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Ashes Cricket 2009 £2.99 @ Play.com [Xbox 360 Games]

Jonathan Lester
Ashes Cricket 2009, Games deals, Sports Games, Xbox 360

Ashes Cricket 2009 £2.99 @ Play.com [Xbox 360 Games]

Apart from a fairly decent showing in the Formula 1, we haven't really been stunning our international competitors with our sporting prowess this year. Hark back to July 2009, where Andrew Strauss and our brave lads reclaimed the Ashes from Australia on our home turf. The official game of the 2009 Ashes series has now been brought down to £2.99 at Play.com (saving you £4 compared to DVD.co.uk)- meaning that you can relieve the glory days ahead of this winter's series.

Ashes Cricket 2009 offers a slick and thoroughly enjoyable cricket simulation. Modifying bowling delivery and shots are as simple as hitting the right face or shoulder button, with different techniques available to different players. A whole raft of convenient tweaks have been implemented from past iterations that vastly improve the accessibility- including relaxed gauges and thresholds that govern the accuracy of a delivery.

Fielding can make or break a cricket game- and Ashes Cricket 2009 has streamlined it down to a tee. A selection of preset tactics and manoeuvres can be assigned to a simple flick of the stick- and the art of catching has been switched to a simple quicktime event that injects the proceedings with a genuine sense of tension. Will you make the catch?

However, the small scale of the game and the occasionally suspect player likenesses are a far cry from the showy and shiny EA efforts- but in my opinion, this is a far better game. Plus, for £2.99 (less with Quidco), why not grab yourself a little cricket action from a happier time!

Thanks to thejazz at Hot UK Deals

Add a comment2 comments
Chris  Jul. 19, 2010 at 18:19

I clicked the link and it says £9.99 on the play.com website. Is this a case of play being mean people?

Matt Gardner  Jul. 19, 2010 at 18:22

Pretty much.

I imagine an avalanche of deal hunters locked onto this one and Play misinterpreted it as demand for the game rather than advantageous online deal snaffling.


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