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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this is a straightforward simulation of Major League Baseball. Players control one of the game's 32 teams to try and lead them to World Series glory. MLB 10: The Show is playable online, a feature Common Sense Media does not recommend to children under the age of 12.
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What's it about?
MLB 10: THE SHOW is a simulation of Major League Baseball. Players can choose one of the league's 32 teams to play individual games, or embark on a full season en route to World Series glory. Players can also create an individual athlete and guide him to a Hall of Fame career. New to the franchise is Catcher Mode, inspired by the game's cover star Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins. Players can call a game as a catcher, choosing pitches and gauging the health of your pitcher. The game also features the Home Run Derby for the first time, as well as a Movie Maker to chronicle great plays.
Is it any good?
The Show is easily the best baseball simulation available. For players who really enjoy the sport, it's tough to find another game that so closely replicates the league. Pitching and hitting both feel challenging and rewarding, especially when you strike out a batter or whack a pitch out of the ball park. Visually, the game is gorgeous, as stadiums and athletes are created with intricate details. There's also an unbelievable level of depth, between the ability to participate in a multi-season Franchise mode and guiding an MLB team's minor league squads. It's a must play for any serious MLB fan.
Online interaction: Players can play each other online in single games or for a complete season, and can engage in chats.
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