Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. A great fishing game, easily the best on the PlayStation 2 thus far.
  2. A bare-bones affair that has little in the way of depth or real strategy, nonetheless delivers a solid meat-and-potatoes (or fish and chips, in this case) fishing experience. [May 2002, p.83]
  3. This is the best of its genre. [June 2002, p.100]
  4. If your hat has lures on it and you’re wearing wading pants, it’ll keep you hooked.
  5. Admittedly, it’s fairly simplistic, but there is something satisfying about the whole thing.
  6. Lacking in the depth that even arcade-style fans look for, the only strength of the game is in its unique fish-landing interface, which is very PS2-centric.
  7. If you've discovered a fishing game that you enjoy, then there's really no reason to try this one, since you'll have undoubtedly seen it all before, and seen it done better elsewhere.
  8. 39
    Avoid Top Angler like the plague.
  9. Maybe getting drunk would help me appreciate the simplistic gameplay and halfway-decent graphics that "Top Angler" is trying to pass as PS2 worthy.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. RobertM.
    Apr 19, 2005
    9
    This game is excellent.