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Cricket 2005

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Electronic Arts continues its yearly cricket franchise with this outing. The Australian, English, South African and New Zealand national and league teams' names and likenesses are licensed. If you don't want likenesses of official players, then make your own with the built-in player editor to make the game custom to you. With 35 stadiums accurately modeled with real crowd noise the atmosphere is set for this TV style presentation (with action replay mode, third umpire, animated duck sequences, and TV style overlays) of cricket.

Fielding is fully automated, and it is possible to skip the entire bowling innings. Batting depends as much on shot timing as selection, while running between the wickets is faster than in previous editions. There are 13 tournament modes including domestic and international one-day and test matches, including England County Cricket's fast-paced Twenty20 Cup, and 2 net practice modes. The game has commentary from Richie Benaud and Jim Maxwell.


Cricket 2005 PlayStation 2 The game's main menu.
Cricket 2005 Windows Scoreboard
Cricket 2005 PlayStation 2 In the My Cricket sub menu is an option to disable some of the licensed music tracks
Cricket 2005 PlayStation 2 When playing a Knockout Tournament the player first selects a region of the world and then picks eight teams from that region to play in the tournament

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3DAvenue Xbox Jul 24, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Australian GamePro Windows Sep 13, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Australian GamePro PlayStation 2 Sep 13, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Australian GamePro Xbox Sep 13, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65 PlayStation 2 Jul 20, 2005 62 out of 100 62
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 2005 45 out of 100 45
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox Jul 18, 2005 4.5 out of 10 45 (UK) PlayStation 2 Jul 20, 2005 3 out of 10 30


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