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8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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  1. johnhiggins
    Mar 8, 2008
    9
    this is my first baseball game on the PSP, but it was worth the wait! I was leary last year with the framerate fallouts, but that isn't much of an issue any more. the only "bad" part of the game are a few loooooong load times when going in and out of actual games, but once you are in, there is not much to gripe about. I had last year's version on PS2, so the look, feel, andthis is my first baseball game on the PSP, but it was worth the wait! I was leary last year with the framerate fallouts, but that isn't much of an issue any more. the only "bad" part of the game are a few loooooong load times when going in and out of actual games, but once you are in, there is not much to gripe about. I had last year's version on PS2, so the look, feel, and sounds of the game are all what I am used to. it would have been nice for a little more eye candy or a few more varied comments from the booth, but the solid gameplay is what it boils down to in the end anyway. as a huge baseball fan, I definitely give this game 2 thumbs up for overall playability...and as far as PSP sports games go, this is easily one of the best. Expand
  2. PeterYang
    Mar 9, 2008
    9
    This game looks and plays like a more polished version of last year's game, and that's a great thing. The fielding feels much better, although still not right. You can't make your player throw the ball faster by holding down the button or something, unlike the PS3 version. They also made batting a little tougher, thankfully. Guessing the pitch doesn't give you theThis game looks and plays like a more polished version of last year's game, and that's a great thing. The fielding feels much better, although still not right. You can't make your player throw the ball faster by holding down the button or something, unlike the PS3 version. They also made batting a little tougher, thankfully. Guessing the pitch doesn't give you the exact location of the ball now. Of course the reason to play this game is for the "Road to the Show" mode, and it's better than ever this year. Training points are given (and taken away) if you play well in the field, on the mound, at the plate, and if you meet goals. The animations look slightly smoother than last years and the sound and the announcers are pretty much the same. Overall, if you liked last years game, you'll love this game. Any sports fan should at least give this game a shot. 87/100 Expand
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. All in all, the game itself is fairly solid. MLB 08 will give you a relatively deep experience with most of the game modes that you select, but there will be some headaches depending on how far you go.
  2. MLB '08: The Show is everything you'd expect from a handheld baseball title.
  3. 82
    Thanks to the inclusion of pitcher/batter tools and P.B.P. system, as well as the inclusion of in-game saves and My MLB Music, MLB '08: The Show is a much stronger title on the PSP.