MLB 13: The Show

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MLB 13: The Show
United States cover with Andrew McCutchen.
Developer(s) SCE San Diego Studio
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Series MLB: The Show
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
PlayStation Vita
Release date(s)
  • NA March 5, 2013
  • EU March 6, 2013
Genre(s) Sports (Baseball)
Mode(s) Single-player

MLB 13: The Show is a Major League Baseball video game which was published by Sony Computer Entertainment and developed by Sony San Diego. The game was released on March 5, 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. It is the second installment of the series to be fully compatible with PlayStation Move. The play-by play is done once again by Matt Vasgersian and Eric Karros along with a new commentator, Steve Lyons.

The American cover features Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jose Bautista, of the Toronto Blue Jays is on the Canadian cover.

New Features[edit]

  • Postseason mode, allowing players to play through a full MLB postseason, complete with realistic postseason atmosphere.
  • New color commentator Steve Lyons joins broadcast booth, replacing Dave Campbell.
  • Hitting enhancements, such as push/pull hitting trajectories engine
  • Diamond Dynasty Improvements: new card types, designated hitter option
  • Road To The Show (RTTS): new mode-specific presentation
  • New player development and budgeting systems in Season and Franchise modes
  • Fielding throwing meters

Online features[edit]

These features depended on the PlayStation Network

  • Universal online profile
  • Cross-platform online Home Run Derby
  • The Show Live: allows players to play along with real-life MLB schedule with updated stats, rosters, and commentary.
  • Online leagues overhaul: ability to play real schedule of all 30 MLB teams, and ability to control pace of league.
  • Road To The Show (RTTS): new RTTS online leaderboards
  • Challenge of the Week Real-time leaderboard


The soundtrack features:

Band Song
A Good Fight "Rips Like A Motor"
Anberlin "Someone Anyone"
Big Boi ft. Kelly Rowland "Mama Told Me"
Blink 182 "Heart's All Gone"
Bombay Bicycle Club "Shuffle"
Dispatch "Not Messin'"
Fenix TX "Spooky Action at A Distance"
Imagine Dragons "Radioactive"
Soundgarden "Non-State Actor"
The Mowgli's "Slowly, Slowly"
The Rolling Stones "Doom and Gloom (Jeff Bhasker Mix)"
The Royal Concept "World on Fire"
Youngblood Hawke "Rootless"
ZZ Top "I Gotsta Get Paid"


MLB 13: The Show received generally positive reviews.

Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 84.00% (PS3)[1]
79.60% (PS Vita)[2]
Metacritic 87/100 (PS3)[3]
75/100 (PS Vita)[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 8.5/10 stars(PS3)[5]
7.5/10 stars (PS Vita)[5]
GameZone 9.0/10 stars (PS3)[6]
IGN 8.8/10 stars (PS3)[7]
Sports Illustrated 9/10 stars (PS3)[8]


  1. ^ "PS3 review". Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "MLB 13: The Show for PlayStation Vita". Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "MLB 13: The Show PS3 review at". Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "MLB 13: The Show for PlayStation Vita Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "GameSpot Game Review". Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ "GameZone MLB 13: The Show Game Review". Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "IGN Game Review". Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sports Illustrated Game Review". Retrieved March 8, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
MLB 12: The Show
MLB 13: The Show
Succeeded by
MLB 14: The Show