Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
Buy On
  1. If you’re the unfortunate baseball fan without a PS3, PS2, or PSP, you’ll have to make do with whatever you’ve been playing until now to fill the void of good baseball games to play while those on the PS3 should not even go beyond the demo in consideration of getting this game.
  2. MLB 2K9 is a deeply flawed funhouse-mirror distortion of baseball.
  3. 45
    Just don't buy, rent, or play this game unless you want a good laugh.
  4. 33
    A game that tries so hard to prove that the series is progressing, but ignores fixing the issues that have plagued it for years: poor defense, sloppy animations, and catering to the home run mar any greatness this game was hoping to achieve.
  5. 2k Sports swings for the fences, but ultimately drops the ball.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. Joba
    Jan 17, 2010
    9
    where am I?I really cant believe these completly wrong reviewers.They now have a patch for the game but come on.Your all just 2K haters with where am I?I really cant believe these completly wrong reviewers.They now have a patch for the game but come on.Your all just 2K haters with your ooow ea and sony people.This baseball game is really awsome and I have 2k7 and I was playing now and --no,no,no.MLB 2K9 is the best baseball game made to this date 1-16-10.If you want to know a 2nd place its not the show,its world series baseball 2k3.I'm right and there are thousands that agree with me and thousands that are so upset cause they love there "the show"or"mvp baseball 2004,2005.Well like I said 2k in right on the money with there baseball and basketball games they just need to change a few things with there hockey title then 2K will have this locked up.They made an awsome tennis game "Top Spin 3"I commend you 2K for great work and for your baseball title I give it a 9.6 Full Review »
  2. CeeJay
    Mar 3, 2009
    0
    Fielding, Pitching, and baserunning work ok...Hitting however is still abysmal. This game still uses a overly simplified hitting system that Fielding, Pitching, and baserunning work ok...Hitting however is still abysmal. This game still uses a overly simplified hitting system that randomly decides if your swing generates a fly ball or a ground ball. Its a simple timing system (the same used in the original nintendo "baseball" game)-just inexcusable. Full Review »
  3. HLarson
    Dec 17, 2009
    1
    The only reason I gave it a 1 is because for the 5min of game time that it isn't buggy it is a mediocre game. The bugs however make this The only reason I gave it a 1 is because for the 5min of game time that it isn't buggy it is a mediocre game. The bugs however make this game utterly unplayable. Go watch some of the youtube videos out there, they are sickening. Those bugs and glitches aren't rare or isolated either. Pop flys right to your player will land on his head or foot. You will not be able to play one game without giving up a triple or double because of the poor physics. On top of the bugs is the fact that players like Nick Punto can hit a 450ft homerun. The steriod era is over, make a baseball game not a home run derby game. They must have made this game in a month... embarrassing for everyone involved. Worst sports game I have ever played hands down. Full Review »