Parents' Guide to

Major League Baseball 2K11

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Good baseball sim improves over previous year's version.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

fun and educational

nothing bad in the game, its fun and educational about baseball.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Major League Baseball 2K11 definitely builds upon last year's game with tighter controls, smarter artificial intelligence, better-looking player models, and new game modes. New this year is a revamped pitching system (a welcomed improvement over last year's version) and easier fielding mechanics (including better ball landing cursors so you know where to run for the pop fly). Meanwhile, a daily update feature called Dynamic Player Ratings captures the real-life performance of your favorite baseball stars and tweaks their stats in the game. The wacky Mini Diamond mode (play in bizarre locations like a low-gravity space park) and Home Run Derby (where you swing for the fences against the MLB's best) are fun additions to the Wii version. Its main competitor, Sony's MLB 11 The Show, looks better and offers more depth and replayability, but it's only available for PlayStation 3. Still, baseball fans will like stepping up to the plate with this 2K Sports title.

Online interaction: Some versions of the game -- the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 -- have a few online modes to choose from, including exhibition games and the MLB Today mode. Gamers can chat via headset microphone, if desired, which means they could be exposed to offensive language and inappropriate discussions.

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