• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Mar 2, 2010

Universal acclaim - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 0 out of 33
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  1. 89
    MLB 10 edges very close to being the best console baseball game ever made. But it doesn't quite make it there. It's still great, just not baseball perfection.
  2. MLB 10: The Show may still be the best overall baseball game out there, but it's in a holding pattern this year and has some serious problems with online play.
  3. No baseball game has come close to delivering a complete package like this game does.
  4. While the game is not perfect it is a far sight better than previous iterations. Years ago there was a MVP baseball game on the PC that was top-drawer (IMO) and MLB 10 rivals, if not exceeds, that. Top to bottom, this is an entertaining game to look at and play.
  5. Nothing captures the flavor of Major League Baseball better or in so many ways. Addictive as can be, even for the casual fan.
  6. Of course no game is EVER perfect, but damn if it doesn't throw a shutout to the other baseball games out there.
  7. While the outdated player advancement system and questionable AI logic need to be examined for next year's title, this year's edition is by all means solid enough to keep players stepping into the batter's box, onto the mound and behind the plate again and again.
  8. 75
    Sony still offers the superior baseball experience, but I actually enjoyed certain aspects of 2K10 a little bit more; unlike last year, this is no Yankees-Royals mismatch.
  9. 93
    A must buy for any baseball fan. It is up there with some of the best baseball games of all time, and is one that deserves to go on your shelf. Sony literally hit it out of the park this year.
  10. While MLB 10 The Show remains the best baseball videogame money can buy, it’s no longer light-years ahead of 2K Sports’ effort. Is it better than MLB 09? Definitely, but not by a wide margin.
  11. In the spirit of your favorite old-school fighting games, MLB 10 The Show is spectacular – and spectacularly mean.
  12. MLB10 The Show is as close as anyone has come to baseball perfection.
  13. MLB 09: The Show was a great Next Gen restart for the franchise, and MLB 10: The Show delivers nicely on that promise.
  14. MLB 10: The Show is a well made game. I recommend this title if you love baseball; everyone else can find something different to play. The initial difficulty can be frustrating but a complex and rewarding game can be found just beneath the surface.
  15. As far as a baseball game, MLB 10: The Show is the best.
  16. MLB 10: The Show is a great game of baseball and is one that has the staying power to be a game you can continue playing well into the dog days of summer.
  17. If you want to play a console baseball game this year and you have or intend to get a PS3 then, really, choosing MLB ’10: The Show is a no-brainer. It has been and it continues to be the best baseball game on the planet.
  18. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Like the Mega Drive Maddens of the early '90s, it's a game absolutely worth learning a new sport for. [May 2010, p.108]
  19. MLB 10: The Show is by no means a perfect game, but it comes pretty damn close. No baseball sim delivers the amount of game found here, and more importantly, no other sim accurately portrays the nature of the game better.
  20. While still retaining its crown as the best baseball game on the market due to its realism and depth, that crown has lost some of its original shine. MLB 10: The Show's improvements since last year's version are more skips than strides.
  21. In all seriousness, MLB 10: The Show takes baseball fans somewhere they were dying to go and does it in such style. Everything about this game screams perfect, but it all depends on what type of baseball fan you are and how much patience you're willing to give.
  22. MLB 10: The Show is the closest you’ll ever come to experience playing baseball for a Major League Team. The sheer polish and level of detail mostly overcome the share of problems that hinder it.
  23. MLB 10: The Show is still the top baseball sim in the business. There’s still some room for improvement when it comes to controls, but it’s about as close to perfect as you can get.
  24. With a few blemishes, MLB 10: The Show can't obtain the baseball perfection that it did in previous years. However, you definitely shouldn't miss it. The gameplay is still superb (especially with the new catcher and pick-off controls), the visuals are eye-popping and the options, online or off, are enticing.
  25. MLB 10: The Show offers a great game of baseball that has a few rough spots, but has enough additions and enhancements to its biggest modes (Road to the Show and online multiplayer) to make it a worthy upgrade for fans and newbies alike.
  26. High production values, attention to detail, and an incredible number of features and options jam-packed into the shiny package. With adjustments to pitching and hitting, MLB 11 could be perfect, but for now, MLB 10 is just the best.
  27. If you own a Playstation 3 and enjoy Baseball, then you need to purchase 'MLB10: The Show'. This game, like previous editions, is a stand out homerun that will keep players busy all season long.
  28. The depth, the possibilities and the realism make this a must have purchase for those interested in baseball. A title that truly rewards those who commit themselves to the game.
  29. 90
    The Show is a pure baseball fanatic's dream come true. With outstanding visuals luring gamers to try it, the gameplay does the rest to seal the deal on this winning experience.
  30. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    That commitment is made palatable by the quality oozing out of every feature, every visual detail, every pitch, and every hit in The Show--the best baseball game currently available. [Jun 2010, p.74]
  31. How surprising, then, that MLB 10: The Show isn’t just one of the best sports games available, but with respect to the ratio between ambition and execution, it’s one of the best videogames, period.
  32. This is the absolute pinnacle of baseball video gaming, and I dare someone to do better.
  33. Although it may not take the crown from the likes of Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey Jr., The Show flirts exceptionally close to baseball perfection.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 109 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 109
  2. Negative: 14 out of 109
  1. Aug 29, 2010
    The most realistic sports game ever. Thats all you can say about it. It is sort of fun but sometimes it can get boring. This is made up by allThe most realistic sports game ever. Thats all you can say about it. It is sort of fun but sometimes it can get boring. This is made up by all of the game modes and features that this game has to offer like franchise, season, and road to the show, which is when you are a rising mlb star trying to make a team. Overall, This game is alright but it could be better. Full Review »
  2. KeithM
    Mar 3, 2010
    MLB 10: The Show is a wonderful simulation of an MLB television broadcast. But the developers err so often and so meticulously on the side of MLB 10: The Show is a wonderful simulation of an MLB television broadcast. But the developers err so often and so meticulously on the side of realism...that they almost completed forget to add any "fun" into the game. The pacing of games is plodding. The announcing is dull. And the overall atmosphere is sterile. As a simulation of baseball, there's probably no game that does it better. But as a piece of interactive entertainment, you'll be bored silly before the first inning is over. Save your money. Full Review »
  3. Mar 12, 2013
    The best thing about this game is even if you're not a big baseball fan, (which I'm not, at all) the game is a lot of fun due to all theThe best thing about this game is even if you're not a big baseball fan, (which I'm not, at all) the game is a lot of fun due to all the options and tweaks you can do. For example, Want to change the amount of innings to just 5, 6, or 7 because it starts to get boring after an hour of playing? You can. But then wouldn't the strategy to put in a relief pitcher or pinch hitter be wasted? Nope! Because you can adjust (and save for later games with your buddies) a pitchers fatigue level so that he'll get tired in the 5th inning instead of the 8th so you're still forced to make a managerial decision. Do you like to try and steal bases when your friend's are pitching but get annoyed at how many failed attempts turn into outs and wonder why even bother? Just turn up the players ability to run just a little bit faster around the bases. The level is up to you. You'll still get called out if you're trying to steal with a slow player but at least your success rate will improve with the faster players to make it a more strategic game. It all depends on how far you want to adjust your options. This, plus all the other reasons why this game is good which you've probably already read about, (graphics, commentary, control, etc) are what makes this game so much fun and exciting. There is no equal to Sony's baseball games. At this point, one could probably find this game for no more than $5 used. It's a definitely....a home run. Full Review »