Metascore
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
Buy On
  1. MVP Baseball has all the makings of a great game but it lacks the polish and refinement and just has too many glitches to make a wholehearted recommendation. There’s always next season.
  2. 70
    Sporting bigger loads than John Holmes (almost all of EA's PSP titles are plagued with long load times), this miniature version of the MVP franchise seems to be trying a little too hard to look good.
  3. Game Informer
    70
    This game is more ambitious than Sony's PSP baseball title, but MVP's gameplay hiccups may leave you looking elsewhere. [July 2005, p.126]
  4. Those expecting a full-on console version on the handheld will be disappointed, as EA serves a stripped-down game plagued with needlessly frustrating controls.
  5. Same old flawed fielding and the same old cheesy play against the computer. Couple that with some problems in the graphic department that actually affect the gameplay, and not having up-to-date rosters makes this not the Baseball game for you.
  6. EA has some great ideas that are just poorly implemented, and it would've been nice to see them rework it for next year.
  7. 60
    If this title had come out before the console version, I'm sure we'd have been amazed by its accomplishments, rather than puzzled by its mistakes.
  8. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    A castrated version of its console counterpart. [Aug 2005, p.89]
  9. If EA Sports had worked harder to include most of the stuff from the console game, they could've had a winner with MVP Baseball. But it's not to be.
  10. It will definitely pass the time while taking the subway to and from work but at the end of the day, you'll come home, turn off the PSP and fire up the console version which is a homerun compared to this ballwalker.

Awards & Rankings

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#30 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
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#25 Most Shared PSP Game of 2005
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Jeremymc
    Aug 24, 2005
    8
    The game is awsome and by far the best I have bought for my psp. However, there is nothing worse than getting into the top of the ninth, with The game is awsome and by far the best I have bought for my psp. However, there is nothing worse than getting into the top of the ninth, with a 1 run lead and 1 out away from a big winand Bam! the game freezes. I have had it happen too many times to count. I had to get used to waiting for the scrren to flash, which signals me that the game is done with the substitution. Then proceed with the game play. I shoudn't have to spend my time trying to read the screen so I don't lose my 3 homerun performance. Other than that, I love this game. Full Review »
  2. Minf
    Jul 6, 2005
    10
    This is way better than MLB. Besides you can't trust MLB look at Gretzky NHL. It's not all there! This game is so sweet. Buy it!!!!
  3. Nick
    Jul 6, 2005
    10
    Awsome!