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8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

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  • Summary: In Rapala Pro Fishing, players can go after 13 different species of fish, including Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Catfish and King Salmon, on some of the world's most desirable lakes and rivers. Using a combination of both strategy and skill, players must select a spot where the fish are biting, choose their lure from over 700 Rapala products, precisely modeled with authentic movements, and then land their catch. Rapala Pro Fishing features two gameplay modes. "Freedom Fishing" allows the player to fish anywhere, anytime. "Tournament" mode allows the player to advance through 20 unique tournaments, completing challenges that focus on speed, weight or number of fish caught. [Activision Value] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Easily the best fishing game I have played in a long, long time, and instantly climbs to the top of my list of all-time fishing titles. It's that good. [Oct 2004, p.136]
  2. 61
    An average game at best and it doesn’t offer any compelling reasons to pick it over the competition.
  3. 60
    Whether you're reeling in a king mackerel in Alaska or a peacock bass in the Amazon, there's still not enough spice to make up for the fact that you're fishing.
  4. The right analog stick gives the player control over their fishing rod, enabling a very realistic overhead casting motion - it rocks. [Nov 2004, p.94]
  5. No game will drive you to REM sleep like Rapala Pro Fishing, the greatest sedative available for PS2. [Oct 2004, p.98]
  6. It's only when something large or coveted decides to take a bite that the game lurches from 'pleasant but dull' to 'almost quite exciting'. Well, for about thirty seconds anyway, until your would-be prize catch drops the lure and swims off. After that it becomes dull again. [PSW]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23