Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Brunswick Pro Bowling proffers dry simulation fare that only a big fan of professional bowling could love.
  2. The game is still fun with a group, and bowling is infinitely more entertaining with a Wii remote than with a standard controller; just don't expect the superior control of Wii Sports Bowling. [Sept 2007, p.86]
  3. Poor presentation and a steep learning curve hinder what would have otherwise been a fun bowling sim.
  4. Brunswick Pro Bowling had the potential to be one of the best bowling games of all time; it has a deep single-player career mode, good graphics and enough locations to keep you from getting bored. Unfortunately this game is marred by the poor control and unforgiving difficulty level.
  5. If you are just a casual fan, however, you may be turned off by the level of difficulty and realism the game provides. I'm happy to see the Brunswick series back, I just wish it was the version I played 10 years ago.
  6. 55
    Sure, getting another few people around the TV is infinitely more enjoyable than the single-player experience, but figuring out the precise hook patterns to overcome the dynamic lane conditions can be overly intimidating.
  7. 45
    Brunswick Pro Bowling could have been an extension of the bowling found in Wii Sports. Unfortunately, by making the game too difficult most players are best left to playing the bowling game that came free with their Wii.
  8. Whatever nuance there is to swing control is lost in the five-hour bowler animation. [Dec 2007, p.54]
  9. It’s not a good practice to ding a game on what’s not included, however in the case of Brunswick Pro Bowling, there’s so much missing that could make the game better that it’s hard to not think of what could have been.
  10. It's too complex for a party game; you try explaining the importance of ball choice and oil patterns to small children or drunk people.
  11. Liked bowling in "Wii Sports"? Well, if you want some decent bowling action on Wii you'll just have to stick with it because Brunswick has no style, character or spirit. Dreadful. [Dec 2007, p.88]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
  1. Dec 14, 2013
    Wow this game is AWESOME!!! I had played ten pin alley and that games controls are broken. Reading the reviews for this game made me think this would be another broken game. But the graphics are nice and the career mode is deep. Starting out, this game was pretty decent for a while. Then I wondered how to spin the ball. After practicing for a bit and not quite getting it, the angles and the curving finally clicked. And then BLAMMO REVELATION!!! This game RULES once you get it. Its perfect. It certainly isnt the simple wii bowling and you wont get it right away. Once you do this is just like really bowling. One guy reviews that he could just move his arm and it takes over without user control. Thats complete bull. In fact if you actually go through the bowlers motion the ball responds much more realistically than if you dont. Its super realistic and amazing. I feel sorry for the designers who have had to read bad reviews from simpletons who didnt figure it out. Get it. Im on the hunt for brunswick cosmic bowling now. Full Review »
  2. Apr 5, 2011
    The main problems with the game are that the controls aren't good, but you can eventually get used to them, and that it's nothing we haven't seen before, there are better bowling games on the Wii like the bowling game in Wii Sports, it's not really a bad game but it's just nothing new or exciting, and the bad controls don't help matters either, so it's not a bad game, but it's not great, it's just ok. Full Review »