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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. 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 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 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 Expand
  2. AndyN
    Mar 9, 2009
    9
    Although this offering from 2k Sports took a bit to get use to, I managed to get a hang of it after a couple of games. I'm not sure as to why this game is getting such a bad wrap. Predetermined dislike perhaps. As of my writing this the game already has a patch applied that was not present for previous reviewers. I'm also reviewing this as a baseball fan that just wants to enjoy Although this offering from 2k Sports took a bit to get use to, I managed to get a hang of it after a couple of games. I'm not sure as to why this game is getting such a bad wrap. Predetermined dislike perhaps. As of my writing this the game already has a patch applied that was not present for previous reviewers. I'm also reviewing this as a baseball fan that just wants to enjoy a game and doesn't care about the little details. I don't get into the trading and all that, I'm just playing a season as my favorite team. My experience has been a little bit of a mixed bag, but enjoyable. Once you get the hang of pitching some real battles can be had. Batting is also well done once you learn to aim and control your contact points. Sliders are also important, as I customized mine right away. My first season game, not my first game as I played some quick games to set up my season sliders, was a very good one. I played as the Red Sox versus the Jays. The Jays took a 1 to 0 lead in the first and it was a battle from there on out. I finally got the bases loaded in the 6th scoring 2 runs by the end of the inning. Final score 2 to 1 in my favor. In the end and after many more games I can say that the assessment of this game by other reviewers just seems wrong. Once the game is set up the way it should be ("sliders"), and any real baseball game fan knows this, it plays very well in the end. Expand
  3. YermakirumY.
    Mar 26, 2009
    10
    Very good game.
  4. JimA
    Mar 6, 2009
    8
    MLB 2K9 could be a great game if not for a few flaws - but they can be addressed. The good
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.