MLB 08: The Show is the best baseball game on the market this year, hands down. Not only does this game have a lot of content but it also offers up a really well rounded game of baseball to go along with it. If you’re a fan of the great American past time then MLB 08: The Show is the best game on the market today.
Make sure you have your tickets for this Show.
Last year, PS3 owners were let down by strange AI problems, weak visuals and game features that just didn't deliver what they promised. That's not the case this time – MLB '08 delivers on every gameplay front. The on-field play is excellently done, the stat tracking is immense, and Road to the Show is one of the best career modes around. Visually striking, this is the baseball game that baseball fans have been waiting for on the PS3.
MLB milestones, radio calls, deep stat tracking, replay vault and revamped visuals across the board makes this one of the strongest showings of The Show yet.
Loads of new animations, cutscenes, redesigned character models and parks shows what an improvement this is over last year's game.
The addition of your own songs to the jukebox is a nice feature – too bad they're only restricted to the menus instead of the park speakers.
Many of the AI issues from last year have been addressed. Pitching and Batting analysis tools are a great addition, although there are still some fielding problems.
Lasting Appeal (9/10)
Road to the Show is easily the best career mode out there, and should keep you extremely busy when you're not playing online.
MLB 08: The Show Review
- Best-looking MLB game yet, Realistic "Road to the Show", Numbers, numbers, and MORE numbers
- ...but maybe a little too realistic., ...that don't always translate to real baseball.
ConclusionSo, I'm still left to dream of the day when there's a perfect marriage of an arcade-style console game and a realistic simulator, but MLB: The Show will do for now. Despite my pet peeves, there's a lot of fun to be had. Whether you enjoy playing actual games, managing a franchise, or playing an individual shooting for stardom, it's here. Now, could someone please explain to these game developers that steroids were actually bad for the game... please?
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Conclusion MLB 08: The Show is the best baseball game on the market this year, hands down. Not only does this game have a lot of content but it also offers up a really well rounded game of baseball to go along with it. If you’re a fan of the great American past time then MLB 08: The Show is the best game on the market today.