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  • Summary: Run the table and rake in rewards with brand new mode “Showdown”. A new experience and updates throughout DD make Diamond Dynasty the best version yet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Mar 23, 2020
    95
    Overall, MLB The Show 20 is another marvel for San Diego Studios. The tweaks they implemented and the gameplay options they have provided only stand to improve the product. They own baseball in gaming and it looks like they’re not ready to give it up anytime soon.
  2. Mar 17, 2020
    90
    MLB The Show 20 is clearly the culmination of all the hard work that went into the previous iterations, and then some. The updated and added game mechanics such as First Step and Perfect-Perfect batting add a sense of realism to a game where instincts and being quick on your feet is important. With a plethora of game modes, it’s almost overwhelming at times because you don’t know where to start. But once you begin, this game is hard to put down.
  3. 90
    MLB The Show 20 is back with new modes and some substantial tweaks to create a stellar baseball experience that's sure to help pass the time until America's pastime returns in full force.
  4. Mar 21, 2020
    80
    If this proves to be the final Sony-exclusive baseball simulation that we ever get, the development team deserves to be proud of what they managed to squeeze onto a 50GB Bluray disc. 8/10 banging trash cans.
  5. Apr 15, 2020
    80
    MLB The Show 20 marks another solid entry for the series. New additions to the fielding game are welcome and fans of the sport will find a wealth of systems and modes to enjoy. It may be a bit overwhelming for newcomers, but offers a great range of tutorials to get payers up to speed. There's a lot of game here, provided you enjoy the sport. While it wont make you a fan if you weren't already, it's still the best rendition of the sport you can enjoy from the comfort of the couch.
  6. Mar 27, 2020
    80
    With its in-depth customization, modes you can pour hours into, and online play with friends, MLB The Show 20 is a home run for fans.
  7. Apr 2, 2020
    60
    MLB The Show 20 is another home run thanks to its refined gameplay and many modes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 48
  2. Negative: 22 out of 48
  1. Mar 27, 2020
    10
    While I can see gamers going "Wait, isn't this the same as last year?". Yes, and no. Obviously the similarities are there. That said, it's notWhile I can see gamers going "Wait, isn't this the same as last year?". Yes, and no. Obviously the similarities are there. That said, it's not really a bad thing The Show 19 was a pretty solid game. As 20, nothing bad really against it. They added "custom" teams. However, the one bad thing is that you can't create a stadium, put prices on snacks like hot dogs, tickets etc like you could back in EA's MVP Baseball 2005. Overall though, solid game. Expand
  2. Mar 16, 2020
    10
    Best show since 16. The hitting is much improved. Defense has added new elements making it somewhat challenging
  3. Jul 27, 2020
    9
    MLB The Show 20 is a great game, I enjoyed it and when new features, the series is still the best MLB series out there.
  4. Sep 19, 2020
    5
    Great simulator of baseball, but its been the exact same game for the last 5 years. Since The Show 16, exact same graphics, animations, andGreat simulator of baseball, but its been the exact same game for the last 5 years. Since The Show 16, exact same graphics, animations, and commentary. Same exact scripted and lifeless RTTS with just a little bit more gear to wear. Just like Madden in that 99% of their focus is put towards the virtual card collecting mode and selling stubs Expand
  5. Mar 19, 2020
    2
    Absolute garbage. It's obvious that they try to make the games either a blow out or as close as possible. If I'm leading by 2 going into theAbsolute garbage. It's obvious that they try to make the games either a blow out or as close as possible. If I'm leading by 2 going into the later innings, you can get that they will get at least one homerun or a bloop and then a double. But if I'm winning by 5 in the early innings, the game just keeps piling on. They took the skill out of the game and instead replaced it with rigged mechanics. I have played this game since 2011 and it hasn't been this bad.

    Not to mention that the simulations in my season are still inaccurate as Hell and are no where close to being indicative of the skill level that MLB player actually has.

    Another cash grab. Unfortunately. This is the first MLB The Show that I have uninstalled after purchasing. Absolute garbage waste of money. DO NOT BUY!
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  6. May 9, 2020
    0
    The Game is BROKEN. You have actual MLB Players saying how bad the game is and unrealistic. It’s not even fun either because the feedbackThe Game is BROKEN. You have actual MLB Players saying how bad the game is and unrealistic. It’s not even fun either because the feedback system and defense is completely broken. Not to mention that you can’t control your pitches with perfect input. They just want your money and stop updating and fixing the gameplay problems.

    Stay away if you are even somewhat a fan of baseball. So many problems with this game it’s sad. You can’t get better at the game because it doesn’t take any skill.

    You will thank me later.
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  7. Mar 30, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is one of the worst games I’ve ever played. It’s 100% scripted. Hits, fielding/throwing errors, caught stealing and everything in between are all predetermined by the CPU. There’s are clear Difference between CPU fielders/base runners compared to the players.

    It’s incredibly frustrating, there has been multiple times where I got perfect/perfect swings and simply flown out to centerfield or gotten perfect on the throw meter with a fielder and still committed a throwing error or a bad pitch with a pitcher.


    Please save your money, this game is awful, frustrating I’m just playing no fun. It really feels like everything in the game is based on luck and not skill.
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