"Parts of MVP Baseball 2005 I really enjoyed, and made me feel that EA's loss of the MLB license would be something major. The Owner Mode, the Dynasty Mode, and the mini-games are on the top of this list, adding a freshness to the formula. But then comes the rest of the game, coming across as an effort that feels more like a 13th-year Sammy Sosa rather than a 7th-year, you know? It's not that it plays bad, it's just that little things hold it back from being championship potential."
"You want a game that provides top-of-the-line gameplay, a few game modes that are worth cavorting through, beautiful graphics, endless sound options, uninterrupted online play, and the kind of price tag that even Barry Bonds could afford on chump change? The choice is obvious and clear- Major League Baseball 2K5 is a grand slam, and an introduction to a series that I hope will dominate for a long time."
"Is it enjoyable? Well, yes, but that depends on how long-term you're talking. The game is quite a great deal of fun for a few rounds, but you can tell that by the tenth or so, you've probably run out of ideas and are resorting to old tactics."