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5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 26
  2. Negative: 10 out of 26
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  1. 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 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.
  2. MattU
    Mar 3, 2009
    2
    Create a player sucks. You can't change batting stances so alot of the players stances look stupid and generic. The controls are ridiculous and stupid. 2K8 was great now they release this junk. I always loved what 2k did with baseball, until now. Its pathetic, I'm real upset by this release.
  3. WarrinP
    Mar 23, 2009
    3
    I am very disappointed in this title. If you are looking for baseball simulation with realistic game play, you will be disappointed. The hitting is clumsy, I've hit 25 HRs in 3 games and I've have a pick off rate of almost 100%. In all fairness, I haven't played online yet, but I don't see how it can swing my opinion too much. Get it because it is the only baseball I am very disappointed in this title. If you are looking for baseball simulation with realistic game play, you will be disappointed. The hitting is clumsy, I've hit 25 HRs in 3 games and I've have a pick off rate of almost 100%. In all fairness, I haven't played online yet, but I don't see how it can swing my opinion too much. Get it because it is the only baseball game for xbox360, but it is not a good one. Expand
  4. LyndonV
    May 9, 2009
    0
    This is one of the worst baseball games ive ever played, some aspects are realistic yes, but what counts, is not. The fact that I can throw the ball away, and then it skips to the next batter while the ball is rolling around, or the fact if i just skip right to when i wanna bat, and not wait for the pitcher to get all ready, all the sudden my runner on base, is no longer at the lead i had This is one of the worst baseball games ive ever played, some aspects are realistic yes, but what counts, is not. The fact that I can throw the ball away, and then it skips to the next batter while the ball is rolling around, or the fact if i just skip right to when i wanna bat, and not wait for the pitcher to get all ready, all the sudden my runner on base, is no longer at the lead i had him at. There are many other glitches in the games, as well as how the game is mapped out for player performance. I am a diehard baseball fan, and its sickening this is the best xbox has to offer for a baseball game, someone please help!! Make something good!!! Expand
  5. DavidT
    Jun 17, 2009
    3
    I bought this game without checking the Metracritic reviews first. BIG MISTAKE! The game contains several bugs, including players not catching easy fly balls, excessive home runs, and players running through each other when you run the bases. This game was huge disappointment. Next time I will read reviews before buying a game for 60 bucks!
  6. BrianL
    Jul 12, 2009
    4
    Good lord have they learned nothing?? This game had the potential to be decent, but the ridiculous amount of minor issues make it unplayable. I was playing through franchise mode with myself the new star shortstop of the redsox, and was really looking forward to the game. As it turned out, at least 5 times a game, there is some sort of glitch that makes me want to throw my controller at Good lord have they learned nothing?? This game had the potential to be decent, but the ridiculous amount of minor issues make it unplayable. I was playing through franchise mode with myself the new star shortstop of the redsox, and was really looking forward to the game. As it turned out, at least 5 times a game, there is some sort of glitch that makes me want to throw my controller at the screen. Either a fly ball will bounce off my star outfielder's head without him even trying to catch it, or I'll be chasing down a grounder and the runner will stop, etc etc. Usually those stupid glitches will cost me a hard fought game. The new menu system is terrible, its hard to get a simple stat like pitch count, can't change face or stance of create a player, the list goes on and one. After playing MLB09: the show for PS3, this game is crap. Too bad sony makes that one because I'd much rather play that on my xbox Expand
  7. 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 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 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. Expand
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
  1. I was hoping that 2K would build on last year’s foundation. Instead, the foundation has been altered to be more appealing to the masses. That’s difficult logic to argue with, but 2K’s approach is way off the mark.
  2. 68
    MLB 2K9 is an enjoyable game for a casual fan, but those who are really dedicated to baseball are certain to find the bad AI annoying.
  3. Want a better baseball video game experience? Unfortunately it’s on the PS3 with MLB The Show. Xbox 360 gamers are stuck with this rough-hewn and frustrating game that could have otherwise been a gem. Instead, that no-hitter in the bottom of the ninth got broken up by a grand slam.