The Show has received very positive reviews from critics. Official PlayStation Magazine UK gave the game a 10 / 10, complimenting the great graphics and mechanics. Metacritic gave the game a 91% metascore, or "universal acclaim" and a user score of 9.3. IGN gave the game an 8.9/10 while IGN gamers gave the game 8.7/10. It also earned a press score of 8.4/10. Contained within the summary of IGN's review of the game, by Hilary Goldstein, the website states the following: "Visually, this is a real stunner. Great animations, nice stadiums, the player's look and feel right. And this is as full a feature set as anyone could ask of a baseball game from the deep and engrossing Road to the Show to a ridiculously in-depth Franchise mode to Online Season Leagues. MLB 10 has it all!"