Passion, rivalry and genuine sports spirit; it all comes alive with The Ashes. One of the most anticipated events of the year can now be played throughout the year on your computer with Ashes: Cricket 2009. Even if the series is played between England and Australia, Ashes has a rich and amazing history that no other series in cricket does.
Cricket 2009 is for anyone who likes cricket. Built for casual as well as hard-core gamers, Ashes packs in a lot of interesting features. The sports simulator cum cricket video game is available for the PC platform and has a 3+ rating from PEGI, making it entertaining for the entire family.
Synopsis and Features
Cricket 2009 is about celebrating the glory of cricket. The game has plenty of game modes and 12 teams from different countries that you can select to play with. Developed by Transmission Games and published by Codemasters, Ashes promises hours of exciting cricketing action.
The minimum requirements for the game to run easily on your computer are Windows XP or Vista, 2 Ghz Pentium processor, 2.5 GB hard disk space, 1 GB RAM, GeForce 6800 or Radeon X1600 graphics card. The game’s single player mode lets you select any team of your choice and play the game for a win. Cricket 2009 has 6 different game modes such as The Ashes, Test Cricket, One-Day International, Twenty20, Legends Mode and Customisation.
Each mode is interesting as it provides something different that the other. For passionate lovers of cricket who like enjoying long sessions of gaming can opt for the Test matches. One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 follow the same rules as the game and are much for exciting and fun to play. The customization lets you customize editing tools, rename players, reassign skill points, and adjust visual sliders for players and much more.
The game has a competitive AI. This helps you in improving your skills and abilities every time you play the game. The game has some interesting features such as Hawk-Eye prediction that resemble real on-TV predictions, making the game more involving. The game has intuitive bowling and batting mechanisms that make it more interactive. The interesting thing about batting is that you have to be quick on your fingers as timing matters a lot. One miss and you might be looking at the broken stumps staring out you.
The game also has a simulate function that allows you to skip parts of an on-going match. If you like a particular aspect of a game like only bowling or only batting, you can select this option. This will allow you to skip over an entire innings, if required, letting you do what you love.
Featuring 18 cricket stadiums from all over the world, you can play the game from the famous Eden Gardens in India, Queen's Park Oval in West Indies to Melboune Cricket Ground in Australia. The graphics are pleasing and each stadium resembles a real stadium, giving the game a vivid and brilliant atmosphere.
If you want to rival against others and show off your cricketing skills you can do it with Ashes: Cricket 2009. The game supports friendly and ranked matches that you can play online. These matches can be played in various disciplines including twenty20. The ranked matches are much more fun as they assign you ranks based on your winning rate.
You can with play with gamers across the world by connecting through an in-game application. This provides for much fiercer and competitive gameplay as you will be playing against human counterparts. The patches, demos and trailers for the game can be downloaded directly from the company’s website.
Awesome Cricket Game
12 Jun, 2012
Best Cricket game in the market
14 May, 2012
Definitely the most satisfying cricket game i've played...........
1 Mar, 2012
Awesome game with excellent graphics.
7 Feb, 2013
best cricket game!!!
23 Aug, 2012
21 Aug, 2012
best cricket game
10 Oct, 2011
Working in Windows 7.
6 Dec, 2012
Great cricket game!
16 Feb, 2012