Percentile Rank

Cricket 19 is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

64%

Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Player2.net.au
B
B
Jun 20, 2019

With Cricket ’19, Big Ant has once again released a high-quality cricket title that is likely to keep fans invested until the next version. Sadly it is held back by a lack of polish in areas that have always shown a lack of polish, so the hope for these problems ever being fixed is fading. But that being said this is a great game and well worth your time with improvements both big and small over the previous version.

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Scored Reviews

Stevivor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

Like Ashes Cricket before it, Cricket 19 takes a good thing and touches it up. Its strength is definitely when bat meets ball, which is largely the same as Ashes Cricket, but its focus has been on enhancing everything around that.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2019

Cricket 19 is by far the best cricket game available right now. There’s enough about it to keep cricket newbies entertained while its high level of authenticity will no doubt delight die-hard cricket fans. Even England’s Barmy Army, however, would get quickly tired of the loading times, and may notice the small imperfections to the matchday experiences. Despite this, Cricket 19 is a solid boundary, with the career mode hitting nothing but sixes.

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Daily Star
Jul 6, 2019

So will they break out of the 'cricket lovers only' mold? I doubt it.

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Press Start
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2019

Cricket 19 delivers us another solid improvement in the world of cricket games, and while it still doesn’t quite match up to the big budget sports games, it certainly gives the genre a good run for its money.

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Critical Hit
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2019

Cricket 19 won't be winning any awards nor pioneering new things, but it is a fun game to pick up and play. It's simple, intuitive and makes cricket accessible to just about anyone.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 4, 2019

Cricket 19 brings the full cricket experience to Nintendo Switch for the very first time. This port can sometimes struggle in the performance – a few too many pre-match cutscenes likely being one of the main offenders – but gameplay is mostly slowdown free, letting you focus on juggling a ton of options in every corner of the field. The sheer number of modes on offer is astounding, and while the lack of consistent official licences is frustrating, the potential for community-driven support in Scenarios mode (and online) proves that the Switch continues to be a worthy platform for full-on sports simulators.

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PlayStation Universe
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2019

Not the big jump in quality we saw from the last Don Bradman's to Ashes Cricket, Cricket 19 is at least a small improvement on its predecessor, strengthening its modular gameplay options and packing in a bit more detail to the engrossing career and Ashes modes. It's fair to say more was expected of this latest willow-whacker, but it does manage to keep the series on the path to greater things.

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SA Gamer
7 / 10.0
SA Gamer
Timóteo Da Silva
7 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2019

Cricket 19 is too close to call and needs to be sent upstairs: For fans, this is clearly the best of recent games - showing improvements in almost all departments and should, therefore, be a considered a 'must buy'. However, due to several niggling shortcomings and an inherently slower nature, non-fans may feel like it's more of a slog than a slog-swept six out the park.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

Cricket 19 is rough around the edges, but it makes some notable improvements in key areas. Fans of the sport will find plenty of enjoyment here.

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BoxPlayUK
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 31, 2019

If you’re a fan of Cricket, then I would recommend the game, the atmosphere, the presentation, it’s all brilliant. As mentioned in the review, there’s just a couple of things that Big Ant Studios needs to tidy up.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Top Critic

7 / 10
Aug 1, 2019

Cricket 19 is a comprehensive and detailed simulation of the sport with a bewildering number of modes and options. Its depths and complexities can be daunting for newcomers, and playing against the AI feels a bit arbitrary at times, but from playing Ashes Test series to one off challenges, there is something here for every level of cricket fan.

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God is a Geek
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2019

Cricket fans would be batty to miss out on this, but they should go in aware that things could still be better.

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Guardian
Jun 13, 2019

Delivering all the funky play any bowler or batsman could desire, this virtual leather-on-willow is the best cricket game yet

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