Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The game is fun, consistent, accurate and is, in every way, baseball. Over the course of nine innings and several seasons, it's clear that Konami knows baseball better than any other developer.
  2. A must-own baseball game. The price is a bargain ($39 for Wii) and you could be playing this game alone all the way to next opening day.
  3. Any baseball fan looking for a wintertime hold-me-over will be happy with this sleeper gem, however it's played. As a hardcore baseball sim, it's every bit as good as the more familiar baseball games of the world, it just doesn't have the same look.
  4. After a bunch of games and trying almost every game mode, I can say without a doubt, this is my favorite baseball game of the year.
  5. A great game. From the ultra-engrossing success mode to the unexpectedly deep season mode, there's a lot to love about this game. I'm very proud of 2K for localizing this game and finally bringing this Japanese hit stateside.
  6. Overall, Power Pros is one of the most complete baseball games out there and, provided the super-deformed character looks don't bug you, there's a lot of fun to be had here.
  7. 85
    The Wii sports lineup isn't strong, and Wii Sports is outdated. MLB Power Pros will rally sportos to pick up the Nunchuk and take a hack on a system that's been easy to ignore.
  8. 84
    It’s easily one of the most in-depth baseball games we’ve ever played, be it "MLB The Show," the "Major League Baseball 2K" series, or the like, and by far one of the deepest games on Wii as far as modes, options, and pure entertainment value.
  9. While hardcore baseball fans may be turned off by its cutesy style, MLB Power Pros is fun, and that's what matters. Give it a swing.
  10. Konami has crafted a whimsical take on baseball that's as deep as you want it to be.
  11. 80
    MLB Power Pros is a lot of fun, and quite accessible. That the game has just enough depth to satisfy a baseball fan's need for stats and realism is just icing on the cake.
  12. Unfortunately, for all of its cool options and play modes, Power Pros fails to hit it out of the park because the on-field gameplay is disappointly simplistic and suffers from lackluster controls. [Dec 2007, p.82]
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Tom
    Apr 2, 2009
    9
    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 atA 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.
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  2. JasonHsu
    Jun 8, 2008
    10
    One of the most enjoyable baseball games I've ever played, and I've played a lot. The gameplay is fantastic, with excellent physicsOne of the most enjoyable baseball games I've ever played, and I've played a lot. The gameplay is fantastic, with excellent physics (I don't think I've ever seen the same hit twice). Another plus is the depth of the game. Though there is no minor league playability, rosters are fully manageable. Success mode is a blast. Overall, one of my favorite sport games. Full Review »
  3. MarcelBeaudry
    May 21, 2008
    8
    I'm not a baseball fan in real life , so i found the campy approach (cartoon Mii like figures) appealing. Although initiallyI'm not a baseball fan in real life , so i found the campy approach (cartoon Mii like figures) appealing. Although initially disappointing that you don't use the Wii "Remote" for swinging throughout the whole game (only in a select mode, about 15% of the game), the "old school" method eventually becomes addictive. I'm currently working on "Success Mode" (about 20-25% of the games depth). What they need is better "Create a Team". All sports games need this, few, if any, have it. Good control over uniforms and such, but c'mon, get with reality: if you're gonna provide hideous logo's (and not let us create one), make LETTERS a choice. Full Review »