4 Stars By Ian on 2013-06-28
It's basically an updated roster from 2010, and 2011, but is still VERY fun to play. The controls are logical, intuative, and easy to learn. The gameplay itself is not too hard, but not easy. Just the right amount of challenge, which I like, even over The Show.
Best career mode in baseball!!
Two nice improvements are the camera movements, and pitching. If you keep throwing the same pitches, and become predictable, your opponent will kick your butt, so it keeps you on your toes! The announcers do an excellent job, and the controlling the players is tight, and predictable.
The only real cons are to me minor.
There are a couple graphical glitches. For instance, after your player has scored a run, he will plant on one foot, do a 360, like a ballerina in a music box, and head for the dugout. Lazy programming? Ya, maybe, but I'm 53, so I don't give a crap.
Sometimes a player will run through a wall after making a catch, defying all laws of physics, to which, again, I say, I don't care, as long as the gameplay is solid, which it is.
Lastly on the graphics front, the players are kind of colorless zombies, more than really human looking. The stadiums look nice, but players are too cartoonish, when compared to other games. Again, coming from the, "Pong generation," I don't care.
I stayed away from 2K13, As it was Exactly the same game, and I'm tire of spending 60bucks on roster updates, so screw
'em, I'll play this one!
Fun game, hours of enjoyment, and you get to watch your favorite player, do 360's at the plate, thrown in for free. I do hope they put some effort into 2K14! This company has great basketball games, and NFL 2K was amazing. Please put the same effort into this game as well, or give up the license.
4 Stars By Aces and 8s on 2012-06-20
Frustrating at times
Overall I really like the game, I updated from MLB 2k9 so I can't compare this two the previous years game, but so far enjoyable. My Player Mode is frustrating, coming from the minors and then into the bigs, I can't seem to get my swing down, this game is definitely challenging. Sure I could use CLASSIC controls, but then what fun is that? Started a franchise as well. I find though that the hitting in this game is a lot harder then in 2k7 and 2k9 which I previously have owned, going to take some getting used to. The reworked pitching is definitely a big positive. For the hardcore MLB fan and casual gamer, this is a decent buy. Though maybe wait a bit more for when the price will go down.
1 Stars By Katie on 2018-01-11
Came in a package that looked like it was put into a crate full of angry cats and game did not work at all.
5 Stars By skullmann on 2015-11-03
Price has skyrocketed...but a Great game!
This is the penultimate baseball game for Xbox! The price has skyrocketed since apparently the franchise has lost the license to produce new versions. Ouch...my disk has failed (scratches) and I'm looking for a replacement. If you have this game, treat it like gold!!
2 Stars By M. Roehl on 2012-06-08
THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH BETTER.... :(
Let me start by saying how I had high hopes for this game. I really enjoyed MLB2k11 and I'm a huge baseball fan. However, after playing this game, all I'm left with are missed opportunities. The game seems a lot less polished than last year's version. For instance, in the span of one game, the following happened:
1. Willingham nailed a one hop to the wall in the gap... the announces mention that will be a sure single. Moments later, Willingham had a stand-up double.
2. Kirshaw was the starting pitcher, yet 3 times during the game, a pop-up message appeared mentioning how he shouldn't be warming up anymore in the bullpen because he's getting tired. When I checked his stamina and endurance, he was fine.
3. The fielders continuously look like ballerinas in the field doing weird circles when they get routine grounders. I had my second baseman do a full 360 on a ground ball hit right at him.
Other annoyances include the missing location of the swing (previously, a black circle would appear where the hitter thought the pitch would be thrown). This may be in the game, but I can't find it. In franchise mode, I can't find the ability to turn the salary cap off. This makes it hard to initiate trades as other teams are handcuffed by their salary cap.
I know this is the last year of this franchise and 2k loses a lot of money, but after buying this game, I feel that I should have repurchased MLB2k11 and found a roster update...
5 Stars By AtomicG on 2017-07-01
Great game with great seller
Great for its year, ment to buy 2k13 but refund n feedeback was excellent! Was corrected rite away when it's was my fault!!!!
5 Stars By Grandma and Grandpa on 2017-06-26
OVERPRICED but kids LOVE IT
Grandkids loved it ages 8 and 9. Overpriced!
3 Stars By hendrick (DO80Q39800N) on 2013-01-15
i like it but i expected more from 2k12
It came in really good like new. but the graphics are not better than last year wich is weird because every year people expect this game to come out better and better with new thing in it. creating a player only gives a few options. only 6 beard styles and 6 hair styles, they should be like nba 2k12, they give more than 30 hairstyles. we need more faces options, more hairstyles, longer dreadlocks, more beard styles, more accesories, more batting gloves, more shoes, more colors for the bat and glove, all bodys look the same and move the same way, the jersey is attached to skin, i wanted to put a elbow guard over the long s*** but doesnt give me the option, detached batting gloves while batting and the most important thing, please more batting stances, many more. more expressions, and the home run derby is a mess.
5 Stars By Matthew Benz on 2017-06-17
Fun to play and burn some time -- way less expensice that mlb 2k13
3 Stars By BomberMusicInc. on 2012-10-19
For a good baseball game it sure has a lot of problems
I had bought 2k11 last year and although it had glitches as well, especially the injury recovery one which was annoying, it was a good game as far a graphics and mechanics go. So I went ahead and purchased this years edition and was impressed with the visuals and mechanics. The ballpark details are almost perfect, gives one a real good atmosphere. Of course there were the occasional glitches both on the player and AI's part, yet the issue I have with it is the fact that 2k Sports has completely abandoned the game since they haven't renewed a contract to create an MLB game next year for the XBOX 360. During the All-Star break the game freezes because of MLB Today. Since there were no scheduled games, it had no idea what to do and freezes after loading the sliders. After the break everything returned to normal but it didn't last long for when the Postseason came the issue occurred and remains unsolved to date. There are two fixes for this issue. First, you will have to continually change the date on your console in order to play (i.e. September 25th instead of October 10th). The second solution is to create a non-XBL account and load the game up, once loaded sign in with your XBL account and TA-DA! I hope this review helps.
Edit: There is now a new fix in which you must delete your settings, that way when the game starts up it will ask you if you want to turn on or off the living rosters and the auto-save. Once there you select to turn off auto save and keep on living rosters. It will load living rosters every time you start up the game but a much better solution than the ones previously mentioned.