• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Aug 27, 2003
Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 10 out of 24
  1. As boring as it can be, it can make you feel thrilled and invigorated at the same time. Thus is the beauty-- and bad-- of fishing. This game offers a lot of that realistic thrill.
  2. 79
    As boring as it can be, it can make you feel thrilled and invigorated at the same time. Thus is the beauty-- and bad-- of fishing. This game offers a lot of that realistic thrill.
  3. Excellent first entry Capcom! I think a lot of fishing fans will be wishing for a little more customization, but this is a solid title for the price it is being sold at.
  4. Excellent first entry Capcom! I think a lot of fishing fans will be wishing for a little more customization, but this is a solid title for the price it is being sold at.
  5. The game might not have all the features that hard-core fans of the genre have come to expect, but it more than makes up for its shortcomings with a pick-up-and-play style of gameplay.
  6. 71
    The game might not have all the features that hard-core fans of the genre have come to expect, but it more than makes up for its shortcomings with a pick-up-and-play style of gameplay.
  7. Just enough to satisfy the console fishing vet. [Sept 2003, p.83]
  8. Just enough to satisfy the console fishing vet. [Sept 2003, p.83]
  9. The perfect title for those fishing enthusiasts that would appreciate the sim-like experience and huge assortment of lures.
  10. The perfect title for those fishing enthusiasts that would appreciate the sim-like experience and huge assortment of lures.
  11. It's a solid attempt at the fishing genre that novice players can quickly get a hold of. But fishing pros will be bored with the one-trick pony AI.
  12. 58
    It's a solid attempt at the fishing genre that novice players can quickly get a hold of. But fishing pros will be bored with the one-trick pony AI.
  13. I love using the right analog to reel in and the left to set the hook, but other than that, the gameplay is pretty drab (and I mean that in comparison to OTHER fishing games.) [Sept 2003, p.121]
  14. 55
    I love using the right analog to reel in and the left to set the hook, but other than that, the gameplay is pretty drab (and I mean that in comparison to OTHER fishing games.) [Sept 2003, p.121]
  15. It may be realistic to have a fishing game where the fish are all in hiding or killed off by man-made pollutants, but it's certainly not much fun. [Oct/Nov 2003, p.91]
  16. It may be realistic to have a fishing game where the fish are all in hiding or killed off by man-made pollutants, but it's certainly not much fun. [Oct/Nov 2003, p.91]
  17. 31
    You're given all of the headaches of a bad fishing trip but without the beer.
  18. 31
    You're given all of the headaches of a bad fishing trip but without the beer.
  19. If you're not bored with it in half-an-hour then you can come over to my place and watch the paint dry on the side of my garage. You will spend endless fascinating hours as the sun causes the underlying layers of latex to expand and bubble, eventually making the top coat flake off into little peel-able chips.
  20. 30
    If you're not bored with it in half-an-hour then you can come over to my place and watch the paint dry on the side of my garage. You will spend endless fascinating hours as the sun causes the underlying layers of latex to expand and bubble, eventually making the top coat flake off into little peel-able chips.
  21. With no training mode demonstrating how to best persuade a piscine creature into your boat, this game presents a painfully dull exercise in frustration.
  22. 20
    With no training mode demonstrating how to best persuade a piscine creature into your boat, this game presents a painfully dull exercise in frustration.
  23. 16
    Rookies and vets alike will become annoyed at the tiny area of each lake and river they're actually allowed to fish in, as well as the fact that they get absolutely no hints as to where they should cast their lines for the best chance at catching the fish. [Sept 2003, p.56]
  24. 16
    Rookies and vets alike will become annoyed at the tiny area of each lake and river they're actually allowed to fish in, as well as the fact that they get absolutely no hints as to where they should cast their lines for the best chance at catching the fish. [Sept 2003, p.56]
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. JohnM.
    Aug 24, 2004
    7
    I liked this game enough. I have the fishing rod controller which surely makes a difference. I suppose if I were playing it with the joystick I wouldn't like it so much. It's just good to have a fishing game, and this ain't so bad. Admittedly the graphichs straight-up blow. So does the music, but just turn the stereo on. Get the fishing rod controller and you can look past some big flaws. Full Review »
  2. Qwertz
    Nov 24, 2003
    10
    I liked it.
  3. RandyW.
    Sep 6, 2003
    0
    If you've been waiting for a fishing game for xbox like I have do yourself a favor and keep waiting. Boring, frustrating, and annoying. The worst fishing game yet regardless of the platform. Mine is being returned to the store monday. Full Review »