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