MLB The Show 21 Review

MLB The Show 21 is a baseball game where you can experience the game with a constantly updated roster, online experience, or my personal favourite, playing as a rookie starting out in the Minors working his way to the big Leagues.

As you log in you immediately select your favourite team, then you get thrown into an intense tutorial where the game helps you set up the most comfortable and preferred way to play and enjoy everything from pitching to batting and fielding, this was definitely a good approach as with most games you are usually provided with a set loadout and then you learn the controls from there.

After this, you get given a practice game to get a feel for the controls and change them if you think that there might be a more suitable one for your comfort, after this the menu has become unlocked and you get to explore all the different games modes The Show has to offer.

By creating a character, you select his skill traits along with his strengths and weaknesses as presets, then the more you play with him the more the skills will increase or decrease depending on your performance as the player.

I also enjoyed the “Be a Pro” game mode as everyone knows it as you go for interviews stating what you want to be as a player, start off in the minor leagues and work your way up to the majors, during the offseason you will be contacted for contracts with others teams, and during your time with the teams you will be allowed to practice to improve skills, some practices have mini-games in them to actually help you with improving, coaches will also try and motivate and talk to you to hear if you are happy or if you would want to change, to motivate the team giving increased skill points, to give you hints on batting if you are struggling with it like myself even.

If you feel like this can become repetitive, they included the dynamic difficulty setting which will increase and decrease the difficulty depending on if the game becomes too easy or too difficult, and then there is the boss challenge, yes some players you will be facing off in the game is seen as a boss fight.

During your game time, you will get a quick pause and tutorials to help you in that specific situation that was not covered in the tutorial.

Final Thoughts: This is honestly a fantastic game by San Diego Studio that one is not really able to find a lot of faults on even when you are specifically looking for them, great graphics even on PS4, Audio and the amount of effort to keep the experience enjoyable really do make a difference as displayed by this game.


  • Makes you feel like you are a part of the team
  • Team boost and motivation along with coaching tips in game adds to the realism
  • Can see the sweat running off the players faces


  • Some training tips does not always give the button to use


Story - 9.8
Graphics - 9.4
Audio - 9.5
Gameplay - 9.6
Replayability - 9
Lover of MOBAs and FPS type games, very competitive type player who enjoys games that also has some complexity added to them, would spend hours on end farming on a game such as Warframe, BDO, Elite Dangerous or any other game in that line.

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