Cricket has taken a great leap from gullies to maidan and from stadiums to an electronic device and has dived right into the gaming space. It has opened up opportunities for gamers and fans to explore the sport indoors on their devices.
Cricket games on PS4 and Xbox are catching on and capturing a lot of gamers that play online games, create career modes and enjoy the features of these magnificent games. Unlike FIFA, the Gentlemen’s game’ is yet to make a massive fanbase and gain some attraction. However, it is available to be played on your favourite PlayStations or Xbox.
Here are some of the PS4 Cricket games available to play:
Don Bradman’s Cricket 17
The cricket game Don Bradman’s Cricket 17 has been one of the most exciting and fun-filled games among other Cricket games available on PS4, etc. Don Bradman was one of the best batsmen in the history of cricket. The stalwart from Australia had a game released after him which was developed by Big Ant Studios and officially released in 2016 for Xbox and PS4. It later was available to play on Microsoft Windows as well.
It is an unlicensed game with the quality of the graphics lacking quite a bit of realness but ensures the players get to enjoy the features the game has to offer. In addition to that, the game has a career option where players can start a new career from the local level which will help them earn the selection of the international team. It also has several cricketing shots such as helicopter shots, charge sixes, and different famous shots at its disposal.
Ashes Cricket has been one of the biggest rivalries in cricketing history and therefore had a game built around its idea. Ashes Cricket is undoubtedly the best cricket game to be launched for gamers back in November 2017. It was created by Big Ant Studios and was the first cricket game from Big Ant Studios to get licensed. It gained a huge response online and got multiple attractions among gamers.
It is the official Ashes game for 2017-18 and is available for Xbox, PS4 and Windows. It is said to be one of the best cricket games on PS4. Gamers can also play this game with Australia and England. There is a special cricket academy feature available in this game alongside multiplayer and single-player modes.
In collaboration with Maximum games, Big Ant Studios developed yet another cricket game for PS4 called ‘Cricket 19’. It was launched back in 2019 and earned a lot of success on its arrival. It is the official videogame in the 2019 Ashes game series and can be played in different formats.
The game has had several licensing issues and a few teams, including ‘India’ are unlicensed. Therefore, the name or the face of the players from the unlicensed teams cannot be used by the game. Despite all the minor or major setbacks, the game has managed to gather a lot of positive comments and break into the top cricketing games.
Big Bash Boom
Big Bash Boom is a game that lets the gamers enjoy the likes of Australia’s domestic T20 league, Big Bash. It was developed by Big Ant Studios and was introduced to the gaming world in 2018. The game is fully licensed and consists of every squad of the Big Bash of 2018/19. Big Bash Boom has plenty of gaming features. Casual, tournament and online are the gaming modes that the gamers can use to play.
All in all, it takes about three hours to play the game where each team bats once and fields once, with a short break allotted in between.
Cricket 22 is the latest creation of Big Ant Studios. It was developed by Big Ant Studios and published by Nacon. It is marked to be the official video game of the 2021–22 Ashes series, and the sequel to the 2019 game Cricket 19.
Cricket 22 includes a bunch of action-packed scenarios of the game such as the Ashes, the Big Bash, The Hundred, and a multitude of other fan-favourite competitions. It is one game filled with one too many competitions cherished across the globe. It is a single as well as a multiplayer video game. This game provides revamped bowling and fielding controls and also a new “Direct-Hit” system which makes the game more fun to play.
Furthermore, a new commentary team was introduced with the likes of Michael Atherton, David Gower, Isa Guha, Mel Jones, Alison Mitchell and Ian Healy for the video game. Cricket 22 game is one of the best cricket games ever introduced in the market by Big Ant.
Having added Cricket 22 to their spectacular list of cricket games, Big Ant Studios have done a remarkable job in the evolution of cricketing games and lodged them on the map of esports games in the market. The latest Cricket 22 is the one to beat as it has a lot of thrilling competitions and has pulled in a lot of gamers. The Big Ant Studios with the help of some exquisite graphical reality and several mind-boggling features has introduced a fun way to play cricket at the expense of a few clicks.
Hope this article gave you an overview of the best cricket games for PS4 and would help you choose the best ones as per your requirement. These indoor cricket games were a huge boon for the gamers as they were one of the most played games during the COVID-19 lockdown. It’s a new and fun way to enjoy your favourite sport.