Esports gaming has always been on the watch out for ever since its massive strides in the 21st century due to the technological advancements in the field. One too many sports have been introduced by developers in the gaming world and Cricket has been among the top played sports.
It was and has always been a household ritual to play cricket every Sunday and now to do it in your own living space on a PC with some chips and a cold drink is definitely something to look forward to.
Reviews of the Best Cricket Games for Windows XP
With that being said, starting with the exquisite Cricket 07, let’s have a look at the best cricket games available for Windows XP and their system requirements.
The exuberant Cricket 07 has always grabbed massive attention ever since it arrived on the market. It was for the first time ever in an EA sports cricket title that renowned bat manufacturers Gray-Nicholls, Puma, Slazenger, Puma and Gunn & Moore had brought their weight of authenticity to the day’s play. The game has extraordinary features that speak the tale of the greatness of this game.
There’s a picture in picture display where you can be on the watch for the running assistance as well as the timing gauge that has made batting under pressure simpler and elegant. It also lets you change the field and the bowler’s line & length after every ball without a break in play to keep the pressure building. In addition to that, the new cameras from behind the batsman offer you a realistic batting perspective whilst you choose your pick between a quickfire Twenty20 match or a slow paced test match.
Last but not the least, you can lead the 3 mobile Ashes in the down under campaign, replay the legendary Npower 2005 test series or dive into the County tournaments and emerge victorious. You also have the chance to blow some massive sixes out of the park by playing Twenty20 or compete for glory in Test matches or One Day Internationals.
The minimum system requirements for os windows is 512 MB RAM and a storage of 1.2 GB.
Brian Lara International Cricket 2007
As the name suggests, the game is endorsed by the legendary cricket player Brian Lara himself and was released on March 23 at the time of the 2007 World Cup. This game serves as a sequel to Brian Lara International Cricket 2005. Although, the games were released with different names added to them such as Ricky Ponting International Cricket 2007 in Australia & New Zealand and Yuvraj Singh International Cricket 2007 in India.
The Codemasters’ creation has several gameplay modes that include all the formats of the game, the ICC World Cup and Champions Trophy. It gives you a chance to have net practice alongside its 16 glorious mini tutorials and it is the first among cricket games to have online play. While you are smashing balls out of the park or knocking down batsmen, you can enjoy commentary from the likes of Jonathan Agnew, David Gower, Ian Bishop, Bill Lawry and Tony Greig.
With a supported graphics card, 256 MB RAM, 4.5 GB Hard drive space, DirectX 9.0c and a compliant sound device, this game can be yours to enjoy realistic cricket simulation.
Cricket 2005 is among the top cricket games for PC and its features surely speak for themselves. The game served as a demo for EA’s full fledged cricket game for PC. The game offers you to compete against the best of international cricket and also lets you play domestic teams against one another.
The gameplay gives you a certain picturesque version of a televised cricket game alongside replay mode as well as a third umpire. You can select from among 35 different stadium layouts but as every coin has two sides, this game has its own downsides as well. The graphics in this game aren’t up to the mark but its solid gameplay makes up for it.
For this game when running on Windows 2000 or XP the minimum you require is 256 MB RAM, VIDEO CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible 3D-accelerated 32 MB video card (NVIDIA GeForce2+ / ATI Radeon 7500+ / Intel 865, 915) and a CPU speed of 700 MHz.
International Cricket Captain 2009
This game has set the bar at its peak and challenges you to competition like never before. It’s not every day that you claim and prove to be one of the best cricket games for PC. The game is the 2009 Ashes edition which challenges you to try your luck winning county championships, the World Cup and securing the Ashes urn at the same time.
The game gives you adrenaline like no other. It has the most accurate database for the international players currently available in video games. It has an upgraded wider camera angle for highlights. You get the opportunity to declare an inning during intervals in your quest for glory. You can compete in the historic Ashes series or march with your favourite nation to attain glory in the T20 World Cup. There have been massive AI improvements that make cricket simulation more realistic and make the gameplay exciting.
This game requires a 1 GHz processor, 256 MB RAM, 300MB free hard disk space and a Video Card of DirectX 9.0 compatible Graphics Card with 64 MB of Video Memory.
Indian Cricket Captain 2003
Indian Cricket Captain 2003 is a stats based cricket simulation that has plenty on offer for all cricket fans and gamers. This game offers you to pick any of the nine test playing nations and gives you the liberty to pick your playing eleven from the fourteen contracted players at the current time. The game has a formulated algorithm that calculates the outcome of a bowl that has been bowled with help of the team’s batting run rate and takes into consideration, the averages of both the batsman and bowler.
This game in comparison to others doesn’t have the power to flaunt its graphical side of the gameplay but does have realistic cricket simulation and features that will never disappoint a cricket lover or fan. This game has the basic requirements to run comfortably on your PC.
In conclusion, these were the top games available to be accessed and played on your Windows XP computer. We hope this article provided you with ample knowledge that helped you decide which cricket game to pick from the above mentioned list for your PC.