MLB® The Show™ 20 is what baseball dreams are made of. With new ways to play, greater customization, and more exciting new paths to rake in rewards—this is the biggest and best Show ever. Write your own baseball legacy in an expansive RPG experience, or build and manage the team of your dreams to face intense online competition*. The Show 20 is your ticket to play America’s pastime your way.
*Online multiplayer requires an active PS Plus membership.
by Matthew Kato
Baseball in real life is often criticized for its slow pace, but I like its flow in MLB 20. It’s different from most other sports in that the moment-to-moment experience isn’t continuous, but I enjoy the built-in tension before, during, and after crucial plays in MLB The Show 20. The action goes from 0 to 60 with seemingly routine throws, pitches, and at-bats because the gameplay is demanding but tight. Every inning has these pressure-cooker moments that culminate in triumph or defeat.
Sustain the series’ good name through thoughtful additions and changes
The stadiums – and the lighting that makes them come alive – look fabulous
I enjoyed most of the commentary and loved the sound made by good contact with the bat. Important instructions from your third-base coach in Road to the Show mode frustratingly aren’t always delivered
The timing meter for defensive throws is exacting but exciting. Errors caused by wonky player movements, however, are less amusing
MLB The Show 20 has something for everyone, which isn’t low-key praise. It’s an acknowledgement of the breadth of good work done by the developers
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