A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Any profanity would be heard online by fellow gamers. None exists within the title itself.
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Products & Purchases
Quite a few ads are scattered throughout stadiums, including Chevy and Majestic.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a straightforward simulation of Major League Baseball. None of the baseball controversies dominating recent headlines are present. The game is playable online, so kids playing online could hear language that might not be appropriate. Common Sense Media recommends that children under the age of 12 not play online without supervision.
Is It Any Good?
Expect many of the standard baseball modes, from franchise to home run derby. If you prefer to avoid the major leagues, you have the choice of 90 minor-league teams at your disposal. Atmosphere is captured effectively through vibrant stadiums and impressively-detailed players. The game's greatest weakness is the lack of smooth action. Plays consistently look choppy. Even a simple throw from the second baseman to first stutters along clumsily. As great as the innovations in MLB 2K8 are, they're difficult to enjoy with such sloppy on-field action.
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