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No score yet - based on 3 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 19, 2017
    85
    Don Bradman 17 is an improvement on Don Bradman 14 but it's no giant leap for cricketing kind. If you're a cricket fan and want to experience your sport in a video game this is by far your best option.
  2. Jan 3, 2017
    72
    Commentators aside, some of what Big Ant did well in the original game gets a bit lost in its second season. buried under the weight of the options and menus. But, you can still smash it like the Big Bash and IPL, if that’s what you’re after. Or, you can go all village green on the game. It’s slow, deliberate, complicated and, without any cynicism, that may be the best thing about Don Bradman Cricket 17.
  3. 70
    Whether you're a veteran of the sport or a newcomer, Don Bradman Cricket 17 is one of the better cricket games you can get your hands on.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 25
  2. Negative: 9 out of 25
  1. Dec 18, 2016
    7
    Been looking forward to this game for quite some time. Loved Don Bradman 14 and have been holding off playing that for the last few month so IBeen looking forward to this game for quite some time. Loved Don Bradman 14 and have been holding off playing that for the last few month so I could get into this.

    Game I have to say is very similar to DBC 14 and there aren't that many new features involved. The bowling has been slightly tweaked but essentially apart from looking at the meters slightly different it remains basically the same.

    The graphics look a lot better than what they were and the introduction into the career mode of club cricket is a good one and letting you develop through the teams.

    I suppose this is all about expectations really. If you imagine it will be as polished a game as the suite of EA games then you would be wrong. However if you loved DBC 14 and love cricket in general then this is certainly a game you'd want to play. Whether it be a solo career or having a few mates round and playing together.

    There are no other cricket games on the market and hence nothing really to compare against, however I thoroughly enjoy a few hours playing this.
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  2. Dec 17, 2016
    0
    Worst game didnt live up expectations,Its a broken game.
    1.Academy crashes consistently
    2.You can play only fewer shots,no 360 shot
    Worst game didnt live up expectations,Its a broken game.
    1.Academy crashes consistently
    2.You can play only fewer shots,no 360 shot placements working
    3.Fielding selection in menu is difficult
    4.Buggy commentry,commentry is worst compared to any cricket game
    5.Back foot shot animations make you laugh hahah
    6.Camera work is pathetic
    7.No new batting animations just copied from dbc 14

    Finally if you have DBC 14 play with that,dont go fot DBC 17 nothing is improved from DBC 14.What makes you funny is that,DBC17 gone downgraded from DBC 14
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  3. Dec 30, 2016
    3
    A lot of Expectations a lot of Excitement and a Lot of Disappointment. This exactly describes my experience of DBC17. Dont get me wrong, i amA lot of Expectations a lot of Excitement and a Lot of Disappointment. This exactly describes my experience of DBC17. Dont get me wrong, i am a big fan of Big Ants. They made the best cricket game till date in DBC 14. I had a lot of excitement for DBC 17 after seeiing the Demo Version. In DBC 14 finally we had a great and enjoyable cricket game. Being a die hard fan of Cricket i have played hours of EA cricket 2007 which is a very very bad game to be honest just to get the feel of a Cricket game. So when DBC 14 arrived it blew me away.
    Big Ants did not have to do much to make DBC 17 a success to be honest. They should have taken DBC 14 as the base and just made minor corrections to it like Graphics, fine tuning of bowling mechanics, Lighting, Academy and the game would have been great.
    BUT they have made DBC 17 a joke instead. The graphics have improved no doubt but overall the game lacks quite a bit of finishing. Its an unfinished game that they have released.
    Batting: It has become woefully aweful as you no longer have 360 degree shots. You have only 12 places where the ball can go whereas DBC 14 had almost 28-30. he game does not have a proper cover drive and the cut shots are aweful.
    Bowling: Bowling has been made easy no doubt but it has become too difficult to pick up wickets in a career mode match which makes the gameplay frustrating as the AI keeps playing the same shot to the third man- point region.
    The overall game play has been slowed down a lot and the overall atmosphere like the crowd, the noise are very dull.
    The commentary is awful and DBC 14 had a lot better commentary.
    I dont know why but the entire game just does not feel like a ps4 game.
    It feels a lot more like a PS2 game where as DBC 14 felt like a ps4 game.
    The academy is broken as there are a lot of problems like same player being in the squad twice.
    The game Crashes a hell lot. It keeps crashing all the time, it is quite frustrating.

    The game is priced at the higher level, at the level of FIFA, WWE games. And compared to them the game is no where near acceptable. For such a high price i cannot accept a game with so many bugs and crashes rest apart the sluggish gameplay.

    I sold my copy of DBC 17 within 12 days and bought back DBC 14. YES I DID. I just did not enjoy the game al all.
    Well the 3 stars i have given are for: 1 for Graphics, 1 for Big Ants for making a cricket game, 1 for improved bowling mechanism.
    If you have DBC 14 i would suggest stick with it and if you dont then GO buy DBC 14. Give DC 17 a pass.
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