• Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Jun 5, 2006
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
Buy On
  1. A fun game but it has no lasting appeal. Even the two-player mode becomes more like a game of chance than a game of skill when player of equal caliber have outgrown the simplistic control system.
  2. There are even occasional (very minor) glitches that'll have you scratching your batting helmet. But it is good for a laugh if you've got 20 minutes on your hands. If you're a number-crunching statistician, you'll be annoyed by the 27 hits per side, per game.
  3. 65
    MLB Slugfest 2006 is fun, there's no doubt about it. The graphics are decent, the sound is decent, the gameplay is good, arcade baseball, overall. We are sad that the rosters haven't been updated since February, nor has the game engine since 2004, really. But for 20 bucks, Slugfest is a good bargain and a good time with your buddies.
  4. 65
    Midway brought back Tim Kitzrow and Jimmy Shorts to do commentary this year, and they do an admirable job. Most of the jokes are pretty funny, although they can get old over time, and they definitely do a solid job in the booth.
  5. So here is the game in a nutshell. For 20 bucks you get a solid playing game that you basically could have had for the last 2 years. And if you're a Slugfest: Loaded player, there's simply no reason to even bother with Slugfest 2006.
  6. In the end, SlugFest's budget price certainly helps it, but it doesn't save it. Too many facets of the game feel completely phoned-in to make this a worthwhile purchase, even at $20. It's really too bad that this quality baseball series couldn't go out in a classier fashion.
  7. 50
    This series serves no viable purpose anymore, nor does it really warrant yearly release.
  8. Game Informer
    50
    This series has great potential, but with each new season, it continues to degrade in quality. [Aug 2006, p.81]
  9. For twenty bucks, it provides plenty of wacky pitches and some minor league couch fun, but the lack of modes and new gameplay really hurts. Instead of swinging for the fences, Midway has settled for a walk.
  10. 40
    MLB Slugfest 2006 isn't going to revolutionize baseball games, but even at less than half the price of the competition, it still can't be recommended.
  11. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    40
    If this game had online play and were a PSP title, we'd be pretty pleased. But it doesn't, it's not - and we're not. [Sept 2006, p.83]
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. HectorJ.
    Aug 18, 2006
    10
    the best game in the world u get to create teams players, u get to win parks and teams. there is alot more i got to say but i wanna play.
  2. AlB.
    Jul 12, 2006
    8
    This game might not have the best graphics and it is only 2 players, but it is fun! 5 average? No way!! At least a 7. This game rocks!