Major League Baseball 2K13

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Major League Baseball 2K13
MLB 2K13.jpg
Cover featuring David Price
Developer(s)Visual Concepts
Publisher(s)2K Sports
Series2K Sports Major League Baseball series
Platform(s)PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
ReleaseMarch 5, 2013[1]
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Major League Baseball 2K13 is a Major League Baseball licensed baseball simulation video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports and was released on March 5, 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The commentary is delivered by the trio of Gary Thorne, Steve Phillips, and John Kruk. David Price (then of the Tampa Bay Rays) is the game's cover athlete.[1]

On January 6, 2014, 2K Sports announced that MLB 2K13 would be the final game in the MLB 2K Series.[2]

Features[edit]

2K confirmed that the 7 Perfect Game Challenge will be returning, but will now have many different rules.[3]

2K confirmed for the second straight year there will be a 2K combo pack that includes MLB 2K13 and NBA 2K13. NBA cover will only feature Kevin Durant on it instead of the trio of Durant, Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose. Its retail price was $79.99 and was released on March 5.[4]

There are no gameplay or game mode additions compared to MLB 2K12, and it is missing online leagues.[5] This is most likely because 2K only had four months to make the game due to the contract expiration.

Reception[edit]

MLB 2K13 has received mostly negative reviews, with most reviewers claiming the addition of no new modes or gameplay enhancements makes the game a copy and paste of MLB 2K12. IGN called the game a "phoned-in, weaksauce embarrassment," saying that the game had not improved anything at all, and that a lot of the game "looks and plays worse than last year."[6]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
GameSpot5/10
GamesRadar+6.5/10[7]
IGN4.5/10[6]
Joystiq1.5/5 [8]

Soundtrack[edit]

Artist Song
The Vaccines "No Hope"
Sean Kingston "Fire Burning"
2AM Club "Faster Babe"
Kasabian "Club Foot"
Funeral Party "City in Silhouettes"
Infusion "Natural"
Passion Pit "Little Secrets"
Passion Pit "Take a Walk"
Manic Street Preachers "Peeled Apples"
Peter Bjorn and John "Young Folks"
Peter Bjorn and John "(Don't Let Them) Cool Off"
Blue Öyster Cult "Take Me Away"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Goldfarb, Andrew (January 9, 2013). "Major League Baseball 2K13 Coming in March". IGN. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  2. ^ Sarkar, Samit. "2K Sports pulls MLB 2K games offline, not renewing series for 2014 (update)". Polygon. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  3. ^ "2K Sports Announces Major League Baseball 2K13 and Return of the Perfect Game Challenge". January 10, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  4. ^ "2K Sports Announces NBA 2K13/MLB 2K13 Combo Pack". Yahoo! Finance. February 19, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  5. ^ Todd, Brett (March 11, 2013). "MLB 2K13 Review". GameSpot. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  6. ^ a b Devries, Jack. "Strike Three". IGN. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  7. ^ Grisham, Richard (March 8, 2013). "MLB 2K13 review". GamesRadar. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  8. ^ Suszek, Mike (March 12, 2013). "MLB 2K13 review: Shameless". Joystiq. Retrieved July 6, 2013.