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7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5

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  1. May 30, 2020
    7
    Ultimate Fishing Simulator is a First-Person Fishing Sim. There is so much tackle to choose from in this game, as well as several ways to go fishing. You'll start the game by choosing if you want to play normal, or in realistic mode. The main difference is in Realistic mode you don't have some of the features, and fish bite less often and fight longer. The main missing feature between theUltimate Fishing Simulator is a First-Person Fishing Sim. There is so much tackle to choose from in this game, as well as several ways to go fishing. You'll start the game by choosing if you want to play normal, or in realistic mode. The main difference is in Realistic mode you don't have some of the features, and fish bite less often and fight longer. The main missing feature between the two is the underwater view you can access while fishing, giving you a front-row seat to your lure or bait. The graphics feel a tiny bit dated, but it doesn't detract from the fun or the overall beauty of the scenery. The music is off, it doesn't feel like you should be fishing. It just feels out of place to me, so I turned it off fairly early. Once I turned the music off I was met with the incredible ambient sounds, that make me feel like the music was put there because they felt it had to be. The fishing is fairly standard. If you use the underwater camera a bobber and bait it feels like it would wait for ages for you to strike and start the process of fighting. If you're using a lure the strike is instant as the fish grabs the lure. Fighting the fish is great, but I felt like the fish ran out of steam way too quick in Normal Mode, and it took forever to get a bite in realistic mode. You can also Flyfish, and Icefish adding a new degree to the standard fishing game. Overall the game is a fun and refreshing trip to the fishing hole. Expand
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47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Aug 17, 2020
    30
    There’s not really many ways of sugar coating it; this game is a mess on Xbox One and isn’t worth your time. Surely any other fishing game would be worth considering if you have that urge.
  2. Jun 29, 2020
    60
    Ultimate Fishing Simulator for Xbox One is a sub-par port of the PC version. For a fishing game with the words ultimate and simulator in the title, UFS doesn't live up to the realism or challenge I envisioned. Even though the PC version has been out for two years the Xbox One graphics are of poorer quality, detracting from the overall enjoyment of the game. In the end, the inclusion of a wide variety of environments and styles of fishing doesn't offset the simplistic and redundant mechanics of catching and reeling in fish, resulting in a long and boring grind to reach the big catches the ocean fishing has to offer.
  3. Jun 24, 2020
    75
    At first glance, Ultimate Fishing Simulator might not seem like it would appeal to everyone, but it is engaging enough to enjoy whether the player has any interest in fishing, or none at all. There are plenty of beautiful locations to choose from and with a vast array of equipment to experiment with, it is likely to be an interesting and enjoyable fishing experience for all.