Parents' Guide to

MLB 2K13

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Mediocre baseball game resembles last year's title.

Game PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 2013
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2K Sports’ game not only looks and play just like Major League Baseball 2K12 –- with the exception of updated rosters and refreshed uniforms –- but it also inherits the same issues that plagued last year’s game. Some of the problems that take away from the game include lackluster visuals and awkward animations, and a few random technical bugs that can mar the overall experience. In all fairness, MLB 2K13 still delivers a gripping pitcher-batter dynamic that bests MLB 13: The Show. From the pre-pitch decisions to the bat swing, players will enjoy this dance regardless of the side they’re on. The analog pitching and hitting controls remain unchanged from last year. And you’ve got access to tons of stats and other info to help you decide how to throw or hit the ball for maximum impact.

Delivering virtually the same game as last year -- which you can now buy for under $10 -- is a disappointment, to say the least. It’s too bad this is the only option for Xbox 360 owners as Sony’s MLB 13: The Show is a superior title. 2K Sports’ latest isn’t terrible, mind you, but those who bought last year’s mediocre game will no doubt experience deja vu shortly after booting it up.

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