Game Release Date: USA: February/2002
Game Developer: Electronic Arts
Game Publisher: Electronic Arts
Game Description: EA SPORTS Cricket 2002 has great features and playability. Improvements have been made in all areas of the product. Detail in stadiums, players, player faces, ball physics, team AI, pitch detail, pitch physics and player options have all seen major improvements.
All 10 international teams and 2 minnow nation teams are included, as well as bonus all time squads for the major nations. Test matches as well as One-day Internationals will also be included for this game. So for the first time all teams will have both white and color kits. Other new game options will include World Championship, World Series, Sharjah Trophy, Practice Nets, Exhibition match and Knockout Tournaments.
Our new AI system will have opposing teams playing as they do in real life, given that team statistics and tactics will be simulated more accurately than ever before.
For the Cricketing buff there will be no end to the detail. A large variety of statistical graphs will be available including run rate, wagon wheel graphs, as well as a huge amount of statistical data on every player that will track over the course of a tournament. The game will revolve around a full TV style presentation including a full action replay mode, third umpire, animated ducks, TV style overlays, field position editor and much more. The field position editor will allow for auto or manual fielding.
Over 22 stadiums will be modeled for the game from all over the world, including Lords in England, Calcutta, Melbourne, Auckland, Cape Town, Barbados and Lahore. The detail in the stadiums are amazing. Stand up crowds and little details such as the telephone poles in the background all add to an authentic gaming experience.