Excerpt: INTROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Well how do i put it ea sports have pulled out yet another top quality game.i have bought most of ea sports games just because i think there great.i bought this game as england was playing australia in the ashes. i had never really been interestd in cricket before so this game taught me quiet a lot.
Excerpt: Cricket 2005 for XBOX looks, at first glance a good game. If you are a cricket fan and understand the game, you can pick it up and play it fairly quicky. Bowling is straight forward, with different types of deliveries for different bowler types. Batting however is not so easy. The controls aren't too bad and are pretty much the same as for Cricket 2004 (Playstation 2). It's actually fairly easy to get the hang of hitting the ball and staying in.
Summary: This game is very poor and no better than the original brian lara game in terms of the shots you can play.The game is also graphically flawed as i have had a number of occasions where the ball has gone through the batsmens leg to hit the stumps.Also if you zoom in on a replay you will find that a lot of boundary catches the fielder is actually standing on the rope.
Summary: If you are looking for a game that has fancy graphics and unrealistic gameplay, look no further.EA Sports have got a lot to answer for in this game to the point it should be withdrawn from the shops and here is why: 1. You can not save matches unlike in 2004. 2. Batters can not move when the bowler runs up, again unrealistic and again you can do this in 2004. 3.Numerous glitches in the game like the commentators get the wrong score etc.
Summary: This is a game that is addictive. It annoyes you at first and then it gets better and better. It's pretty much exactly what cricket should be like on a real time basis. It literally takes four days to play a four day match and one day for a one day match. The commentary is pretty repetative though, but you don't really conentrate on it. If you want cricket as a game then this is it.
Summary: I've been waiting for a cricket game to come out for the Xbox, in fact I almost wavered and traded in my Xbox for the PS2 a while back when it looked like there wouldn't be a cricket game for my console. But I toughed it out and, like the proverbial buses, after waiting for ages along come two cricket games at once in the shape of EA Cricket 2005 and Brian Lara 2005. I reviewed the PSOne version of Brian Lara cricket on Amazon, and found much to commend it.
Summary: This has to be one of the worst things ever associated with the great game of cricket. It is a real shame I had to give this game any stars - none would have been far better. The graphics are great, until you start playing. Everything about the game is SOOOOO predictable - teams can be bowled out for virtually nothing, and you have a tiny number of shots that can score you runs.
Summary: Having played Cricket 2005 and a demo of Brian Lara Cricket 2005, I can safely say that EA should be ashamed of themselves. It isn't even close. Brian Lara outclasses EA's offering in every department. Graphically, Cricket 2005 does look good when stationary, but as soon as any action starts happening on screen the terrible animation becomes all too apparant.
Summary: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE,Dont buy this game.EA sports on a yearly basis keeps handing out crap like this and we keep on buying it.I am just surprised like other reviews how famous names like andrew flintoff and richie benaud agree to put their names on this dross.The save feature is a complete joke the commentry is terrible no improvment at all from 2004 and i managed to bowl out pakistan for 6 using the ever dangerous ashly giles.Like the other review you have been...
Summary: Although I am a passionate cricket fan, it has to be said that this version is nothing short of appalling. Whilst it typically for EA Sports looks smart and incredible detail has been attached to the statistics, the gameplay is a joke. The biggest flaw by far is the absence of a save game option in a test match and frankly, given that the slog games are impossible given the confidence meter that restricts your batting, test matches are the only viable match to play.