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  • Summary: Providing gamers with the most authentic Ashes experience possible without having to don their whites, Ashes Cricket 2009 is fully licensed by the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board), the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club, the world's most famous cricket club and owner of the Ashes urn) and Cricket Australia, providing the game with all the official players, kit, stadia - including Lord's and The Brit Oval - and equipment from this year’s npower Ashes Series. Coming from the home of video game cricket, Ashes Cricket 2009 is set to build on the heritage that Codemasters has enjoyed with its best-selling Brian Lara series and continue to lead the field with great batting, bowling and fielding gameplay and authenticity that made the series a huge hit with cricket fans the world over. Produced by Codemasters, the game is currently being developed by Transmission Games (Brian Lara 2007 Pressure Play (PSP)). Delivering all the exciting, athletic, skilful and technical elements of the sport, the game’s comprehensive ‘Ashes’ mode features all five Tests played out at carefully detailed recreations of each authentic venue. In addition, gamers can play Test matches, One Day Internationals, 20 over games and a series of challenge modes. The high definition current generation versions feature full online multiplayer as well as support for local multiplayer games. [Codemasters] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Because of the lack of competition at the moment, this is the cricket game to buy. [Nov 2009, p.]
  2. More Tufnell than Warne. [Nov 2009, p.74]
  3. Bugs and glitches mar an otherwise fair attempt at bringing the gentleman's sport to the PC.
  4. Want to feel stupid and cheated? Buy this.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Sep 24, 2013
    10
    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.
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  2. AGK
    Apr 28, 2014
    7
    One of the best cricket games I've ever player but also one of the most hard to work out but once you get it, it's either really boring or really fun! for me, it's really fun! Expand
  3. Jul 14, 2014
    7
    I torrented it online. I had a lot of fun playing it. The online mode was bleh, plain, but atleast they included online, which was great, and I had a ton of fun with that until there were issues with my computer, not the game, and I had to delete it. Oh, and also, only England and Australia has real player names, but you can edit the names which are good, and if you're a cricket fan, the names are pretty obvious, just scrambled up randomly. Expand
  4. Mar 10, 2014
    2
    bugs, cheesers and endless quitting..... with no recompense. I was best in the world... and gave up on it... that's how flawed it was at its heart. Don Bradman Cricket 14 will be the best cricket game of all time. Expand
  5. JohnRobinson
    Aug 23, 2009
    0
    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! Collapse