Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
Buy On
  1. This is really a gem of a game that, while short, is a steal at a release price of $30. Like a good bourbon, it goes down smooth but is over all too quickly, but this isn’t a reason to marginalize it.
  2. Weekly Famitsu
    80
    8 / 8 / 8 / 8 - gold [7 July 2004]
  3. Never before has a game simulated playing the life of a fish so well, and it’s done in such a loveable and cartoonish way that both younger and mature gamers will love it all the same.
  4. Playing Finny the Fish & the Seven Waters was about as close as I come to relaxed reverie with a controller in my hand these days, and I'm glad that Natsume took a risk (and will likely take a loss) by bringing such a refreshingly quirky niche game to break up the monotony of infinite WWII recreations, look-alike FPSs, and customizable racing games currently boring the hell out of me.

Awards & Rankings

#54 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 3 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. NikiC.
    Aug 7, 2005
    9
    I really like this game. It's very different, relaxing, challenging, but not too much so. The only thing that I ever find bothersome is I really like this game. It's very different, relaxing, challenging, but not too much so. The only thing that I ever find bothersome is the camera, but other than that I love it. And it's only short if you speed through the game without trying to collect scales/prey/lures and you know exactly where to go and what do to. Full Review »