Percentile Rank

Ashes Cricket is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Player2.net.au
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 15, 2017

If you like both cricket and video games, this is a no-brainer. It may be basically the only cricket option available but it is a very good option and one that will entertain for the entire Ashes series and beyond.

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Scored Reviews

AusGamers
8.1 / 10.0
AusGamers

Top Critic

8.1 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2017

Ashes Cricket isn't perfect, but that's unfortunately to be expected from Big Ant cricket games at launch. But the stacks of little bugs aren't enough to detract from the overall accomplishments of a fully featured cricket game, which is as appealing to cricket aficionados as it is to those looking to have a quick bash.

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Wccftech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2017

Ashes Cricket offers the very best cricket game so far. As well as being the most realistic, it offers more approachable gameplay to help draw you in and looks excellent, particularly the licensed players and major stadiums. While it has a few bugs here and there, it also features an extensive customisation system and a number of game modes. There's a lot to love and keep you engrossed.

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Press Start
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 16, 2017

There's nothing about Ashes Cricket that stands out as being bad, and that's definitely a good thing considering recent Aussie sports titles. There are many smaller changes from the previously released Don Bradman Cricket, that all come together to improve the entire experience and take Ashes Cricket to the next level. Apart from buying tickets to the Ashes this summer, this should be your next purchase, as I absolutely love it.

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Stevivor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2017

Ashes Cricket is the best cricket game ever made, enhancing the foundations of the Don Bradman Cricket series, rather than starting afresh.

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IGN
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2017

Ashes Cricket isn't pitch perfect, but it's the best videogame representation of the sport to date.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2017

It may be occasionally janky, and despite best intentions, it isn't always as easy to understand as it could be, yet Ashes Cricket's bright spots shine through the flecks of grime. This is not a perfect game of cricket, but it is a good one.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 15, 2017

While it doesn't quite score a century, Ashes Cricket still puts in a decent knock.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

The Ashes isn't going to bowl over non-cricket fans, but it's a solid representation of the sport, and not that biased against us poms.

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TrustedReviews
Nov 22, 2017

Ashes Cricket is a very good cricket game, and very enjoyable once you eventually work out what everything does. It's just a shame the game doesn't do enough to explain its depth to the player from the get-go, which leads to a needless opening few hours of frustration and potential misinterpretation.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2017

What it lacks in shine and polish, Ashes Cricket makes up for with its deeply enjoyable on-pitch action and creation tools.

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FingerGuns
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 28, 2017

Big Ant come out swinging with the best cricket game in years.

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TheXboxHub
Dec 11, 2017

It would be hard to recommend this game to someone who isn’t a die-hard cricket fan because if they aren’t interested in the real thing, then there isn’t anything here to persuade them otherwise. However, for a die-hard fan, this is a pleasantly surprising game that reaches far deeper than the name suggests.

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Readers Gambit
6.5 / 10.0
Readers Gambit
Guest writer
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2017

Ashes Cricket is a bit of a mixed bag. While I found myself enjoying great swathes of time playing through The Ashes with England, scoring centuries left and right with the excellent and tight batting controls, the sheer number of glitches upsetting the difficulty balancing for bowling and fielding meant that it truly was a game of two halves. Whilst the game is undoubtedly Big Ant’s best outing to date, the lack of polish meant that the game was slightly too frustrating to recommend to absolute newcomers to the genre.

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