Summary: I liked this much better than EA Cricket. The skill points which can be used and improvement of players by match performances are interesting too. I started playing Ashes 2 days ago only. But graphics wise EA cricket is still on top. I think the latest version of game is available now. I would like to try that. Much more match options and management options like in Fifa. will never make us tired of playing this.
Summary: The PC version of this game is defective. Check the forums and you will find the demo runs fine, but not the full version. Not even on high end gaming rigs like mine. I would advise potential buyers not to rush out and buy this alpha build. Check the forums in a month or 2 to see if the PC version works yet. Nice slideshow Codemasters!
Ashes Cricket 09 (Xbox 360): Flawed, No great step forward for cricket on the X-box
15 August 2010
Summary: I don't like Cricket....I love it, but to be honest with you, they still haven't created a cricket game that matches in anyway the thrill of the real thing, they've tried with 'International Cricket Captain 2001' and 'Brian Lara's Cricket', but never really created the unique dynamics that makes the Commonwealth countries favourite summer sport so appealing to fans and so baffling to everyone else.
Pros: Nice catching system
Cons: Dated, dull and relies less on player ability and more on confidence
Summary: I bought this the same time as I'm sure majority of others did. England had just won the Ashes back in England in an enthralling series. On first getting the game it is a very good cricket game leading on from the Brian Lara series. England and Australia are the only two teams with correct player names, etc meaning unless you do an Ashes series you are left with a less the decent gaming experience.
Pros: Good to play, not too difficult to get used to
Ashes Cricket 09 (Xbox 360): A long slog sometimes
7 February 2010
Summary: Essentially for me this is an update of the old Playstation 2 game, 'Brian Lara's Cricket', it was made for the Ashes series in 2009, probably for maximum publicity and sales, I mean who wouldn't want to recreate the games on their sofa. It's the first new cricket game for a couple of years and is in my opinion a 3 out of 5 game, its thoughtful and does provide great fun when you hit a ball cleanly or bowl someone with pace and guile, but its graphically average, can...
Summary: I've always avoided cricket games in the past but I was given this one by a friend and if I'd have know how good the game is I would have had no qualms in paying full rpice for this beauty. The graphics are slick and seamless and from a spectators point of view it also gives you the feeling of watching a live match. Something to note is that the in game commentary can become annoying.
Ashes Cricket 09 (Xbox 360): It doesn't quite hit me for a boundary but 3 runs will do!
28 December 2009
Summary: When I received this from the local rental store I was expecting good things, as I had read a lot of good reviews about this release. I wasn't disappointed. Although, I only had possession of the game for a matter of days, it provided me with a number of hours of fun. The graphics are pretty good, which was surprising as the previous cricket releases have been disappointing. The arenas were all similar to the actual thing and the teams were looking good.
Excerpt: Not much into cricket, but this was a very enjoyable game to play. Although playing the ashes against CPU is fun, it’s a great laugh against a friend and even my old man had a go and started smashing 4’s. I would certainly recommend hiring this out and giving the Aussies another bashing. If your looking for achievement points, you can get over 700 easily.