Sega Bass Fishing Duel PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2002
Metascore
68

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. With a wide variety of options, fish, lures, modes, and lakes, Sega has done it again by producing a fun and addicting title for fans and non-fans alike.
  2. 80
    While not the deepest game around, there’s enough here to keep you engaged for weeks, especially in two-player mode.
  3. A solid, if unremarkable, example of the weirdly successful genre.
  4. The modes, over 100 unlockable lures, unlockable characters, and more realistic gameplay definitely make it a good fishing title.
  5. A solid-playing game that simply doesn't look that great.
  6. 70
    All in all, it's not a bad...catch (ouch).
  7. Deep-enough to pass itself as a sim but accessible-enough to be considered arcadey, Bass Fishing Duel manages to walk the fine line between both without alienating either camp.
  8. 66
    The only groundbreaking things within this title are the mission-based challenges and the multiplayer games. Other than that, there's just not much new here.
  9. This is one title most definitely targeted at a very specific niche audience. You know who you are.
  10. PSM Magazine
    60
    It's not the deepest fishing game, but if you're a serious fan, it's not a bad catch. [Nov 2002, p.54]
  11. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    Makes an obvious effort to up the realism a bit - and the results, while not disastrous, are certainly underwhelming. [Nov 2002, p.190]
  12. It’s a curious gaming experience, and strangely enjoyable, even if, like us, you haven’t got even the faintest interest in fishing.
  13. The Dreamcast fishing games came out much better, odd as it may sound, especially with the fishing controller and the native Naomi code instead of this haphazard port job.

Awards & Rankings

#86 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. BobH.
    Nov 17, 2002
    10
    It's awesome.