Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. The BIGS 2 comes through huge. It's still the game that it was meant to be, it's got a season mode and it's still baseball as opposed to a sideshow. The new version is deeper and a little more polished, and that's more than can be said about most sports games.
  2. While we’ve got a small list of complaints – you get no instant replays, pitches are tough to pick up in Home Run pinball, and the commentary gets repetitive really quickly – they don’t really impact the overall awesomeness that is The BIGS 2. In fact, it’s our favorite baseball game of the season, even if it’s really just an action game dressed up in pinstripes.
  3. Bottom line, The Bigs 2 is everything a sequel should be, a game that adds to the previous edition while retaining its magic. Unless you despise unrealistic and arcade style sports, we highly recommend it.
  4. A true improvement in every way The BIGS 2 proves Blue Castle Games wasn't just a one-hit wonder, and they've established themselves as the premier torch bearer for arcade sports games. Even sports game haters will find plenty to love here.
  5. 89
    With easy to learn controls, great arcade gameplay and some fantastic catches, this game should be played by any baseball fan.
  6. The Bigs 2 is a fun arcade style game with big league features that is sure to entertain even the most fair weather fan.
  7. Answers many of last year's criticisms with a well-rounded experience packed with the depth hardcore gamers demand and the accessibility newcomers will enjoy. [Aug 2009, p.77]
  8. 80
    There’s no doubt that The Bigs 2 is an improvement over the original with bigger and louder mechanics built into the gameplay that help enhance things on the field.
  9. The excitement of arcade-style supermoves, combined with the deep mechanics of the real sport, makes The Bigs 2 a thrilling baseball game.
  10. Enjoyable arcade-style baseball that is just deep enough to keep you interested and not overwhelmed in the minutia of management.
  11. The Bigs 2 is a very solid arcade baseball game. It set out to improve upon the original title with more content, and it mostly succeeds. The arcade nature of the game makes it ideal for playing with friends rather than a serious investment of solo time. With a season mode in place and Become a Legend mode being a fun, if often frustrating, experience, The Bigs has quickly shaped itself into the best baseball that 2K Sports has to offer. It's not on par with MLB: The Show, but it's a great arcade alternative to America's pastime.
  12. For fans of arcade-sports games, they'll likely find enjoyment out of this title. For others that are looking for a bit more out of their money, may find themselves disappointed with The Bigs 2.
  13. A more rounded approach would have been welcome and perhaps a lesser emphasis on giving the computer dozens of legendary catches a game would let some players just enjoy the Bigs 2 and play baseball for fun, which is how it should be.
  14. Though the game does feel a bit unpolished and unbalanced, there's still a lot to enjoy. This franchise has a ton of potential, and we'll be interested to see how it evolves in the coming years
  15. If you’re willing to play the game of “try, try again,” you can have fun with The Bigs 2’s career mode. However, if you’re looking for a multiplayer game or an experience based on skill, the unbalanced run scoring and Big Slam will drive you crazy.
  16. In the end, The BIGS 2 is just a logical sequel to The BIGS. It complements the game with a variety of modes like Become a Legend and Season. Although both are fun to play, they aren't really fleshed out. Even the addition of minigames and new gameplay-elements can't change that. This doesn't change the fact that, despite some quicktime events, the game plays surprisingly well. Both veteran and novice baseball-players will be surprised about the combination of accessibility and depth.
  17. 68
    The BIGS 2 is a fine looking game which is fun to play for a while. However, the single player mode will get boring too fast and it's very frustrating to keep doing the same thing over and over again. The multiplayer mode compensates a lot, but it's not enough to collect a great score.
  18. 67
    What we're left with is an unfocused baseball game that neither excels as an arcade experience nor as a baseball game -- it's only an average player in the bigs.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. SeanCollier
    Jul 11, 2009
    6
    6/10 a fun rental for about a day or two that's about it here guys it's 100% arcade. They developed some smart ideas pitching wise6/10 a fun rental for about a day or two that's about it here guys it's 100% arcade. They developed some smart ideas pitching wise and hitting wise hot zones shrink as strikes add up and get bigger as balls are pitched smart other than that not much here Full Review »
  2. MattS.
    Jul 8, 2009
    10
    The Bigs 2 is an improvement over the first as well as an overall better game than MLB 09 The Show. The fast pace and arcade style make it The Bigs 2 is an improvement over the first as well as an overall better game than MLB 09 The Show. The fast pace and arcade style make it more of a video game than a baseball "simulation" and that's a really good thing. Full Review »