- Ashes Cricket 2009 is a cricket videogame focused on The Ashes test cricket series.
Ashes Cricket 2009 is best enjoyed when you are playing offline multiplayer against others. This way, you don’t get frustrated by the game’s unpredictable AI. Online multiplayer is also available. In the online multiplayer, you play ranked and friendly matches under various formats.
You might have problems finding players online, but when you do so, you will enjoy the game. There main mode is the Ashes game mode consisting of 5 test matches between the two main countries taking place over 5 days. There is a test play mode that lets you choose from amongst 12 competing nations. One Day matches mode is a stripped-down version of Test cricket.
20 overs mode is a mode offering quick, rapid gameplay where you score fast as opposed to the slower Test games.
There is also a coaching mode where you can improve your fielding, bowling and batting skills. You will find the coaching mode highly useful. After completing the tutorial basics, you can partake in some bowling and batting challenges. The game features 5 commentators.
Matches are challenging and quite frustrating. The game’s AI is clunky and unpredictable. Even when you pick the easiest difficulty mode, you can still get defeated easily.