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MLB 14: The Show

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Deep, detailed baseball game among best for sports fans.

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Some of the largest changes to this year's installment of The Show comes with the visuals and physics, both of which are striking. Players carefully mirror their real-world counterparts. It's a gorgeous video game. As for the gameplay, it's as enjoyable as ever. Newcomers might find it challenging to jump in for the first time, but, once they take the time to learn controls, it's incredibly gratifying.

There are two excellent features that also get around the old complaint that baseball games can be slow and boring. It's now possible to speed up games thanks to the Quick Count feature, which only brings you to key moments of a game and lets you make a decisive offensive or defensive play to affect the outcome. Gamers also can hone in on their favorite player with the new Player Lock feature and bypass any sections of the game where that athlete isn't up to bat or able to make a play on a hit ball. Between the robust franchise modes and high level of detail, MLB 14: The Show is among the best sports video games available.

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