MLB The Show 17 - PlayStation 4

  • Publisher: Sony
  • SKU: 5670600
  • Release Date: 03/28/2017
ESRB Rating: Everyone
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Overview

What's Included


  • MLB® The Show 17™

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2544 out of 2587)

Product Details


  • Publisher: Sony
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Sports and Outdoors
  • Release Date: 03/28/2017
  • Edition: Standard Edition

Synopsis


Hit one out of the park with MLB The Show 17 for the PlayStation 4. It lets you create a realistic baseball experience and has a multiplayer mode, so you can play with friends. MLB The Show 17 offers more personalization than previous editions to ensure ongoing engagement and unique play.

Features


Pre-order MLB The Show 17 now to receive 10 standard item packs and 1 MLB The Show 17 highlight player rookie card when the game launches

Delivers the most realistic and personal baseball gaming experience on consoles

Experience baseball's most epic plays like never before

Offers exciting gameplay improvements and a greater ability to personalize your baseball experience

Training system with personalized experience that acknowledges key moments of your career

Features new game modes with a variety of unique features

Personalized experience that captures the tribulations and triumphs

For 1 player or multiplayer support over LAN or Internet



Overall customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Smells Like Summer 2017

    Posted
    jtitoj01

    I don't write reviews but since I was fortunate enough to get the game on release day, I feel obligated to let potential buyers know how it is. First, the graphics and gameplay are amazing and you can definitely see and feel the difference between MLB the Show 16 (which is a great game) and this version 17. I played a couple of games and already noticed tighter controls, the unpredictability on any pitch that anything can happen. Hits of various kinds that show real ball physics twists and turns bouncing off gloves for a hit. The running game is improved with the ability to take leads and retreat without getting picked off more often than not. Animations of the defenders are crisper and tighter in the sense that you feel like you have more control of the player with the ball. The batting is more fun with close calls going for balls makes you feel like you are in the stadium battling that Ace on every pitch. The crack of the bat and sound of the crowd keeps you compelled to keep playing as you start to smell the grass, dirt, hotdogs and popcorn. Yes this game smells like the Summer of 2017! If you love baseball and video games this game is for you. ****Will update review in 2 weeks***** Any questions just ask

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Welcome to The Big Time!

    Posted
    frankierod210
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    You would think that lack of MLB licensed games would be bad for competition, for a game that pretty much rules the roost. Fact is, that EA Sports and 2K Sports could make a baseball game and it will not be up to par with this year's installment of The Show. The presentation is top notch. You really feel a part of the action. One thing that struck me about the sounds of the game, is the difference between playing in a minor league stadium versus the Big Leagues. You can visually see the lack of attendance at MiLB games. Big games calls for big crowds at the MLB level. And along with it, the claps, cheers, and PA. Adding your own entrance music and walk-up music adds to the engagement you partake in, making the game your own. The controls take getting used to, however there are a number of preset controls to choose from. From the initial loading of the game, you get to tweak these here, and play with them a bit before proceeding and deciding what fits you best. That way you don't have to go through the Settings later to try to find them. I recommend the game to any baseball fan, whether you are new to the series and picking it up for the first time, or a seasoned veteran.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keeps Getting Better

    Posted
    texansfan500
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have purchased The Show games each year for the most part and I truly enjoy the latest installment. The Show 17 continues to get better and better and definitely focuses on the unique aspects of baseball. They have added functions such as bad hops in the infield and outfield, injuries (if playing the season mode), players trying to hurry throws for close plays, better graphics throughout the stadiums and games, etc. I really enjoy the Season mode which lets you travel around as GM, Manager and Players like the real teams do visiting each stadium during the season. The All Star game and Home Run derby were great during the mid season classic as well. I would say the time and effort put into the game by the programmers and developers is amazing. The online gaming is great as well as you can play anyone around the world. My son plays teams all over the US and many friends love playing round robin tournaments from different states instead of the old days where you had to be in the same room!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New Players Beware

    Posted
    xheathenx
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    Let me start off just by saying this is the best baseball sim I've ever played, hands down. That being said, this is also the first baseball game I've purchased since Triple Play '99. The only reason I bought into this game franchise was for the childhood memories of watching Ken Griffey Jr. smack dingers. So I get home and go straight to play an exhibition game with Ken Griffey Jr. Mariners and guess what, he's nowhere to be found. After numerous google searches and youtube videos I found out you have to unlock Jr. by completing an endless barrage of online multiplayer missions and tasks. That in theory would be all well and good but there isn't a difficulty setting for real people, and most of these people have played this game series since 2006. Needless to say, I am nowhere near being able to live out a fantasy game of crushing homers with Jr. and if I would've known that's how the game is laid out, I wouldn't have purchased it. However the game is still very good, in fact I think out of all the sports games on the market this is THE BEST sports sim I've ever played.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best baseball game I've played in a long time

    Posted
    excaliburzeta
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    To note, this is the first MLB Show game I've ever bought, so I can't quite attest to how it compares to previous editions, but as a whole I'm really happy with my purchase. I used to play baseball games hardcore on N64 and PS2. With my Xbox 360, I tried MLB 2K series, but never really thought it hit the notes of say MVP 2005 (I mean, what really could). Arcade-style baseball games don't quite fill that itch -- I like my simulation games. The Show 17 really scratches that itch, and gives me so many options. Create a player and follow him up the farm system. Do a traditional franchise mode with a favorite team, even Diamond Dynasty online, which I haven't done too much yet, is really intriguing. There are flaws and some annoyances, but honestly this is the most I've put into a sports game in a long time, so was easily worth the purchase for me, and I'd say for any baseball game fans looking to scratch that MLB game itch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Game for kids and not-so-kids!!!

    Posted
    panitaboricua
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    Presentation/Availability: Product was well packaged with no broken/opened box. There were many available at the store. Performance/Gameplay: My review is for the PS4. If you like sport games, then you will definitely like this game. You don’t need experience in previous MLB The Show games to play this one. Image resolution (gameplay and theatrical) is very good and the sound is good as well. The option I like the most is that now I have the ability to choose the park that I want to play at, either MLB or minor league or others. Team rosters are almost up to date, except minor differences on players positions on the field (which I don’t mind). I play with my kids every time I can, we all like it. Customer service: Very good customer service. I was greeted by an employee as soon as I walked through the door.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really fun with easy to learn controls

    Posted
    Collier
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    I haven't owned a baseball video game since Ken Griffey Jr. On the SNES, and the last few times I've tried to get back into them I was out off by complicated and\or frustrating controls, too many online trophies\achievements, and completely unfulfilling single player campaigns. The tutorial on this helps you select your favorite control scheme, batting preferences, and gives you a useful rundown of how to play, Road to the Show is fun, Diamond Dynasty is mostly enjoyable but can get a little irritating until you have good cards, and franchise mode is fun, but doesn't have much in the way of missions to earn stubs, which are needed to buy cards or packs of random cards to use in Diamond Dynasty mode. If you've been out of the game like I have, this is the perfect title to get you back into it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow! Best baseball game since ...

    Posted
    mattbuc16
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    Amazing game. I used to LOVE playing World Class Baseball on the TurboGrafx-16 and haven't been able to find such joy in a baseball game since ... until now. Literally played about 26 hours in two days. Could not stop. Especially drawn to conquest mode. Hitting vs humans and even higher difficulty PC is tough because it's hard to read where ball is going ... so I play mostly on Veteran (2nd difficulty) and have a lot of good games. Stealing is a way easy on that diff not that I learned how but the game still has me unable to put it down. Lots of different ways to play. Lots of fun. Great graphics. Good mechanics. Sometimes my catcher seems uber-slow to get to the a passed ball or bunt but ... game just rocks.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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