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  • Summary: MLB 14 The Show is a realistic baseball game that allows players to feel the MLB experience with moments such as when you're called up to the majors, a sacrifice fly to left field, or crushing a walk-off homer to win it all.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. May 15, 2014
    90
    MLB 14: The Show is a fantastic first offering on a new platform. I am impressed that every single feature is included, and the visuals are truly stunning.
  2. May 19, 2014
    89
    MLB 14: The Show on PlayStation 4 is certainly the version you’ll want if you’re a hardcore baseball fan. It’s achingly pretty (with only a few minor drawbacks), it sounds great, and the gameplay is top-notch.
  3. 85
    Player detail is also taken to the next level, with renders that make the players easily recognizable not only by looking at their face, but by looking at their animations as well.
  4. May 13, 2014
    83
    Overall, even with its faults, it's hard not to still absolutely love MLB 14 the Show, especially on the PS4.
  5. May 21, 2014
    80
    While there are certainly some issues holding MLB 14: The Show back from being a classic in the sport game genre, there’s far more good than bad. The attention to detail, the plethora of content and the rock-solid gameplay make up for any problems.
  6. 80
    Sony’s MLB franchise has unquestionably made a successful leap to PlayStation 4. The franchise has never looked better and the game has made yet another jump into the realm of ‘true to life’. MLB: The Show retains its crown as the undisputed king of baseball games. This being said, it remains by in the large the same game we have played over the course of the past few years and the glitches do seem more prevalent.
  7. May 30, 2014
    75
    The Show was clearly on its last legs on the PS3, and the revamped, more true-to-life ballparks infuse some much-needed atmosphere in the series’ PS4 debut. Meanwhile, Road to the Show includes several tweaks that help you create a more dominating prospect. Unfortunately, the player models don’t receive the same level of care, and the game’s online components aren’t on the level of most other sports franchises—issues that absolutely must be addressed going forward.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40
  1. May 10, 2014
    10
    MLB The Show 14 is stunning! Is there room for graphical improvement? Sure. But that's to be expected on the first go around with a newMLB The Show 14 is stunning! Is there room for graphical improvement? Sure. But that's to be expected on the first go around with a new console. What has me blown away is the attention to detail. Ballboys fielding foul balls. Fans walking the isles of the stadium. During gameplay I haven't once noticed the same fan rendered twice on screen. So many different fan models that the stadiums jump to life. New stadiums are beautiful. Player animations are nearly flawless as they have been for years in the MLB The Show series. Another new feature that I have found very useful is the advanced counts (which is optional). This allows each at bat to begin with an advanced count such as 2-1 or 3-2. This allows a full nine inning game to be played in less than half the time of classic gameplay. The advanced count feature is perfect for those who enjoy playing through full 162 game seasons. One improvement that I hope to see in future iterations would be better accuracy on some of the player faces. They don't look horrible by any stretch of the imagination but they quite reach the bar that was set by the NBA 2K series. Another improvement would be the texture detail of the stadium backdrops such as the city landscapes.

    If a person is on the fence as far as purchasing MLB The Show 14, I'll leave you with this: I'm a big time Xbox junkie and love my Xbox One. I'm however a huge baseball fan and purchased a PS4 for this game and this game only. I've now put about 4 days into MLB The Show 14 and don't at all regret the $460 that it cost me to play ball!
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  2. Oct 19, 2014
    10
    One of the best sports games i have ever played. By far the best sports game of the year 2014(Madden 15,NHL 15,NBA 2k15 etc..). MLB the showOne of the best sports games i have ever played. By far the best sports game of the year 2014(Madden 15,NHL 15,NBA 2k15 etc..). MLB the show 14 is a game that will keep you coming back for more even months after you buy it! Expand
  3. May 6, 2014
    10
    The game is amazing all around its a must buy. with the ps4 the graphics are amazing. I think its the best sports game series out there. ItsThe game is amazing all around its a must buy. with the ps4 the graphics are amazing. I think its the best sports game series out there. Its way better then 2k. Expand
  4. May 10, 2014
    9
    Immersive gameplay and very nice graphic. Like all games, some weird things happens, like people merging. Do not meter, The Show is reallyImmersive gameplay and very nice graphic. Like all games, some weird things happens, like people merging. Do not meter, The Show is really impressive. Once I heard, Baseball is a poker game with bat and ball. I can feel this feeling playing this game. Expand
  5. Oct 16, 2014
    8
    Amazing game, the only reason I didn't rate it higher was because it is the first next gen title for the series it had a "port like" feel.Amazing game, the only reason I didn't rate it higher was because it is the first next gen title for the series it had a "port like" feel. I've been playing the series since '09 and this is easily the best one yet. Graphics are beautiful and the game play is on point...with a few minor animation glitches. Definitely a must buy for PS4 owners who enjoy simulation style sports gaming. Expand
  6. Feb 6, 2015
    7
    MLB 14: The Show is a fun, albeit flawed experience. The game is fun, yet quite glitchy. Numerous crashes have occurred, unfortunately. ThatMLB 14: The Show is a fun, albeit flawed experience. The game is fun, yet quite glitchy. Numerous crashes have occurred, unfortunately. That being said, the game is still a blast. Expand
  7. Jun 16, 2014
    0
    Unacceptable installation process. I'm talking days, not hours. I play one mode, RTTS. RTTS is broken which makes the game unplayable. YouUnacceptable installation process. I'm talking days, not hours. I play one mode, RTTS. RTTS is broken which makes the game unplayable. You spend a season or two upgrading your player and once you hit the majors, it is impossible to keep up with maintaining the points. You sit on the bench and earn nothing while your player degrades and erases all your hard work. Gamebreaker. If you only play RTTS, don't buy this game. An update could fix this obvious problem, but I'm not holding my breath. Probably a pathetic attempt to get our money buying stubs and in the process, they ruined the game mode. Idiots. Staying away from future versions of this crap. Expand

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