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Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
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  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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?
  4. TomB.
    Sep 5, 2004
    Absolutely fantastic game. There is not many better either single player and Live games. Very realistic, live is way too cool. Great graphics, great realism. You MUST get this game... fantastic,... ignore the magazine reviews, they're anti-fishing.
  5. 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.
  6. Troy
    Jul 29, 2004
    Finally a good fishing game!
  7. EdA.
    Jun 27, 2004
    About time we got an online fishing game.

Awards & Rankings

#65 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
#60 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2004

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Xbox Nation Magazine
    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]
  2. 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.
  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.