Rated 2 out of 10 by SirDalius Buy 2k12, or a Playstation
If you're looking to buy a baseball game, do not purchase the newest installment from 2k sports. Instead, you can buy the 2k12 version, and it is the exact same game for a fraction of the price. I bought 2k12 when it came out for $60, and I bought 2k13 for $60, and they are identical. The only updates was the case cover (which actually looks surprisingly similar), the music, some in game artwork, and some player stats. The main menu screen and in game dashboards are even identical. None of the glitches are patched up, and some players, who spent the entire 2012 season with a different team than 2011, still have their pictures from 2011 up with their old team (Ichiro is wearing a Seattle Mariners cap). I am a huge fan of baseball and baseball video games. I have bought a baseball video game every year since 2001. I am no longer purchasing 2k baseball games. I am even making sure that I buy a ps4 instead of the new xbox so that I can purchase MLB the Show instead of 2k's next installment, which I am sure will be another huge disappointment.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Platypus7757 SO SIMILAR IT'S SCARY...
So I had the itch to buy MLB 2K13 because of the great combo deal they have for XBOX which also comes with NBA2K13, and I got it since I'm a huge baseball fan. Here's the thing - if you're looking for all these new features (which normally is the case with a new sports game), you're not going to be happy. BUT, if you don't care about new features and liked last year's version (I think it's a pretty solid game and still fun to play), then you'll still like it. However, it is pretty ridiculous that 2K seriously made the EXACT same game as last year, it's like they didn't even care and just threw in a new soundtrack and updated rosters with the Stros' in the AL. I will accept it this time since it was a good buy for $40 a game, but I will certainly not get next year's version unless I clearly see some improvements. It's pretty messed up how MLB has handcuffed the XBOX world and won't get rights to The Show.
Rated 3 out of 10 by SpruseJohnson MLB 2K12 part 2
After my 2K12 game went kaput I picked this one up. To my surprise after playing it for a bit I realized it was pretty much the same game with a few roster changes. Nothing when it comes to gameplay, graphics or sound have been changed at all. Heck, even the same generic minor league guys have the same names and on the same teams that they were the previous year. With the exception of the rosters for the MLB teams (mentioned already) and the new uniforms and league for the Astros this game is nothing more than a patch update for last year's game that you have th plunk down good money for. I wonder if they (2K) even bothered to do anything with it before a month or so before they released it because with it being the same as last years nothing shows that they did. Save your money and get last years game and just update the rosters if you do not mind having the Astros still in the NL.
Rated 4 out of 10 by LouCardsFan This is the EXACT same game as MLB 2K12..
If you already own MLB 2K12 DO NOT purchase this game. You will be very upset. Every single aspect of this game is identical to MLB 2K12. There are no new features, the only things they even updated were the rosters, changing the Astros to the AL and adding their new logo, and a new soundtrack.. I cannot believe they are trying to sell this as a new game. The gameplay is the same, the pregame intros are the same, all the menus are the same, Franchise mode is the EXACT same. The offseason menus are the same, the draft is the same, players are rated with the same simple metrics. The player contracts are a joke, and contain no realism. When you play a NL game the CPU does not pinch hit for a pitcher properly. Some starting pitchers are only given the ability to throw more than 80 pitches in a game. This game is so far from what you would expect..
Rated 7 out of 10 by BravesFan4life A copy of 2K12
This is exactly like 2K12. About some of the players wearing last year's uniforms, Ben Sheets retired after the end of the season last year, and he's listed as a free agent and wearing an A's cap. Within the exception of the soundtracks and the schedules are current, this is exactly the same. I'm gonna stick with it since I paid $60 for it, but really disappointed. This makes me wonder what kind of WWE game 2K will put out this year since THQ went bankrupt. I hope 2K will put more effort in WWE than have for MLB. I'm also hoping that for 2014 EA sports will put out a baseball game. A game like MVP 2005, that game was ahead of its time. EA sports don't have to put out a MLB game, they could put out a NCAA baseball game like they did for 2006 and 2007. I'm just hoping for something better next year!
Rated 9 out of 10 by YakkaLakkaWhokeedoo Best pitching controls and commentary! A season wo
I've played this game for a few hundred hours already, and I will continue to enjoy it throughout the 2013 MLB season. The pitching controls are still top notch; the commentary with Gary Thorne, Steve Philips, and John Kruk is thoughtful and caters to individual accolades of many of the players in MLB.
This is the most bug-free, smooth version of MLB2K to date, and I've played through the entirety of My Player, Franchise, and have logged several matches online. Each mode works incredibly well, and all of the achievements are fun and some challenging to obtain.
I would recommend this game to all who enjoy baseball! The game is great for beginners, all the way through experts, featuring modes Rookie through Legend. You can even tweak the difficulty to your liking, and it doesn't effect achievements.
Rated 1 out of 10 by sports2121 Same Game
Well obviously if you looked at the other reviews they will say the same thing as me, but i also just have to say if you want 2k12 or 13 for my career do not waste you money. All the other features of the game are nice but all my career does is constantly make you mad by it being a constant struggle to mantain a good batting average. I started off in AA just like everyone else and batted high 300's and was soon moved up to the MLB. My overall was low so i knew i was going to struggle at first and i had no problem with that, but the at the end of the season my batting stats were all at least 70 and i was still batting lower than 200. The start of next season the first 10 games i was batting .320 with 5 rbis and a hr as a lead off hitter for the tigers. I soon fell into a major slump like my player just didnt feel like running the bases so he didnt hit the ball. For 20 games i batted less than .100 and was eventually moved down to AAA. Now i cant even hit in AAA even though the pitchers suck and my stats are just incresing. Im currently 15 games into my season in AAA before i decided to write this so i can tell you its not worth you money nor time. Im batting .153 with 4 rbis and 0 hrs
Rated 4 out of 10 by jship Uhhhh did they change anything?
Ok... 1st off I have always been a fan of the MLB 2k series....yes I'll admit MLB The Show kills 2k... BUT us Xbox gamers are stuck with 2k... With that being said... DO NOT buy this game. Yeah I wasted 60$ on this.... Traded it the same day and only got like 36$ in return... This game is the same exact game as 2k12 (which was a great game), but they seriously didn't upgrade anything at all. Heck they didn't even change player's pictures from their old to new teams... My advice, buy 2k12 and just make the roster trades yourself, OR at least wait for a price drop on this game... But really, i hope 2k just sticks with basketball games (they're amazing) and discontinues their baseball series.. Maybe EA Sports will make a 2014 baseball game? Or anyone else but 2k??
Rated 7 out of 10 by Jorfoo Good, Not Good...
This is a good game for people who like baseball. Considering it is the main MLB game for the Microsoft side of consoles, it is the only choice we really have. If you're looking for a roster update, you will have to do it yourself. 2K quit updating rosters earlier on this year. The gameplay is fun, and you will want to play multiple times. Even in modes like Franchise, there are many things that change up the experience to make it last. Dynamic Player Ratings and the fine-tuned Pitching System provide easy, yet complex gameplay. The soundtrack could be a BIT more updated, and the graphics could use a bit of an upgrade, but this game is a lot better than the ones that have come before it!
Rated 5 out of 10 by MLBanatic13 One of the worst MLB games period.
I play baseball in real life .Baseball is my life, but when I played MLB 2k13 it made me want to throw the game out the window. One reason is ,because of that stupid focus on certain players making them have better graphics than the background players.Also , its like playing an updated version of MLB 2k12. Also, some players dont look like those player. For example , Yoennis Cespedes looks like a young boy than a man. I mean come on we know that he has facial hair ,but we dont see it in the game for some reason.Even MLB 2k9 was better at least we knew who the players were when we saw their graphics in MLB 2k9. MLB 2k13 was a bust I hope EA Sports gets the licesense of the MLB so they can make MLB games for now on.