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MLB 09: The Show (PS3)

MLB 09: The Show (PS3)
alaScore 85

26 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of MLB 09: The Show (PS3). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) for all reviews. Opinions about the graphics and usability are generally positive. The design and gameplay also get good opinions, whereas opinions are divided on the price.

gameplay, design, usability, graphics

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the MLB 09: The Show (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : PimpDaddyChris (

MLB 09: The Show Review


We take a closer look at one of the most anticipated sports titles in quite some time, but does it stack up to the competition?

The best baseball game ever. A truly incredible gaming experience.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Samit Sarkar (

MLB 09 The Show- PS3


The start of the 2009 Major League Baseball season is less than two weeks away, and I couldn't be more excited. The World Baseball Classic, which ended in a thrilling 5-3 extra-inning victo...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Richard Chavez (

MLB ’09: The Show (PSP)


What happens when you condense "the most realistic baseball game" onto the PSP? It is like putting a Hemi engine in a Mini Cooper: While all the bells and whistles are great on the PS3, some of them do not translate to the small screen. Still, MLB 09:...

The best baseball game on PSP.TrrS is great if you've never seen it before.Tons of online features

No PS3 connectivity.Loading is still bad.Extremely similar to the past few years

It may not look as pretty as its PS3 big brother, but the PSP version still plays good.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Steve Berman (

MLB '09: The Show


MLB 09, when keeping it real, goes right.

Most realistic gameplay available; fantastic visuals; new practice mode is helpful; Road To The Show shows how challenging it is to break into the Majors

Franchise mode's salaries aren't always on target; clipping sometimes noticeable on close plays; Manager mode is fairly dull

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : CRAIG HUMPHREYS (

MLB 09: The Show


The new MLB 09: The Show baseball game takes many cues from the Madden NFL football series, and that's no bad thing. Nevertheless, this year's must-have baseball title's focus on added depth seems at the expense of some pretty basic stuff.

Though flawed, MLB 09: The Show is still by far the best baseball game on the market this season: Great game modes, great presentation and, really, just great overall, pardon the gushing. It helps that the competition, 2K Sports's Major League Baseball...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Joel (

MLB 09: The Show


There hasn't been an off-season that I can remember in the past five to ten years that has been as controversial and highly talked about for

Sony is truly on a roll with its baseball franchise, it is hands down the best baseball game in the land right now. This is truly another all around great outing for MLB 09: The Show whether in the gameplay department or graphically, this is what you...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Robert Falcon (

MLB 09: The Show Sony PSP Review


Many of the modes from previous years return with a few minor changes. Road To the Show lets you take a rookie from the small-town league all the way to the pros, improving his performance in almost every aspect imaginable. There are slightly improved...

A variety of modes, fun gameplay, superb announcing and great visuals

Infrastructure and AdHoc sessions suffer from lag, camera issues affect key plays, poor collision detection, feels like MLB 08

Sony's made enjoyable baseball games for its PSP and MLB 09: The Show is no exception. However, we're a little surprised that the company failed to reach the next level. As it stands, it's an entertaining but all too familiar Show.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Steve Steinberg (

MLB 09: The Show (PS3)


Springtime -- when a young man's fancy turns to steroid scandals. It's March and that can only mean one thing (other than the NCAA basketball tournament, of course): Yup, it's baseball season. For the last few years Sony's MLB series has owned the...

This review is based on a retail copy of the game purchased by the reviewer (even though Sony's PR folks said they would send him a copy).

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Parris Lilly (

Review: MLB 09 The Show


I am a baseball fan. As a teenager, there was nothing better than going to Spring Training and watching all my favorite players get ready for the 162 game season, or as an adult, going to the ballpark and watching my favorite pitcher conduct his...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Sanner (

MLB ’09: The Show (PS3)


Let us just get one thing out of the way, MLB 09: The Show is the best next-gen sports game yet. It is a must-own title, and anyone who is even remotely interested in baseball should consider checking it out

The gameplay is, simply put, awesome.The graphics are some of the best.Franchise mode is incredibly deep

Lots of little bugs do take away from the game.The franchise interface sucks.Online lag, enough said

MLB 09: The Show is the best next-gen sports game to date.

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Already widely considered the most authentic baseball game available, MLB The Show is set to provide fans with the most realistic baseball experience to date with innovations such as a more immersive road to the show mode, enabling gamers to play both offense and defense from the created player's perspective. Providing players with some additional performance incentives, the MLB franchise introduces the progressive batting performance feature, which will both reward players for superior performance and penalize them for hitting slumps. Specific to each individual batter, players will be rewarded with slight contact bonuses, or punished with slight decreases in contact, based on how that batter that performs beyond his "natural ability" while under user control. While online leagues are fun, there's nothing like hand picking the team of your team. And taking it one step further than Fantasy Sports, you can actually take your team on the field and play with them yourself. The draft system rivals that of any fantasy sports system. It allows from 6-30 players to hold a FULL LIVE Draft, with the ability to set your draft day/time, pick timer/length, chat (and harass), view the Player Card/stats of available players, view the Player Card stats of other users in your league drafting. Another integral part of the draft system is the ability to set you draft queue. No matter how much planning you do, there's always a chance you can't physically be at your draft, or you may not be able to stay for the entire draft. That's when the Draft Queue becomes essential. Simply queue up all the players you'd like to be on your team, place them in order of preference, turn off your system and walk away. The server will handle the rest. Not only will it put priority on the picks you have queued, but it will make certain you have a logical team... 25 players, equally balanced between starters, relievers, infielders and outfielders. Once the draft is over, set your lineup, have the commissioner activate the league and start playing your league games! Finding opponents and playing games should be much easier this year. MLB 09 The Show offers a Flex Schedule for all leagues (Draft or non-Draft leagues). No longer do you only get one series and opponent to play when you log into your league. Depending on the size and length of your league you can play ahead in the schedule. The Flex schedule is never smaller than 3 series/opponents, or never larger than 15 series/opponents. Besides, the online Season League Schedule screen has the same look and feel of the offline season schedule screen. It offers a Series countdown in schedule screen. This lets the league know when the current series expires and how much time they have before the Commissioner can resolve games. Get those games played! MLB 09 The Show also includes a true League Lobby. Upon entering the League Office, you will automatically be given a seat in the League Lobby of that particular league. Now you can hold a seat in a lobby, but navigate around the lobby. There is also now the Draft Day and Time in My Leagues and League Office, which helps ensure league members won't miss the draft.


Elements:Sports - baseball simulation
ESRB Rating:Everyone (6+)
Max Number of Players:2


Compatibility:Game console
Model:09: The Show
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:MLB


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation 2/Sony PlayStation 3
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - sports