Excerpt: Every now and then a game is released that seems to pitch a tent and take up a home in your console's disc tray. For me this happens rarely, with Waverace on the Nintendo 64 (no disc tray, but it was only an analogy), the Pro Evolution Soccer series on PlayStation 2 and Virtua Snooker on the PC being a handful of games that make me want to keep going back for more.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Judged by conventional gaming standards, Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 is not a great game. As cricketing games go, it's passable, and even enjoyable. Perhaps one day someone will manage to put everything together and make a game that accurately portrays the sport. I wouldn't bet on it though.