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MLB 17: The Show

Rating Summary

Based on 41 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

93%

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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 28, 2017

Publisher: Sony

Genres: Simulation, Sports

MLB The Show 17 delivers the most realistic and personal baseball gaming experience on consoles. This year The Show offers exciting gameplay improvements and a greater ability to personalize your baseball experience. - Road to The Show: Take complete control in our RPG mode, with new opportunities to make decisions on AND off the field that change the path of your career. - Retro Mode: A retro-sim inspired game play experience that pays homage to the classic baseball games many of us grew up on. - New Ways to Play: Now with new managerial and gameplay options that provide different levels of acceleration to progress your franchise while maintaining the control you want to. - Year-To-Year Saves: No need to start over your Road to The Show career or Franchise from ’16 when you can bring them into The Show 17 with Year-To-Year Saves. Your saves in ’17 will carry over to 18, so play without worry of losing your progress.

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IGN

9.5 / 10.0
IGN

Overall, MLB The Show 17 builds on last year's version, which many cited as the best in the series, by adding some key features and improvements. Most notable are increased hit variety, MLB Network integration, and the RTTS documentary. All of these additions make the game feel more like real baseball. This authenticity makes games more fun to play, as it's easier than ever to become invested in every pitch.

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Masterfully balances the needs of old and new players alike – but online teething problems are a curveball Sony has to overcome for the game to truly prosper.

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Road to the Show’s story isn’t captivating, but that’s a small blemish in a monster of a game that knocks most of its content out of the park

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