• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 2006

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. The greatest baseball game of this console generation.
  2. All of the little improvements, and there are tons of them, make MLB '06: The Show a masterful follow-up to last year's game.
  3. The game of baseball is represented perfectly in MLB 06: The Show, and not only is this a candidate for best baseball game of the year, but possibly best sports game as well.
  4. Let’s just say that the game looks great by PlayStation 2 standards. Double plays really feel like double plays – diving for grounders and the physics of the ball are amazing.
  5. Sony's MLB series goes from strength from strength, with a more refined controls and tiny improvements and creates a very satisfying and emmensely fun baseball title.
  6. Take all this finesse and arcade action online, and MLB '06 gets even better, with tournaments and leader boards to boot. Overall, it's one of the best baseball games ever, on any platform.
  7. We could go on and on, but to put it simply, MLB '06: The Show is one of the best baseball game ever on any platform. [May 2006, p.74]
  8. MLB 06: The Show is a grand slam of a portable baseball game.
  9. This game allows you to be involved as much as you would like to be. You can sit back and just play the games, and let the system make the team decisions for you. Alternatively, you can let the system control the players, and you can make the back office decisions about who to play, how much to pay people, etc.
  10. 90
    The game is fun for those looking for a quick diversion, and it's realistic enough to keep sim players happy.
  11. More than any other release in the past, 'The Show' captures all of the intricacies and the essence of the great game itself.
  12. I truly never expected Sony to drop a baseball game of this caliber in my lap, especially after the endless string of duds that have rolled out of 989 Studios of late. In fact, MLB 06 alone very nearly makes up for the seven years of bunk since, well... darn, let’s see..."Coolboarders 2."
  13. It's deep on game modes, and while nothing is new in the gameplay department, it's still solid.
  14. The online component's enjoyable, King of the Diamond is fantastic, and the game's various bells and whistles, including the commentary which I absolutely love, are superb.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. EricM.
    Aug 22, 2006
    great game that had good contorls and hrd and kotd are great.
  2. JasonD.
    Jul 2, 2006
    good game,a few glitches here and there,for example:the first baseman throwing the ball to shortstop after an assisted out.Another letdown is the baserunning when u get into the pickles. Overall, it is a pretty good game. Full Review »
  3. JeffO.
    May 12, 2006
    Solid game, although the interface needs a bit more help. The way to unlock jerseys for the game is very inconsistent.