Percentile Rank

MLB 19: The Show is ranked in the 95th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

Based on 34 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Operation Sports
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 2, 2019

MLB The Show 19 has easily the sharpest baseball gameplay in years and is a clear improvement over its predecessors. The on-field product is tremendous, and feels both varied and rewarding. It is a must-have for series newcomers, longtime veterans, and even fans who have skipped a year or two. Franchise mode did not receive the boost that fans were hoping for, but it remains an engaging experience. SIE San Diego Studio has done well to innovate the game and franchise, and I am thrilled to see what the studio puts out next year as well.

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Polygon
Unscored
Polygon

Top Critic

Unscored
Apr 4, 2019

Staples like Road to the Show and Diamond Dynasty, the card-collection/fantasy baseball suite now in its eighth year, are the two biggest reasons to pick up MLB The Show 19. They are brimming with variety and fun experiences both big and small.

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Scored Reviews

USgamer
Apr 5, 2019

Sony San Diego overhauls almost every single aspect of MLB The Show with this update, with the outstanding March to October and Moments modes leading the way. At least for right now, it seems destined to go down as the best baseball sim of the generation, and maybe as one of the best sports sims as well.

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SomHráč.sk
95%
Cheat Code Central
4.7 / 5.0
4.7 / 5.0
Mar 29, 2019

MLB the Show 19 has a lot to offer.

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 2, 2019

PS4's MLB The Show 19 continues the series' upward trajectory with significant improvements to fielding and plenty of enjoyable new modes.

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Digital Chumps
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

MLB The Show 19 shows that San Diego Studios isn't sitting on their butts doing nothing to improve the player experience. They are still making this game better and better each year. This year's game brings more refined game modes, a more engaged baseball experience, and it does enough to stay fresh. It isn't perfect, but it's damn near it.

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The Games Machine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2019

MLB The Show 19 is a fantastic game. Many different game modes, great atmosphere and excellent gameplay. Few sports games have achieved such realism and overall quality.

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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 3, 2019

If you have any interest in America’s favorite pastime, you owe it to yourself to step up to the plate with MLB The Show 19

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We Got This Covered
Apr 2, 2019

MLB The Show 19 continues to reinvent the game of baseball. A handful of additions, along with tweaks to existing modes, make for an excellent entry in this long-running franchise, one that shouldn't be missed by newcomers and long-time fans alike.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Mar 30, 2019

MLB The Show 19 introduces two of the best additions to the series in years with the very easy to pick up and play March to October and Moments modes that make the game a perfect companion to have for the rest of the baseball season and beyond.

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Apr 3, 2019

Because of all these positive changes, I feel quite confident in saying MLB The Show 19 is the freshest and most polished iteration of the series we've seen in years.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Apr 6, 2019

San Diego Studios' emphasis on implementing changes based on community feedback and thinking outside of the box with MLB The Show 19 has paid off.

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GotGame
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2019

(MLB The Show 19) provides updated, more realistic gameplay, along with new and revamped game modes that baseball fans and gaming fans alike will have a great time with.

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COGconnected
88 / 100
88 / 100
Apr 2, 2019

Whether you are a competitive player, career mode player, or franchise simulator, MLB The Show 19 has something for you. As an added bonus for online players, opening day servers have been running smoothly as well!

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Worth Playing
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2019

Each incarnation of The Show I've played has been better than the last, and MLB The Show 19 keeps pace. I do wonder, however, if there is a "next level" coming for the series or if we're content to accept a layer or two of steady improvements for the next few editions. I'll take it. After all, it's a long season.

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IGN
8.7 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

8.7 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2019

Refined gameplay, new modes, and a deep Road to the Show mode give MLB The Show 19 a promising opening day.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2019

For all the complaints that I have about this year’s installment of MLB The Show, it’s still easily the most comprehensive and gratifying sports title on the market.

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Game Informer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2019

Reliving historical moments is a great new way to experience The Show. Diamond Dynasty is also beefed up with more user-friendly card collecting and a variety of ways to play

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2019

MLB The Show 19 takes itself through the paces and comes out improved and enhanced quite well. The game itself is still missing a few features to make it truly potent. The franchise delivers a beautiful, streamlined product each and every year, and 2019 is no exception.

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IGN Italy
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2019

MLB The Show 19 it's a solid game and worth the yearly upgrade. The Road to the Show is still fun and there are some nice new additions (the mode "March to October").

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PSX Brasil
85 / 100
85 / 100
Apr 9, 2019

MLB the Show 19 is an excellent baseball simulator. The graphic and sound immersion make you feel like you're watching a live match. Although you might need a certain time to master the gameplay mechanics, the game modes catch your attention because of their unique aspects. MLB The Show 19 is a home run.

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Forbes
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2019

For better or worse, it feels like I'm writing the same review for MLB The Show every year.

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Geek Culture Podcast
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

MLB The Show 19 manages to craft a solid baseball experience despite being a yearly released title. This year they managed to improve and expand each of the main modes be it Diamond Dynasty, or Road To The Show. Not only that, but they even added another addicting mode to the plate with March To October. Fans will surely be playing this long after the MLB season is over.

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Sports Gamers Online
4.2 / 5.0
4.2 / 5.0
Mar 29, 2019

Overall, MLB The Show 19 is nearly perfect with the vision that San Diego Studios had. If they just made something different in Franchise mode, then it would be a true masterpiece. Even then this is still the best baseball game to date.

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Gamerheadquarters
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2019

MLB The Show 19 delivers an authentic and expansive presentation of Baseball, being a true simulation of the sport.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 1, 2019

A little more attractive to newcomers, MLB The Show 19 is an immersive simulation that shines with a dazzling atmosphere, a great gameplay ans some good content. But if you have been playing the former iteration ,you'll probably think it's more of the same.

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Digital Trends
Mar 29, 2019

MLB The Show 19 is a comprehensive baseball sim with a wide variety of engaging modes.

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Screen Rant
Mar 28, 2019

PS4's MLB The Show 19 continues to be the best baseball video game on the market

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 2, 2019

MLB The Show 19 doesn’t appear all that enticing on paper, but step up to the plate and its gameplay is still pretty much unparalleled.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 9, 2019

MLB The Show 19 is another fine entry in the series, with Sony San Diego doing what they do best. The new Moments and March to October modes offer some dynamic new ways to play, while the rest of the game finds a strong balance between engaged control for the parts that matter, while offering an autopilot for the things that aren't for everyone.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2019

MLB The Show 19 is both improved in some important spots and disappointingly unimproved in others that really need love. But though it may not be perfect, it's still the best baseball game money can buy and well worth any baseball enthusiast's time.

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New Game Network
75 / 100
75 / 100
Apr 9, 2019

MLB The Show 19 isn't a standout, but it does offer another strong outing from the baseball franchise. If you bought last year's game, this isn't an essential pick-up, but if you've skipped a year or two, or are a newcomer to the series, it's a good pick-up.

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny
RobertPIngram

Top Critic

Apr 4, 2019

The Show is back with the latest, but just barely the greatest, addition to the world of baseball video games.

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