“ Manufacturer: Electronic Arts / Genre: Sports / PEGI Age Rating: Age 3+ / Max. Number Of Players: 2 „
This game was released back in 2007, it was quite a good cricket to be honest!
The graphics in the game had improved a lot since the last edition of the game at the time.The players from all teams have been given more detail in their faces which made them look more realistic.
The pitches had been well done as Lord's test ground looked a lot realistic in the game and so did Old Trafford.Umpires showed more emotion to as they responded a lot to the appeals and the umpires have also been done well in the graphics.
Gameplay in this game was good and improvedyou can now bat a lot easier and ball a lot easier.You control the batters with the analogue sticks now. The bowling feature of the game had been improved a lot. You can now spin your ball really well and also set out plenty of different formations for fielding.
Their has been an addition of camera angles available in the game.
With the additions of World tournaments in the gameas well it gives you a lot more to play for.Difficulty levels can be changed in the game to make it easier to win matches though. The CPU is quite strong in the game so be warned about that!
Overall I think the game play in the game is brilliant.The amount of teams in the game is good as well making this a great game for all the cricket fans to get. This was one of the best cricket game's i have played on the PS2 because of the good game.
Cricket 2007 for the Playstation 2 is a simulation game made by Electronic Arts and released in 2006 and is also available for other systems.
The game itself is aimed at cricket fans not really the casual gamer, as it tries to simulate the real game as much as possible.
If you do not have much time you can just jump straight in a play a single game or if you prefer you can play the Ashes, national matches or county matches and knock out cups
The main teams in the games are the English and the Australian teams although some international teams are available, without the real names of players as EA does not have the rights to use them.
To make the game at bit easier there is an optional batting gauge which helps with batting, the batting and running is pretty easy although the bowling is not very good as it tends to not do as the option you have selected regularly.
The sounds and the commentary on the game are pretty good and is done by Mark Nicholas and Richie Benaud, but they are limited in what they say and sometimes they say things that are not even happening.
The graphics are acceptable, the pitches look good and you can tell where they are and the cricketers look detailed enough. The controls are pretty good, not to hard to learn
The game is pretty easy to master and it does not take very long for you to learn how to beat the computer so it is fairly easy to complete
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