Major League Baseball 2K12

Game review by
Brett Molina, Common Sense Media
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Average baseball simulation takes a step back in controls.

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Positive Messages

The game promotes team play and healthy competition.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Current players from Major League Baseball are represented, and team play is encouraged.

Ease of Play

The game uses the dual analog sticks to perform most tasks, with plenty of tips throughout showing players how to perform these correctly. Between this and tutorials, players should have no trouble picking it up.


The game includes a combination of real and fake advertisers who have billboards and signs placed around stadiums.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Major League Baseball 2K12 is a straightforward simulation of Major League Baseball. Players can lead a team to the World Series or create a player and lead them to a Hall of Fame career. The game can be played online with open chat, so kids using that option could hear inappropriate things coming from strangers.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byCSKY42 April 18, 2012


justin verlander throws the baseball in suggestive ways and david ortiz is cruel to the baseballs
Teen, 13 years old Written byipship2 August 6, 2012

you should buy it

MLB 2k12 is a really good game, I just got the new update where you can play as a team but you have to play their real schedule so I'm kind of sad out. Thi... Continue reading

What's it about?

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2K12 is a simulation of professional baseball. Players can choose one of the league's teams and guide them to a championship as a virtual owner, manager, and athlete. They can also create their own budding star and lead them through the minor leagues en route to a pro career. The fielding mechanics have been tweaked to allow players to queue up throws, and a Tendencies system where computer-controlled opponents can pick up a player's habits when they pitch or bat to gain an extra advantage.

Is it any good?

Major League Baseball 2K12 hasn't really changed much from last year, which is good and bad. The hitting and fielding are solid, but the pitching can get too complicated with the various gestures required to perform certain throws. The game also struggles to properly represent ball movement, most notably speed and velocity. At times, it feels as if the ball floats out there a bit too long. Also, players remain stiff, with awkward transitions between movements. It's a decent option for diehard baseball fans. However, if you're a casual fan, this game can stay on the bench.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how this game compares to real-world baseball. How well does the game represent the sport?

  • Do you like playing sports games alone or with others? Why?

Game details

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For kids who love playing game with others

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