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Don Bradman Cricket 14 has a local release date

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Such Sepia, so wow

Is this finally the time we are going to get a real cricket game for the real fans? Well thankfully we are about to find out as Megarom announced yesterday that Don Bradman Cricket 14 will be released locally on the 4th of April on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Unfortunately the PC version is slightly delayed but it will also arrive.

We first spoke about this game back in August 2013 where we mentioned that the game is going to include awesome things like Hotspot, appeals, real ball physics and much more.. in fact this much more

  • 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.

Unfortunately the game doesn’t have any licensed players but there is a way around that thanks to something that I think is called Cricket Academy where people are already creating mod files which include all the real teams and player likenesses so you can finally take off Kevin Pietersen’s head with a screamer from Steyn.

The official trailer is as awesome as you would expect from canned CGI (for a cricket game)

What I found more impressive is this mini preview from the guys at IGN Australia. Granted their talking annoys me after a while but if you watch it you can see the intricacies in bowling, batting and some incredible ball physics.

This is no Ashes 2013 and I can’t wait to get my hands on it… in fact I need to go shout at Megarom for having code at their office and not inviting me in to play.. unacceptable

Last Updated: March 28, 2014

32 Comments

  1. TiMsTeR1033

    March 28, 2014 at 10:17

    Ah the game that shows Ashes, what a cricket game should really look and play like. No animations from 1999 here people!

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  2. Purple_Dragon

    March 28, 2014 at 10:20

    I love that you can challenge.

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  3. Jaded_Reprobate

    March 28, 2014 at 10:21

    i hate that it’s not coming to PS4

    this is the only problem with moving over to PS4 so early on… especially seeing as my PS3 gave me the much loved YLOD

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  4. PestControl

    March 28, 2014 at 10:23

    Already pre-ordered it for PC… let’s hope it doesn’t take that long to finish the PC release. It’s been a while since I played a cricket game which I really enjoyed – Brian Lara Cricket back in 1994

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    • Abyss

      March 28, 2014 at 12:16

      The PC version should be out in June. And will run through Steam as far as i am aware.
      I am going to get the Xbox version, and then the pc when that arrives. There is a demo (practise nets-batting) available for pc

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      • PestControl

        March 28, 2014 at 12:42

        Yeah I’ve downloaded the demo a few months ago. I really like the way they implemented the controls. A lot of people might skip the game seeing as you do need a controller in order to play it, however I would really recommend getting one. The controls are very intuitive and it feels like you can control the exact shot and positioning.

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        • Abyss

          March 28, 2014 at 12:52

          I love the controls. The whole game just seems right. I have always enjoyed the Career modes in sports games (now only need Rugby to catch up). My favourite part must be the first person inside helmut view. It gives you a good idea of how quickly that ball actually comes and how little time you have to react.

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    • Narain

      March 28, 2014 at 16:51

      @PestControl87:disqus
      How on earth did you pre-order for the PC? It’s coming on Steam and it’s not out for pre-order yet. If someone is claiming to have a physical disk release, I suggest you cancel it at the moment as that is not the case.

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      • PestControl

        March 28, 2014 at 16:56

        Through Kalahari.com… A lot of stores allow you to pre-order games that haven’t actually been released yet. This just enables you to ‘buy’ the game months prior to its release. Take TESO for example… it pre-ordered it on Kalahari as well and I’ve already received my official pre-order bonuses such as the early access key etc. even though I haven’t received the actual physical copy….

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    • parimal

      March 30, 2014 at 03:45

      From where did U pre-ordered for pc ?

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  5. TiMsTeR1033

    March 28, 2014 at 10:31

    I want to win a Trophy too! UPVOTE ME!!! *cough* or you will face the pain of the spoon!

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    • Jedi JJ

      March 28, 2014 at 10:34

      I wonder what downvotes do
      *click*

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 28, 2014 at 10:40

        Looks like it turns the little arrow red. How dull.

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        • Jedi JJ

          March 28, 2014 at 10:41

          Pretty disappointing if you ask me.
          I thought it would dump something on Timster.

          EDIT: Changed my downvote to an upvote. Can’t be as mean to Tim as he is to me.

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 28, 2014 at 10:45

            Pity, I felt something like a fly brush past me, oh wait that was a tiny moth.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 28, 2014 at 10:56

            You’re just lucky it wasn’t a Timsquito!

      • Dutch Matrix

        March 28, 2014 at 10:48

        He is gravely mistaken if he thinks we will lay still as he tries to spoon with us…

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  6. Admiral Chief of Auraxis

    March 28, 2014 at 10:35

    So now you can actually made the Proteas play well?

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  7. FoxOneZA

    March 28, 2014 at 11:09

    Gavin likes cricket? Who would have thunk it 😛

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    • Sk3tz0

      March 28, 2014 at 13:20

      he doesnt like it.. He luvs it..

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    • Gavin Mannion

      March 28, 2014 at 13:46

      I adore cricket…. yesterday nearly gave me a heart attack

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      • Rince

        March 28, 2014 at 14:10

        You going to even bother with tomorrow’s game?

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  8. FoxOneZA

    March 28, 2014 at 11:18

  9. Sk3tz0

    March 28, 2014 at 11:42

    I’m looking for a Cricket Manager Game.. I love Football Managers, really wish there where more Sport manager games that are worth it .

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    • Purple_Dragon

      March 28, 2014 at 11:48

      There is one that might fit the bill, International Cricket Captain by Childish Things. It’s not bad at all.

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  10. Sally Rhodes

    March 30, 2014 at 14:57

    I have had the Cricket Academy for a while now and have my copy of Db Cricket 14 arriving soon (pre-ordered) and was disappointed as all the top rated teams are not properly edited!! 8-( They have no stats or proper commentary names or likenesses or anything… the top Indian, NZ and other teams are not good at all… do not auto download, just grab a pen and write down user name (creator name?) ‘chunnster’… this dude has done the meanest New Zealand, India, England, Australian and other international sides, IPL teams.. all sorts… I searched some of his likenesses and the players he uses and they are far, far batter than the top rated ones. I have read elsewhere how the top rated ones just went up early and the creators from some cricket forum all voted on each others’ teams and vote down any others that are rising or reaching them in the standings. When I reshared some of chunnster’s teams so we can have the best ones, they got voted up and down and up and down, you could see they were being trolled. So you will ned to search chunnster to get to those teams as will not show easily.. he has 20-something fully edited teams up for download… so if you use them, this game will be something special.. I was relieved to find his creations, otherwise it was going to be like playing any old unlicensed crap and was worried. Very happy now 😎 Vote all the teams five stars and let’s see if we can make sure the community gets to play with the best teams… this is still concerning me as not many will know to search that user name….. I was stunned by the difference in quality between chunnster’s teams and the ones at the top… on mydownload page… his players and teams would show with 4 and 5 crown ratings, the ones from the top with 1s!! Pretty shabby really…. gameplay so good and game looks soooo great though… if get these proper teams, the game will be off the hook…. hopefully word will spread…

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    • Jeff

      March 30, 2014 at 15:16

      WTF!!? I was about to post the same thing 8–0

      I found his New Zealand side (I am a kiwi) and was, like, oh!! Now we are talkin’… baaaaabaaaaaaayyyy…. then I checked the others and they were the goods too…. more so the bigger ones like NZ, Aus, ENG and those ones… but far out, you are right! ven the other smaller ones and IPL ones have better likenesses and have been finished compared to all the rest…. No idea how they cocked that up. If anyone has the Cricket Academy, check out chunnster’s Neesham from New Zealand… then check out the one the game has chosen (as has ‘higher’ vote, lol!!!! HOW!????? I think you might be right on block voting trolls @Sally, which is sad az girlfriend!) and linked it to the game so that is the auto jimmy neesham you get! The one they have ‘picked’ could be anyone, and then that chunnster dude’s one is like a photo of the dude! I know because I am a NZ cricket hardcore fan… it is not just the best NZ team on offer, despite not being the auto NZ team which I was horrified with and has about 16 players for starters (chunnster’s haz like 30!!), then you realise no stats, bats are all unedited, I was like, am I supposed to do this? Then i found chunnster’s teams, downloaded all of them in like three minutes, voted them five stars (but you are right @Sally, as they never go up that I have seen only down, so the guys at the top must hate vote the others…. guess we are collateral in their quest for fame (??) even if their teams are not good! (?)… bit straaange! Anyway like I was saying I grabed his teams and now I have moved on to tours and stuff since game out soon and want to pick it up from the Warehouse on april 3 / release day and be ready to play straight away!! Ready to go now and cannot wait eh! **p.s. I was thinking how online might suck a bit if my opposition play with those crappy teams… they will see me come out and be like HUH!??? But I was supposed to have the best teams?? LMAO.. they need to suss that out Sally, you are right.. Check it out! I grabbed his Neesham and his McCullum from my Cricket Academy and check them out below! If any of you get the game or have the CA, check out the ones they have as the ones to use and compare them with these two 😎 what a joke!! They should have used independent judges of teams and players and then opened it up POST release… harsh lesson to be learned for most customers though 8-( lucky us though 😎 How we let Indians know? That market would love his Indian team and they could block vote his teams high and make a staement as true cricket fans maybe? who knows…

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      • Cricket Fan

        April 6, 2014 at 10:10

        What a total tosser. Laura K, Jeff and Sally Rhodes are all the same tard… Chunnster, trying to trick people into downloading his incomplete rubbish. Use Get Best and avoid this Troll. That Neesham is pathetic, have you ever seen him in real life?

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  11. Laura K.

    April 1, 2014 at 13:24

    make sure you downlaod and vote five stars for ‘chunnster’ created teams… I finally found the information on his teams online and tracked them down easy enough (all came up in one list) and literally each team is better than the ‘top’ rated and linked players and teams! Hard to believe!! A group of troll or block voters has voted bad teams top and kept good teams down…. community wil think game is terrible and need licenses 8-( But you do not!! Search ‘chunnster’ and you are away and laughing… if you saw this post, be very, very thankful 😎 God knows I am now that I know where the actually good teams are at 😎 Phew….

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    • Bob Ross

      April 3, 2014 at 04:11

      Yes, I completely believe this isn’t just the same guy posting using many different user names.

      Reply

  12. junaid

    April 7, 2014 at 10:24

    hi there
    me and a bubby would like to play on one team at the same time is this possible like all the previous cricket games

    Reply

  13. sunand

    June 13, 2014 at 04:57

    i need unlock password to compress the file help me please

    Reply

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