Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 84
    Not much has changed since last year, but what HAS was done so for the better.
  2. It's simple, yet deep; goofy, yet realistic. By straddling these contradictions, MLB Power Pros 2008 manages to appeal to casual and hardcore players alike. It doesn't step far from its predecessor's shadow, but that doesn't prevent it from shining.
  3. Good, simple baseball is fun for parties and special occasions, though it becomes a bit repetitive when played solo for extended periods of time.
  4. For those still clinging on to their PS2, MLB Power Pros 2008 is a decent purchase but I would encourage you to rent the game beforehand as it probably isn't for everyone.
  5. It’s probably worth the purchase if you’ve got a kid who happens to be a big baseball fan, and that means that 2K and Konami hit their goal. …kind of.
  6. Altogether, I enjoyed MLB Power Pros for the PS2, but I don't think it's a perfect casual game experience. It still straddles the line between hardcore and casual, and it occasionally dips too far into either side to be enjoyed by everyone
  7. While Power Pros 2008 offers an undeniably massive amount of modes and options at a terrific $20 price, we could’ve easily waited until next spring for a truer, fuller follow-up.
  8. It's just not that good. [Sept 2008, p.81]
  9. MLB Power Pros 2008 sits and stares you down from the television like a catcher who gives his pitcher bad signals.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jun 5, 2012
    1
    The reason i am giving this game a 1!, because baseball games suck. I got this at gamestop to have at least a bit of fun but i didnt feelThe reason i am giving this game a 1!, because baseball games suck. I got this at gamestop to have at least a bit of fun but i didnt feel gripped to this game at all. Full Review »
  2. Dec 25, 2011
    10
    A game that means alot to me.
    A game make me a Baseball fan.
    And it want me to play real baseball! MLB Power Pros 2008 is THE game that
    A game that means alot to me.
    A game make me a Baseball fan.
    And it want me to play real baseball!
    MLB Power Pros 2008 is THE game that introduced me to Baseball.
    It definitely looked strange for its art style but it got some kind of a very powerful and strange charm to the characters it looks kiddie friendly that's for sure but deep down inside there's a sign of integrity
    naive,professionalism,determination,sportsmanship courage and will to be the best player in them.
    But undeniably cute just to look at and the real magic happens when you play a match they come alive
    and pumped you keep playing!
    All your dreams to be success in Baseball will all be come true and fulfill here.
    Want to experience the journey to be a player? Go to Success mode.
    Wanna to live a baseball life of your favorite player go to MLB life mode.
    Want to create your very own team? go to arrange mode.
    Wanna be a manager to control the whole team go to League mode. It's a Baseball game for life,you just don't play this game,you live with it!
    Full Review »
  3. MichaelC.
    Sep 2, 2008
    9
    This is a great game. It's packed with baseball realism and quirky fun. I wish there was a bit more enhancements and quirks than This is a great game. It's packed with baseball realism and quirky fun. I wish there was a bit more enhancements and quirks than what's been added since last year's Power Pros. And Tim Lincecum's delivery isn't as authentic as most others are! I'm hoping for a ps3 version next year!! Full Review »