There are over 75 different cricket video games in the world today. I have condensed them into a list of my top 12 best cricket games.
Best Cricket Games
- Ashes Cricket
- Cricket Captain 2022
- Cricket 22
- Don Bradman Cricket 14
- Don Bradman Cricket 17
- World Cricket Championship Rivals
- Street Cricket Champions 2
- Howzart Fantasy Cricket App
- Freddie Flintoff’s Power Play Cricket
- Big Bash Boom
- Cricket 64
- Cricket Challenge
Keep reading for more information about each game, including things like price, gameplay, and links to where the game can be purchased.
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Ashes Cricket may seem like an odd choice for number one, but It still holds up with Cricket 22 and the likes in modern gaming. It boasts the best mechanical elements in a Cricket Game to date.
Although that doesn’t mean that Ashes Cricket is perfect in regards to glitches, but if you are familiar with cricket games then you would know you can’t escape the glitches.
The Graphics are still up to date with the modern Cricket games, not much improvements have been made in that regard in the last 5 years.
The batting feels very satisfying giving you four options of defensive, aggressive, attacking, and precision. The batting animations are still very clean in comparison to the modern Cricket games like Cricket 22.
The career mode is also very fun and satisfying in Ashes Cricket. The only drawback to Ashes Cricket is the fact there is very little support left for this game given how old it is.
Ashes Cricket still gets number one on my list of cricket games for being the easiest to pick up, and enjoyable day one cricket game.
2. Cricket Captain 2022
Cricket Captain 2022 comes in number two because the game is purely a simulation of cricket unlike Ashes Cricket. This means you are purely managing a team and watching the game unfold before you.
This type of game appeals to a lot of people, and it also appeals to me as you can get way more immersed in a simulation.
If you read the steam reviews you will see mostly negative reviews. But most of the negative reviews are simply stating the fact that not much improvement on its earlier counterparts like Cricket Captain 2021, 2020, and 2019 have been made.
For that reason I will also be leaving those games off of the top 12 list as that would be a bit redundant to add those as well.
I have to add this to the end: the mobile version of this game is just not as good as the pc version, do not get the mobile version.
If you want a mobile cricket game I have listed better options down below like, World Cricket Championship Rivals.
Cricket 22 is very similar to Ashes Cricket being as they are produced by the same company, but like many modern games sometimes the classics are still better than the originals.
That is Why Cricket 22 gets third on the list of best cricket games. The game itself has very good animations much like its brother ashes.
In regards to batting it has probably the best batting for Cricket games to date, but it’s still not perfect. Some of the hits will still defy psychics and leave you scratching your head at what just happened.
The career mode is still very fun, but it just doesn’t seem like the developers really played their game as some of the training mini games seem way too hard to me. It is also very hard to tell how to get certain stats on players using those mini games.
If those are not huge issues for you then I would recommend this game if you don’t want to try Ashes, and are looking for something more up to date with modern players.
Don Bradman Cricket 14 is one of the most solid 8 year old sports games there is. You are still going to have a fun time playing this game even eight years after the fact.
This game still has very acceptable graphics and animations. The pitching in this game feels better than the modern games as you can change up your motions on the run more.
Although the batting mechanics is where this game is lacking when compared to its modern counterparts like Cricket 22.
It just seems as more and more games go by, Big Ant Studios claims they want to fix their glitches, but it seems like the modern games have even more glitches than the older games.
This is especially true if you compare Don Bradman Cricket 14 to Don Bradman Cricket 17. 14 seems to play much better in regards to glitches and crashes than newer versions!
This is why Bradman Cricket 14 comes in fourth especially if you have an older console, and don’t want to break the bank. You can probably find these at pawn stores or a good will for under $10 USD.
Don Bradman Cricket 17 is going to take number five on the list because if not for this game Ashes would have never come out along with Cricket 22.
This was one of Big Ant Studios first modern day Cricket games after Don Bradman 14. This game is not great, but it is still fun.
Some people actually considered this game a downgrade to Don Bradman 14 because of the promises at the time that they failed to follow through with such as fixing glitches and making the graphics better.
Fans at the time considered it a cash grab and by all means it was. If it wasn’t for Bradman 17 though there would be no Ashes and Cricket 22.
This is why it lands at five on my list and I actually suggest you pass on playing this one to save yourself the time and just stick with 14.
6. World Cricket Championship Rivals
Have you ever been bored on the bus or at work with downtime wishing you could play some cricket on the go.
Well I got good news for you because Nextwave Multimedia has perfected the mobile version of Cricket. Although I myself much prefer the console versions of Cricket over mobile, this is still fun.
If you are looking for a Mobile version of Cricket this is your game. It offers head on multiplayer with one on one action never before seen in mobile cricket gaming.
Different Skill trees for batting and bowling make it a very immersive experience. There are up to 8 different deliveries available for bowling the ball which is pretty impressive for it being a free mobile game.
Although unlike the console versions of cricket games there is no career mode, which many fans have grown to love. No career mode can make the game feel a little bit repetitive after a bit of playtime.
Until they introduce some kind of simulation or career mode I will be playing Cricket Captain 22 on my phone for it has much more replayability.
7. Street Cricket Champions 2
- Platforms: PS2, PSP
- Price: $10-$30 USD
- Release Date: 2012
- Developer: Trine Games
Street Cricket Champions 2 Is an older game for the ps2 and psp. This Cricket game has some good arcade features in it for playing head to head with your buddies.
It’s also extremely fun on the psp given its portability. It has similar batting mechanics as a lot of the modern cricket games having the different 4 buttons deciding what type of hit you will perform off the bowl.
It even has a street league if the regular exhibition game mode gets boring for you. The sound track in this game is quite good as well and worth a listen and a play if you still have your old PSP or PS2.
8. Howzat Fantasy Cricket App
Howzat Fantasy Cricket App comes in eighth because I don’t really like fantasy sports apps because of the association with cash prizes, but I will still stick it on the list because I know many fans of cricket love fantasy cricket and simulation.
If you are looking for an app to start a fantasy cricket league in this is the one as it boasts over 10 million downloads, has a great UI, and the developers seem to be constantly keeping it up to date.
The only problem with this fantasy league is you have to deposit money into the game to keep playing. Like I stated earlier, I don’t like these types of dodgy tactics so I stay away from fantasy cricket personally.
9. Freddie Flintoff’s Power Play Cricket
- Platforms: DS
- Price: $10- $30 USD
- Release Date: August, 2010
- Developer: Fuzzy Frog Games
Freddie Flintoff’s Power Play Cricket is an older DS game that has a very arcade feel to it. This arcade feel is what gives this game its appeal to me.
The batting is very simple and I like that they don’t overcomplicate things like other games tend to do.
This is one of those games where if you have played a newer cricket game, going back to an oldie like this is going to be a huge shock.
If you’re like me and can get over the old graphics and find some novelty in an old game, I would suggest trying this classic out.
If you like a more cartoony version of the modern Cricket games then Big Bash Boom is exactly what you’re looking for.
This game’s graphics are somehow better in my opinion than any of the modern cricket games that try to be as realistic as possible with their graphics.
I think the cartoony style really appeals to the eyes more than the rigid lines and animations of the newer games. Along with the cartoony style there are also very arcade like game elements too.
Several different power ups can help you score several runs against your opponents. Like I said, this is not your regular cricket sim.
The price point on this game typically sits between $30-$50 USD, which for a five year old game, seems a little steep.
11. Cricket 64
- Platforms: PC commodore 64
- Price: FREE
- Release Date: 1984
- Developer: Ken Smith
Cricket 64 is a game so old it may be even older than you. This is one of the first ever cricket games. This game was released in 1984 on the commodore 64.
Don’t get the age of this game mistaken; it still holds up to this day if you can get past the 8 bit graphics.
If you and your friends want to have a tournament to end all tournaments, this is the game to do it with. The nostalgia factor alone will get this game on the list. This old game even has a simulation mode believe it or not!
12. Cricket Challenge
- Platforms: PC/FLASH
- Price: Free
- Release Date: 2011
- Developer: Gameshastra
This game is unlike the others as it is not produced by a huge AAA company. This is just a little flash game I found back in high school to help pass the time.
Somehow even with flash dead this website keeps this little game going, thank you cricket gods! Don’t let looks deceive, you this little game can end up taking hours of your free time away if you aren’t careful!
This is another great option if you just want to play something on the side waiting at an appointment or a meeting. It even has batting practice!
I hope my list was able to help you find a Cricket game that you enjoy. If you are interested in gaming, then check out some of my gaming lists below:
- Best Cross Platform Games
- Best Free Offline PC Games
- Best CPU Intensive Games
- Best PC Vs VR Games
- Best Games To Stream On Twitch
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