MLB 2K13: Game Modes Baseball Fans Can't Wait to Use

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistMarch 4, 2013

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 25:  David Price #14 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the game on September 25, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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The upcoming release of MLB 2k13 for both the PS3 and Xbox 360 has the video game and sports worlds ecstatic, and the game modes in this year’s edition will have fans jumping for joy.

Gamers can’t wait to get their hands on the new and improved features of the latest MLB 2k installment.

Add in the improved gameplay, and this is a must-own baseball game.

Drastic improvements in game modes will make this year’s installment of the video game series will be the best to date.

For a full game preview, check out featured columnist Brian Mazique’s insider articles.


Release Date: March 5

Platforms: PS3 and Xbox 360

Publisher: 2K Sports


MLB Today Season

A large contingent of the fans that purchase this game are hardcore gamers, but the appeal of a mode like MLB Today Season that allows players to control teams in real-time is something that will intrigue even the most causal video game enthusiasts.

Now the video game community has the chance to control the team they love by playing in the same games that their beloved franchise is on that particular day.

If the Phillies are playing the Astros on Monday, so are you!

Add in the fact that this can happen against friends online and over the course of an entire season, and this is a game mode sure to keep gamers entrenched for months.


Home Run Derby

The best part of any and every MLB game for any console—but especially MLB 2k13—will be the Home Run Derby mode.

When the MLB All-Star game arrives in real life, the fans across the world tune in for the Home Run Derby, and now the hardcore and casual gamers can re-live the action on the small screen of a game console.

The only difference between MLB 2k13 and what actually happens at the event is that participating in the Home Run Derby in the video game doesn’t ruin your swing for 2-3 weeks following the festivities.

Now that would be virtual reality.


My Player

Who doesn’t love creating themselves and implementing the new prospect into the game?

One of the greatest aspects of the MLB 2k13 experience is the My Player mode that allows the fans to create a player, enter the majors and build a legacy in the league.

For most of the fans at home, this is the closest we’ll ever get to the glory of being a mainstream athlete. Despite the sadness of this reality, the fact that baseball fans have a chance to recapture the glory of their playing days is too intriguing to pass up.

It may be selfish, but making yourself the greatest player of all time is something almost every baseball fan will try at least once. Honestly, 120 home runs in one season is feasible, right?