• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Mar 2, 2010

Universal acclaim - based on 33 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 0 out of 33
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  1. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Like the Mega Drive Maddens of the early '90s, it's a game absolutely worth learning a new sport for. [May 2010, p.108]
  2. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    That commitment is made palatable by the quality oozing out of every feature, every visual detail, every pitch, and every hit in The Show--the best baseball game currently available. [Jun 2010, p.74]
  3. How surprising, then, that MLB 10: The Show isn’t just one of the best sports games available, but with respect to the ratio between ambition and execution, it’s one of the best videogames, period.
  4. Of course no game is EVER perfect, but damn if it doesn't throw a shutout to the other baseball games out there.
  5. MLB10 The Show is as close as anyone has come to baseball perfection.
  6. No baseball game has come close to delivering a complete package like this game does.
  7. Although it may not take the crown from the likes of Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey Jr., The Show flirts exceptionally close to baseball perfection.
  8. MLB 09: The Show was a great Next Gen restart for the franchise, and MLB 10: The Show delivers nicely on that promise.
  9. 93
    A must buy for any baseball fan. It is up there with some of the best baseball games of all time, and is one that deserves to go on your shelf. Sony literally hit it out of the park this year.
  10. Nothing captures the flavor of Major League Baseball better or in so many ways. Addictive as can be, even for the casual fan.
  11. MLB 10: The Show is still the top baseball sim in the business. There’s still some room for improvement when it comes to controls, but it’s about as close to perfect as you can get.
  12. If you want to play a console baseball game this year and you have or intend to get a PS3 then, really, choosing MLB ’10: The Show is a no-brainer. It has been and it continues to be the best baseball game on the planet.
  13. MLB 10: The Show is a well made game. I recommend this title if you love baseball; everyone else can find something different to play. The initial difficulty can be frustrating but a complex and rewarding game can be found just beneath the surface.
  14. The depth, the possibilities and the realism make this a must have purchase for those interested in baseball. A title that truly rewards those who commit themselves to the game.
  15. MLB 10: The Show offers a great game of baseball that has a few rough spots, but has enough additions and enhancements to its biggest modes (Road to the Show and online multiplayer) to make it a worthy upgrade for fans and newbies alike.
  16. MLB 10: The Show is by no means a perfect game, but it comes pretty damn close. No baseball sim delivers the amount of game found here, and more importantly, no other sim accurately portrays the nature of the game better.
  17. MLB 10: The Show is the closest you’ll ever come to experience playing baseball for a Major League Team. The sheer polish and level of detail mostly overcome the share of problems that hinder it.
  18. While the game is not perfect it is a far sight better than previous iterations. Years ago there was a MVP baseball game on the PC that was top-drawer (IMO) and MLB 10 rivals, if not exceeds, that. Top to bottom, this is an entertaining game to look at and play.
  19. As far as a baseball game, MLB 10: The Show is the best.
  20. In the spirit of your favorite old-school fighting games, MLB 10 The Show is spectacular – and spectacularly mean.
  21. This is the absolute pinnacle of baseball video gaming, and I dare someone to do better.
  22. While the outdated player advancement system and questionable AI logic need to be examined for next year's title, this year's edition is by all means solid enough to keep players stepping into the batter's box, onto the mound and behind the plate again and again.
  23. MLB 10: The Show is a great game of baseball and is one that has the staying power to be a game you can continue playing well into the dog days of summer.
  24. 90
    The Show is a pure baseball fanatic's dream come true. With outstanding visuals luring gamers to try it, the gameplay does the rest to seal the deal on this winning experience.
  25. 89
    MLB 10 edges very close to being the best console baseball game ever made. But it doesn't quite make it there. It's still great, just not baseball perfection.
  26. While still retaining its crown as the best baseball game on the market due to its realism and depth, that crown has lost some of its original shine. MLB 10: The Show's improvements since last year's version are more skips than strides.
  27. If you own a Playstation 3 and enjoy Baseball, then you need to purchase 'MLB10: The Show'. This game, like previous editions, is a stand out homerun that will keep players busy all season long.
  28. While MLB 10 The Show remains the best baseball videogame money can buy, it’s no longer light-years ahead of 2K Sports’ effort. Is it better than MLB 09? Definitely, but not by a wide margin.
  29. High production values, attention to detail, and an incredible number of features and options jam-packed into the shiny package. With adjustments to pitching and hitting, MLB 11 could be perfect, but for now, MLB 10 is just the best.
  30. In all seriousness, MLB 10: The Show takes baseball fans somewhere they were dying to go and does it in such style. Everything about this game screams perfect, but it all depends on what type of baseball fan you are and how much patience you're willing to give.
  31. With a few blemishes, MLB 10: The Show can't obtain the baseball perfection that it did in previous years. However, you definitely shouldn't miss it. The gameplay is still superb (especially with the new catcher and pick-off controls), the visuals are eye-popping and the options, online or off, are enticing.
  32. MLB 10: The Show may still be the best overall baseball game out there, but it's in a holding pattern this year and has some serious problems with online play.
  33. 75
    Sony still offers the superior baseball experience, but I actually enjoyed certain aspects of 2K10 a little bit more; unlike last year, this is no Yankees-Royals mismatch.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 120 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 120
  2. Negative: 21 out of 120
  1. Aug 29, 2010
    The most realistic sports game ever. Thats all you can say about it. It is sort of fun but sometimes it can get boring. This is made up by allThe most realistic sports game ever. Thats all you can say about it. It is sort of fun but sometimes it can get boring. This is made up by all of the game modes and features that this game has to offer like franchise, season, and road to the show, which is when you are a rising mlb star trying to make a team. Overall, This game is alright but it could be better. Full Review »
  2. KeithM
    Mar 3, 2010
    MLB 10: The Show is a wonderful simulation of an MLB television broadcast. But the developers err so often and so meticulously on the side of MLB 10: The Show is a wonderful simulation of an MLB television broadcast. But the developers err so often and so meticulously on the side of realism...that they almost completed forget to add any "fun" into the game. The pacing of games is plodding. The announcing is dull. And the overall atmosphere is sterile. As a simulation of baseball, there's probably no game that does it better. But as a piece of interactive entertainment, you'll be bored silly before the first inning is over. Save your money. Full Review »
  3. Nov 18, 2022
    Solid game and it's really fun to play franchise mode. It's hard to hit at times if you don't have a stacked team.