Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. A complete joy to play and one of the best baseball games I’ve played in quite some time.
  3. SCEA releases arguably the last football game for the PS2, and signs off on a high with this superb combination of exciting gameplay, good visuals and depth.
  4. 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.
  5. The game feels, sounds, and largely looks like a really solid baseball game. From the wealth of deep single player modes to the enticing online package, there’s really no reason to not pick up MLB 07: The Show if you’re looking for the best baseball experience around.
  6. This game rules the base paths with its remarkable gameplay.
  7. In terms of control, the pitching in MLB '07: The Show seems to have gotten a lot of attention.
  8. 85
    Whereas "MLB '06" came across as a basic correction of buggy franchise play, MLB '07 actually tries to push the series and the sport further ahead particularly thanks to its Road to the Show career mode, redesigned pitching system and online options.
  9. Not a lot has changed since last year, but the new road-to-the-show mode is a fantastic addition and MLB 07: The Show is a great game.
  10. Sony could have easily dished out another tired remake of last-year’s game, but instead opted to add a ton of new features and improvements.
  11. 85
    Want to talk about a wild card? There's an argument to be made that this is the best baseball game on the market, including the sharp MLB 2K7 on new gen. Really, it feels like baseball, which is a beautiful thing.
  12. MLB '07 still reigns as the premiere baseball title it is just that there aren't enough perks this time around to warrant trading up.
  13. 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.
  14. An arcade game and a true-to-life simulator rolled into one. MLB 07 is a grand showpiece for PlayStation 2. It crams as much into the game as possible, drawing every bit of power it can from the console’s core.
  15. It’s not quite baseball perfection - why the fielding buttons are different in the Career mode versus every other one is beyond us - yet The Show is a rollicking good time.
  16. 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.
  17. MLB 07: The Show delivers more realistic baseball action than any game I've ever played.
  18. You're bound to find a mode to immerse yourself into, and you've never had so much fun pitching in a baseball sim before.
  19. 80
    The enhancements on the pitching side and the even funkier Career mode show that development isn't simply in cruise control.
  20. 80
    MLB 07 looks and sounds great. It's amazing how specific the announcers' comments are, players look like their real-world counterparts and stadiums have the intricate details that will make any fan proud.
  21. We loved "MLB 06: The Show." Accordingly, MLB 07: The Show has some huge cleats to fill, which it pretty much does. [Apr 2007, p.88]
  22. If his curveball is getting pounded out of the park, throwing another one will be a risky venture. A new Road to the Show career mode allows players to create a rookie who must toil in the minors while awaiting a chance to crack the big league lineup.
  23. The bugs in the title really frustrated me (and many others), and while there are workarounds, the players really shouldn't have to work around bugs and lapses in development, especially since some of the bugs were carried over from "MLB 06."
  24. There’s nothing terribly great about it, and there’s nothing especially outstanding either. If you’re looking for a starter hardball game, then MLB 07 The Show is definitely a good choice, but one more season of lethargy and Sony will be caught stealing.
  25. 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.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. JayB
    Apr 22, 2009
    10
    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 !! Full Review »
  2. KimK.
    Jun 11, 2007
    10
    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. Full Review »
  3. PeteJ.
    Jun 5, 2007
    10
    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. Full Review »