The New Review: Critics: Radio & Games: GAMES: Don Bradman Cricket 14 PS3, Xbox 360, Alternative Software, cert: 3
(Observer (UK) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) It's been a long time since cricket fans got a version of their favourite sport in videogame form. Since EA's swansong in Cricket 07, there have been few efforts worthy of mention and, of those, Ashes Cricket 2013 was noteworthy only for being a complete disaster. Celebratory nods to the balcony all round, then as Don Bradman Cricket proves hugely playable as well as being an accurate simulation of the sport - a balance not always easy to achieve. While the controls are difficult to master at first, the amount of variety on offer, particularly when bowling, is hugely impressive. Spinners in particular can exploit variations of turn, bounce and flight to torment batsmen, just as Shane Warne did to hapless England sides for years.
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