MLB 17: The Show Reviews

MLB 17: The Show is ranked in the 94th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
4.9 / 5.0
Mar 27, 2017

MLB The Show 17 as a collective whole, from a controls, presentation, and core game mode perspective, is incrementally better.

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IGN
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2017

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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9 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2017

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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USgamer
Top Critic
Mar 31, 2017

At first blush, MLB The Show 17 is more of the same; but when taken together, it's actually a great update. It brings with it a lot of small but much-needed tweaks to the play on the field, and the graphics have never looked so good. Even better, Franchise mode actually feels approachable now. It leaves some opportunities on the table, but MLB The Show is still a great baseball sim that feels that much better with this year's update.

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Mar 27, 2017

Sony has rarely struck out with their annual MLB The Show series and this year's entry manages to keep that trend going. With the worthwhile improvements to Road to the Show, Franchise Mode, and the incredibly fun Retro Mode, San Diego Studio has knocked it out of the park with MLB The Show 17.

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90 / 100
Mar 31, 2017

…compared to years passed, player animations, ball spin physics, and defensive AI are noticeably improved.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2017

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.

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Ray Carsillo
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2017

MLB The Show 17 sets a new pinnacle for the franchise. It creates more depth for its tent pole modes and polishes everything else to a terrific gleam. Some online issues and glitches still continue to plague the series at launch, but you might get so engrossed in Franchise or RTTS that you won't even notice until they're fixed.

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GameCrate
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2017

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.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2016

Overall MLB The Show 17 does what it's supposed to do and builds on last year's great game. It's hard to truly improve year after year without any competition but the development team is able to do that with this game. The documentary style of RTTS is brilliant and the new MLB Network broadcast addition is great and adds authenticity to the game. MLB The Show 17 is a great game for any baseball fans and will provide a great experience from any of their game modes.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2017

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.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2017

Simply put, if you like baseball and video games you need to own MLB: The Show 2017.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2017

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.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2017

MLB The Show 17 is a great installment, and no matter how long it's been since you last picked up The Show — even if you still play The Show 16 — this game is worth the pick up.

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GameSpace
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2017

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.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2017

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.

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May 16, 2017

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.

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NZGamer
Top Critic
8.9 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2017

Dene received a digital copy of MLB The Show 17 from PlayStation NZ for review.

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8.8 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2017

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.

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8.7 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2017

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.

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