MLB The Show 24 Reviews

MLB The Show 24 is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2024

MLB The Show 24 loads its bases with plenty of options for beginners and veterans while exploring a legacy that should be played by all. It's the best licensed sports title on the market, and there's no close second.

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IGN
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2024

MLB The Show 24 continues to push the genre forward – not every choice is a homerun, but it has enough hits for another all-star appearance.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2024

MLB The Show 24 doesn’t hit it out of the park at every at-bat, but it doesn’t have to. The series is in the middle of an experimental phase that’s trying to mitigate its perpetual “online vs. offline” war. Despite a clear lack of innovation in mechanics, it has still found a way to impress, inspire, and engage with a younger generation that shares an interest in history. The Show’s art team is second to none, its OST shuffles Eladio Carrion, IDLES, Flowdan, and Brittany Howard with the grace of a 2 Chainz verse, and its “Grind 99” mantra has been edited to be a modern ideology – “play however and whenever.” It’s why Diamond Dynasty is the best take on Ultimate Team in terms of approachability and competition and why The Show 24 hopes to reignite annual titles through personalization. As the great Toni Stone once implied: “Get you one ‘cause I got mine.”

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7 / 10
Mar 27, 2024

MLB The Show 24 delights with another season of Storylines: The Negro Leagues and continued on-field excellence, but some modes are still in desperate need of an overhaul.

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8 / 10
Apr 5, 2024

MLB The Show 24 is another very good baseball game from San Diego Studio. It suffers from a lot of the same pitfalls as other annual sports titles, but The Show is so clearly head-and-shoulders above those games. The Negro Leagues Season 2, inclusive additions to RTTS, and the introduction of Impact Plays show that this series hasn’t quite lost its fastball.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2024

MLB The Show 24 welcomes the new Major League season with many modes but few noteworthy new features, still proving to be the best baseball game on the market. We appreciated San Diego Studio's work in telling the most significant stories of the Negro Leagues, but on the other hand we were disappointed by the developers' inability to take full advantage of next-gen consoles to improve the technical aspect of the game.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2024

MLB The Show 24 is a wonderfully curated sports sim that has made some great improvements to the defensive game. The Storylines are great fun, and Road to the Show is another great way to experience the ball game.

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7 / 10
Mar 25, 2024

There’s more than enough here for almost every baseball fan to find something they enjoy, which is ultimately the goal. Not everyone’s going to love Road to the Show, but they’ll like something else. Not all of MLB The Show 24 is good, but there is a love and respect for baseball present. It’s not a home run, but it is a solid hit.

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Mar 22, 2024

MLB The Show 24 is one of the strongest entries SDS has put out in this console generation. Storylines and Road To The Show's updates rejuvenate the franchise's single-player offerings, giving players a reason to come back each day and get a few swings in. Diamond Dynasty's changes are also a step in the right direction, though it will take time to see if SDS' new format works in the long run. While The Show is well overdue for a more substantial facelift, its rewarding gameplay makes that shortcoming an afterthought. When all's said and done, MLB The Show 24 is undoubtedly one of the series' best, and a great sign for the future.

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90 / 100
Apr 5, 2024

MLB The Show 24 doesn’t reinvent the wheel. Though, it never needed to. The Show has been an outstanding franchise for a long time. If anything, this year simply continues that tradition of excellence. The storylines are entertaining and insightful. Changes to the Diamond Dynasty mode ensure players won’t burn out in the early months of release. Most importantly, gameplay is once again a brilliant simulation of the actual sport. Kudos to San Diego Studio; it’s another homerun.

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8 / 10
Mar 22, 2024

While not exempt from some unpolished elements, MLB The Show 24 manages to bring forth a great baseball experience with the potential of bringing new players to the table with addicting gameplay and a variety of modes.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2024

MLB The Show 24 is a game that continues to deliver. From emotional history from Story Lines to the new amazing inclusion of Women into The Show. While this may seem like small new additions now, these ripples now have the potential to create large waves into the future. Young girls finding, or strengthening their love of baseball in this game, seeing themselves as MLB stars growing up and forcing baseball to evolve and change for the better. While I may have slight issues with the the visuals not being on the same level as the game play or game modes, it is still one of the best looking sports sims on the market and the best looking baseball game hands down. The Show 24 impresses more than disappoints and is another winning season for PlayStation and San Diego Studios.

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8.2 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2024

Speaking in purely numerical terms, MLB The Show 24 could almost be called 23 1/2. The novelties present are more quantitative than qualitative, with a game structure that follows the path of the past edition without the slightest deviation. What has changed is mainly the content, among which the excellent second season dedicated to the Negro League and the section starring Derek Jeter stand out. Not much to report about Road To The Show, Franchise and Diamond Dynasty, which remain on discrete/good levels without the addition of particular extras that impact considerably on the gaming experience. No particular flaws in the technical sector, which would however need some cleaning and global modernization, with particular attention to the players' models.

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7 / 10
Mar 20, 2024

MLB The Show 24 tweaks an already sturdy foundation, with new defensive animations bringing the biggest change to gameplay. Its success as a compelling package largely stems from its single player additions, with the documentary-like Storylines mode starring Derek Jeter accompanying the second season of the outstanding Negro Leagues. The addition of female athletes to Road to the Show is sure to inspire an entire generation, while foundational favourites like Franchise and Diamond Dynasty remain at the top of their game, despite their underlying familiarity.

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6 / 10
Apr 8, 2024

MLB The Show 24 delivers a solid third season of baseball on Switch in a port that keeps the gameplay fluid and delivers a full suite of modes, even if it does feel as though the console is really being pushed to its limit now. There are the expected visual downgrades, longer loading times compared to other platforms, and online can be dodgy, but a slew of modes, deep and satisfying gameplay, and that handsomely expanded Storylines mode patches over most of the rough spots.

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Jake Su
Top Critic
4 / 5.0
Mar 25, 2024

All in all, MLB The Show 24 continues to swing for the fences as the best representation of the sport in video game form, and save for a few misses, it always delivers. The outstanding gameplay is enhanced with an elevated presentation in all of the modes, and the storytelling in Storylines is a big draw for those wanting to embrace the game's roots and pay homage to the legends from yesteryear. While Diamond Dynasty can be an acquired taste, and the inclusion of Derek Jeter may not appeal to all, these missteps hardly take the shine of the gem that is MLB The Show 24, and it's time to play ball.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2024

MLB The Show 24 proves to be a solid simulation: not only has San Diego Studio fixed some flaws but it has perfected the gameplay even more.

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86 / 100
Mar 31, 2024

This is the best baseball game on the market and its content shows us that you will be trapped with everything it has, once again we have to play for a long time until its next installment.

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Atomix
Top Critic
83 / 100
Mar 25, 2024

Is the best baseball experience to date and far surpasses its predecessors, making it a must-buy for enthusiasts of this sport and can be considered a great alternative for players who want to venture into the genre, since it is about a title that can be enjoyed alone or together with other friends thanks to its varied game modes and an extremely graphic and simple interface that allows quick access and a brief explanation of the mode in which it will be played.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2024

MLB The Show 24 doesn't fix what isn't broken with its gameplay, and it complements its consistently stellar on-field gameplay with new content meant to honor baseball's history and the people that make the game what it is today.

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