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The best simulation of cricket, although a bit arcady. Glenn Fischmann (5) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 2.4
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 2.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 2.4
Graphics The visual quality of the game 2.7
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 2.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.4
Overall User Score (7 votes) 2.5

Critic Reviews

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It has been a long, long wait for the Playstation's first cricket sim but it has all proved worthwhile as Brian Lara Cricket is a stunning title... in both gameplay and visuals. The control system is complicated enough to offer a wide range of strokes and bowling actions, while remaining relatively simplistic to operate. The graphics and commentary are so good that I am sure someone could be fooled into believing that they were watching a televised broadcast. Following in the footsteps of Micro Machines V3 and TOCA Touring Cars couldn't have been easy but with BLC, TOCA 2 and Music, Codemasters have yet to slip up on the Playstation. Congratulations.
The graphics are great, though the 3D models wobble about and occasionally look really freaky. Some great touches such as slow-motion relays for third umpire decisions and some cool little animations add to the realism. Essential for fans of the sport, and a cracking multi-player alternative to the myriad PlayStation football games.
NowGamer (Dec 01, 1998)
Considering this is the only cricket game on the PlayStation then we have got to say it is the best cricket game on the PlayStation and although the attention to detail is fine, the attention to control has paid the price. If another cricket game was to come along we wouldn’t be too surprised to see a notable improvement but until then all you dads out there, put this on your Christmas list.