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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: 20 out of 46
  2. Negative: 21 out of 46
  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. Jun 8, 2020
    10
    Don't listen to all those low scores, mlb the show 2020 is utterly fantastic!!! The graphics are incredible, the sound, and all those awesomeDon't listen to all those low scores, mlb the show 2020 is utterly fantastic!!! The graphics are incredible, the sound, and all those awesome play modes are killer. Now this is my first mlb game and I'm Very impressed, totally worth it, I'm a fan now.i look forward to future installments . Expand
  3. Sep 3, 2020
    9
    MLB The Show 20 gives us everything Madden 20 seems to be incapable of delivering.
  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 28, 2020
    2
    This year's game has potential, but right now it just isn't there. PCI is completely inconsistent, and there is too much reward for poorThis year's game has potential, but right now it just isn't there. PCI is completely inconsistent, and there is too much reward for poor hitting. Right now you're better off hitting bloop singles off of late jammed contact than actually making solid contact. There will also be plays where I get good contact when my PCI completely misses, and okay contact when the ball is in the middle of the PCI. If hitting can be fixed, the game will be solid. But right now, it's so bad that it pushes the breaking point of unplayable. Expand
  6. Apr 23, 2020
    1
    This year's game is weird, jenky, and uncharacteristically unpolished. I hope this doesn't become a shell with new rosters each year likeThis year's game is weird, jenky, and uncharacteristically unpolished. I hope this doesn't become a shell with new rosters each year like other sports games are. Just not my thing this year, I can't even really play it anymore because it freezes constantly and tells me it's "corrupted" and just needs to be deleted and reinstalled. I've done this a few times at this point along with rebuilding my ps4's database and it still does not work. Kind of weird too that I couldn't find other places to leave a review or speak to someone on this. Expand
  7. 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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