Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. 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.
  2. Whatever nuance there is to swing control is lost in the five-hour bowler animation. [Dec 2007, p.54]
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
  1. Billy
    Sep 4, 2007
    6
    This will be typed in more of a freewrite style sp I hope it's understandable. At first play I hated this game. Hated it. I was in the This will be typed in more of a freewrite style sp I hope it's understandable. At first play I hated this game. Hated it. I was in the middle of it and I was pissed at myself for buying a game that I never played before but I also hadn't read any reviews for either. But then something crazy happened, I started playing with someone else and the game started to grow on me. Don't get me wrong, the game is far from perfect but it's not THAT bad. I've gotten use to the controls and can bowl a pretty decent game (high 100s/low 200s) which is good and more realistic than Wii sports bowling where after a couple days I was consistently in the high 200s. The game does have it's flaws though, the animations all around are atrocious, the create a player mode is lacking considerably, and there is one sound effect that is a COMPLETELY different sounding effect when you bowl a strike. Even when pins are bouncing around you will know they will all eventually fall (or won't) based on the sound effect heard once the ball connects with the pins. It's a little annoying but I've gotten over it. And yes, it's not 1:1 but it's easy to get used to. I haven't gotten that far in career mode yet so I cant say how much depth this game has but I like being able to face off against someone even when you're playing by yourself. Overall this game could be worse but it could be a lot better. Full Review »
  2. Dec 14, 2013
    9
    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 thinkWow 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 »
  3. Apr 5, 2011
    6
    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'tThe 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 »