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  • Summary: Although he is best known for his speed and base-stealing ability, the Mets' Jose Reyes is also one of the most well-rounded players in the game and is the first player in baseball history to have more than 63 steals, 120 runs, 192 hits, and 19 homers in a single season. Reyes led the Major League in 2006 with 17 triples and 64 stolen bases and set a new Mets club record with 104 hits at Shea Stadium. Also an avid video gamer and long time fan of 2K Sports’ products, All-Star Shortstop Jose Reyes is a natural fit as the official spokesperson for this year's edition of the critically acclaimed Major League Baseball 2K series. [2K Sports] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. It delivers new experiences with its gameplay, offers rewarding bonus content (playable minor league teams, and collectable baseball cards), and improves upon its already robust online play with an array of sorting options that will allow players to find the appropriate match-ups. The only area that needs work is Franchise mode.
  2. 80
    A positive step forward for an already good series.
  3. 75
    This year, the game has junked its poorest parts and replaces them with some seriously innovative goodies -- but there are a handful of reasons why we're not jumping for joy and declaring this the must-play baseball title of 2008.
  4. MLB 2K8 is one of those games that hurts to play because you just know it could have been so much better.
  5. The stuttering on the field obscures what can be a very fun, tense and rewarding game of baseball.
  6. PS3 owners should be grateful that MLB 2K8 is not their only choice.
  7. 40
    While the gameplay remains solid and the features are there in full force, the technical issues and sub-par graphics make it absolutely impossible to recommend over Sony's "MLB 08: The Show."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
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  1. ShaneLoose
    Mar 17, 2008
    8
    With optimism of the upcoming Patch, this game is great for what it is.

    Baseball Simulation

    If you are a 360 only owner and a baseball
    fan, you will be more than please with this Title.

    You can adjust settings in the meantime to reduce/eliminate hiccups.

    The Card game is surprisingly addictive. The Franchise is fantastic and the new controls (especially Pitching) make every single Pitch, At-Bat and Ball in Play really matter.
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  2. Timdaley
    Mar 4, 2008
    6
    This game is a big step backwards from 2k7. The new controls are a waste of time and just hinder the fun factor of this game. Basically who wants to fight the controls to have fun in the game. The framerate issues are very annoying and the visuals are very dark and sort of foggy. Over all if your a 360 owner stick with 2k7 but your a PS3 owner like me, get your money back and grab the show. thats what I did and now I am happy. Expand
  3. JoanLanzagorta
    Mar 6, 2008
    6
    Altough I very much like the broadcast presentation that 2K Sports generally throw into their games (this not being the exception), they again failed to bring us a true baseball experience. Instead of focusing on the subtleties of the sport and the little details that define baseball, instead of fixing framerate and make the animations more fluid and less robotic, they focused on innovations for the sake of innovations, that would have been welcome if the game was solid enough. It seems that during this year's development, they just realized that they could not deliver a game true to the sport, and thus they desperately threw something new in, to get at least better reviews. I know that many people enjoy this game anyway. However, if you are a playstation user, and a true baseball fan, The Show is a much much better game and experience overall. Expand