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  • Summary: The Big Leagues just got BIGGER! Available on all major video game consoles, The BIGS 2 allows fans to experience heroic gameplay, legendary game modes and incredible player models. Elevating The BIGS 2 to new heights are bigger power-ups, amazing visual effects, and an all new career mode. Featuring exciting player animations and pick-up-and-play controls, The BIGS 2 delivers an action-packed, heroic MLB video game experience. Become A Legend Mode: New & improved story mode, picking up at the end of the "Rookie Challenge" mode from The BIGS. Create a player and progress your career from a Mexican league to the Majors and, eventually, the Hall of Fame. Along the way, compete in boss battles against MLB legends. Season Mode: As requested by fans, enjoy a new Season Mode featuring full MLB schedules, stat tracking and roster management. Improved Gameplay: Bigger and better arcade baseball action, featuring Legendary Moves, Batter’s Wheelhouse & a more powerful Big Slam. Home Run Pinball: Enjoy exciting single player or co-op action in Times Square or three new environments. Mini-Games: Test your hitting, fielding, running and throwing skills against MLB stars in several all-new mini-games. [2K Sports] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. The BIGS 2 comes through huge. It's still the game that it was meant to be, it's got a season mode and it's still baseball as opposed to a sideshow. The new version is deeper and a little more polished, and that's more than can be said about most sports games.
  2. From the excellent blend of both arcade and pro-accurate MLB components, to the strength of the audio and graphics, The Bigs 2 is a player.
  3. The baseball lovers shouldn't think twice about buying this game: it gets everything people like about this sport and makes it even more spectacular. Too bad for the online multiplayer, made of too few play modes and plagued by serious technical problems.
  4. Crass, bombastic, ridiculous? Perhaps. Fun? Definitely.
  5. Overall The Bigs 2 is fun in short doses for those who prefer an arcade-style baseball game, and very over-the-top arcade play at that.
  6. In the end, The BIGS 2 is just a logical sequel to The BIGS. It complements the game with a variety of modes like Become a Legend and Season. Although both are fun to play, they aren't really fleshed out. Even the addition of minigames and new gameplay-elements can't change that. This doesn't change the fact that, despite some quicktime events, the game plays surprisingly well. Both veteran and novice baseball-players will be surprised about the combination of accessibility and depth.
  7. Irregular, often frustrating, boring, not technical enough for simulation addicts, not fun or crazy enough for arcade lovers, despite a few positive aspects The BIGS 2 gives off a lukewarm feeling by taking a middle-of-the-road approach.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. boblisty
    Jul 16, 2009
    Great game with epic baseball sequences, tight controls, fun arcade style, and great player models - where is the love for the ONLY baseball game that's worth playing since the MVP baseball franchise? Expand
  2. CarlF
    Jul 11, 2009
    I thought the game was fun and that's exactly what all my friends think too! This is the perfect group game because 1. It doesn't have a learning curve of a few hours like other baseball games and 2. MINI GAMES!!!! the mini games alone could have been released as a seperate game if you asked me! HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended! Expand
  3. MoxyD.
    Jul 11, 2009
    "Joe C" is an idiot for reviewing this with a zero rating... Bought this two days ago, and am still having nothing but fun with it! Great game.
  4. RalphyN.
    Jul 12, 2009
    It would be hard to get the appeal of the game if you were as terrible at video games as Joe C. apparently is. For those looking for an alternative to the more realistic baseball video games (and as the only alternative on 360), The Bigs 2 will satisfy. It has arcade-style appeal and is best played in shorter intervals. Expand
  5. AlexG.
    Jul 16, 2009
    Above average, however it can get repetitive.
  6. PieGuy
    Jul 14, 2009
    I don't get the appeal of someone writing a review about a video game that they played for a half inning of a demo version. This game rocks!!!! Not a sim, it's fun to play an over the top arcade game. Season mode makes this better than the previous effort. Expand
  7. JoeC
    Jul 10, 2009
    I don't get the appeal of this game. I played the demo and never got to bat. The cpu scored like 12 runs and every hit was either a homerun or a double (regardless of where I pitched it). I was lucky to get an out cuz the cpu actually hit a ball right at one of my guys. After 12 runs I turned it off and deleted the demo. Expand

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