Parents' Guide to

Major League Baseball 2K9

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Baseball sim little easier than MLB 09 The Show.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+
The best video game ever!!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 10+

This title has:

Too much consumerism
Educational value

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (3):

Major League Baseball 2K9 is a solid game for beginning players, but longtime baseball video game players may have a difficult time enjoying the experience. The game seems to emphasize a flashier, faster game. Computer-controlled opponents play inconsistently. They swing at the first pitch every single time. Pitchers place every ball in the strike zone, making hitting a breeze. Whacking homeruns out of the ballpark is a bit too easy to pull off.

Visually, the game looks great. Players look very realistic. The stadiums are full of boisterous fans. However, players don't move fluidly. For example, when a player goes from throwing a ball to standing in place, the transition between these movements looks very abrupt and unnatural. The game still offers plenty of depth, from the robust Franchise Mode to Inside Edge reports detailing players' strengths and weakenesses. Although Major League Baseball 2K9 offers a satisfying experience, it's not in the league of competitor MLB 09 The Show.

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