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 (214 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 26, 2014
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June 18

DBC14 Version 1.15.7 Live Now

Don Bradman Cricket 14 Version 1.15.7 Change Notes:

A major update to Don Bradman Cricket 14 has been released today - change notes below

* Added [P] symbol to score HUD to show power-play.
* Added online co-op difficulty choice.
* Added online versus difficulty choice.
* Added ability to select batsmen before super over.
* Added Lofted sweep and lofted reverse sweep shots - Use LB+LT.
* Added Advance grounded shots - Use RB+LT+RT.
* Added ability to set fields in practice match, for bowler.
* Improved AI run chase pacing.
* AI attempt to run between wickets more aggressively (should be attempting more 1's & 2's where applicable, as well as 3's).
* Changed time limit for looking around field (unlimited in single player - 8 seconds in multiplayer).
* Corrected missing delivery sometimes resulting in the batsman twitching - causing run outs/stumpings.
* Corrected batsman slides back a bit towards default position after moving him.
* Corrected swapping to the wicketkeepers position in the batting lineup made you WK in Career mode.
* Corrected moving a player up the batting order, shuffling the rest of the order down.
* Corrected AI shot choices on a free-hit.
* Corrected super over run chase not being aggresive.
* Resolved a crash when resuming a casual match and selecting the away side.
* Resolved bowler selection issue in career.

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June 12

DBC14 Version 1.15.6 Live Now

A major update to Don Bradman Cricket 14 has been released this week - change notes below

Don Bradman Cricket 14 Version 1.15.6 Change Notes

- Online/offline 2 player vs AI co-op mode.
- Online/offline 2 player vs 2 player co-op mode.
- Improvements to online gameplay connections.
- Ability to change difficulty in career at any point.
- Ability to skip to career player at any point.
- Pause Menu Indicator now says Partner when in co-op.
- Changed score HUD from KPH to KM/H.
- Changed format of Score HUD.
- Removed difficulty notification in Career.
- Running call sound effects in online co-op multiplayer.
- Removed forfeit warnings when playing online co-op multiplayer.

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Reviews

“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

Update Notes

Fix list as of 12/06/2015:

  • 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.
  • Fix for crash when swapping WK in lineup.
  • Add simulation option to Career.
  • Online & Offline 2 Player Vs AI co-op.
  • Improved Online issues.
  • Difficulty possible to be changed in career anytime.
  • Ability to simulate to your player when non-striker.
  • Incorrect name censoring.
  • Coin toss bug.
  • Difficulty choice in career not saving correctly.
  • Fully assisted fielding now operational.
  • Rare crash when client in lobby fixed.
  • Crash on co-op save and exit before partner ready fixed.
  • Always show player indicator in online co-op.
  • Correct cameras for non-striker in online co-op mode.
  • Ball marker now showing for host machine in online co-op mode.
  • Pause Menu Indicator now says Partner when in co-op.
  • Changed score HUD from KPH to KM/H.
  • Changed format of Score HUD.
  • Rare invisible player issue on simulating to batter in Career fixed.
  • Removed difficulty notification in Career.
  • Corrected batter/bowler selection issues in online matches.
  • Removed regular simulation while participating in a career match.
  • Crash when sending invite to resume saved match fixed.
  • Corrected fielding marker and throwing ends issue.
  • Improved running call sound effects in online co-op multiplayer.
  • Resolved crash when pressing back upon resuming a local co-op match.
  • Improved local co-op match resumption flow.
  • Corrected regular simulation in career mode.
  • Removed forfeit warnings when playing online co-op multiplayer.
  • Added 2 Vs 2 Online Co-op.
  • Added 2 Vs 1 Online Co-op.
  • Added up to 2 Vs 2 Local Co-op.
  • Corrected career simulation simulating one ball.
  • Resolved sound effects in practice nets.
  • Updated version number to 1.15.6.

Update Notes

A new update for Don Bradman Cricket 14 has gone live, update 1.15.0.

This update includes:
Online & Offline 2 Player Vs AI co-op.
Improved Online issues.
Difficulty possible to be changed in career anytime.
Ability to simulate to your player when non-striker.

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 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 100,000 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….”

System Requirements

    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
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
122.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
The best cricket game, I have ever played.
+ Batting and bowling is quite realistic.
+ With the help of Cricket academy in game, you can get all original players/teams from international as well as club level.
+ Career mode is quite innovative, where you have to play with a batsman/bowler and rise up the ranks to get selected at international level. The only problem in this mode is that, the difficulty can get increased if you start doing well, and you need very good reflexes to bat at difficulties above PRO. Also, you cannot change the batting order of your player, at any point of time in career mode.
+ There are lots of options to customise the game - pitch settings/weather/overs, etc.
+ Game can get real addictive, once you know the basics.
+ Great graphics and animations.

- Online system is quite broken, but if you have friends who own the game, then it's easy to play matches with them.
- I know it's not much, but you cannot see the bowling statistics fully in the scoreboard. Also, some other statistics which were present in the EA versions of cricket are absent.
- No auto save features while playing. You only have an option to Save and Quit the game.
- The AI hardly ever makes a mistake. (//Rant)

Overall 9/10.

Note: You need to own a controller to play the game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
59.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
At its most scintillating, cricket is a challenge of patience and nerves. The batter waits and waits, only to compress years of technique, judgement, critical thinking and agility into a fraction of a second. The ball passes and the batter spends the next minute absorbed in contemplation, replaying the ball, his stroke, pondering the movement off the pitch, re-calculating the threat posed while battling their own demons of self-doubt.

It's this combination of fear, technical ability and minutia shrunk into a second that digital translations of cricket have never been able to capture. For all their computational prowess, ability to handle the multiple algorithms (a.k.a. procedural generation) determining small details like the variable bounce of a pitch, the aloofness of the English weather, or even something as fundamental as giving the red cherry a proper sense of gravity, developers have never been able to use the power of computers to imbue cricket games with any authenticity.

If you’re a cricket fan, this is absolutely essential.

In the end, the greatest compliment I can bestow goes back to that elusive authenticity. More so than any other game I can remember playing, including the highly-rated Cricket 97 almost two decades ago, a match of Don Bradman Cricket 14 plays out like cricket should.





Final Word/s: Not Meh!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
55.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
This is the best cricket game so far, great game considering it's 1st from Big Ant Studios.
I have previously tried EA's 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007 and Codemaster's Brian Lara 2005, 2007 and Ashes Cricket 2009. And nothing came as close to cricket as this one. Probably EA's 2005 and Brian Lara 2007, Ashes Cricket 2009 were good, but this one just feels right.
Graphics are not that impressive, but good enough. Some of the players downloaded online do really look-a-like.
Stadiums are very few, also changing the casual match settings takes time, hope they make an easy menu for this next time.
Commentary is good, funny, enjoyable.
Gameplay is very fun, batting you can actually play shots in 360 degrees. I haven't quite got hang of bowling, especially spin, but even that feels good.
There is even DRS system, quite fun to review umpire's decision and watch it.
I got limited edition from local e-Tailer. It came with controller in the box, maybe not as good as XBox 360 one, but does feel good compared to sub-500 INR controllers I have used in past. Was pretty sweat deal due to clearance sell.
this is 1 of the best games that I have seen for a while iwhen it comes to cricket games.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
65.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Amazing game , the only dislike i have is the fielding when catching can be buggy ,for example the change of direction some players seam to glitch (idk how to describe it someone back me up lol) and it just looks so unnatural and awkward , also the game difficulty is very realistic , as an avid crickiter and supporter (Durham and England) i feel this game does cricket justice i struggle to win on pro never mind expert so hats off to those who do , batting is fluid , bowling the same , probably one of the best sports games i've played , the devs should feel very very proud of this game its an absolute masterpiece , one thing i would like for the next game is more name licenses that would really complete it and obviously with no other cricket games been made this shouldn't be to hard other than the cost which is a stumbling block ,however thanks some people you can download all the real name squads anyway . GREAT GAME
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
196.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
the best cricket game since Brian Lara 99!
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