MLB 10: The Show

Game review by
Brett Molina, Common Sense Media
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This Major League simulation is a baseball purist's dream.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 5 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Since baseball is a team sport, the game emphasizes working together as a unit to win.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The game emphasizes teamwork, and gives the player opportunity to make big plays.

Ease of Play

Controls border on complex, but nailing down the basics doesn't take long. As players move through a game, instructions pop up that teach how to play. Batting is centered on two buttons: a contact swing and power swing. The pitching is slightly more advanced, as players choose one of 4-5 pitches, and make timed button presses to execute a perfect throw. Face buttons map to the baseball diamond, so fielding and making throws to the appropriate base is straightforward.


Various baseball related sponsors pop up on stadium billboards such as Upper Deck.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAmirshaw March 7, 2010

MLB 10 is a good game.

This game is great, really good fun and will even get your kids to go outside and try out some baseball moves. Won't even cost a thing to get the game if y... Continue reading
Adult Written byJinny Gudmundsen March 4, 2010
Teen, 16 years old Written byBrendan Conway November 21, 2010

the game is a good choice for kids of all ages who love baseball and sports

I realy enjoyed the game and does not have anything like violence language or stuff like that but really good game
Teen, 13 years old Written bylucasRF97 July 30, 2010

Any Age Group

AMAZING GAME! Not only is it realistic and fun, but it brings baseball right into your tv. It's just baseball, no harm at all, I wouldn't recommend th... Continue reading

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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