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MLB 09: The Show (PSP)

MLB 09: The Show (PSP)
alaScore 79

5 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of MLB 09: The Show (PSP). The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) the MLB 09: The Show (PSP) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Steven McGehee (

MLB '09: The Show


Sony's San Diego Studio is back this Spring with their fourth entry in their growing MLB series with MLB 09: The Show. This year's Show includes a handful of new additions and features while still providing a solid baseball sim experience.

A great choice for the MLB fan on the go.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : CRAIG HUMPHREYS (

MLB 09: The Show


MLB 09: The Show for PlayStation Portable (PSP) features a few minor tweaks to last year's iteration and, perhaps surprisingly, only has a few minor differences from this year's PlayStation3 version of the same name.

Naturally, the PlayStation Portable (PSP) version of MLB 09: The Show is not nearly as pretty as the mighty PS3 version - and it's lacking most of the more nuanced animations and environmental effects of its boffo Blu-ray counterpart -, but it still...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Harold Goldberg (

MLB 09: The Show (PSP)


Until you've seen how utterly crappy some baseball games can be, you may not appreciate the general depth and care given to MLB 09: The Show. Yes, there are still long load time issues for the PSP (ugh, those grind, grind, grinding sounds). And yes,...

This review is based on a retail copy of the game provided by the publisher.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Azariah Ellington II (

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Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Christopher Brown (

MLB 09: The Show


Sony's critically acclaimed in-house baseball series makes its fourth appearance on PSP in MLB 09: The Show. Just as every baseball season offers new hope to fans around the country, each new iteration of The Show dishes up a host of new in-game features,

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 Portable
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - sports