Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. It's easily the best looking baseball title 2K Sports has ever put out, and with so many improvements under the hood you'd be hard pressed to pass on this one.
  2. 2K Sports delivers a good baseball game for the Xbox 360. It's not great, but it is better than last year’s version.
  3. The learning curve is steep, often frustrating and the controls are almost revolutionary but it says a lot when after more than 5 hours of play I'm still in the minors and I've barely touched many of the other gameplay features. This title will keep you coming back and will try at every turn, to make you a stats fan.
  4. It took a while, but MLB 2K10 has fixed enough, and added enough, to be an excellent way to play a baseball game on your TV. The multiplayer issues need to be fixed as soon as possible, but we're looking forward to the series using this year as a foundation for the future.
  5. Not quite ready for the World Series, MLB 2K10 at least makes the playoffs this year. Visual Concepts are turning the series around slowly but there’s still a lot of work left to do.
  6. Is 2K10 going to the Series? Not quite — but it’s fundamentally solid all-around, and that’s enough to keep it entertaining all year long.
  7. The MyPlayer mode is easily accessible, even to those that don't care for Franchise modes, and the improved gameplay (for the most part) and presentation make this game closer to the real thing than the competition.
  8. Makes players feel like they're playing baseball, rather than watching a telecast or playing a videogame. Falls short of competitor in visuals and overall depth, but gets the most important aspects of core gameplay and immersion just right.
  9. Over on the PS3, MLB 10: The Show has just launched, and it likely still claims the crown in the video baseball showdown. But it clearly hasn’t experienced the same sudden improvement as the 2K line, which, now, can be considered a true competitor.
  10. As the only baseball option on the 360, we’re relieved that MLB 2K10 is a genuine winner. There is still work to be done, but it deserves a spot on a major league roster.
  11. There is no question that the MLB 2K10 franchise is headed in the right direction as this year’s installment is simply much better than years past.
  12. MLB 2K10 is heading in the right direction, but it’s not quite where it needs to be yet.
  13. MLB 2K10 is a good game of baseball. Not a great game, yet, but a good game. I will say that for the first time in recent memory, I get the sense playing this game that it does have the chance to be a great game in the next couple of years.
  14. MLB 2K10 marks the 10th anniversary of the baseball franchise with a greatly improved game that's the best in the history of the series.
  15. 75
    With a solid start for MyPlayer mode, and a strong big picture batting and pitching mechanic in place, I'm quite optimistic for the 11th iteration of MLB 2k.
  16. MLB 2K10 is a good game that feels for the most part like you're playing baseball. There is a lot of depth, and some great new features. While not as buggy as 2K9, some of the problems still exist, which keeps this game from being great.
  17. Yet great strides have been made in creating a more realistic-playing game, especially when factoring in the assortment of sliders that can adjust the action even further. There are still areas that could use additional polish, but the overall experience is a step in the right direction.
  18. 70
    While MLB 2K10 takes small steps towards fixing the problems that made last year's game such a disappointment, it still doesn't come close to delivering the definitive baseball experience that we all want from the oldest baseball franchise around.
  19. There's nothing new or innovative to the genre here, but there is a lot to enjoy. The half-broken online play needs to be addressed before the series goes forward.
  20. A few errors are made here, but the series has, nonetheless, been reinvigorated.
  21. Major League Baseball 2K10 makes big strides simply by being playable, which is something that couldn't always be said of last year's outing.
  22. This is not a perfect outing but dang is it a big improvement over last year’s outing and if your looking at this as a potential option I would say rent it first and make sure the style fits your needs as the game has plenty of content to take you outside of a rental period.
  23. It lacks a ton of polish in the visual and animation departments that are important to give the game all the details it needs to actually feel like you’re at the ballpark rather than just playing a game.
  24. MLB 2K10 is an improvement in many ways perhaps, most importantly, it won't be an embarrassing butt of jokes on the Internet.
  25. 67
    But this much is certain: when you put the game in and start playing, you'll actually be able to play a game of baseball. That alone is a huge improvement over last year's title.
  26. This is the first time in a long time that 2K has a viable baseball game in its stable, and while there remain many issues that need to be addressed either via a patch or for 2K11, at least now the developers have something real to build on rather than being forced to start all over again.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Mar 16, 2011
    3
    Atrocious.

    The Cincinnati Reds were one of the best teams in baseball last year and not a single player looks like there real counterpart.
    Atrocious.

    The Cincinnati Reds were one of the best teams in baseball last year and not a single player looks like there real counterpart. Great effort 2K.
    Not to mention the horrible presentation, animations, and gameplay. The only thing this game has going for it is a good commentary. That's it.

    Stay far away if you are a baseball fan.
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  2. Feb 6, 2011
    8
    This is the type of game where you need to review it for what it is and not compare it to MLB 10 the show because then the game feels veryThis is the type of game where you need to review it for what it is and not compare it to MLB 10 the show because then the game feels very bad.I really enjoy this game and I think 2K is back on track and is going to make a baseball game amazing in 2001 with MLB 2k11.For now,the graphics are great,commentary is the best and the my player mode is awesome!The game play is a big improvement over 2k9 but that game wasn't bad by any means,after the patch was released it actually was one of my favorite baseball games.World series baseball 2k3 was something special and the best baseball game ever at the time and I think it's all gonna come back and they will be on top again but like I said I don't like to compare but MLB 10 the show blew me away!This game is a solid 8. Full Review »
  3. RichM.
    Mar 25, 2010
    9
    As a former PS2 owner I decided when I upgraded to buy xbox 360. However one big part of my decision was my lose of the show.2K9 was pretty As a former PS2 owner I decided when I upgraded to buy xbox 360. However one big part of my decision was my lose of the show.2K9 was pretty lame however this version is near flawless. I pick a team other than my yankees and create players. I love this game now becuase you can change pitching along with thier pitches, and you can raise their speed, movement. The batting is still to strong. In other words I can still hit 350 with every other player. I hate that. Ib my lineup of 9 after 60 games already 7 guys are hitting over.320. I hate that but it happened on the show also. Overall this game is near flawless. I thing that does bother me tho is I have only had 1 error in 60 game.A little unrealistic. Full Review »