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86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: MVP Baseball 2005 offers more features that let you take control of your favorite major league baseball team both on and off the field. The game highlights its new Hitter's Eye controls, which give you more control of your swing, movement in the batter's box, and the ability to read the pitch. In addition to enhanced offensive tools, this year's installment in the MVP Baseball series includes an improved dynasty mode, a spring training mode, and an all-new owner mode. Play through a challenging single-player season to unlock legendary players and new gear, or challenge your friend to an online game. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. The added mini games are used to spice up pitching and batting drills, making them as addictive as Bejeweled and Mine Sweep. Plus, the greatness of Xbox Live for online leagues, EA Sports Ticker and constant roster updates just makes things even sweeter for Xbox players.
  2. 92
    Dynasty Mode was already massive. With the addition of Owner mode, you may be playing this game until EA gets its third party license back.
  3. I must say that I am very impressed with how smooth the game runs, and how smooth the gameplay is.
  4. While none of the changes on their own amounted to much, overall, they all made for a much smoother and more authentic baseball title.
  5. 85
    The most fun you'll have with the game isn't in a nine inning affair, but rather with the new mini-games. The new hitting mini-game is interesting, but the pitching distraction is certifiably addictive.
  6. The gameplay is smoother than ever, the presentation has increased and the brand new Owner's Mode is a real delight to play.
  7. Most of it feels brought over from last year's model, and not touched up enough to really appeal like it should. It feels more like a ground-rule double than a line drive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29