Parents' Guide to

MLB 12 The Show

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Authentic baseball sim presents another strong season.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+


It is hard to play but bad at all.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The addition of Pulse Pitching is solid but quite tricky to learn. After choosing a pitch, a pulsing circle appears that grows and shrinks in size. Players press a button to throw the ball, and must do so when the circle is small to make an accurate pitch. It sounds easy in theory, but tough to pull off. Although the game doesn't change a great deal compared to last season, it's still an incredibly authentic game filled with realistic visuals and an enjoyable sports experience.

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