Don Bradman Cricket 14

Released in April 2014 for PS3 and Xbox 360, and coming to PC DVD and Steam on 26th June


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Player endorsements are a big thing in cricket games – Allan Border, Brian Lara, Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting are just some of the players who have put their names to cricket games in the past – all greats of the game and all doing their bit to sell copies of games, but no one really worried about destroying Shane Warne’s reputation with a cricket game. Don Bradman – that’s different. The Don comes with a weight of history, a legendary status in the cricketing world and a name that defines cricket perfection. Putting that on a cricket game takes a lot of confidence, and developer Big Ant Studios think they have the game to live up to the biggest of names.

The game officially released on April 3rd on PS3 and Xbox 360, and is to release on the 26th of June on Steam and DVD for Windows. See the game on the Steam Store here.

To make the game the revolution it needs to be to match up with the name, it has a long list of firsts and total changes from the past – becoming the first cricket game with a full career mode, a built in player creator and the first with the ability to save games in progress online – finally making it viable to play a test match online in a cricket game. There is also innovation in control schemes, with batting and bowling all totally different from previous titles, all adding up to the impression that Big Ant may succeed at the finer points that previous titles have failed at.

The Sydney Cricket Ground and Bradman Oval are the two licensed stadiums in the game with a further eleven unlicensed grounds included from around the world.

While the game is still awaiting a release on PC, you can practice batting in the nets of the Cricket Academy Beta. As well as being able to bat in the nets, you can also create players, tours, tournaments and unique match types, showing off some of the huge flexibility included in the game. Players created in the editor are able to be shared, including across platforms. The career mode will allow you to take your created player through a 20 year career, go on tour and earn your way into the national team or get contracts from clubs in T20 tournaments. Other features included in the game are the ‘Big Ant Review System’ implementation of DRS, manual appealing, stats tracking as well as stamina, fatigue, injuries, form, etc. as factors in player performances.

With the game now out, user created videos are now widely available – this forum thread lists just some of the ones available on YouTube. Pre-release screenshots of the game are available below.

Keep an eye out on our dedicated Don Bradman Cricket 14 forum where you will find all the latest news and answers to questions from the developers. You can also visit the official site of this game here or check out their Facebook page.

See also:

Don Bradman Cricket 14 FAQs
The Don Bradman Academy
Don Bradman Cricket 14 videos
Controls – A controller is required to play the game on PC

Screenshots
Features
  • Online Play
  • Local Multiplayer
  • Autoplay/Simulation mode
  • Career Mode
  • In Game Player Editor
  • In Game Team Editor
  • Challenge mode
  • Tutorial mode
  • Interactive Game
At a glance
  • System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Pentium Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00Ghz/AMD Athlon II X2 250 Processor 3.01Ghz, 2 GB RAM, Radeon HD 6670 or NVIDIA Geforce GT520 with Min 1GB Memory
  • Commentary by Matthew Hill and David Basheer
  • Licences: Licensed by the Bradman Foundation
    • Online saving and tournaments
    • Player based 20-year career mode
    • Fully interactive fielding
    • Dynamic weather and pitch degradation
    • ‘Cricket Academy’ Player/team/tour/competitor/umpire creator/editor
    • DRS and Manual Appeals
    • Six hit distance meter and RPM counter for spin bowlers
    • Practice Nets
    • Controller with analogue sticks required on PC
  • 13cricketer

    when will it release

  • when is the releasing date for Don Bradman Cricket 14 in South Africa?????

  • DM92

    no big ant chose from the start to spend money on gameplay rather than licences

  • avinash

    eagerly waiting for the game……
    waiting to play career mode

  • Shuraim Ahmet

    Will we be able to bat from up-front batting cam coz so far in the game play videos we’ve been seein’ batsman batting from behind?

  • Ali mithani

    plx make the man of the match ceremony awards. player of the series photo session etc..:)

  • http://www.mattw.id.au/ Matt Whitehorn

    Yes.

  • Shuraim Ahmet

    thanx mate, I’m relieved.

  • Slash

    any word on when this will be releasing, from reading the above description, this game sounds huge. Now that the base is there, I’m really hoping that big ant will continue with this title and release yearly installments to the game. Hopefully they will be able to get licensing from all major boards which would really take this game to the next level.

  • maddy420

    m mad for this game for 6 months and no rel date

  • Faisal

    is this game playable with keyboard in future or not?

  • Faisal

    i have no game pad or analogue sticks. can i play that game with keyboard.

  • Aslam Shawon

    It doesn’t seem like having licenced players…

  • Shuraim Ahmet

    Not now but maybe in future at the moment its playable via controller which is easy to install

  • Roohan Koolz

    Desperately waiting for this game.
    Surely, will be an historic game. :)

  • Dimuth

    I have Installed the Demo version of this Game. Its Looks very Attractive. but one Serious Problem I have Faced. in the Demo version of this game Asking a Joystick for a Play it. Can’t control from Keyboard. If it is Happens in Full version, Lot of Cricket Fans will not be Able to play this game. I hope “Big Ant Studios” will Concern about this Issue & make decent work for everyone.Thank you..!!

  • Dimuth Karunarathna

    I have Installed the Demo version of this Game. Its Looks very Attractive. but one Serious Problem I have Faced. It Is Demo version of this game Asking a Joystick for the Play. Can’t control from Keyboard. If it is Happens in Full version, Lot of Cricket Fans will not be Able to play this game. I hope The “Big Ant Studios” will Concern about this Issue & make decent work for everyone.Thank you..!!

  • Peter

    Developers said that “they have not enough funds to program a better gameplay and the current gameplay got so many bugs that need to be fix, but hope someone fix them for free.”
    hope they get some designer that work for free i mean for faith.

  • akshay

    how to download plese tell

  • Cr!ck3t_L0v3r!!

    Are you the Dimuth Karunarthna who plays for Srilanka In Cricket? ANd Who is currently Playing the Test matches B/w Pakistan ANd SriLanka In U.A.E???!!! o_O

  • Roofi

    Can’t wait I’m ready to buy DVD of this.
    Please please show Release date……
    please Bring Player’s Faces Reality….
    Big Ant’s you beauty……..

  • Roofi

    But Guys don’t be really crazy IND won’t mind that they are now Realizing the need of DRS

  • bbr

    Finally a cricket game with correct squad name

  • mark

    mates its called buy x360 controller for the PC u cant use keyboard because of the advance controls

  • zain

    i want to download this can how can i download it

  • Nikko Chunn

    On the Cricket Academy, search creator name: CHUNNSTER… full squads / teams are up for Black Caps, Oz, En, SA, Daredevils, Otago Volts and plenty of others… commentary names, the works 8-) enjoy this title y’all….. it has had some hands on and is the goods y’all…

  • Rameez Karim

    I agree with difficulty level

  • Dimuth

    If It made to play with Key board, It’ll be more valuable for All Cricket Fans.Otherwise ???????

  • Sayan Karmakar

    Great th8s….

  • syed muhammad shakir

    i love cricket game tanx big ant….

  • Nick

    gonna get 1st hundred and first hatrick easy!

  • Tyler Kenn

    ICC Should provide support to any cricket game releasing in any region or whatever platform, through which we can get a licensed game with real names and other attributes like FIFA the one thing i like bout’ the game is the helmet cam it’s like cockpit cam in racing genre

  • sid

    where did u find career mode?
    i have downloaded the beta version it has only practice matches,how to fix that
    pls tell

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Get the full version.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Big Ant… you may want to update your site… it says the came is still “coming” and tbd.

  • Gul Hameed

    when is it releasing on pc

  • hwangeruk

    Will this be available via Games On Demand on Xbox Live (I prefer download to box copy)

  • http://www.mattw.id.au/ Matt Whitehorn

    Around the same time as the PC release it will be available for download on PSN and Xbox Live.

  • Lognath Baba

    steam demo looks same as before but it should contain atleast 3 overs to play so that everyone can feel the game…………

  • Lognath Baba

    steam demo looks same as before but it should contain atleast 3 overs to play so that everyone can feel the game

  • http://getfreegames.sitezulu.com haseeb

    A big game is released but ! i want something ?
    1:there is a prize distribution at the end of the match.
    2:most games of cricket are so easy to play so this game has only hard level.
    3:most games have only 2 commentators so please the game has more commentators like rameez raja,danny morrison,Tony Greig etc

  • sunand

    i want unlock password to compressed files please help me

  • http://www.tech2fetch.com/ Allii Allee

    Controllers ain’t working :(

  • chokra jawan

    yes not working in PC plz help

  • chokra jawan

    Controllers ain’t working :(

    I AM PC USER JUST INSTALLED IT BUT ERROR Controllers ain’t working :(

  • chokra jawan

    Controllers ain’t working :(



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