MVP Baseball 2004 PlayStation 2

User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 50
  2. Negative: 6 out of 50
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  1. ChuckT.
    Jun 18, 2004
    4
    The Yankees pull off a trade sending Soriano for Rodriquez ... but I can't in a video game. So now I have to play a schedule w/ fake rosters. This is supposed to be acceptable? I paid for the game so they should add an override feature that let's me do what I want. No season mode, so now the only way to play out a schedule is in the time consuming Dynasty mode. This is supposed The Yankees pull off a trade sending Soriano for Rodriquez ... but I can't in a video game. So now I have to play a schedule w/ fake rosters. This is supposed to be acceptable? I paid for the game so they should add an override feature that let's me do what I want. No season mode, so now the only way to play out a schedule is in the time consuming Dynasty mode. This is supposed to be an enhancement? While the Dynasty option is nice, I don't have the desire to be bothered w/ anything but playing games .. w/ a season .. w/ stats ... and w/ A-Rod on the Yanks. If this game doesn't allow that basic format then it is something less than acceptable! Expand
  2. JakeJ.
    Mar 10, 2004
    4
    The graphics are so-so; not as good as World Series Baseball 2K3. The dynasty mode is nice but there's no way for two people to control two different teams and compete in a season together. There's really no way for two people to have a meaningful game - no playoff mode for two players, no season mode. You really are only offered exhibition. Also, there's constant slowdown The graphics are so-so; not as good as World Series Baseball 2K3. The dynasty mode is nice but there's no way for two people to control two different teams and compete in a season together. There's really no way for two people to have a meaningful game - no playoff mode for two players, no season mode. You really are only offered exhibition. Also, there's constant slowdown from load times. Everytime a new batter comes to the plate, there's a long intro sequence. If you try to skip past this, the game just hangs for a few seconds. Homeruns lead to even longer load time waits. I hear the disc constantly spinning in the PS2. I've decided to take my copy of MVP Baseball 2004 back to the store. It's just not a fun game. Collapse
  3. BertoL.
    Mar 10, 2004
    1
    The game practically sucks when you're on the field cant pitch the ball good the graphics suck the computert ends up giving in 10 runs in each inning avg and the user team pitcher cant control his pitches team budget doesnt allow u to get arod if u dont let go alot of players.

Awards & Rankings

#16 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. netjak
    70
    The left handed hitter bug and the player progression bug affect both the game dynamics and the franchise mode’s lasting value respectively.
  2. 96
    There is just so much here to do, and so many players to play with, all with their own distinctive styles.
  3. 90
    Interestingly enough, EA has served up a baseball title that will keep you interested in hardball. Nuanced controls like the Pure Swing System let you toggle the left thumbstick of your controller to dig out low pitches, reach for a hanging curve or, in our case, just fan the air where you thought the ball should have appeared.