Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 14, 2014
    87
    Easily the best cricket game of this console generation and possibly of any generation. Yes, this is very probably the finest cricket game ever made - though that's not really saying very much.
  2. It may not have any competitors, but it's one that is sure to impress fans. [May 2014, p.80]
  3. 80
    While I fully acknowledge that Don Bradman Cricket 2014 isn't the finest sports game out there and isn't a patch on the production values of, say, FIFA, Madden or NHL games, it does generally play a good game of cricket, and this is the game that we fans of the sport have been waiting for, so with that in mind I'll reemphasise this; this is the greatest cricket game ever produced.
  4. Apr 14, 2014
    68
    Big Ant should be commended for attempting to reinvent the cricket game experience and imbuing it with gameplay depth and fidelity unheard of in the genre to date, but there are just a few too many bugs and quirky design choices that hinder the overall experience.
  5. Jun 3, 2014
    60
    It is strong when it comes to emulating cricket, and gameplay mechanics are better than anything we've seen from cricket games over the last few years. However, the so-called "budget" feel that permeates the title detracts from an otherwise decent effort. [Issue#148, p.125]
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Apr 13, 2014
    8
    For the first time ever, we have a cricket game that you can tell was made by a team who truly understand cricket. Rather than premeditate shots based on a ball marker, you have to bat like a real batsman. Rather than press a couple of buttons to bowl the same ball over and over again, the wide range and combinations of input means you have to bowl like a real bowler. This feels like cricket like never before.

    The game is not perfect, and being a lower budget game, at the time of writing you will notice glitches and flaws on a reasonably regular basis, some minor, and some frustrating. However, the developer is extremely well connected with the community, listens and responds to feedback on a daily basis, and has promised free patches as time goes on to resolve the problems the community want fixed the most. Having been involved with the community I have no doubt that this is true.

    Even despite the current issues, many of which will no longer exist over the coming months, this is the best cricket game of all time.
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  2. Apr 13, 2014
    9
    The first game that ever gives a proper cricketing experience. No other cricket game even comes close to the realism, experience and replay value that this game provides.
    BigAntStudios need to fix the issues and bugs and can be a perfect 10.
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  3. Apr 15, 2014
    10
    For overwhelming majority of us this is the best cricket game ever made, this game captures the intimate and most complex intricacies of the great game of cricket. Whole hearted congratulations to BigAnt Studios for nailing the game-play sure this might not be your run of the mill fifa headed by EA in terms of polishing and graphics but given the market and relatively unknown studio they have done what even the most accomplished has not ever ventured into.As far as the game is concerned the negligible bugs and glitches would be ironed out in the first patch as early as end of this week. After most of the people would agree that this game would be a solid 10. Again not sounding like a broken record from the bottom of my heart Thank-you once again. Full Review »