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If you like both cricket and video games, this is a no-brainer. It may be basically the only cricket option available but it is a very good option and one that will entertain for the entire Ashes series and beyond.
Ashes Cricket isn't perfect, but that's unfortunately to be expected from Big Ant cricket games at launch. But the stacks of little bugs aren't enough to detract from the overall accomplishments of a fully featured cricket game, which is as appealing to cricket aficionados as it is to those looking to have a quick bash.
Ashes Cricket offers the very best cricket game so far. As well as being the most realistic, it offers more approachable gameplay to help draw you in and looks excellent, particularly the licensed players and major stadiums. While it has a few bugs here and there, it also features an extensive customisation system and a number of game modes. There's a lot to love and keep you engrossed.
There's nothing about Ashes Cricket that stands out as being bad, and that's definitely a good thing considering recent Aussie sports titles. There are many smaller changes from the previously released Don Bradman Cricket, that all come together to improve the entire experience and take Ashes Cricket to the next level. Apart from buying tickets to the Ashes this summer, this should be your next purchase, as I absolutely love it.
It may be occasionally janky, and despite best intentions, it isn't always as easy to understand as it could be, yet Ashes Cricket's bright spots shine through the flecks of grime. This is not a perfect game of cricket, but it is a good one.
Ashes Cricket is a very good cricket game, and very enjoyable once you eventually work out what everything does. It's just a shame the game doesn't do enough to explain its depth to the player from the get-go, which leads to a needless opening few hours of frustration and potential misinterpretation.
It would be hard to recommend this game to someone who isn’t a die-hard cricket fan because if they aren’t interested in the real thing, then there isn’t anything here to persuade them otherwise. However, for a die-hard fan, this is a pleasantly surprising game that reaches far deeper than the name suggests.
Ashes Cricket is a bit of a mixed bag. While I found myself enjoying great swathes of time playing through The Ashes with England, scoring centuries left and right with the excellent and tight batting controls, the sheer number of glitches upsetting the difficulty balancing for bowling and fielding meant that it truly was a game of two halves. Whilst the game is undoubtedly Big Ant’s best outing to date, the lack of polish meant that the game was slightly too frustrating to recommend to absolute newcomers to the genre.