Cricket games may sometimes get overlooked and ignored, but the best ones can provide many hours of fun to fans of the game. To help you find the top games in this category, we have listed and reviewed the top free and paid iOS cricket games out there that you can enjoy on your iPhone or iPad.
There are plenty of cricket fans on our team and they helped us review a variety of different games to bring to you a list of the best. Our own experiences and app store reviews have also helped us shape our opinion about iOS cricket games so dive in.
Real Cricket™ 17
By Nautilus Mobile App Private Limited
We were extremely impressed with the realistic atmosphere of cricket offered by Real Cricket (a befitting name) that the die-hard fans of cricket like us appreciate in a game. The developers, Nautilus Mobile App Private Limited, were able to capture the true essence of cricket as they deliver a complete cricket game that was by far the best we experienced. Its high-quality graphics play a crucial part in providing the feel of being in an actual cricket stadium among top-class players and the sound effects also match up very nicely. With an easy to play gameplay, you can build your own Premier League team through Premier League Auction or choose to play a mini world cup against all the major teams in the world. There is plenty to choose from!
The developers have cleverly added daily challenges and unique and novel real cricket challenge mode so expect to be hooked to this one for a long period of time. There are also various in-app purchases to enhance the game, remove ads, and more. We recommend you give this one a go if cricket is your life.
By Stick Sports Ltd
This extremely popular cricket game is simple, well-made and easy to play and we believe that that is the reason behind its tremendous success. Stick Cricket’s cutesy, cartoonist look proved to be a hit among young cricket fans while older fans of this game are more into major tournament game play that is all about defeating 14 other teams to bring home the trophy. You will be put in charge of a team, and it is now your job to hit sixes and throw the googlies to dominate the world of cricket. One fun little element of the game is that you can have a multiplayer mode via same wife network or Bluetooth in the Pro version of the game (for $1.99).
We thoroughly enjoyed the fast-pace of this iOS cricket game, along with its simplistic graphics and sound effects that do the job perfectly well, and keep cricket fans like us busy and entertained for both short and long plays.
World Cricket Championship 2
By NextWave Multimedia Inc
With the hyper-realistic feel of that we desire from a sports game, World Cricket Championship 2 provides a great game play that appeals to a large fandom. The developers claim that World Cricket Championship 2 the Next Generation in Mobile Cricket Gaming! Due to its advanced 3D graphics yet easy controls that give a smart and intuitive mobile cricket playing experience, we believe NextWave Multimedia Inc delivers it well. Realistic ball physics, which respond to the pitch (Dead, Dusty, Green) was impressive and added a layer of character and complexity to the game. There are 69 different batting shots and 8 different bowling actions, so to excel at this one you need to have some good knowledge of playing cricket.
Keeping things as realistic as possible the game has 18 different international teams, 10 domestic teams, 24 different stadiums with all the different formats including TEST Cricket, Hot Events and more than 4 tournaments including World Cup, World T20 Cup, Blitz Tournament and ODI Series. The graphics are really impressive with realistic sound effects.
Cricket WorldCup Fever
By Indiagames Limited
Any cricket fan would know that the World Cup is the biggest cricketing event that spreads the World Cup fever among millions of fans worldwide. However, the Cricket World Cup happens once every four years, and for the fans, it is a long wait. So to keep the fever ongoing, Indiagames Limited has designed Cricket WorldCup Fever that offers cricket in “Full HD” graphics complete with high quality 3D characters and stadiums you have probably never seen or experienced in a game before.
With 14 teams, 6 stadiums & 3 difficulty modes, ball-by-ball analysis, Scoreboard Analysis and replay mode, this game is the closest thing to watching a match as well as controlling the team you love. Even with so many elements added to the game the controls are simple enough for you to enjoy the game to the max.
Big Bash 2016
By Cricket Australia
Released in 2016, Big Bash Cricket by Cricket Australia has maintained its quality and relevance till now. It is still fun, entertaining, and a well- made cricket game that fans of Australian cricket will enjoy a lot. With three difficulty modes and Women’s Big Bash League competitions, there is a lot of fun to be had with this one.
This game may not be as realistic to play as the ones we have mentioned earlier, but it still offers great graphics, controls, and great sound effects to keep your busy for hours.
There you go. That’s our pick for the top 5 favorite iOS cricket games for your iPhone and iPad. If you have a taste for playing or even watching cricket we encourage you to play one or maybe all of these games in your free time to keep your cricket cravings in check!