International Cricket Captain 2002 - PlayStation

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International Cricket Captain 2002 (PlayStation)
Also for: PC
Viewed: Combination Combination Genre:
Sport: Cricket
Strategy: Management
Arcade origin:No
Publishers: Empire Interactive (GB)
Released: 24 May 2002 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Memory Card
Features: Vibration Compatible


Okay, so we English aren’t the best cricket players in the world, but it’s sportsmanship and the taking part that counts, right? Rubbish! We play to win (or at least go down fighting) everyone knows that, and hopefully Empire’s International Cricket Captain 2002 for PlayStation might give our country an insight into what our foreign competitors know and what we don’t.

A tactical game of skill, wits and management, ICC 2002 gives you, the player, the opportunity to command any of the world’s Test playing nations or county teams. You are the manager, charged with buying and selling players, devising effective match strategies, and even preparing the playing pitch. It’s a lot of responsibility, and any bad decisions could deal a serious blow to your career. Conversely, the glory of a victorious performance or season-long success is there for the taking.

Welcome additions to this latest update include the latest World Cup 2003 and Ashes scenarios. On screen, there isn’t really much to look at other than a series of statistics, scores and playing formations and strategies, but this is irrelevant. ICC 2002 is not about giving players a supply of eye candy, it’s about making them think. It’s certainly good for the brain.

Voice-over commentary from Jonathan Agnew, a complete list of licensed names and a library of historical test series replays immerses the player in a great strategy game. It’s one for the hardcore cricket fan, and it's just bound to bowl you over! (Aaargh!)

England team, play this game!