• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Sep 18, 2007

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. There aren’t any extra bells or whistles, but true fishing fans don’t need fancy. We are enjoying it, and the price is right at $30. I can truthfully say that we’ve had more fun with this game than with some more detailed and more expensive games.
  2. As a first game this was actually pretty impressive, and although the mechanics could be a bit frustrating at times it was still worth it to put the work in and enjoy fishing.
  3. Fishing Master neatly captures the drama and thrill of landing a fish, but the fun only holds up for short sessions.
  4. Fishing Master is more akin to Pokemon than it is to a simulation of fishing, and will probably appeal the most to the "gotta catch them all" crowd.
  5. Before this could get too gamey sitting on store shelves, the publisher wisely dropped the price to $20, which is where it should have started.
  6. We don't mind cute and simple - but this is often just plain dull. [May 2008, p.82]
  7. 55
    Fishing Master isn’t all bad, it’s just too shallow.
  8. Fishing Master is a game with quite a few negative points. Mainly the fishing is just horrible. Fishing with the Wii-Remote and the Nun-chuck is simply boring. Once you how to do it, it's all basically the same. The only advantage to the game is that you're able to buy new fishing rods and lures and join tournaments. But it doesn't compensate for the fishing system.
  9. This game is worth ten bucks at the most. If you pay any more than that, you're doing a disservice to developers striving to provide above-average experiences to gamers.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. JebR.
    Jan 24, 2008
    Fun game, a little cheesy but 2 player makes the game. I would not play the single player game as it is extremely lame. But if you see it as a light hearted game then you'll have fun. Full Review »
  2. NickV.
    Dec 30, 2007
    If you enjoy fishing (fresh water or Salt) you need to check into this game. Easy simple controls lead to an addicting enjoyable gameplay. However, Master still remains challenging enough for all ages. Lays excellent foundation for other fishing games in the future. Full Review »
  3. TakoC.
    Oct 27, 2007
    Simple game once you get the basic mechanics of the fishing down. Very addictive in a pokemon gotta get them all type of way as you try to get all the fishes you can. Full Review »