championship? Expanded Minor Leagues: Advanced Single A squads and additional stadiums have been added to round out the list of teams available in the minor league system. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. If you want to play a well-balanced baseball game that mixes stats and simulation with arcade action, this is really your best option.
  2. 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.
  3. You can learn to read pitches, fine-tune the single-player controls to give you more room for error or tighten them up to make each pitch a challenge.
  4. Thrills abound for PC baseball fans who can live with an imperfect game. [May 2005, p.85]
  5. In this game you have not one, but two choices of a season mode. We have the return of the Dynasty Mode, but we also have ourselves a second option: the Owner's Mode.
  6. The biggest problem with the PC version of MVP Baseball 2005 is the keyboard and mouse layout that doesn’t adapt to any sports game very well.
  7. While the AI is good on the field, it's terrible in the front office. [June 2005, p.57]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. KyleP.
    May 12, 2006
    10
    It is the best game over it has all the old players like Babe Ruth , Jackie Robinson, and even coaches like Sparky Andreson!
  2. BillS.
    Feb 24, 2005
    10
    Awesome, great cooperstown look!
  3. Toanonymous
    Mar 7, 2005
    10
    Honestly... Owner mode ruined it for you? this is the Best Playing Baseball game ever made. More fun and realistic than any other game on the market.
  4. TomG.
    Mar 2, 2005
    9
    Great game. Seems a lot harder to hit a homerun than in last year's game.
  5. KevinV.
    Oct 30, 2005
    9
    Great Game... I Never hit Homerun... Too hard.
  6. PatrickJ.
    Apr 24, 2005
    7
    Too Hard to Hit a homerun.
  7. [Anonymous]
    Mar 1, 2005
    6
    A lot of key mistakes in Owner Mode...Stadium not truly customized like the Green Monster or the Train In Milwaukee or the jacuzzi in Arizona.