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Major League Baseball 2K10

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Solid baseball simulation that might prove too complicated.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Since baseball is a team sport, the game emphasizes the importance of playing as a team to win.

Positive role models

Teamwork is emphasized, while players still have the chance to shine by making big plays.

Ease of play

Batting is pretty simple. Players flick the right thumbstick up for a contact swing, or can press down -- than up -- for a power hit. Fielding is easy as well, as the thumbstick is mapped to match the baseball diamond (flick right to 1st base, left to 3rd base). Pitching is a bit more complicated. Players perform specific movements with the right stick to toss fastballs, curveballs, and change-up pitches. Tougher pitches require more elaborate movements. Sliders, for example, require players to flick one way and perform a half-circle to complete the throw.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
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Language
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Consumerism

The game features various baseball sponsors featured on billboards on stadiums.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a straightforward simulation of Major League Baseball. Players guide one of 32 teams through games or seasons and World Series glory. The game is playable online, a feature Common Sense Media does not recommend to children under the age of 12.

What's it about?

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2K10 is a simulation of Major League Baseball. Players guide a team through individual games or a season and potential World Series glory. Players can also choose to create their own athlete and lead them to an All-Star career for the first time. Athletes start in the minor leagues and must work their way through the ranks to earn a gig with an MLB team. This year's release doesn't feature anything else new, other than tweaking the game's pitching and batting mechanics.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Although Major League Baseball 2K10 introduces few new compelling features, what is mort important is that the game solves many of the problems that plagued last year's title. The action is much smoother, making the game more playable. Batting is relatively simple, and feels comfortable. Pitching requires some level of skill, which makes performing some throws rewarding. However, it also makes pitching more complicated. This can be adjusted by updating control layouts and using the buttons to pitch instead. The new My Player feature adds to an already deep package of options. Although this title lacks the polish of the competitive MLB 10: The Show for PS3, owners of the Xbox 360 and other consoles finally have a worthy baseball title to rely on.

Online interaction: Players can play and interact with others online.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how well the game mimics its real-world counterpart.

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
Price:$59.99
Available online?Available online
Developer:2K Sports
Release date:March 2, 2010
Genre:Sports
Topics:Sports and martial arts
ESRB rating:E for (No Descriptors)

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Teen, 16 years old Written byBrendan Conway March 10, 2011
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Teen, 13 years old Written bycollin123123 March 24, 2010
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Adult Written byAmirshaw March 7, 2010

MLB 2k10 is Fantastic

This game is great, really good fun and will even get your kids to go outside and try out some baseball moves. Won't even cost a thing to get the game if you did what i did, I signed up at this link gifts4points.com/home?ref=amirshaw and did a few surveys and got the game free, but overall this game is fantastic.
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