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  • Summary: Place your bait, set your hook and reel in the big one! This is the quintessential Man versus Nature game. You are set up with the most up to date lures, bait, Fish finders and boating equipment available. With these advantages your mission is to catch the most wily prey known to modernPlace your bait, set your hook and reel in the big one! This is the quintessential Man versus Nature game. You are set up with the most up to date lures, bait, Fish finders and boating equipment available. With these advantages your mission is to catch the most wily prey known to modern fisherman. You will prowl the best fishing lakes in the world on your hunt for a championship Bass. Features 4 fishing modes including a tournament mode, real 3-D modeling, real-time scenery changes in time-day. [Xicat Interactive] Collapse
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. Admittedly, it’s fairly simplistic, but there is something satisfying about the whole thing.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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. RobertM.
    Apr 19, 2005
    9
    This game is excellent.