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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
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  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]
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. JohnariusWilliams
    Jun 19, 2008
    This game is awsome I just got pass the chinuk hunt with two 45lb king salmon and i was amazed i won and after that i beat the bass challencge with 4 smallmouth bass totaling 15 lbs the people who are giviving this game a seven or lower i am sorry to say this but u don't know how to fish on a game and off and i am thirteen years old and i am a semi pro and going to be a pro after i learn a couple of more things about how to and when to locate the best coverage vegatatoin for 5 to 10 lb bass. And if u have a problem with what i just said e-mail me at jwilliams12345678910@yahoo.com thank you and learn how to fish!!!!! Expand
  2. IanOosterbaan
    Dec 29, 2006
    I got Rapala Pro Fishing for Christmas '06, and I was so amazed at the graphics. I love to fish, and I go to small lakes all the time. This game is SOOOO alike to REAL fishing, I was stunned. Rapala really put in alot of work into this game making it not only fun, but challenging also. For the Playstation 2, I can easily say that the graphics and gameplay are great, and until they come out with a fishing game for the XBOX 360 or PS3, THIS IS THE BEST FISHING GAME AROUND! Expand
  3. Kiril
    Jul 28, 2007
    This is a great game I and My Father play and win all the tornaments from first time.The game is easy,but the only one think is hard is Catch a Cat fish. I didn't catch a catfish for now Expand
  4. RyanS.
    Jan 3, 2005
    It's a really good game not really hard just the king salmon does anyone know how to caught them.
  5. Drew
    May 11, 2006
    Its ok but its harder than u think if you dont have the right lure.
  6. TylerF.
    Oct 13, 2005
    It awesome but the samoln tournament is harder than it should be.
  7. Herb
    Jan 21, 2005
    Worst user interface I have ever seen. What a joke! Doesn't even begin to compare to other, older games. One has to navigate with keys - what is that? And they don't work well at all. There is no excuse for selling such terrible software. This game is a joke and I'm going to see if Target will refund my money. Expand

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