One of crickets greatest ever players, the West Indian captain Brian Lara, headlines a return to video gaming with Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.
Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 will deliver all the atmosphere and excitement of major international cricket, in One Day, Tests and Tournaments, and have the perfect balance of gripping gameplay whether batting, bowling or fielding.
Youll be able to step up to the crease and compete with the professionals in crickets most challenging tournaments including the ICC Cricket World Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy.
Featuring all the official ICC One-Day International teams, with 16 players per squad, and stadia from around the world, including The Oval, Newlands, and Edgbaston, Brian Lara International Cricket will be a truly authentic experience.
The ICC deal also brings authentic strips and real name players with detailed facial likenesses to the game. So, in addition to Brian Lara himself, youll be facing world-class bouncers from the worlds greatest bowlers, including Wasim Akram, GD McGrath or Andrew Flintoff or trying to send the bails flying from crickets best batsmen such as SR Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, or Andrew Strauss!
Bringing its heritage of being the definitive cricket game series, Brian Lara International Cricket comes ten years after Codemasters launched the original Brian Lara game and over five years since the series appeared on any platform.
As the ultimate hit and run experience, Brian Lara International Cricket will capture all the exciting, athletic, skilful and technical elements of the sport.
In a tense battle between batting and bowling, its your chance to defend the honour of your chosen country in gripping One-Day Internationals, atmospheric Test Matches, fast Double Wicket games, challenging tournaments and even historic clashes - including the Test Match of 1882, which led to the creation of the Ashes!
In addition to the worlds best cricket players and stadia from around the world, Brian Lara International Cricket also includes a classic squad featuring some of the greatest names from cricket history.
If you want to get your skills up to international standards, there are Practice Nets to get in shape and then, when youre ready to play alongside the worlds best, the full team and player editing lets you pick the squad.
Get out on the pitch and experience the fluid, dynamic gameplay mechanics that make batting, bowling and fielding equally enthralling to play. Youll be bowling bouncers and hitting sixes in no time if you can take the deliveries from the professionals.
If youre feeling really competitive, theres multiplayer action for up to four players, with 2 players per team. Players can join the team at any time during a match, providing perfect drop in or drop out play - perfect if youre engaged in a 5-day Test!
Visually reflecting the contemporary style of televised cricket, the game will also offer intelligent commentary from some of the biggest and recognisable names in cricket, including Jonathan Agnew, David Gower and Ian Bishop.