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IGN AU: Ashes Cricket 2009 Review

IGN Writes - In short doses Ashes is genuinely good fun, but a full on test match will do just that, taking you to the limits of human endurance. The shorter play modes are more suited to pick up and play, and the other national teams are a welcome change to the English and Aussie sides. While the graphics aren't exactly next generation they don't really need to be. What's important here is that the core mechanics are well executed and there's little doubt that they are. Ironically, the realistic feel robs the game of its excitement. We wouldn't want to see Bigs style Turbo modes necessarily - that's just not cricket - but something to crank the pace up just a little would have been great, particularly in single player mode.

This is undeniably an accurate cricket simulation, but whether that's a curse or a gift is ultimately down to you.

Presentation - 7.5
Graphics - 7.0
Sound - 7.5
Gameplay - 7.5
Lasting Appeal - 7.0
Overall - 7.4

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