Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Mar 25, 2013
    45
    The hard truth of the matter is that there is a rival game out there that schools 2K13 on every conceivable level. MLB 2K13, by comparison, is an embarrassing use of the MLB license, feeling more like a half-assed attempt to rake in a few bucks off fans who haven't read reviews than any real attempt to make a fun baseball game.
  2. Mar 28, 2013
    40
    MLB 2K13 is one of the most embarrassing whiffs I’ve seen. Whether I was playing CPU or human opponents, games frequently hinged on something that shouldn’t have happened on the diamond. Only play it if you have a YouTube account dedicated to archiving video game glitches.
  3. Mar 12, 2013
    30
    It's as much a shame on 2K Sports for releasing this game as it is for the MLB to carelessly stamp its name on it. Whether it was sheer apathy or contractual licensing obligations that caused MLB 2K13 to exist in this state, it certainly wasn't a love for baseball, sports games, or its fans.
User Score
3.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 11 out of 24
  1. Mar 5, 2013
    5
    This game is incredibly similar to MLB 2k12. The menus look exactly the same, the game modes are the exact same, and the game itself plays exactly the same. It's pretty much an exact copy of 2k12 with some minor tweaks except for one thing- for whatever reason, 2k13 does not support online leagues. 2k12 had online leagues, and these have been a fixture for the 2k series for years. The minor tweaks I was talking about are mostly mechanical- fielding looks a bit smoother (although still jerky on some plays), the crowd looks a bit better, and, most importantly, the AI is a bit smarter, especially in late game situations (the computer will actually sub out pitchers at appropriate times.) When it comes down to it, MLB 2k13 is a stripped down rehash of MLB 2k12. Full Review »
  2. Mar 5, 2013
    0
    This game is complete GARBAGE. The visuals, gameplay, presentation, and everything else are exactly the same as games past. 2k really needs to get out of the baseball business now to save money and their reputation. The announcing is still good, but everything else sucks. The worst pro sports game on the market. Do not buy! Full Review »
  3. Mar 5, 2013
    10
    MLB2K13 is Awesome baseball game. I have been playing this game all morning and the gameplay/graphics are great especially the pitching. Career mode gets a huge boost thanks to more realistic expectations and progression. It's still a solid performer If your a baseball fan you grab MLB2K13 it awesome! Full Review »