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  • Summary: With over ten different exciting game modes including the traditional Practice, Exhibition, League and Home Run Challenge modes, MLB Power Pros 2008 brings fans closer to the action than ever before. Gamers also get the opportunity to act as general manager and control the destiny of their own franchise in Season mode, or engage in entertaining role-playing story modes such as Success and MLB Life modes. As general manager, gamers can trade, sign free agents, coordinate practice schedules, purchase new equipment, call up and send down players from the Minor Leagues, along with other management options to bring in fans, win playoff games and eventually, earn the title of World Series champion. In Success mode, fans can participate in a story-based career of rising players in the Double-A Minor League system trying to improve their baseball skills and make an impression on baseball scouts while also having to balance various situations in their personal lives. Through a variety of amusing training and game challenges, players who complete Success mode can take their created player files into MLB Life as well, or also play as either an existing Major League Baseball player in Dream Mode, or start as a rookie in Major League Career mode. As a new feature in MLB Power Pros 2008, MLB Life is another story-based mode that allows fans the possibility to simulate the exciting life and experience of being a Major League Baseball player over the course of a 20-year career. While continuing to play in games through the regular baseball season, players also participate in a number of realistic situations such as signing contracts, purchasing houses and cars, making charitable donations, building up relationships with friends and teammates, picking up hobbies and much more. [2K Sports] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. A great sports title and really succeeds because it provides a deep and rewarding experience for serious sports gamers, but it also provides a fun and casual experience for those who just have basic knowledge of the sport and want to have some fun playing baseball.
  2. 85
    A fantastic choice for casual and hardcore baseball fans of all ages. It makes a great companion to the realism heavy baseball games on the market, and Success and MLB Life mode would both be worth the price of admission on their own.
  3. 84
    Not much has changed since last year, but what HAS was done so for the better.
  4. For hardcore baseball simulation fans, I have no problem recommending MLB Power Pros 2008 – but for families looking for an extension of Nintendo’s incredible Wii Sports, I would recommend looking towards titles like Little League World Series 2008 or Mario Super Sluggers that fully embrace the Wii’s model and functionality.
  5. A solid baseball game for the Wii that is lacking in what the Wii does best, Motion controls.
  6. It's getting a bit of a late start considering we're already more than halfway through the 2008 season, but MLB Power Pros is the best baseball game you'll find on the Wii. [Sept 2008, p.88]
  7. While Power Pros 2008 offers an undeniably massive amount of modes and options, we could’ve easily waited until next spring for a truer, fuller follow-up. Veterans of last season’s title have pretty much played this game already, but it is a nice place to start if you’re new to the series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 29, 2013
    This is the second best baseball videogame of all time!!!! First is Baseball Stars for the NES. This is an amazing game. The perfect wii game. My all time favorite game for the wii. Endless statistics and endless fun. Expand
  2. AmandaK.
    Aug 2, 2008
    This game is so much better then the previous version. The MLB Life addition, is by far, the most addicting portion of this game. I don't play sports games much, as it has always been too complicated with controls, however, this one is enjoyable and easy to play. It is also cute, but not overly cute that will make you sick. Expand
  3. NickO.
    Aug 17, 2008
    What a cool game.
  4. JackieM.
    Jul 30, 2008
    This game is awesome if you can get over the people with no legs, no mouth, no nose, and no fingers.
  5. Tom
    Apr 2, 2009
    A really fun, engaging game. The cartoon-y look and play animations kind of add to the charm, I think. It also takes a bit to get good at it, especially at anything other than the 'normal' difficulty settings. I like that in particular, so you don't have players hitting 5 homers per game. I typically play as the Cubs and my players' stats have been very close to the real world.

    Overall, it's a great game and highly recommended.
  6. [Anonymous]
    Jul 29, 2008
    Similar to last year's game with a few minor improvements. My only gripe is that it doesn't have an online mode. If it did, I would give it at least a 9. Expand
  7. JPH
    Aug 21, 2008
    As with many Wii games, the graphics are lacking in this game. The play is fairly intuitive and engaging, only dragging when you're up (or down) by a bunch. A fun play but not one that you'll get lost in (like similar EA titles available on PS). Expand