Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. The game is fun, consistent, accurate and is, in every way, baseball. Over the course of nine innings and several seasons, it's clear that Konami knows baseball better than any other developer.
  2. 85
    A kiddie-styled import that comes out of left field all the way from the Far East and topples the perennial powers.
  3. While hardcore baseball fans may be turned off by its cutesy style, MLB Power Pros is fun, and that's what matters. Give it a swing.
  4. Despite its simplistic characters and repetitive announcer, the game offers content galore with its near countless modes and fun gameplay.
  5. Konami has crafted a whimsical take on baseball that's as deep as you want it to be.
  6. MLB Power Pros' greatest asset is the presentation. No nonsense and adorably charming, the game suckers you in with what seems to be a simple little game of Baseball Lite, but the deeper you plug into it, the more you realize just how much time and effort was put into making the game appear simple.
  7. 80
    An excellent alternative to the other baseball games on the market, especially friendly to those who aren't very keen on sports but who may enjoy the strategic options that the game offers up.
  8. Keep expectations a bit on the lower side in regards to graphics or a ‘career’ mode, and you will enjoy this outing at the ol’ ball field.
  9. A plethora of other modes (multiplayer, exhibition, card collecting) rounds out this ambitious title, making it well worth the time of those who usually shy away from sports games. [Holiday 2007, p.80]
  10. This game is a new twist on baseball. Neat in theory, but I'm not sure that cosmetic or game play changes will do much for a genre that is so well established.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. ChetanS.
    Jan 20, 2008
    10
    I love this game! Simple yet has more "realism" than the sim games. I hope 2K keeps the series going for years!
  2. EricK.
    Jan 10, 2008
    10
    It may not seem like it at first glance, but this is one of the best, if not THE best, baseball games ever. The gameplay is simple yet deep. The "success" mode is supposed to be great, but I'm having too much fun playing 2 players games. I hope a sequel comes out in a year or so. Full Review »
  3. MichaelK.
    Dec 21, 2007
    10
    After 18 years of video game baseball playing, this is the deepest, quirkiest, and most engaging one I've ever played. I'm hoping for a sequel in the future...it'll be a must-have! Full Review »