Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. A few pacing issues, visual blips, and minor quirks with the menu presentation aren't a complete killjoy considering the rest of the game is rock-solid.
  2. For the majority of gamers, however, Fish Tycoon would likely “float to the top” and get “flushed” after only a few hours of play.
  3. Fish Tycoon is a game that could easily be a great addition to the simulation video game genre, but it is flawed with overly complicated menus and a weak graphical coat of paint.
  4. You've really got to be a diehard fish lover to enjoy this game otherwise it will bore you to tears.
  5. Fish Tycoon on DS is like that "monster bass" you see from the shore by the weed bed, compared to the tiny baby bass it becomes once it jumps on your hook and you land it. Which means, yeah, I was expecting Fish Tycoon to be better on the DS. It's worse.
  6. Even at its budget price, it's hard to recommend Fish Tycoon to any party, hardcore or casual.
  7. 40
    Fish Tycoon isn’t bad, it’s just boring.
  8. Fish Tycoon cannot escape the trappings of mediocrity. Besides its unique status as a game that requires tedious work for minimum payoff, it also features some of the worst DS compatibility to be seen on the system.
  9. Terrible graphics and extremely limited interaction. Even my girlfriend, who normal gets obsessive about these sorts of pet games, lasted a day before she gave up.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. RioTobias-Deacon
    May 7, 2008
    Its a good game and quite exciting when you make a new breed of fish but it can be quite irritating when it takes agesfor the fish to have babies. I am just impatient even when i put it on 2x the speed!! And everything costs alot too which is irritating but other than that its ok =) Full Review »
  2. Rachell.
    Oct 20, 2007
    Great fun, but only for a certain group of people.