GameFan Magazine: "2K Sports is not yet contracted for MLB next year, and this is possibly the last time 2K Sports and Virtual Concepts take the mound. The commentary (including the Orioles play-by-play man, Gary Thorne) complements the action well, the revamped pitching works, and MLB 2K12 is very good at simulating the tension from both sides of the plate in tight games. Isn’t that what baseball is all about? If MLB 2K12 comes up to bat again, it has a lot of positives to build on from this year’s version. If not, at least it went down swinging."