It’s that time again…..and what better way to kick off the baseball season, than with MLB The Show 2017!!!!

First off, I would like to thank Sony Interactive Entertainment and San Diego Studio for delivering the very best baseball game to grace a console! For baseball fans around the globe, whether a first time player or a seasoned veteran….MLB The Show 2017 truly captures the spirit of baseball.

Playing this years version of The Show touched me deeply, with quite possibly the best introduction to a baseball game I’ve ever seen. From Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech to the Cubs winning the World Series, this game inspires millions and gives players hope of one day achieving their goals and dreams.

In September of 1845, Alexander Joy Cartwright and a group of New York City men, founded the New York Knickerbockers Baseball Club. For over 100 years, baseball has been part of American history and tradition. Baseball is now popular in many countries all over the world.

MLB The Show 2017 features Ken Griffey Jr. and his 20 year return to a baseball video game. In celebration of this, The Show presents……RETRO MODE!!! In this mode players can relive the classic baseball video games of the 90’s. Retro Mode is an oldschool throwback featuring those beloved digital sounds and classic controls! Players have the option of turning on 8-bit graphics if they want to see those glorious pixels….a nice touch I might add!

Of course, all the classic game modes make their return…… Diamond Dynasty, Franchise, Season, Exhibition, and Road to the Show. From sunflower seeds lying in the dugout to the announcer calling out your name as you head to the plate….MLB The Show offers not only a plethora of customization options, but delivers on bringing gamers the most realistic baseball game money can buy! MLB The Show 2017 offers 4K and HDR graphics options, giving players the most detailed and stunning baseball game I’ve ever seen.

In Road To The Show, players create and personalize their player right down to the color of their shoelaces. I would argue that MLB The Show has quite possibly the best character customization in any sports game I have played. Having so many customization options makes the player feel like they are actually part of the game!! The option of using personal music files during gameplay is GOLDEN!!! I mean, who doesn’t want to hear “Wild Thing” playing in the background as you head to the plate. It doesn’t stop there either….The announcers actually announce your name!!! Talk about a game running on all cylinders, this game has it all. This years Road to the Show offers a new RPG type experience. Future Major League Baseball prospects will face decisions, which actually influence their careers on their way to the Big Leagues! This new game element is not only fun, but it adds a layer of realism to an already outstanding Game Mode.

MLB The Show 17 delivers on so many levels. From endless customization options, to improved field and player animations….This is one Baseball Game you do not want to miss! The Show offers hundreds of hours of gameplay. Whether you want to play online with a friend, participate in one of the many game modes, or take part in local co op… thing is certain, MLB The Show 2017 is the definitive Baseball Video Game and offers gameplay for everyone.

“The one constant through all the years has been Baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But Baseball has marked the time. This field…this game, is a part of our past. It reminds us of all that once was good and what could be again….” James Earl Jones, Field of Dreams.


9.0 out of 10