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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. May 19, 2013
    8
    They were not lying when they said baseball players use steroids because in the Bigs 2 its more fun have you ever imagine a baseball player jumping of the side wall of the baseball field to catch a ball which was intended to be homerun well in the Bigs 2 that is possible! some how but its way fun when it happens. In the game there are three modes number one is the play ball mode which is basically just an exhibition game then there is become a legend mode this lets you make a character from scratch and then watch him improve as you pick his team and play games in America all the way to Japan and Mexico and really it is a very fun mode then there is home run pinball which puts you onto the streets of New York, Japan and many others the rules are your going to have to hit the signs on the buildings (or the buildings themselves) to score points it is a fun mode but not one to waste time with overall the bigs 2 is a very fun time waster and if you enjoy baseball players jumping unrealistically far try it!! i doubt you will be disappointed Expand
  2. Aug 26, 2010
    2
    The Bigs was an extremely fun game (except for Home Run Pinball). The Bigs 2 - not so much. It's like they (the developers) looked at all the things that made The Bigs fun, and then eliminated them in The Bigs 2. Things like getting to choose which path you want to take with your "superstar". You don't get to decide if you want a speed demon or a slugger in the early portions - the path now is fairly linear. Another gripe is the way they programmed the batter's "power-up". It's fairly useless in The Bigs 2. You actually hit better not pulling the trigger and forcing the opposing pitcher to throw a strike. I have no idea why they changed that aspect - it was a fairly stupid decision. (The Big Blast & Big Heat are still fairly good though.) There are going to have to be some seriously good reviews for me to shell out the dough for The Bigs 3. As for The Bigs 2 - my recommendation is to skip it, or at the least buy it at a steep discount. Expand

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