Excerpt: I rented MLB 2K13 so Family Friendly Gaming could have a review. I wanted to provide for the Family Friendly Gaming Nation. I found one at Red Box and played it to death. I hope my review helps you with your purchase or no purchase decision.
Excerpt: It’s a season of notable change in Major League Baseball. The Houston Astros are now in the American League — finally evening up the division sizes — and in addition to the many big free-agent signings around the game, the Blue Jays now look a whole lot like last year’s Marlins, thanks to a colossal offseason trade. All of these shifts have been implemented in MLB 2K13 , as you’d expect, but that’s about all that’s changed since last year’s mostly stellar iteration.
Pros: + Good core sim with great pitching controls.
Cons: - It’s essentially the same game as, - Online leagues mysteriously missing., ? Will
Mediocre baseball game resembles last year's title.
Common Sense Media
17 March 2013
Summary: Parents need to know that MLB 2K13 is a baseball simulation game. There isn't any content that will raise an eyebrow, but because the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games can be played online, players can chat at the same time and potentially could hear profanity or other inappropriate language, including requests for personal information.
Summary: Sports games take a lot of abuse for their one-year production cycles. It's hard to jam in innovations alongside the usual schedule and roster updates, given the lack of development time available in the measly 12 months between seasons. Still, you generally get some sort of new feature or cool new physics to take the sting out of spending $60.
Pros: Great analog pitching mechanics, Still plays a good game of baseball on the diamond, My Player mode remains addictive
Cons: Virtually no changes from MLB 2K12 and MLB 2K11, Lots of graphical hitches and awkward animations, Online league support completely removed
Excerpt: It’s sad to watch a once-proud franchise struggle. In years past, the MLB 2K series was a hallmark of progress, featuring crisp visuals and depth of gameplay that seemed to foreshadow consistent greatness. Quite the opposite has happened, however: The latest from 2K Sports is a forlorn title trapped in an impossible situation.
Pros: Stalwart pitching mechanics, Drenched in statistics, Pitcher-hitter battles