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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 38
  2. Negative: 6 out of 38
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  1. ScottD.
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Great game by all means. Certainly a step up from 2K9. My player mode creates a whole new level of excitement and certainly puts MLB 2K as a high end series again. Great commentary, fluent graphics, excellent pitching controls and excellent batting controls. Many new animations added that I was very pleased with. Updated lighting, players look much more realistic and the stadium Great game by all means. Certainly a step up from 2K9. My player mode creates a whole new level of excitement and certainly puts MLB 2K as a high end series again. Great commentary, fluent graphics, excellent pitching controls and excellent batting controls. Many new animations added that I was very pleased with. Updated lighting, players look much more realistic and the stadium atmosphere is complemented by the improvement in crowd chatter and noises. I've been playing 2K games for a while now and I am very impressed with their work. MLB 2K8 and 2K9 were almost, steps down in the 2K series and I was very disappointed. But have no fear because 2K10 makes you feel like the transition was very smooth and I will be playing this game for a long time. The features and modes will keep you certainly in high spirits, a MLB fan's heaven. I have not yet seen one glitch, I should also add. A great game. Expand
  2. KeithY
    Mar 12, 2010
    8
    Pretty good game. Critics are pretty much on point - but since I don't care about features like franchise or my career, I weigh my score based primarily on graphics, gameplay, atmosphere and sound as it regards just playing out a single game. Pitching looks great - the movement seems highly authentic. The analog pitch mechanic is a great improvement over timed button presses. The Pretty good game. Critics are pretty much on point - but since I don't care about features like franchise or my career, I weigh my score based primarily on graphics, gameplay, atmosphere and sound as it regards just playing out a single game. Pitching looks great - the movement seems highly authentic. The analog pitch mechanic is a great improvement over timed button presses. The homerun replays look nice, almost as good as seeing one hit in real life from the stands. Batting is excellent. The fact that a player will put a ball into play based on internal skills and attribute ratings is awesome. I don't have to be perfect with my swing anymore, so the learning curve is really good. Fielding is VERY BORING - get a clue next year and work on it, there's nothing to do but watch. I might change my mind, but after about 5 complete games, nothing I saw on the fielding aspect impressed me - but the lack of any user effort was so disappointing - even after looking for sliders and custom options. It's a solid 8, which it to say I pretty much agree with all metacritic posts and am just being nice to 2K since they hooked me up with a free Fathead!!! Expand
  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 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. 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. Expand
  4. 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 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 improvementThis 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. Collapse
  5. Feb 6, 2011
    0
    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 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 improvementThis 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. Collapse
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. 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.
  2. MLB 2K10 is heading in the right direction, but it’s not quite where it needs to be yet.
  3. 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.