MVP Baseball 2005

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MVP Baseball 2005 offers serious baseball fans an unprecedented level of control and variety. Whether you want total control of your at-bat, read the pitch, or try your skill sas an owner, it's all here. Make your run for the pennant in a fully featured Spring Training mode, playing in unbelievable 3D stadiums. With all-new unlockable legends and gear and head-to-head online play, MVP Baseball 2005 is the most fun, polished, innovative, and authentic baseball simulation ever created. Hitter's Eye visual indicator picks up the pitch as soon as it leaves a pitcher's hand Take your game online and track fantasy baseball stats in-game with the latest MLB news and live scores
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Sports
Maximum Number of Players 2
Expert Reviews
MVP Baseball 2005
4.5 Star Review  GameZone - Mar 8, 2005

I have a confession to make so I’ll just go ahead and say it: I’ve played MVP Baseball 2004 until there were blisters on my fingers and somehow the early evening became early morning. Yes, I’ve spent many an hour taking the Cubs through a most brutal campaign in the game’s amazing Dynasty Mode. I’ve locked eyes with Randy Johnson as he stepped up to the pitcher’s mound and pitched a perfect game against the Yankees. Now with MVP Baseball 2005, I’m prepared to gladly lose more sleep all in the name of bringing you this review. So is it as good as last year’s game, you might ask? All I can say is that I haven’t seen daylight in quite awhile.

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MVP Baseball 2005 (ps2)
4 Star Review  GameSpy - Mar 3, 2005

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MVP Baseball 2005
4.5 Star Review  IGN.com - Feb 24, 2005

It has been an eventful year for sports video games. First, EA bought the exclusive rights to the NFL license effectively pushing all competitors out of the market. Then Take Two struck back by purchasing Visual Concepts and the exclusive third party rights to the MLB license. After all of the wheeling and dealing where does that leave the fans who are just looking to hit some dingers? It leaves us with the third and final instalment of the MVP series, at least for the next seven years. It looks like EA Canada wanted to give us something memorable because MVP 2005 delivers the best baseball experience on the market today.

Read the full review »

MVP Baseball 2005
4 Star Review  pcreview.co.uk - Dec 31, 1969

Just like any other sports game MVP Baseball 2005 comes by this year with some minor new features and some helpful gameplay tweaks. Actually this years iteration of the series is the best so far.

Read the full review »

MVP Baseball 2005
4.5 Star Review  pcreview.co.uk - Dec 31, 1969

Just like any other sports game MVP Baseball 2005 comes by this year with some minor new features and some helpful gameplay tweaks. Actually this years iteration of the series is the best so far.

Read the full review »

MVP Baseball 2005
4.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

MVP Baseball 2005 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.57 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #356 game of all time, #11 game of 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and #73 PlayStation 2 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 36 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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User Reviews
Excellent Game
5 Star Review   By member Jacque471 - Jan 1, 2006   

Strengths: This game has improved pitching and hitting controls over previous versions as well as a new owner mode

Weakness: none so far

According to my husband, who is an avid basesball game player, this is the best all around game to date. As a new owner you can manage rosters and play the games for all of your franchise's teams and can add on to your own stadium. The gameplay is very easy to learn even for my daughter, and fun. The aspects of the game can be adjusted to make the game more realistic. It has everything you can ask for in a baseball game according to the players in this household.

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Best Baseball Game Around
5 Star Review   By member CrashSpyro123 - Oct 12, 2005   

Strengths: Great graphics, great gameplay (fixed most problems from last year), new owner mode, new minigames.

Weakness: No more next year, switching to NCAA Baseball.

When it comes to sports games, it always comes down to EA vs, Take Two. This year is the last year for this to happen in the MLB games since Take Two nabbed the exclusive MLB third party license. It's a shame since MVP is the better of the two, but with a 150 year franchise mode, you have plenty to do while you wait for the license to end. The main problem with last year's game was some of the gameplay bugs, which you'll be happy to hear that they've mostly all been fixed, making for the best gameplay in a baseball game ever. The new owner mode is similar to the Madden version, so if you're a fan of taking the reigns of a team from doing business to playing the games, this mode is for you. Outside of just playing games is the minigames that EA has created for the downtime. You get a puzzle-like pitching game and a hitting minigame with many obstacles and such to get the highest scores possible. If you're a baseball fan looking for the best experience, do yourself a favor and pick-up this game. Look for an NCAA version next spring to get more of the MVP gameplay that you love and support the developers of this series.

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no major improvements, but a great game nonetheless
5 Star Review   By member Warner1281 - Aug 31, 2005   

Strengths: Improved pitching/hitting controls, graphics are great, new owner mode

Weakness: Unforgiving controls

MVP Baseball 2005 is a great game. It seems like there's nothing this game can't do. The dynasty mode is the core fo the game as you try to win season after season , improving your players and your team. However, this is pretty much unchanged from last year. As a matter of fact there have only been a couple of changes from last years version, and luckily they are all improvements. First is the pitching and hitting controls. For anyone who has played a golfing game recently (Tiger Woods, Hot Shots Golf, etc.), the pitching controls are much like that, with you have a 3 button pitch. One to start, one for power, and one for accuracy. Overall, it makes the pitching scheme a bit easier, but harder to master, as you can still use the right analog stick for some tweaking as well. On the batter's side, you see a 3x3 grid which shows you where your strong points and weak points are for hitting. You use the analog stick for hitting and depending on the rang of motion from the stick, it will determine whether you swing for a slapper, a line drive, or a swing for the fences. Overall, I definately enjoy the new improvements and I think most people will, whether they are returning fans of the series or just someone trying out a new game. The other new improvement is the new owner mode. In this mode, you spend your time managing your team, their stadium, ticket prices, promotional days, and all sorts of management type decisions. Overall, it adds a Sim City like touch to the game. On top of doing that you can still play the game as usual. I would say this is not necessarily an improvement, but definately a nice new addition for those who get bored just playing each game trying to get through the season. I'd definately say these are nice additions which make owning the game worth it. If you enjoy baseball, definately keep an eye out for this one. You won't regret it.

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lots of baseball fun
5 Star Review   By member jeffblack12 - Aug 28, 2005   

Strengths: love the owner mode, gameplay arcadey but realistic

Weakness: annoying soundtrack

This is a great game with loads of different options and modes. The core gameplay is pretty realistic to real pro baseball I think, although its presented in somewhat a arcadey way, with different icons and such. But your scores will always be pretty legit. The owner mode is a new feature and while it takes a bit to get into, totally hooks you into trying to develop the best team in the league while still pulling a tidy profit. Lots of fun for me.

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Great Baseball Game
5 Star Review   By member lionheart4life - Jul 24, 2005   

Strengths: Great gameplay, especially pitching interface. Graphics look great, plenty of unlockables. New owner mode offers a lot of depth to the game.

Weakness: Soundtrack is limited and annoying.

This is probably the best all-around baseball game to date. The new owner mode is incredibly deep. You can manage rosters and play the games for all of your franchise's teams, all the way to Single A ball. You can also manage and add on to your own stadium, and set pricing for merchandise. The gameplay in this game is great and intuitive. It is easy to learn and fun to master on harder levels, and all aspects of the game can be adjusted with sliders to make the game as realistic or challenging as you want it. There are plenty of unlockable uniforms, stadiums (15 former stadiums) and players (about 50 I think), which will keep you playing for a long time. It has pretty much everything you can ask for in a baseball game, except not all of the minor league players are named since they are not MLBPA members.

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An awsome game
4 Star Review     

Strengths: The graphics are very good,it's very reallistic.The all new hitters eye is cool.The dynasty and owner mode is awsome.The batting mini games are neat too.

Weakness: It's fairly hard for a beginner even on rookie level,and the pitching mini games.

I bought the game not knowing if I would like it or not, and after I played it for a while (I) have no regrets about buying it,and I recomend you buying it too.

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Product Details
Description
MVP Baseball 2005 offers serious baseball fans an unprecedented level of control and variety. Whether you want total control of your at-bat, read the pitch, or try your skill sas an owner, it's all here. Make your run for the pennant in a fully featured Spring Training mode, playing in unbelievable 3D stadiums. With all-new unlockable legends and gear and head-to-head online play, MVP Baseball 2005 is the most fun, polished, innovative, and authentic baseball simulation ever created. Hitter's Eye visual indicator picks up the pitch as soon as it leaves a pitcher's hand Take your game online and track fantasy baseball stats in-game with the latest MLB news and live scores
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Sports
Maximum Number of Players 2
Summary
Product Title MVP Baseball 2005
Manufacturer Electronic Arts
Lowest Price $23.99 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 4.6 | 12 Reviews
Game Information
Memory Space Required: 1681 KB
Release Date: 2005-3-1
Network Compatible: Yes
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URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Simultaneous Multiplayer Mode: Yes
Optional Expansions: Headset Microphone
Parent Retsku: B001EYUT3Y
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Expert Reviews
MVP Baseball 2005
4.5 Star Review  GameZone - Mar 8, 2005

I have a confession to make so I’ll just go ahead and say it: I’ve played MVP Baseball 2004 until there were blisters on my fingers and somehow the early evening became early morning. Yes, I’ve spent many an hour taking the Cubs through a most brutal campaign in the game’s amazing Dynasty Mode. I’ve locked eyes with Randy Johnson as he stepped up to the pitcher’s mound and pitched a perfect game against the Yankees. Now with MVP Baseball 2005, I’m prepared to gladly lose more sleep all in the name of bringing you this review. So is it as good as last year’s game, you might ask? All I can say is that I haven’t seen daylight in quite awhile.

Read the full review »

MVP Baseball 2005 (ps2)
4 Star Review  GameSpy - Mar 3, 2005

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MVP Baseball 2005
4.5 Star Review  IGN.com - Feb 24, 2005

It has been an eventful year for sports video games. First, EA bought the exclusive rights to the NFL license effectively pushing all competitors out of the market. Then Take Two struck back by purchasing Visual Concepts and the exclusive third party rights to the MLB license. After all of the wheeling and dealing where does that leave the fans who are just looking to hit some dingers? It leaves us with the third and final instalment of the MVP series, at least for the next seven years. It looks like EA Canada wanted to give us something memorable because MVP 2005 delivers the best baseball experience on the market today.

Read the full review »

MVP Baseball 2005
4 Star Review  pcreview.co.uk - Dec 31, 1969

Just like any other sports game MVP Baseball 2005 comes by this year with some minor new features and some helpful gameplay tweaks. Actually this years iteration of the series is the best so far.

Read the full review »

MVP Baseball 2005
4.5 Star Review  pcreview.co.uk - Dec 31, 1969

Just like any other sports game MVP Baseball 2005 comes by this year with some minor new features and some helpful gameplay tweaks. Actually this years iteration of the series is the best so far.

Read the full review »

MVP Baseball 2005
4.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

MVP Baseball 2005 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.57 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #356 game of all time, #11 game of 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and #73 PlayStation 2 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 36 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Excellent Game
5 Star Review   By member Jacque471 - Jan 1, 2006   

Strengths: This game has improved pitching and hitting controls over previous versions as well as a new owner mode

Weakness: none so far

According to my husband, who is an avid basesball game player, this is the best all around game to date. As a new owner you can manage rosters and play the games for all of your franchise's teams and can add on to your own stadium. The gameplay is very easy to learn even for my daughter, and fun. The aspects of the game can be adjusted to make the game more realistic. It has everything you can ask for in a baseball game according to the players in this household.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Best Baseball Game Around
5 Star Review   By member CrashSpyro123 - Oct 12, 2005   

Strengths: Great graphics, great gameplay (fixed most problems from last year), new owner mode, new minigames.

Weakness: No more next year, switching to NCAA Baseball.

When it comes to sports games, it always comes down to EA vs, Take Two. This year is the last year for this to happen in the MLB games since Take Two nabbed the exclusive MLB third party license. It's a shame since MVP is the better of the two, but with a 150 year franchise mode, you have plenty to do while you wait for the license to end. The main problem with last year's game was some of the gameplay bugs, which you'll be happy to hear that they've mostly all been fixed, making for the best gameplay in a baseball game ever. The new owner mode is similar to the Madden version, so if you're a fan of taking the reigns of a team from doing business to playing the games, this mode is for you. Outside of just playing games is the minigames that EA has created for the downtime. You get a puzzle-like pitching game and a hitting minigame with many obstacles and such to get the highest scores possible. If you're a baseball fan looking for the best experience, do yourself a favor and pick-up this game. Look for an NCAA version next spring to get more of the MVP gameplay that you love and support the developers of this series.

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no major improvements, but a great game nonetheless
5 Star Review   By member Warner1281 - Aug 31, 2005   

Strengths: Improved pitching/hitting controls, graphics are great, new owner mode

Weakness: Unforgiving controls

MVP Baseball 2005 is a great game. It seems like there's nothing this game can't do. The dynasty mode is the core fo the game as you try to win season after season , improving your players and your team. However, this is pretty much unchanged from last year. As a matter of fact there have only been a couple of changes from last years version, and luckily they are all improvements. First is the pitching and hitting controls. For anyone who has played a golfing game recently (Tiger Woods, Hot Shots Golf, etc.), the pitching controls are much like that, with you have a 3 button pitch. One to start, one for power, and one for accuracy. Overall, it makes the pitching scheme a bit easier, but harder to master, as you can still use the right analog stick for some tweaking as well. On the batter's side, you see a 3x3 grid which shows you where your strong points and weak points are for hitting. You use the analog stick for hitting and depending on the rang of motion from the stick, it will determine whether you swing for a slapper, a line drive, or a swing for the fences. Overall, I definately enjoy the new improvements and I think most people will, whether they are returning fans of the series or just someone trying out a new game. The other new improvement is the new owner mode. In this mode, you spend your time managing your team, their stadium, ticket prices, promotional days, and all sorts of management type decisions. Overall, it adds a Sim City like touch to the game. On top of doing that you can still play the game as usual. I would say this is not necessarily an improvement, but definately a nice new addition for those who get bored just playing each game trying to get through the season. I'd definately say these are nice additions which make owning the game worth it. If you enjoy baseball, definately keep an eye out for this one. You won't regret it.

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lots of baseball fun
5 Star Review   By member jeffblack12 - Aug 28, 2005   

Strengths: love the owner mode, gameplay arcadey but realistic

Weakness: annoying soundtrack

This is a great game with loads of different options and modes. The core gameplay is pretty realistic to real pro baseball I think, although its presented in somewhat a arcadey way, with different icons and such. But your scores will always be pretty legit. The owner mode is a new feature and while it takes a bit to get into, totally hooks you into trying to develop the best team in the league while still pulling a tidy profit. Lots of fun for me.

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Great Baseball Game
5 Star Review   By member lionheart4life - Jul 24, 2005   

Strengths: Great gameplay, especially pitching interface. Graphics look great, plenty of unlockables. New owner mode offers a lot of depth to the game.

Weakness: Soundtrack is limited and annoying.

This is probably the best all-around baseball game to date. The new owner mode is incredibly deep. You can manage rosters and play the games for all of your franchise's teams, all the way to Single A ball. You can also manage and add on to your own stadium, and set pricing for merchandise. The gameplay in this game is great and intuitive. It is easy to learn and fun to master on harder levels, and all aspects of the game can be adjusted with sliders to make the game as realistic or challenging as you want it. There are plenty of unlockable uniforms, stadiums (15 former stadiums) and players (about 50 I think), which will keep you playing for a long time. It has pretty much everything you can ask for in a baseball game, except not all of the minor league players are named since they are not MLBPA members.

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An awsome game
4 Star Review     

Strengths: The graphics are very good,it's very reallistic.The all new hitters eye is cool.The dynasty and owner mode is awsome.The batting mini games are neat too.

Weakness: It's fairly hard for a beginner even on rookie level,and the pitching mini games.

I bought the game not knowing if I would like it or not, and after I played it for a while (I) have no regrets about buying it,and I recomend you buying it too.

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