MLB The Show 20 is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

IGN
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2020

MLB The Show 20 isn't the biggest upgrade the series has ever seen but it's a solid one with a few good highlights and no real downsides.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2020
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8.8 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2020

MLB The Show 20 has something for everyone, which isn't low-key praise. It's an acknowledgement of the breadth of good work done by the developers

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8 / 10
Mar 20, 2020

MLB The Show 20 opts for refinement over sweeping changes, maintaining the series' high bar for quality with some smart additions.

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USgamer
Top Critic
Mar 17, 2020

MLB The Show 20 isn't a complete replacement for all those lost afternoons at the ballpark, but it's nevertheless a balm for the baseball fan's soul in these trying times. While this year's version largely rests on the excellence of last year's version, it still brings with it plenty of strong additions, including the return of online leagues. As a tip of the cap to conclude the PlayStation 4 generation, it comes highly recommended.

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Forbes
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2020

MLB The Show 20 does so much right that it’s foolish to spend too much time lamenting it’s flaws. Gameplay, visuals, improved customization and depth; it’s hard to ask for much more.

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8 / 10
Mar 20, 2020

If this proves to be the final Sony-exclusive baseball simulation that we ever get, the development team deserves to be proud of what they managed to squeeze onto a 50GB Bluray disc. 8/10 banging trash cans

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8.7 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2020

MLB The Show 20 is yet another success for Sony San Diego. The perfection of its mechanics, the design of the stadiums and players, and the number of modes it offers players make it, without a doubt, this year's baseball title par excellence.

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Mar 13, 2020

Late generation sports releases are usually at the top of their game when nearing the end of the current console generation and MLB The Show 20 continues that trend with a walk off home run in the final PlayStation only entry in the series.

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90 / 100
Mar 17, 2020

MLB The Show 20 is clearly the culmination of all the hard work that went into the previous iterations, and then some. The updated and added game mechanics such as First Step and Perfect-Perfect batting add a sense of realism to a game where instincts and being quick on your feet is important. With a plethora of game modes, it's almost overwhelming at times because you don't know where to start. But once you begin, this game is hard to put down.

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PlayStation Universe
Adrian Bromfield
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2020

One of PlayStation's finest franchises continues to age like a fine wine improving incrementally with each passing year. San Diego Studios manages to improve an already stellar game with enough tweaks and improvements to keep the franchise from stagnating, but players of last year's outing may still have a difficult time justifying purchasing MLB The Show 20.

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Push Square
Top Critic
8 / 10
Mar 30, 2020

MLB The Show 20 is the definitive version of Sony San Diego's baseball simulation on the PS4, but long-time fans may feel that this franchise is just starting to show signs of fatigue. The gameplay refinements are welcome, and this is the biggest instalment thus far, but the shift to next-gen will be welcome as the developer seeks to revolutionise the best sports game on the market by far.

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90 / 100
Mar 19, 2020

MLB The Show 20 is less like that random pitcher who threw a perfect game, and more like your perennial Cy Young candidate. You can count on the franchise to come out year after year with quality content and gameplay. While the actual season may not be happening soon, MLB The Show 20 is sure to keep baseball fans glued to their screens.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2020

MLB The Show 20 keeps the franchise's Cal-Ripken-like streak of solid annual releases intact without swinging for the fences. The on-field action is as satisfying as ever, but developer SIE San Diego mostly plays it safe with a series of modest gameplay tweaks and new features. A bigger shakeup is likely in store when the series goes multiplatform next year, but for now, MLB The Show 20 still touches all the bases.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2020

MLB The Show 20 marks another solid entry for the series. New additions to the fielding game are welcome and fans of the sport will find a wealth of systems and modes to enjoy. It may be a bit overwhelming for newcomers, but offers a great range of tutorials to get payers up to speed. There's a lot of game here, provided you enjoy the sport. While it wont make you a fan if you weren't already, it's still the best rendition of the sport you can enjoy from the comfort of the couch.

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Apr 1, 2020

MLB The Show 20 is another home run thanks to its refined gameplay and many modes.

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Mar 24, 2020

MLB The Show 20 is back with new modes and some substantial tweaks to create a stellar baseball experience that's sure to help pass the time until America's pastime returns in full force.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2020

When you take a step back and look at the game as a whole, MLB The Show 20 is exactly the experience I was expecting. There was very little that wowed, and even less that evolved more than incrementally this season. And while this is still easily the best baseball title ever released, it did very little to raise the bar over its prior installment. If you are hard up for action on the diamond, rest assured that this will help to temporarily satiate your desires. However, if you have last season's installment, you may not need to make the upgrade this trip around the calendar.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2020

MLB: The Show 20 makes getting to first base feel easy, getting to second a true joy, third a journey and getting the home run an experience worth reliving. It's by far and away one of the most complete sport game packages out there and provides good reason to stay home in these crazy times.

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8 / 10
Mar 21, 2020

While the country is going through an exceptional health crisis, MLB fans will not see their habits upset by the arrival of this new iteration, almost similar to the previous one. The graphic rendering is a bit more realistic, the sensations still just crazy but with more content.

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