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MLB The Show 22

Sony San Diego
Apr 5, 2022 - Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

73%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
Forbes
7.5 / 10
Shacknews
7 / 10
Attack of the Fanboy
4.5 / 5
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MLB The Show 22 Media

MLB The Show 22 | Gameplay Reveal thumbnail

MLB The Show 22 | Gameplay Reveal

MLB The Show 22 | Feature Premiere | Online Co-Op thumbnail

MLB The Show 22 | Feature Premiere | Online Co-Op

MLB The Show 22 | Breaking Down the Wall thumbnail

MLB The Show 22 | Breaking Down the Wall



Critic Reviews for MLB The Show 22

MLB The Show 22 is mostly a retread of an already great game, but more bugs than usual and the not quite ready for primetime co-op mode are signs this series may be losing some velocity.

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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.

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MLB The Show 22 doesn't put up an all-star performance this year, but continues to be consistent in all avenues of play and finds new ways to make you want to spend time at the ballpark. Playing with friends in cooperative play is the standout feature if you can use it, but the on-the-field play and March to October also impress.

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MLB The Show 22 stills plays a phenomenal game of baseball, but incremental updates reveal a series that's lacking in ambition.

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‎Like other great sports simulators, MLB The Show 22 offers a forceful proposal, rich in game modes and options so that anyone can enjoy an experience tailored to their ability and skill, although the "pay to win" component and the abusive prices of the cards disfigure the final result.‎

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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.

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Last season, I was disappointed with the PS5/Series X versions of The Show as I was hoping for a step into the next console generation of visuals, animations, and physics. Expansion into the Xbox ecosystem and logistical issues due to COVID-19 necessitated a shorter and likely less-involved upgrade to the game. To get nearly the same experience for the second-straight year is a legit bummer. This is still the best professional sports sim you can get on any hardware and if you are a baseball fan that hasn’t played The Show in recent years, this is an experience to look out for. For others who have been waiting years for something new, this one sadly isn’t it.

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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.

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