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Overview

Ashes Cricket 2009 is a Cricket game for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Wii. The 360, PS3 and PC versions were developed by Transmission Games. The Wii version was developed by Gusto Games. It features licensed teams from the England & Wales Cricket Board, the Cricket Australia Board and Marylebone Cricket Club. It features the full England & Australia cricket teams.

Grounds from all Test playing nations are available apart from Bangladesh, with all 5 2009 Ashes Series grounds included in this. All test playing nations as well as Ireland and Kenya are present with rosters of early 2009 players; though only England and Australia are licensed.

Multiple game modes are included, to allow players to play in different modern day series's of cricket, including The Ashes, Test Cricket, One-Day-International's, and Twenty20. Online multiplayer is also available through Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and Nintendo WiFi. There is a historical mode called Legend Mode, where players can play famous cricket matches from history. A create a player, team and tournament modes are also available.

Commentary is provided from well known ex-cricketers: Tony Greig, Ian Bishop, Shane Warne, Ian Botham & Jonathan Agnew are all featured in the game.

Wii Version

The Wii version is dramatically different to the other consoles, having been developed specifically for the Wii by Gusto Games. This version uses the Wii Remote to allow the player to play cricket shots which are recreated in the game.

PC System Requirements

Minimum

  • Windows XP/Vista. (if running Windows Vista SP1 or above is recommended)
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • 2 Ghz Pentium or AMD™ equivalent
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: GeForce 6800 / Radeon X1600 or above Shader 3.0 256MB RAM card
  • DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • Dual layer DVD-ROM Drive
  • 2.5 GB Hard Drive Space

Recommended

  • Windows XP/Vista. (if running Windows Vista SP1 or above is recommended)
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • 3 GHz Pentium 4 or AMD™ equivalent and above
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • Graphics card: GeForce 8800GS & above, or Radeon X1900 series & above
  • Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Sound Card.
  • Dual Layer Compatible DVD-ROM Drive
  • 3 GB Hard Drive Space

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