Updated April 2020 – Cricket is a religion in India, but not even a sport in the wild west. There is a dearth of cricketing games and somehow Don Bradman Cricket Games are keeping the gamers entertained. Besides, it is the only decent cricket game available at the moment.
Best Cricket Game For Any Platform
The last Don Bradman Cricket Game came in 2014 and I played it for some days – you can read the review here for Don Bradman Cricket 2014. Although the game was interesting with above average graphics and gameplay. There were things that could have been better.
More importantly, the new Game is also available for the PS4 and the XBOX One. There is no word on the PC version release date yet. However, there is a demo (Don Bradman Cricket 2017) which is available on Steam for free, if you wish to try out. Also, please share with me your experience if you download and play the demo version.
The new Game is available at Rs. 3,999 for the PS4 version and similarly priced for the Xbox One. The Big Ant studios are the developer and based out of Australia, another big cricketing nation.
The game is available for purchase from Flipkart or Amazon, or you can buy it at a local store too.
Let’s talk about the gameplay and features.
For starters, the Don Bradman Cricket 2017 brings in Challenging gameplay. It is not one of those easy cricketing games like the EA Sports Cricket 2007 where you can hit every ball out of the park.
Game has a steep learning Curve
There is a good learning curve for the game, and especially the bowling side of things is fairly complex with need to adjust line, length, swing and pace. There are too many keys to press and best option is to spend some time in the nets for batting and bowling before you step up to challenge or the career mode.
Gameplay is interesting with decent camera work and replays, there is also legit commentary to make things more enjoyable.
There are women teams to choose from, and there are plenty of stadiums and kit options you can explore.
The player names are fake that is a big bummer because Big Ant has not licensed the rights to use the player names in the game.
There is an update you can download and fix this issue at a later stage. The game as per the initial reviews work well on both the platforms (PS4 and Xbox One), there are some minor glitches.
Furthermore, the Big Ant Studios shared that they have released patch#2 for DBC17 that includes online difficulty settings for custom matches, harder difficulty on Quick Matches, and also some stability improvements. They are also working on the Patch 3 for the Don Bradman Cricket that will come out soon.
I have been playing cricketing games on PC since the Brian Lara 99 and have spent 100s of hours on games like the Cricket 2002, which I still believe was the best, most balanced cricketing game ever made by EA.
Well, I miss those Electronic Arts Cricket Games, but they no longer make any owing to the lower demand for cricketing games. Also, the purchasing power is pretty low in major cricketing nations like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri-lanka.
I hope future gamers get more choice and even my first love PC too get some of the exciting Games. Until then lets hit some balls out of the park in the Don Bradman Cricket 2017.
Also Watch – Don Bradman Cricket 2017 Trailer: