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  • Summary: Diamond Dynasty is back. Play, collect, and build on your fantasy card collection and bring to life on the diamond*. Try the new Mini Seasons mode, where each season brings new challenges as you face off against a new set of competition. Create and use multiple Ballplayers, beyond your RoadDiamond Dynasty is back. Play, collect, and build on your fantasy card collection and bring to life on the diamond*. Try the new Mini Seasons mode, where each season brings new challenges as you face off against a new set of competition. Create and use multiple Ballplayers, beyond your Road to the Show personalized Baseball RPG experience, and customize your Ballplayers exactly how you want to aid in your progression. Face your friends with cross-platform play**. With cross progression, continue your progress and earn and use content on other console platforms. Stepping up to the plate for the first time? Tailor your experience with gameplay styles and two new difficulty settings to help you get the hang of the basics. Play March to October in your style, with updated mode tools to utilize custom uniforms, logos, and created stadiums. Live out your dream Baseball matchups with new Legends joining the diamond.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. 90
    From the gorgeous visuals that transport you directly to the field, to the stellar controls, you won't find another sports game out there that will captivate you quite like this one. Feeling the roar of the crowd swelling up as you continue to rack up points, to the way that your players will express their emotions on the field, this is a sports title that other developers of the genre should take notes from.
  2. Apr 9, 2022
    82
    At the end of the day, MLB The Show 22 doesn´t bring much to the table in terms of innovation, but when it comes to gameplay and game modes, that's where it really shines. Fans of the franchise will find a lot to love over here, and newcomers won't have too much trouble learning the game thanks to all the amazing accesibility options. The newest entry in the beloved baseball franchise is basically more of the same, but better.
  3. Apr 5, 2022
    80
    Still surprisingly swing-and-miss online, but for long-lasting and moreish solo play, NBA 2K22 is its only competitor in a two-horse championship duel.
  4. The Show remains the best baseball simulation out there … If, however, you already know, love and celebrate this game as an owner of “The Show 20” or “21," I can find no good reason you should feel compelled to purchase this year’s entry.
  5. Apr 28, 2022
    80
    MLB The Show 22 doesn´t need too much to become one of the best sports videogame every year, and maybe this is its biggest problem. Without any competition, this franchise is taking the risk of complacency. Despite of that, we are talking about an extremely solid game, one more season.
  6. Apr 6, 2022
    75
    MLB The Show 22 plays too strong of a game on the field and offers too much with Diamond Dynasty, March to October, franchise mode and a general cohesiveness to be a bad sports game. However, some of the missteps are impossible to ignore because of what other sports games offer, and because of what the Show series has offered in the past.
  7. 60
    Additionally, while improved trade logic was supposed to show up in this year’s game, I was still able to trade for Shohei Ohtani with just a handful of my second-tier players; trades remain a bit too easy to execute in this game (NBA 2K’s sliders are recommended as the fix here). And there are still no custom created draft classes, meaning your Franchise mode eventually winds up with a host of random players if you play it long enough. (I’d love to see historic draft classes in this game)...It all prevents an intriguing game from reaching its ultimate potential. MLB The Show 22 sets a new bar in one category, and every sports game can learn a lesson from it. And it’s fun enough. There’s just more potential to be unlocked, hopefully next year.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 36
  2. Negative: 21 out of 36
  1. Apr 5, 2022
    10
    This game is on my xbox game pass day one, and I downloaded it without any additional cost. Thank you
  2. Apr 14, 2022
    9
    MLB The Show 22 is enjoyable and its gameplay divinely effective and delicious. The additions to this 2022 version reinforce the simulationMLB The Show 22 is enjoyable and its gameplay divinely effective and delicious. The additions to this 2022 version reinforce the simulation aspect, without being too complicated for newbies. MLB The Show not only makes us play baseball on our console, but also makes the sport live, putting us in an incredible way in the world of pitching, running and home runs. Expand
  3. Apr 6, 2022
    8
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    There is some good changes to the AI in terms of Trades. Smart tweaks to the gameplay give you the ability to tune it to your liking.
    Good-
    There is some good changes to the AI in terms of Trades. Smart tweaks to the gameplay give you the ability to tune it to your liking. Online co-op is pretty promising and has potential

    Bad-
    Graphics still are not that impressive. Sound effects are average. The RTTS still feels hollow and thin

    Thoughts-
    MLB The Show 22 is arguably the most notable leap the series has taken in recent memory. Perhaps a result of the influx of new blood from going multiplatform last year, it seems like Sony San Diego is really trying to make the most out of this era of the franchise’s history where more eyes are on them than ever before. Outside of a few small gripes I do have with the somewhat clunky career mode, a mediocre soundtrack, and awkward character expressions that can subtract from the fantasy at times, this is yet another damn fine baseball game from Sony San Diego that isn’t quite a home run, but still manages to fly deep enough into left field to put some more points on the board.
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  4. Apr 5, 2022
    2
    Don't listen to most of these positive reviews they're paid shills. This year's MLB The Show is hands down the biggest money grab I've seenDon't listen to most of these positive reviews they're paid shills. This year's MLB The Show is hands down the biggest money grab I've seen them release. Everything in Diamond Dynasty (DD) has been "condensed" according to SDS; in truth they simply removed 2/3 of previous years content. In years past you could earn in game currency at a fairly decent rate,this year it's slowed to a snails crawl. If you have an Xbox get it for free on gamepass otherwise I'd pass on this turd and just load up 21. Expand
  5. Apr 18, 2022
    1
    70$ for what?! WOW. This game is terrible. I figured I would give it a try because I never played mlb the show on ps5 and let me tell you…70$ for what?! WOW. This game is terrible. I figured I would give it a try because I never played mlb the show on ps5 and let me tell you… there is no difference between the ps5 version and ps4. The only difference is frame rate. Nothing new is added in the game. Road to the show feels the same as it did 10 years ago, and so does franchise. Diamond dynasty seems like this is the only thing they care about. Because they get $$$$. Stay away from this game. THIS IS THE NEW MADDEN! Expand
  6. Apr 10, 2022
    0
    i play only offline. garbage trash and more garbage. same exact game as five years ago with the same exact glitches, lack of depth, and eveni play only offline. garbage trash and more garbage. same exact game as five years ago with the same exact glitches, lack of depth, and even worse commentary with the new crew as they say literally the exact same things EVERY SINGLE GAME. the usual lazy bull we’ve come to expect over the last half decade. sim stats are way off, making franchise and road to the show incredibly frustrating with how unrealistic half the stats are for players. just an awful experience and once again we see why SDS starts pandering for pre-orders before they’ve shown a single detail of their recycled nonsense. Expand
  7. Apr 7, 2022
    0
    Same old game don’t buy if this game wasn’t free I don’t think anyone would play it tough that they have to use the game pass to sell games

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