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MLB The Show 21

San Diego Studio
Apr 16, 2021 - Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

IGN
8 / 10
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
Forbes
7 / 10
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8 / 10
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4 / 5
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7 / 10
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MLB The Show 21 Media

MLB The Show 21 - Ballplayers can do it all in '21 with Coach & Fernando Tatis Jr. thumbnail

MLB The Show 21 - Ballplayers can do it all in '21 with Coach & Fernando Tatis Jr.

MLB The Show 21 - Breakdown gameplay styles in ‘21 with Coach & Fernando Tatis Jr. thumbnail

MLB The Show 21 - Breakdown gameplay styles in ‘21 with Coach & Fernando Tatis Jr.

MLB The Show 21 - Technical Test Sign-Ups | PS5, PS4 thumbnail

MLB The Show 21 - Technical Test Sign-Ups | PS5, PS4



Critic Reviews for MLB The Show 21

MLB The Show 21 isn't the generational leap forward we might've expected following a new console launch, but it's still the best baseball sim you can play on any platform.

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A solid home-run hitter, but not the baseball revolution we were hoping for on PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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Even without many new features, The Show impresses with its play and wealth of content. There's something for everyone

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MLB The Show 21 maintains the series' continued excellence on the diamond, but missing features and uneven additions hold it back.

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MLB The Show 21 is still loads of fun to play. Franchise is slightly improved, Diamond Dynasty continues to be strong, and Stadium Creator is even better than expected. However, there are areas of the game that don’t feel like an actual next-gen experience, and we’re still missing features that other sports games have had for years.

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AAA-quality baseball is now available to all console owners (please Sony remember the PC in 2022) and the sun is shining on virtual big leaguers who are down for crossplay. MLB The Show 21 is once again an incremental step, but still an important one for the series moving forward.

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Being the most consistent annual sports franchise out there, MLB The Show manages to overcome the loss of a few key features to give players yet another reason to step right back into the batter's box in MLB The Show 21.

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MLB The Show 21 swings-and-misses in a few areas, with the well-intentioned Ballplayer system diminishing Road to the Show. Despite being stingier, though, Diamond Dynasty is still the best card collecting mode available, and the series' tried and trusted gameplay has been further enhanced with the addition of Pinpoint Pitching and new fielding animations. Sony San Diego hasn't quite hit a home run this year, but this is a strong lead-off double for baseball on PS5.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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