International Cricket Captain 2001: The Ashes - PlayStation

Also known as: International Cricket Captain 2001: Ashes Edition

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International Cricket Captain 2001: The Ashes (PlayStation)
Also for: PC
Viewed: 2D Combination Genre:
Sport: Cricket
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Tortyfoo Software Soft. Co.: Empire Interactive
Publishers: Empire Interactive (GB)
Released: 24 Aug 2001 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Memory Card


Englishman, are you? Frustrated at the performance of your cricket team? Think you can do better? Make friends with International Cricket Captain 2001: The Ashes Edition. Go on, rewrite the history books.

Whilst cricket is not a major attraction in the videogaming territories of America, Japan, and most of Europe, the UK, England especially, is very fond of the game. Aimed primarily towards this tea-sipping, cake-taking audience, the International Cricket Captain games (ICC) have proved most popular in the past, and for those who insist on up to date statistics, here’s the latest version, with data verified by the bible of cricket, Wisden.

ICC 2001 allows the player to start at the bottom rung of the ladder and progress their way into world domination by whatever means necessary, although talent will always win through in the end. Any Test-playing nations are available to coach, and players can also compete in all First Class and one-day competitions. Making the game even more appealing is the multi-player option, in which a second human player can participate. Highlights Mode allows the player to view the action, while Jonathan Agnew provides the commentary.

ICC 2001 is a comprehensive game and is up there with the best in its genre. And although the PC version contains an online mode, the PlayStation’s two-player option more than compensates.