Rated 8 out of 10 by Iceberg Baseball made fun again
I really like this edition of 2k baseball this year. I had 2k10 then switched last year and bought MLB11 because I would hear of how much better its gameplay was. I liked MLB11 for its graphics and realism. However that was just its main problem it was too real plus the in game commentary was always boring and repeatitve at times. I also had a major problem with The Show's franchise mode with trying to develop talent in my minor leagues and online game play. The Show series makes it too hard to play baseball for gamers that really know the sport so I can imagine the fustration for a gamer that doesnt. I decided to go back to what I thought was fun to play. 2k12 doesnt have MLB type graphics or play but it truly makes up in gaming experience, tv broadcast presentation, more up to date & accurate stats in season. I suggest 2k12 for casual gamers & baseball heads that want to have fun. If you want true baseball then I can not lie your better suited for The Show but dont sleep on 2k baby.
Rated 4 out of 10 by outstanding "The Last Year" has returned
Was the complete bashing of this title not enough for 2K studio to realize last year? They updated the roster and some ratings of players who had break out years and released the same game as last year. swinging is skippy and sometimes glitches up. The throwing meter is ok i guess. The fielders never want to come up throwing so if there is a fast baserunner who is trying to stretch it to the next base is gonna get there cause your outfielder isnt to worried about stopping the run. 2K is worried about the "cut scenes" , if you will, and not the actual game. I hit a walk off home run with Curtis Granderson and it glitched the game and had to quit and replay the game, all because the wanted to show the cool fireworks and the pitchers reaction and the replays and the coaches and all that....the games is at best frustrating
Rated 8 out of 10 by Hags How 2K13 Is Better Than MLB: The Show
I used to have a 360 and the only baseball games I could get for the system were the ones put out by 2K. And I had absolutely no problem with that, I had so much fun playing these games. But I decided to buy a PS3 SPECIFICALLY for The Show. Which was probably not a good call on my part. The show has good gameplay and incredible graphics, but the franchise mode is absolutely terrible. Nothing is realistic about it. For example, the AI controlled Yankees would never trade Derek Jeter to the Brewers for a fifth starter or average relief pitcher. But in The Show, this kind of thing happens ALL THE TIME. It is incredibly frustrating. Not only is it not realistic, but it's pretty confusing as well. That's where I favor 2K heavily. It may lack the polish that The Show has, but it is 10x's more fun. Franchise mode in 2K13 is so much more simple. If you're more interested in how the game looks, buy the show. But if you're looking for fun that'll last you all season, buy 2K13.
P.S. If you pick The Show over 2K baseball, expect the same game to be released every year. They hardly ever update the games at all except for the rosters. 2K at least tries to make their games better every year with new features.
Rated 0 out of 10 by tyuiop4100 Lets be honest...
I have the utmost respect for 2k sports. Top spin and NBA have been some of the greatest sports games we have seen in a while. However I can't understand why this doesn't translate to MLB. The graphics are average at best having its shining highs and dull lows. The animations are not as fluid and unique. The pitch mechanic is incredible but that is about all it has going for it. The modes will be the same this year with little overhaul and stat engines don't count. Gameplay should always be more important. I feel like for the ps3 audience, The Show will be ten times better and will excel in most categories (not pitching). I think 360 gamers will be able to live with this title but with the choice ps3 gamers have... we have to go with the Show.
Rated 0 out of 10 by windycity21 MLB THE SHOW VS. MLB 2K
First of all I really like this game for 360 but I'm getting it for PS3 this year. I have both MLB the show and MLB 2K. The show's trading system is crazy by the CPU performing trades that dont even make any sense what so ever, also in the off-season you have players requesting 20M a year and that isnt realistic what so ever. 2k has an overall better system to me by scouting players to actual realistic season stats (no one is hitting over 60 HR a year). Their contracts on that game are also alot better. 2k may not look as realistic but I'll sacrifice a little bit graphics for a better all franchise mode. I mean come on graphics dont mean that much to me. ITS A VIDEO GAME. lol
Rated 4 out of 10 by dannyuncle32 Listen to the reviews
Before I bought this game, I looked at the reviews, and they said some bad stuff. I thought this was crazy. I've played this game before on my friend's XBOX 360, and it was fine. Then I bought it for my PS3, and it wasn't pretty to say the least. When I batted it glitched on me over and over again. The pitcher would throw, then it sort of froze, and next thing I know it's in the zone for a strike. When you are pitching, if you use a pitch that moves like a slider or a curveball, it turns to a "wild pitch" about 75% of the time. So just stick to THE SHOW (Sony). I didn't like NBA 2K 12, so I doubt I'll ever buy from 2K ever again.
Rated 0 out of 10 by jlump8 Fun Gameplay
The 2k series is no where near the baseball simulation that MLB the Show is. However I am a big fan of the 2k baseball series. I have played the show a ton over the last three years and I have begun to get a little bored with the game. The 2k gameplay is so much quicker and although it may not be as realistic it is quite fun. I also like how much better the stats are on the 2k series. One more thing that 2k does better than the show is they have a simple way to evaluate prospects on franchise mode, and the you can actually see player improvements while playing franchise mode. I may be the only ps3 owner to buy 2k first, but I think I just may.
Rated 1 out of 10 by flamingdipaer4U Get the Show
This game is horrible. Do not get it unless you play xbox where this is the only other option. GET THE SHOW!! It is much better. In 2k12, the graphics are horrible. I have seen Nintendo 64 graphics that are better then this. The sound isn't very good and you don't feel you are at the game. Fans don't cheer very good and they do it at the wrong times. The fields look horrible. I got 2k10 and being a tigers fan, I went to Comerica park. The bullpens have been in left field for a couple years before that and they in 2k10, they were in right field. Way to do your research 2k games. If you get this game, I pray for you.
Rated 1 out of 10 by LWC4life terrible. don't buy!!!! MLB THE SHOW 4 life
the graphics suck! it's like playing a game made in the year of 2000. the commentators suck. they repeat everything!. what up with create teams? it's all terrible logos!. the uniform options suck!. create a player isn't detailed at all!. I hate how in career mode you can modify the settings. you get homeruns almost everytime!!!. it get's old!. and their be errors every play!. IT's like t-ball in little league. The only thing I ENJOYED was in career you play pro after few weeks of minors. so i play with todays's era of baseball players. not computer generated players in 2020.
Rated 3 out of 10 by GamerGuy911 just quit the series
So, I got a ps3, and thought that I needed a baseball game. I should have gotten the show, but I like the pitching controls in this series, so I got it. First, you can't see any of the pitches, especially the 12-6 curve. Second, the batting control makes half of the swings checked, even if there's perfect timing on a change-up right down the middle of the zone. There's a glitchy feeling when catching the ball and throwing it. when my second baseman fields the ball he usually overthrows it to first, even if the power bar is in the green... I'm never buying another MLB 2k game