title iconPlayStation free-to-play game surprises Nintendo Switch online users

New free-to-play trials are now available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, and this time they're from Sony. A PlayStation game can be played in three different ways today: owning a PlayStation 4, owning a PlayStation 5, or playing it on your PC long after it's released. However, there are exceptions to this rule. The MLB The Show, which has gone multi-platform because of pressure from the MLB, is the only PlayStation series you can enjoy without having to leave the Switch ecosystem if you own a Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, or Nintendo Switch OLED.

With MLB The Show 22, Nintendo Switch Online is offering it as a free-to-play option, so if you haven't played it yet, you have the chance now. This game can be downloaded for free and played as much as you like between July 15 (tomorrow) and July 21, while the game is on sale for just $29.99 during this promotion. 

There's no doubt that the Switch version is one of the best of the other versions of the game. It receives an 81 on Metacritic, which is higher than everywhere else it's been released. The opening sentence of our review of MLB The Show 22 summarizes the game as one of the strongest entries in the series so far. As a whole, I have been immersed in MLB The Show 22's core gameplay for as long as possible, and I fully expect to continue doing so throughout this season.

I'm unable to recall any notable additions or changes to MLB The Show in this year's installment, which is likely the longest jump between installments I've ever seen. Although MLB The Show 22 isn't any worse than previous seasons, the lack of flashy new content does indicate that the series is struggling to evolve.