Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
Buy On
  1. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    A fantastic presentation and good extras anchor a highly enjoyable game - only its baserunning and fielding are a step behind its competitors. [Apr 2005, p.110]
  2. What can’t be fixed are the statistical glitches that really keep the game from being fun. Things such as shortstops getting saves, games not counting, etc. are commonplace. There is nothing more frustrating than having a good baseball game with a terrible stat bug.

Awards & Rankings

#81 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Jul 5, 2012
    8
    Sure, this game has its glitches, but it's a game from 2005, so they're lovable glitches. None are so egregious as the left-handed powerSure, this game has its glitches, but it's a game from 2005, so they're lovable glitches. None are so egregious as the left-handed power glitch from MVP 2004, and I actually prefer 2k5 to the MVP games (scandalous I know). Baseball games for a long time lagged behind other sports such as football in their level of realism, and this game is a bit too homer-happy and the computer AI does some strange things, but it's still quite a good game. Full Review »
  2. GiiP.
    Jul 20, 2005
    10
    Awesome.
  3. BryanR.
    Jul 11, 2005
    9
    This is a great game for what the money is worth it should be better then a 6.8 rating of which they have it at now.