5 Best Cricket Games for PC, Mobile, PS4 and Xbox One
Unlike football, cricket is not at the forefront when it comes to video games, and the options available for experiencing supreme cricketing action at the comfort of your home are very sparse.
Over time, many studios have tried to capture the 'Gentleman's Game' in the form of a video game, but only a few managed to achieve this triumph. To add to that, in 2019, EA Sports is planning to return to the cricket franchise with a brand new game.
Until that game sees the light of the day, let us look closer at the five best cricket games that are available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and the mobile platforms.
#5 Real Cricket 18
Developed by Nautilus Mobile, Real Cricket 18 is a mobile game available for both iOS and Android devices. With a slew of features, the company behind the franchise promises that Real Cricket 18 provides the most authentic gameplay experience on the mobile device. The game includes diverse cricketing shots, different weather and time of day, along with unique player faces, allowing the user to experience top-class cricketing action.
Furthermore, Real Cricket 18 boasts numerous tournaments and stadiums for a realistic cricket experience.
Real Cricket 18 is free-to-play and includes in-app purchases.
#4 EA Cricket 07 (Patches)
Despite being released in 2006, EA Cricket 2007 is one of the most popular cricket games available on the market, and one has to thank its huge community for that.
The official support for the game ended a long while back, but regularly patches are released by modders to include updated kits, players, stadiums and even tournaments.
However, one should note that these are only cosmetic changes and the core engine is the same as the original. The gameplay is smooth and slick, offering good cricketing action. The lack of an option to fine-tune the direction of a shot is a disappointment, though.
Mods are regularly released for the PC version of the game.