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  • Summary: The innovative Road to The Show mode enables fans to play solely as a custom-created rookie on both offense and defense while attempting to rise through the ranks and make a starting line-up in the Big Leagues. Adding to its already robust online feature set, the MLB franchise now includes Online League Play, which gives gamers the ability to set up leagues with up to 30 teams, complete statistical tracking, point benefits and full customization, while the My Sliders feature allows users to create their perfect game settings and upload them to the MLB 07 The Show server for others to try out. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. The complete Baseball package; it looks great, sounds great, and most importantly plays great. It even has all the bells and whistles any hardcore baseball fan would ever want and never fails to impress each and every season.
  2. When the dust settles, SCEA San Diego has done something that few have ever seen – they produced a follow up that was as good as or better than the original classic.
  3. In terms of control, the pitching in MLB '07: The Show seems to have gotten a lot of attention.
  4. If you've already got MLB 06, it's difficult to justify the upgrade unless this mode particularly interests you, but for those new to the series then MLB 07 is worth the purchase for any fan of the sport.
  5. Pitching, hitting and fielding mechanics work beautifully, and the presentation, while not stellar, captures the essence of major league baseball. Until the PlayStation 3 version comes along, this Show shouldn't be missed.
  6. 80
    The enhancements on the pitching side and the even funkier Career mode show that development isn't simply in cruise control.
  7. 60
    The trio of Matt Vasgersian, Dave Campbell, and Rex Hudler actually sound like they're watching the game unfold in real time, noting how many times a certain hitter has struck out, the number of consecutive hits allowed by a pitcher, and other milestones.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. PeteJ.
    Jun 5, 2007
    The Road to the Show mode (Career) makes this game a 10. I honestly have not even played the regular mode yet. The baserunning controls take a while to get used to, but once you do this is an awesome game. I have not encountered any significant bugs. Expand
  2. KimK.
    Jun 11, 2007
    One of the best baseball games I've ever played on the PS2 console. The Road to the Show scenario never gets boring as your player progresses by completing various tasks. Expand
  3. JayB
    Apr 22, 2009
    Absolute best baseball game !! 2K cant hold a candle to this !! With no MVP left, we got the show and it rules !! No complaints what so ever. Provides good challenge on harder difficulty and rewards you with great presentation.I look forward to trying 08 and 09 !! Expand
  4. Rudy
    Mar 9, 2007
    Last year the game ran silky smooth and this year they have frame rate drops. Don't know why they screwed that up but the rest of the game is solid. I loved '06 and they took that game and tweaked it to make it better. More errors, hit variety, confidence meter for each pitch but the tremendous amount of sliders added makes this a game that can really be customized. They also fixed the pitcher cam to have the radar gun which is nice addition as well. It doesn't blow away '06 and the frame rate drops are annoying but its still the best baseball game out there on any console. Expand
  5. BobL.
    Mar 1, 2007
    Good game overall. Not too much different than last year. Still the best baseball game out there...
  6. Andrew
    Apr 17, 2007
    Half-finished. Full of glitches and annoying bugs that detract from the realisim of the game (ERA is miscalculated, throws are buggy, CPU wont perform trades). But I still can't stop playing the career mode! I regret paying full retail, but hopefully a patch will fix some of the many, many problems. Expand
  7. JayM.
    Mar 12, 2007
    I used to play the MVP series and it was pretty good and last year I decided to get the NCAA game and loved the actual game play (the franchise was pretty weak). this game is really bad. Unfortunately its the only option if you want the mlb experience. sadly MLB 2k7 is supposed to be even worse. The franchise isn't bad actually, the show seems pretty boring (not nearly as fun as madden superstar) but the game play is unbearable. I cant even count how many times I've had a catcher just stand there with the ball as my opponent slides in for a run. Hitting seems way too easy. the pitching system seems to have some good ideas and they should keep developing it. I don't want to be forced to play 9 innings in online play, and you cant concede defeat or have a friendly quit, so if your opponent is a cheeser theres little you can do. All we can do is hope and wait for next year. Expand