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  • Summary: Cast your line, set your hook, and prepare for a realistic fishing simulation for the Xbox. Pro Fishing Challenge re-creates all the excitement and tension of fishing with four expansive lakes, simulated fish ecology, and variable environmental effects. Participate in a variety of Tournament modes and earn money to buy the latest tackle and equipment, including rods, lines, reels, and lures. With Xbox Live, you can challenge the best anglers around the world over the Internet. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Having a game that is so close to the real thing is a unique treat-- if you appreciate that fishing is NOT easy and something only for drunken rednecks to waste their days doing. It is challenging, unpredictable and requires strategy.
  2. It is much more of a simulation than any of the other fishing games out there. There are not crazy camera angles or strange arcade play modes.
  3. 72
    PFC is almost daunting in its information and stress on realism. I dig it, but outside of gameplay, there's nothing that hasn't been done before and better.
  4. Casting and reeling are both saddled with overly sensitive controls and there's little instruction as to how to work each lure type. With an unimpresive graphics engine, this one is a candidate to be tossed back. [Oct 2004, p.74]
  5. The game's methodical pacing and occasional assumption that you already know everything about fishing can make it rather inaccessible to the common player.
  6. The game’s new above-water struggle and online capabilities bring something new to the Xbox, but after that, we really have the same old fishing experience we had on the Dreamcast years ago.
  7. For casual players, Challenge provides all of the tedium of fishing with little of the pleasure, such as napping in the boat. Napping in front of the Xbox doesn't have the same appeal. [Oct 2004, p.95]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. EdA.
    Jun 27, 2004
    About time we got an online fishing game.
  2. GregN.
    Jan 15, 2006
    awesome game, alot of fun online. Need to come out with a new one that you can actually find in the store. No better fishing game out there yet.
  3. Troy
    Jul 29, 2004
    Finally a good fishing game!
  4. JOHNC.
    Sep 7, 2004
    This game is great and deserves the score I'm giving it. Graphics don't make the game, gameplay does .. just ask yourself, what were people doing years ago with GeForce cards? Were those games any less fun to play? Expand
  5. JohnM.
    Sep 22, 2004
    No doubt this is a great game. Don't trust the reviews you have read, just look at the user reviews. If you like fishing games, this is the best one you will ever play. With over 20 types of freshwater fish, it will keep you playing for a while. Much more fun with the fishing controller (as all fishing games are). Expand
  6. DaveC
    Sep 2, 2004
    This is WAAAAYYY better than Pro Cast Fishing. The water effects are cool. Tackle box could hold MORE than 30 lures. Should be called a Fishing Simulator because it is the most 'realistic" of the games out there. Expand
  7. BlueFalcon
    Dec 1, 2004
    I didn't find much redeeming about this one.

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