Cricket (video game series)

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EA Sports Cricket
Cricket easports logo.png
Genre(s)Sports (cricket)
Developer(s)Electronic Arts
Publisher(s)EA Sports
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, PlayStation 2
First releaseCricket 96
1995
Latest releaseCricket 07
14 November 2006

EA Cricket is a series of cricket video games published by EA Sports and designed for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation and PlayStation 2 platforms. Until now, eight different games of the series have been released, between 1996 and 2007.

Games[edit]

Cricket 96[edit]

Cricket 96
Developer(s)Beam Software
Publisher(s)EA Sports
Platform(s)MS-DOS
Release
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer
Screenshot of Cricket 96

Cricket 96 is a cricket game for the MS-DOS PCs that was released in 1995. The sequel to Super International Cricket on the SNES, it was developed by Beam Software and published by EA Sports. It was released as Ian Botham's International Cricket 96 in Europe.

Despite featuring improved graphics, like its predecessors the game continued to forgo official team and player licensing, although many of the in-game players had recognizable real-life counterparts.

Cricket 97[edit]

ICC Cricket World Cup England 99[edit]

This game was developed by Creative Assembly and released only for the PC.[1]

Cricket 2000[edit]

Cricket 2002[edit]

Cricket 2002
Developer(s)HB Studios
Publisher(s)EA Sports
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2
ReleasePlayStation 2
  • EU: 1 February 2002
Microsoft Windows
  • EU: 28 June 2002
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Cricket 2002 is a 2001 video game based on the sport of cricket by EA Sports. It was released for the PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows.

Cricket 2004[edit]

Cricket 2004
Cricket 2004 Coverart.png
Developer(s)HB Studios
Publisher(s)EA Sports
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2
Release
  • EU: 12 March 2004
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Cricket 2004 is a 2003 video game based on the sport of cricket by EA Sports. The game was designed by HB Studios, known for their EA Rugby Series. It was released for the PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows.

Cricket 2004 features all of the international teams that played in the 2003 Cricket World Cup, all of the domestic teams of Australia and England.

The player can create their own players for Cricket 2004 and choose which team they play for. An Autoplay feature allows the player to skip 5, 10, 15, 20, 50 or 100 (4 and 5 day games only) overs, until a wicket falls, or to the end of the innings.

The graphics were awarded "Worst PlayStation 2 graphics" by IGN.[5]

Cricket 2005[edit]

Cricket 2005
Cricket 2005 Coverart.png
Developer(s)EA Canada
HB Studios
Publisher(s)EA Sports
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release
  • EU: 1 July 2005
  • AU: 12 July 2005
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Cricket 2005 is a video game based on the sport of cricket. Developed by EA Canada and HB Studios and released by EA Sports, it was released in July 2005 on Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Windows.

The game was released in three different region-based covers. Adam Gilchrist appeared on the Australian cover, Daniel Vettori on the New Zealand cover and Andrew Flintoff on the English cover. It was the last game to have all real player names.

Cricket 07[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup England 99 for Windows (1999)". MobyGames. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  2. ^ "Cricket 2002". GamesMaster. No. 115. December 2001. p. 106. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  3. ^ Fish, Eliot (February 2002). "Cricket 2002". Hyper. No. 100. p. 90. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  4. ^ Hill, Jason (December 2001). "Cricket 2002". PlayStation Official Magazine – Australia. No. 9. p. 33. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  5. ^ "The Greatest Graphics of All Time". IGN. March 17, 2009. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Dry, Frank (April 2004). "Cricket 2004". Hyper. No. 125. p. 72. Retrieved 18 July 2021.

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