Major League Baseball 2K10 or, in short, MLB 2K10, is a MLB licensed baseball simulation video game published by 2K Sports. MLB 2K10 was available for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Wii and Nintendo DS. The game was released on March 2, 2010.
New to the series is the "My Player" feature, a career mode in which the player shepherds a player's career from the minors to the majors. Other features from the previous game have been improved or tweaked, including hitting and pitching. The game also features "MLB Today", an online ticker that tracks real-life Major League Baseball news and scores. With the MLB Today feature you can also play the same game that is being played in the real MLB. For example, if the New York Yankees are playing the Boston Red Sox and C.C. Sabathia is pitching, in the game he will be pitching along with the same lineup that is being used.
The commentary has been improved as well, which analyze stats from the current year, the previous year, the previous series, and so forth. The crowd noise has also been reworked and sounds better than any previous version.
The Franchise Mode has been enhanced as well. Players can choose multiple teams and run their franchise, and can make staff personnel decisions. There are now 40 man rosters for Spring Training and September call ups. Players also have a minor league system that run from Single A through Triple A. Players can draft players from the high school, college, and amateur league level. Teams now receive compensatory draft picks from Type A and B free agents as well. Players can invite friends to play against them within the Franchise Mode, as well as online player updates.
Like NBA 2K10, Major League Baseball 2K10 celebrates its 10th anniversary, going back to its Sega Dreamcast origins as World Series Baseball, though the series began in 1994 with the Sega Genesis release of World Series Baseball.
|Metacritic|| 76% (360)|
|Official Xbox Magazine||8.0/10|
GameZone's Michael Lafferty gave the game a 7/10, saying "In the past, the 2K series was hampered by a lot of little things. The developers obviously put a lot of time in improving the overall gameplay and it shows. The new modes are fun but need some attention to iron out bugs, and there are some areas where the errors are just downright contrary to the game of baseball. On the surface, baseball seems a simple game, but to the baseball fan, the layers of complexity are what create that overall feeling that is Major League Baseball."
In early February, game publisher 2K Sports announced a contest where players had a chance to win $1,000,000 for pitching a perfect game on the Xbox 360 or PS3 versions of the game. The feat was finally achieved by Wade Mcgillberry of Mobile, Alabama who used the Atlanta Braves pitcher Kenshin Kawakami.
- Black Crowes - "Go Faster"
- Black Keys - "Your Touch"
- Black Sheep - "The Choice is Yours"
- Boss Martians - "Hey Hey Yeah Yeah"
- Cage the Elephant - "Judas"
- Daughtry - "Every Time You Turn Around”
- Hotel St. George - "It’s the Blues"
- Iggy Pop - “Lust for Life”
- Jet - “Start the Show”
- LCD Soundsystem - “Time to Get Away”
- Pearl Jam - “The Fixer”
- Phoenix - “Lisztomania”
- Ryan Adams - “Magick”
- Social Distortion - “Bad Luck”
- Tantric - “Down and Out”
- The Sugarhill Gang - “Rappers Delight"
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 GameVideos cover athlete announcement. 1up.com.
- ↑ Owen Good (2009-11-15). Leaked Survey Tips Off MLB 2K10 Cover Athlete. Kotaku.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 2K Sports (2009-11-24). 2K Sports Signs 2009 Gold Glove Award Winner Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays® as Cover Athlete for Major League Baseball® 2K10. 2K Sports.
- ↑ http://ps3.ign.com/articles/106/1060936p1.html
- ↑ Major League Baseball 2K10(360) Reviews. Metacritic. Retrieved on 2010-03-20
- ↑ Major League Baseball 2K10 (ps3) Reviews. MetaCritic. Retrieved on 2010-03-20
- ↑ http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/wii/majorleaguebaseball2k10
- ↑ Ahern, Nate (2010-03-01). Major League Baseball 2K10 Review. IGN Entertainment, Inc.. Retrieved on 2010-20-20
- ↑ McCaffrey, Ryan (2010-03-03). MLB 2K10. Official Xbox Magazine. Retrieved on 2010-03-20
- ↑ http://xbox360.gamezone.com/gzreviews/r39546.htm
- ↑ James. MLB 2K10: Perfect Game Wins You Cash. Retrieved on 2010-02-04
- ↑ http://2ksports.com/news/mlb2k10/380