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!
User reviews: Very Positive (285 reviews) - 96% of the 285 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 26, 2014

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September 13, 2015

DBC14 Version 1.21.0 Live Now

A new update was made live last week for Don Bradman Cricket 14, update 1.21.0 Change notes are as follows.

- Add support for Steam Cloud Saves
- Added per-team modding support
- Fixed issues resuming online matches on the opposite machine to the one commencing
- Fixed career crash related to international selection

For more information on per-team modding support, go to the follow link:

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“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

About This Game

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's cricket like you've never seen it before!

Take to the field with any of the 100+ teams provided or choose from over 14,000 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 200cm 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 150,000 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.
• Online & Offline 2 Player Vs AI Co-op.

Don Bradman Cricket 14 “The legend continues….”

Note: You must be connected to the internet to boot this game. You may disconnect from the internet once at the main menu.

System Requirements

    • 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller Required
    • 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller Required
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2015
Don Bradman Cricket 14 is the greatest cricket game I have ever played.

The developer, Big Ant Studios, have really gone above and beyond to create a cricket game that is vastly different to previous cricket games.

The batting and bowling are completely revamped.

Instead of using the d-pad to choose which direction to hit the ball and the face buttons to choose what type of shot to play, batting involves using both the left and right analog sticks. The left analog stick is used to choose which foot to play (i.e front or back foot) and the right stick dictates which direction you want to play the shot. Holding the bumper buttons and flicking the right stick in the direction you want to hit the ball, produces different shots. For example, holding the left trigger button with the left stick causes you to hit a lofted shot. It takes a bit of getting used to, but once you master the controls, it feels very intuitive, vastly superior to previous cricket game controls and a lot of fun.

Bowling has also been changed for the better. Instead of having a dot on the ground and showing your opponent where you are going to bowl, there is a new control scheme. First, you have to choose the length of the ball that you want to bowl, using the face buttons (i.e A for good length, B for short length or Y for full length). As your bowler approaches the crease, you flick back the right stick and then flick forward in the direction you want to bowl the ball. This is an amazingly new and fresh way to bowl in cricket games. It allows for a more authentic bowling experience and is alot more fun and engaging, then placing a dot on the pitch and just passively pressing buttons. I can't believe the day where I would say that bowling is potentially more fun than batting in a cricket game.

Graphics are nice and crisp. The grounds are rendered really well and the lighting is top-notch.

Sounds of the bat hitting the ball are satisfying to hear and the appeals of bowlings are exciting.

Overall, Don Bradman Cricket 14 is an amazing sports game. It is definitely up there with other sports games such as FIFA and the NBA 2K games, in terms of realism, fun and authenticity.

A must-have for all cricket fans and even just fans of sports in general.

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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
45.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2015
As someone who doesn't come from a background steeped in cricket knowledge or history (I'm American), I wasn't really sure what to expect, but cricket holds a certain novelty for me, and I wanted to give this game a try. Not only am I glad I did, but it has become one of my favorite sports games of all-time.

Tl;dr - If you're a fan of the sport, this is simply a must-have. If you have a passing interest, this game could actually help your understanding of the sport and also happens to be extremely fun and satisfying.

On the surface, just like baseball, cricket is a simple game: throw the ball, hit the ball, catch the ball, curse under your breath when you're out. Just like baseball, though, there is an immense amount of strategic subtlety, and unlike America's pastime, cricket has a much wider range of strategic nuance, offering endless combinations of fielders and bowling styles. DBC14 captures the essence of that strategy by putting players in complete control of their fielding alignments and customizing them for bowlers, batsmen, or both.

Which brings me to the crux of cricket and of DBC14 - what goes on at that little brown strip in the middle of the field. Bowlers are offered a wide array of options, especially pace bowlers. Toy with line and length, swing the ball to and fro, whatever you want to do to go for wickets. All this complexity is broken down into a relatively straightforward control scheme that is easy to learn but difficult to master. Pace bowling is definitely harder to get the timing on than spin bowling, but it's the pace men who offer the most excitement and get the most wickets.

Batting is also somewhat straightforward. Batsmen have the ability to survey the field and get ideas on how to attack it, can choose to go for a shot in the air or along the ground or play a sweep. It's all mapped out quite cleanly, but the big key I found was timing; especially with pace bowlers, getting a good feel for the rhythm of the deliverly lets batsmen time the ball up and crush it. If the player is in rhythm, it's not difficult to churn out 20-30 runs an over, especially in T20 when bowlers are more aggressive. By that same token, mistime a big swing for the ropes, and you're down a wicket. Bowling AI is smart and will adjust even within overs to cover areas where you're consistently putting the ball, forcing you to stay on your toes and play an all-round innings at the crease.

I will say that running and fielding felt a bit clunky. It was tough to know if I had hit the ball right to a man in the field because of the way the camera swings around, and (at least early on) I had a few run-outs because I got a little trigger-happy, but I also missed out on runs because I couldn't see where the ball was. It'd be helpful, too, when fielding, to have a diagram of where each button throws the ball. I still don't have it down and will find my fielder throwing at the bowler's stumps when the keeper has the other batsman dead to rights. Ultimately, though, I can forgive those things because the most important aspects of the on-field experience are just so strong.

The game has a variety of ways to play the sport, with all the Test nations, the three major domestic leagues (England, Australia, and India), and a bevy of formats covered, and if you don't like what's on offer, players can create their own content through the Don Bradman Academy, a robust customization engine where everything can be tweaked. (And, since this game contains little or no licensed content, players can create their own approximations of modern cricketers and teams). Players can also create their own leagues, tournaments, tour schedules, and even formats of the game through the DBA. It's a wonderful little tool that adds tremendous depth to what could have otherwise been a rather pedestrian between-match experience, and it might be my favorite feature of the entire game.

I guess my biggest complaints are the lack of licensed content (addressed by the Don Bradman Academy system, but it's not quite the same), and the menu music. They only included a handful of tracks that get quite tiresome after a while, and I haven't found any way to add custom music to the game. That would be a wonderful feature that would keep me playing this game forever. Heck, I'm probably playing this game forever anyway. Run, don't walk, to buy Don Bradman Cricket 14.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
71.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
Ultra realistic! Shane Watson actually wastes your reviews!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
simply fantastic, Big Ant did a brilliant job with this game!
and I remember watching a friend of mine, Twistie3, playing this on a livestream, with Ross, the CEO or something like that of Big Ant, and it just blew me away, it was like something I had never seen before! So, of course I bought it the day it came out on PS3 then several months later on the PC. The mods are astounding for this game, the things some people can do, yes the gameplay can get a tad boring at times, but it's all the variety that makes it so great, so many modes to choose from. the graphics are quite fancy aswell, and quite realistic.
Overall, my favourite game in my steam library (maybe 2nd to bad rats) I would reccomend DBC 14 to anyone who is a fan of cricket, and my crappy old computer can run it, so you can too!
FINAL SCORE - 9.5 / 10 (only 9.5 because of all the times i have been bowled for a duck)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
150.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2015
awesome and addictive !!!!
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