MLB 17: The Show Reviews
MLB The Show 17 has some flaws and parts of the game that are less interesting for what I want to do, but there's plenty here that should be able to appeal to most types of baseball fans out there.
Changes in physics and AI make the game more realistic and enjoyable, but there are still some issues with AI player decision making that can detract from the final product. Road to the Show mode is still fun with a new documentary twist, but it's ultimately the same mode as last year. The Show 17 is a good title for baseball fans new and old, but don't expect anything mind blowing this time around.
This is America’s Pastime still, even if its status as such has taken a backseat to the NBA and NFL. And when it comes to the video game form, MLB The Show 17 is the best baseball has ever been.
As I'm veering into my third All-Star Game with my created slugger, I think about how I'm putting the games typically in my wheelhouse — like another Sony creation, Horizon Zero Dawn — on the back burner to digitally partake in a game that I didn't think I enjoyed. Real-life baseball still has a long way to go to get my eyes on it more, but MLB The Show 17 is a pretty good place to start.
MLB The Show 17 is easily the series' strongest and most involved entry to date. Even now, I continue to find subtle and notable changes that further bolster my impression of this magnificent title.
MLB The Show 17 is a dream come true for baseball fans, but it also a game, which can make you discover love for this sport.
Review in Polish | Read full review
MLB The Show 17 is another solid entry into an increasingly solid franchise. It slips a bit with the new additions like a tweaked Road to the Show and Critical Situations, but it succeeds in a silly, wholly enjoyable retro mode. But even with the negatives, the MLB The Show series is enjoyable enough to mask those bumps and bruises. MLB The Show 17 is another bullet-point in a historically successful sports franchise.
To say I'm pleased with my return to the series after a brief hiatus is an understatement. This feels exactly like the Show I remember with some fantastic additions.
A must-have for every baseball fan out there, MLB The Show 17 improves everything over the previous chapter, delivering a game that's beautiful to see, but even more beautiful to play, especially the new storyline mode.
Review in Italian | Read full review
MLB The Show 17 is the only AAA baseball game in town, but the series is clearly not content resting on its laurels. With notable improvements in several areas and increased accessibility to try and hook newcomers, baseball fans should find a lot to like about this year's release. Play ball!
Dene received a digital copy of MLB The Show 17 from PlayStation NZ for review.
There's no denying that MLB The Show 17 is one of the most comprehensive and realistic baseball simulators that has ever been made. No matter what sort of baseball experience you're looking for, I can pretty much guarantee you'll find it in the latest from San Diego Studios.
With a ton of content to offer, MBL The Show 17 is perhaps the best sports game on the PS4, both from gameplay and visual perspectives.
The overall changes in MLB The Show 17 may not be as impressive as those from last year, but this is still yet another solid entry from the powerhouse baseball simulation franchise.
MLB The Show 2017 has now became the best baseball game, in terms of game modes, gameplay innovations and graphics. It should be considered as one of the best sports simulations available.
Review in French | Read full review
MLB The Show 17 has changed and it has became an even better game. Well done!
Review in Italian | Read full review
It's difficult to reconcile how great the core gameplay is in "MLB The Show 17" with how it can literally waste your time by not recording the results. Should the servers stabilize and become reliable, there isn't a better pure gameplay experience in the genre, and there's also a lot of content and value to be found in the traditional modes as well as its live services. Like the real baseball season, it may be a long grind to get there but the payoff will almost certainly be worth it.
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.
MLB The Show 17 is a good load of fun. It has a lot of content on offer and can keep you busy for quite some time.