The first thing to think about when you start playing Don Bradman Cricket 14 is to forget what you know about Cricket games and start afresh…it's cricket like you've never seen it before!
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Скорошни обновления Всички (6)

17 септември

DBC14 PC Version 1.14 is now live

DBC14 PC Version 1.14 Change Notes:

Bowling Line adjusted for AI Bowlers
Pause will now show in ground Scoreboards
Look around added to LT for bowlers prior to Bowling
Moved Over/Around wicket to LB
Allow looking around as non-striker and fielder
Fix big screen not showing all innings correctly
Make sure spin bowlers can't bowl slower balls
Stopped overly slow spin bowling
Fix for Stumps flying from fielder throws and stumpings
Career #2 Batsman will now see first ball of innings
Random umpires selected for matches
Mandatory update check at the game's boot (once at the menu the internet can be disabled/disconnected).

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3 септември

DBC14 PC Version 1.13 Live Now

Another update has been loaded onto Steam.

Version 1.13
- Better physics with relation to edges.
- Ball carries to slips fielders more often.
- Exaggerated Stump Physics.
- Various bug fixes.

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Рецензии

“Don Bradman Cricket 14 for PC is the most enjoyable and fully-featured cricket game ever made.”
8/10 – IGN

“Best cricket game of this generation”
8.7/10.0 – Lazy Gamer

“Big Ant Studios has redefined the genre of cricket”
85/100 – Do Gaming

Бележки за обновленията

Fix list as of 23/09/2014:

  • Fix for crashes with 100+ friends lists.
  • Fix for crashes when entering casual or online matches.
  • Fix for Leaderboard crashes.
  • Fix for crashes with 16+ character profile names.
  • Fix for glove detection on catches.
  • Fix for Tours sometimes deleting after save & exit.
  • Fix for crash when losing focus of game.
  • Fixed mod support for ball sponsors and stump textures.
  • Added Copy Function to Credits for Steam ID and Version #.
  • Added PlayMax Controller Support.
  • Fixed spell error in Mods for Bangladesh.
  • Fixed an instance of black screen in Online matches.
  • Fixed an instance of Umpire's Call not being given correctly.
  • Fix for C&B being shown in Wicket HUD when not caught by bowler.
  • Fix for fielders sometimes walking to the ball when fielding.
  • Tuning of physics relating to trajectory off bat with good timing.
  • Tuning desire to run of striking batsman if player is non-striker in Career.
  • Tuning of bowler speed differential.
  • Tuning of edge chance on defensive shots.
  • Tuning of ground friction in field.
  • Career difficulty will only go up for appearances at International Level.
  • Added Toggle for Transparent Batsman to D-Pad DOWN.
  • Added Toggle for Transparent Wicket Keeper to D-Pad UP.
  • Added credits for Planet Cricket & Somesh Bahuguna.
  • Better physics with relation to edges.
  • Ball carries to slips fielders more often.
  • Exaggerated Stump Physics.
  • Bowling Line adjusted for AI Bowlers.
  • Pause will now show in ground Scoreboards.
  • Look around added to LT for bowlers prior to Bowling.
  • Moved Over/Around wicket to LB.
  • Allow looking around as non-striker and fielder.
  • Fix big screen not showing all innings correctly.
  • Make sure spin bowlers can't bowl slower balls.
  • Fix for Stumps flying from fielder throws and stumpings.
  • Career #2 Batsman will now see first ball of innings.
  • Random umpires selected for matches.
  • Mandatory update check at the game's boot (once at the menu the internet can be disabled/disconnected).
  • Fix for random crash to desktop.
  • Updated version number to 1.14.1.

Относно тази игра

The first thing to think about when you start playing Don Bradman Cricket 14 is to forget what you know about Cricket games and start afresh...it's cricket like you've never seen it before!

Take to the field with any of the 100+ teams provided or choose from over 4000 teams available online from the Academy.

Don Bradman Cricket 14 includes:
• Career Mode, allowing you to take control of an aspiring young cricketer and take him through the ranks to International glory.
• Unique Batting and Bowling Controls, giving full 360 Shot control and Line and Length delivery without pitch markers.
• A fully featured fielding system that allows you to run down the ball and slide to prevent a Four, catch a high ball on the boundary rope, or knock down the stumps to take a vital run out. You are always involved in the play at every stage of the game!
• Ball Physics giving realistic Edges, bat pad catches and movement off the pitch.
• A complete player physics system with individual attributes including weight and height – imagine running in a 2 metre bowler to delivery that perfect bouncer!
• Appeal and Electronic Review system allowing for the first time challenges of the umpires decision.
• Practice Nets, Hone your skills to perfection before taking to the field.
• Dynamic time of day, Weather System and Pitch Degradation that are based on real world data with effects occurring in real-time throughout a days’ play.
• The Cricket Academy, allowing for unparalleled customisation of your Cricket experience, creating Teams, players, Tours, Competitions, Match Types and even Umpires.
• More than 4000 Community created Players and teams ready to download and use in game.
• An online Save system that lets you continue your match whenever you want with online opponents.

Don Bradman Cricket 14 “The legend continues….”

Системни изисквания

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: Pentium Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00Ghz/AMD Athlon II X2 250 Processor 3.01Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 6670 or NVIDIA Geforce GT520 with Min 1GB Memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller Required
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel CoreTM I3-3210 CPU @ 3.20Ghz (4 Cpus) /AMD Phenom II X4 960T 3.0Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 7790 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 with minimum 2GB Memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller Required
Полезни рецензии от клиенти
166 от 177 човека (94%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
271.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 20 юни
Just to note up front - I've been playing the game on PC early, I run the cricket video games forum PlanetCricket, where the developers are active in discussing the game and responding to feedback, and gave me the chance to get the PC version before release.

If you've played the console version - the best reason to make the jump to the PC version is the vastly improved performance of the game as well as more detailed visuals when you've got a decent graphics card. On consoles the load times to get into a match, or even just going around the menus are really slow - that's all much better on PC. Plus, there's initial work being done on adding modding support - which should overcome most of the remaining limitations coming out of the lack of official licences.

If you haven't played the console version, my recommendation depends on how much of a cricket fan you are, and how much time you have to put towards mastering the controls. This isn't a game for casual fans or people who don't understand the sport - there's no effort spent on explaining the sport and the tutorials won't get you an understanding of it. The controls will frustrate you early - they are radically different from previous cricket games, and require putting several hours in to just getting the hang of things.

Some PC gamers will probably be put off by the requirement for a controller - I think it's a reasonable thing for a sports game, because I just can't see how the controls here could be transferred in a meaningful way to keyboard/mouse.

But if you've got time to put in to it, you'll get a lot out of it. This is by far the best cricket game made to date, and I think it's a must buy for anyone who has been waiting for a good game for years now.

The career mode is the best part of it - by playing as just the one player on the field the game makes it much quicker to play through long matches, and lets you develop the skills of a player over time and with experience. Getting involved in part of a match and making the difference between winning and losing by your personal contribution is really rewarding - particularly bowling out that last over of a tight match.

I find the AI in the game to be competitive. On the higher difficulties, I can lose to the AI without feeling like they are cheating or using crazy tactics, and for the most part feel like I genuinely earn wickets when I get them, there's a few too many simple caught and bowled chances for my liking.

Pros -
Career mode
Very useful in game editing options with the Cricket Academy to download shared teams/sidestep licences
Bowling controls are a massive step forward
Online saving makes playing test matches online possible

Cons -
Poor commentary
Lack of stadiums
Unbalanced difficulty curve between batting and bowling
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29 от 34 човека (85%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
53.5 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 25 юни
Well and truly the best cricket game ever made.

It still has problems, of course, but there has never been such an in depth cricket game. Don Bradman Cricket 14 is very challenging no matter the difficultly, and when you win you feel a real sense of achievement. Avid cricket fans will love this, as there is so much to it. It's as much a cricket simulation as there might ever be.

Well done, Big Ant Studios.
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23 от 25 човека (92%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
89.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 4 юли
Best Cricket game ever made, if not one of the best sports games i have ever played!

Very addictive, you cant just play 1 game at a time. Just starting out in a career as a 16 year old fast bowler/batsman. The ability to simulate the game until it is your turn to bat or bowl is good if you don't want to sit around and watch the others pile on the runs while you sit in the pavilion waiting your turn.

Big thumbs up to Big Ant Studios for producing an amazing game.
If you love Cricket then this is a must, if you don't this is still a great sports game and a great way to set foot in the the amazing sport.
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30 от 47 човека (64%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
219.7 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 26 юни
Excellent cricket game
I am loving it... thanks to the developers
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24 от 37 човека (65%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
220.5 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 26 юни
Best cricket game ever made.
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19 от 29 човека (66%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
78.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 26 юни
since i culdnt play online mode yet - so far im satisfed with the pc version game look better on pc obviously! 1080p + AA ;) ive been playing offline steam dsnt seems to record those hours anyhow this game is a gem ! ppl who waited so long for a cricket game this is it! Don bradman Cricket 14 is the way to go.. hopefully there will be Don Bradman Cricket 15 end of next year -D
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7 от 7 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
691.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 31 октомври
If you are a cricket fan this is the game for you, it is superbly done by Big Ant Studios.

The batting and bowling feel authentic and the ball physics are just spectacular, the only down sides and the are only a few:

- You cant (as yet) change the lineups of squads during a career
- The animations for fielding and catching a little strange sometimes and regular nutty catch angles happen when a straight forward catch would have sufficed.
- The AI is stupidly good at running you out can be a little unfair at times, and in the whole time ive played, mostly simulated for bowling, but I still havent managed to create a runout.
- Animations for quick yes then no calls can result in a buggy player and can sometimes end up in a run out because the batsmen didn't put his bat down.


But other then those few things this is in incredible game from this studio, the physics are superb, you actually feel like you earn't the edge behind or that LBW.

Definately would reccomend if you are a serious cricket player.
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6 от 6 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
69.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 30 юни
This is by far the best cricket game ever made, this does not however mean that everything in the game is awesome. One thing I find very difficult in this game is the steep learning curve for batting and bowling. Bowling is probably a tad easier than batting since batting involves making all your decisions in mere seconds which includes footwork, line and length and direction all in 1 second. That being said does not necessarily mean that the batting is broken, on the contrary if your footwork, timing and shot selection is spot on you are in for something amazing. A lot of people do not understand why they find edges even after timing the ball perfectly and choosing the right shot selection, but they forget that the 3rd element in batting the direction of your feet when playing the shot. The only way to master the batting is time in the nets, and alot of it.

Overall this game is by far the best cricket game, no cricket game before this come close and it is definately worth the money for cricket fans. Casual players will maybe get frustrated by the batting and bowling controls because of the complexity, but I love it, the game tends more to a simulation than being an arcade cricket game. You will not be hitting 6 sixes in one over that easily and when you achieve this you can actually be proud, since it is a feat.

Gameply: 9
Graphics: 7
Sound: 7

Final Score: 8

I hope this helps, enjoy!
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7 от 8 човека (88%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
16.7 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 27 юни
The precision bowling and batting is incredible, along with very very satisfying fielding play. I most definitely rate Don Bradman Cricket 14 a 10/10
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4 от 4 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
128.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 30 юни
Wow, finally a cricket game worth playing!!!

A couple of days in and I've created a couple of players and am enjoying taking them through their first season.

In my first match I spent 30 overs fielding at deep backward square leg and took a screamer of a catch before I worked out there is a menu option to simulate to your players next involvement either with the bat or the ball.

The leg spinning all-rounder is challenging having bowled a few overs to reset myself and concentrate on batting as the next task although the bowling mechanics are fun and challenging at the same time. The specialist batsman is great to play a few shots with, but I am struggling to keep my concentration, particularly if I've managed to get onto a couple of early boundaries (the same issue I had in real life)!

My highlights after approx 15 hours? Taking a 5 wicket haul for SA against Tassie and the 50 I scored for Derbyshire with my young opener off 13 balls!

The only gripes I have with the game are the commentary being inserted at random as about 1/2 the time it doesnt make sense (so I've taken to playing music at the same time) and the grounds...I've had an English County game and SA v Tas at the MCG! These are small issues though when compared to the important part of a cricket game...do the mechanics feel engaging, fluid and as though you are controlling your player...in short, yes!

This game is fun to play and being a cricket game has enough stats to keep a cricket fan entertained. Do I like my batting average being just under 30? No; will I keep playing to improve it? Yes!

That is what this genre has been missing since Shane Warne/Brian Lara's cricket in the late 90s...a game worth playing!
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4 от 4 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
99.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 14 октомври
Arguably the best Cricket game ever, and I've played many. If not, it's certainly near the top.

Nice graphics, excellent gameplay, patches released on a regular basis. There is realism, depth (batting especially will take a little while to get the hang of), and room for the community to step in and create players, teams and umpires. And there is a long-awaited CAREER MODE, where you start as a 16 year old and work your way up from County/State/Province-level to International selection.

There isn't a large amount of stadia, but this is to be expected of a first release. Clearly gameplay has been the focus and DBC14 is better for it.

In my opinion, DBC14 is worthy of the 'Don Bradman' branding. Well done Big Ant on hitting this one for six.

P.S. You will need a controller, which I think is a good move, I couldn't imagine playing this on a keyboard.
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5 от 6 човека (83%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
260.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 27 юни
First cricket game which plays and runs like the real thing. There is a great ballance of skill required to be good at this game however if you want to score heavy you still can. If you enjoy and undertand cricket then this is a cert to get, if you play cricket then dont even think twice.
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5 от 6 човека (83%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
98.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 27 юни
First good cricket game ever with realistic controls and much excitement..Big Ant really desereve a grand salute for making this awesome game in the midst of poor cricket game industry.their hard work paid off.Everything about this game is too good.Graphics look a bit backdated,but hey who cares,when you have got this realistic gameplay?forget the days when you scored 200 in 10 overs.Its the time to bite the dust.this game will really need your every bit of skill to master.I would give 8.5/10 to this game.could have been 9.5,if there werent any glitches(minor) and a better graphic.But overall I must say,If u are a cricket game fan U gotta buy this.U wont regret it.
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5 от 6 човека (83%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
25.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 30 юни
Simply put, the best cricket game of this generation (and the previous one combined).

You need a gamepad (preferably an Xbox 360 controller) to play the game on your PC due to the nature of the controls. You need an analog stick to accuractely place your shots. A keyboard just will NOT work.

Once you get hang of the controls, ball physics and other awesome mechanics of this game, you will truly fall in love with it.

There are definitely issues with a few jerky animations here and there and a little boring and monotonous commentary, the great gameplay easily makes up for these issues.

Pros:
- Great gameplay for a Cricket game, easily the best of this and the last generation combined.
- Detailed controls. Easy enough to start hitting boundaries and sixers but really hard to master.
- Great replays, DRS (Decision Review System), ball mechanics and other fun stuff including lots and lots of statistics.
- Online Multiplayer mode with the ability to save games to continue later (You can play full Test matches with your friends).
- Lots and lots of very realistic looking players and and team uniforms.
- Many game modes including a Career mode, tournaments, competitions and casual play.
- Great comfortable camera angles to choose from.
- Did I say you can field manually?
- Full ability to make changes to teams and players through the Don Bradman Academy. Now play your favorite historical cricket players!
- The most realistic and fun cricket game for many years now.

Middleground:
- Steep learning curve.
- Could do with a field mini-map during balling and batting.
- Decent graphics and audio (excluding commentary).
- Requires an Xbox 360 controller for Windows.
- Not a great teacher for those new to Cricketing rules etc. (Not an issue for cricket lovers)

Cons:
- Twitchy animations sometimes.
- Due to the complex nature of the game, there are some bugs and issues which should hopefully be ironed out quickly. As of this review, such issues are few and dont really bother too much.
- Commentary can get boring fast.
- Lack of "Voice Chat / Typing Chat" during multiplayer matches. You have to use Steam, TeamSpeak, etc. for it.

If you are a cricket lover and own a gamepad to play this with, get Don Bradman Cricket 14 now! And if you don't own a gamepad, still get this game and buy an Xbox 360 controller ASAP!

Now I am done selling this, go and get it!

Edit: Made a few changes to the Pros and Cons list.
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3 от 3 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
51.9 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 3 юли
We finally have a cricket game that surpases shane warne cricket 99 and Cricket 07 from EA. So much detail into the smaller things that matter and a fresh new way to play. 9.8 out 10 Its a master of cricket games, deserves hall of fame . Im glad to see you can play old teams and not just current ones it even brings a career mode where you star as young rising star. This game deserves every penny it asks for, i say this because if the people behind this game continue down this path there are some very exciting times down the line.
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3 от 3 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
130.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 26 септември
Hands Down ! Best Cricket Game Ever !
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3 от 3 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
14.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 28 юни
I don`t usually write reviews, but this deserves an exception!! The cost of the game is a bit high but if you enjoy cricket you will love this. It takes some getting used to at first as the controls really are unlike any other cricket game - after a whie it is really rewarding tho. I spent ages just on the character creation screen. With the imported names option and the cool support from Big Ant Studios i think it will be years till this game is bettered. Oh.....and I`ve no game crashing bugs so far.
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3 от 3 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
140.7 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 10 ноември
In short: this is the best cricket game I've ever played.

The controls felt really strange initally, but just playing the demo and batting in the nets was a strangely satisfying experience. I enjoy all the disciplines and being able to be succesful actually requires skill. I can't claim to be very good at anything in this game, but it feels very similar to my real-life cricketing abilities, so there's that.

I've spend the majority of my time playing the career mode in this game. It feels pretty realistic, except that with some of my performances, i'm sure my county should have left me out of some games.

Is the game perfect? No. The commentary is pretty inaccurate and repetitive. There's a lot of missed catches for seemingly no reason. And although I enjoy bowling, sometimes it's really hit-and-miss about how to dismiss a batsmen. But as that's similar to the real thing, I guess that can't be a complaint.

If you enjoy cricket games, buy it. There's nothing I've played that's come close.
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4 от 5 човека (80%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
12.0 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 28 юни
One Word: AWESOME

Well, I'll be quiet simple. If you simply love the sport cricket, and you consider yourself as a gamer, I strongly recommend you this game. You just can't resist buying it, I know the price is a whopping 44$, but I personally say, it's worth it.

Graphics: 9/10. Way ahead than other cricket games ever made.
Features: 10/10. Tons of unique features are there in the game, which is my main reason of buying this game.
Online: Yes. This game can be played online. You can play tournaments, create tourneys, play with your mates, play quick match with others... damn so good.

Fake names? Kits? Faces? Well, say bye bye to that also. You can download teams, players, umpires, kits.. literally everything. And obviously you can create one yourself too. You can simply download the most popular ones in one click to get the realistic roster at a single click.

Damn man, I just realised I wasted too much time on writing this review, let me enjoy the game - and I hope you too. Haha.
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4 от 5 човека (80%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
190.9 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 5 август
This is one great game....so far it has been right there on the top, putting behind EA and Codemasters...Thanks..!
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