• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Sep 26, 2001
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. 80
    The greatest thing about Bass Strike is the Sony PS2 game controller. Yes, it's the same as it ever was, but -- finally -- the right analog stick serves as a near perfect dupe for a fishing rod's reel.
  2. This is a curiously addictive game, and with the various modes offered, you'll be busy hauling bass and making a name for yourself in no time. Just don't forget to grow out those sideburns.
  3. Catching fish is less fun than in "Sega Bass Fishing 2," even though managing the drag settings on your reel can be demanding. [Nov 2001, p.112]
  4. 62
    It's not the best fishing game ever made by any means, but it more than serves its purpose. It's fun and can be addictive.
  5. The clipping is absolutely horrible, particularly with the fish.
  6. Bass Strike’s main ailment seems to be its rather delicate control system...Sensitive? It’s like a freshly exposed groin wound; you move too quickly and the fish is off, you wind in too slowly and the – fish – is – off.
  7. An above average fishing game. Virtual Anglers will find plenty to like here.
  8. To put it bluntly, the frustrating controls ruin what would have been a perfectly good fishing game.
  9. Most of the time, it's duller than a bread knife, and even when it's supposed to be exciting, it's just tedious.
  10. The graphics certainly don't help any. Really, for a PS2 game, they're an embarrassment. [Dec 2001, p.161]
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. JacobS.
    Jun 12, 2007
    0
    Can NOT figure out how to set the hook! Game is nothing more than an aggravation! A disgrace.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jul 25, 2006
    8
    Very good game controls a little tricky but after you get used to them it is really pretty fun.
  3. JoshS.
    Dec 11, 2003
    5
    I've been playing for half an hour and still can't figure out how to catch a fish, i always loose the hook. Dang, maddening.