Do you like Sea Fishing Games? Well then you’ve come to the right place!
There are many fishing games available, but which one should you choose as they never receive the kind of attention that big blockbuster games do.
As a big fan I’ve tried many of these games myself and I’ll list as much of them as I can here. I’m sure you’ll find a game of your liking among all of them.
List of fishing games
Below you will find a short list of 10 fishing games.
Click here if you want to see the full list with all types of fishing games.
In the table you will find some information about each game:
- Box covers for each game
- The name of the game, you can click the title to get more details or to purchase the game
- What system the game is available for (keep in mind some of these games are somewhat dated and may not work in your current system or console)
- Type of fish the game is focused on: Bass, Sea fishing or all round
- Number of venues or places to fish in the game
- Number of different species of fish you can catch
- Rating, the average rating given by people who actually bought the game on amazon.com
You can click on the top of the column to sort the game or you can type in keywords to search for in the table. Type multiple search terms to help narrow your search.
IMPORTANT: Check to see what system the game is for, obviously a Nintendo Wii game isn’t going to work when you own an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3.
Sea Fishing Games
It’s true that there are a lot of fishing games out there but you will find that the majority of them are targeted only at Bass fishing. Now obviously this is because they are a very popular species to fish for but you also have to admit that they are far easier to catch than saltwater species. Freshwater lakes and rivers are usually easy to come by unless you live in a desert but the an ocean might not even be near where you live. That is why fishing digitally might give you a similar thrill without the difficulties or costs of actually going out to fish.
To help you I’ve compiled a list of available games for all kinds of systems some of which are no longer sold but I still feel they are worth mentioning. I’ll try to include relevant information like fish species you can catch and pictures so you can see what the game looks like. This way you can easily see the games which are interesting to you and narrow down the choices you have to make.
What do you need to play these Sea Fishing Games?
You need at least a console or PC to play these games, most of the recent games have been released on the Nintendo Wii but there are some available for the Xbox or Playstation consoles as well.
The reason why the Wii is currently the preferred console for fishing games is the controller which gives a much more realistic instead of using a regular controller. There are even some fishing rod controllers available but they will not work on all games so usually they are not that good an investment.
Some of the games mentioned here were released many years ago which means you cannot play them unless you own that particular console. In the case of PC games, they might work on older operating systems like windows 98 or XP but this does not automatically mean they will work on the newest windows 7 or 8 systems. I will try to include information about weather or not they will work but there are no guarantees that all systems will play these games even though they are the same.
Top 5 Sea Fishing Games
Here are five of my favorite sea fishing games with a mini review for each. You can read the full reviews for each game when I add them to the site.
Fishing Resort for the Nintendo Wii
Fishing Resort does not focus on sea fishing alone but give you a chance to fish wherever you find water on the resort you are visiting. Luckily since it is an island resort there are many different saltwater species you can catch. The game has an impressive line up of over 200 species some of which are extremely rare like the King of Herrings as well as more regular but still impressive fish like tuna and swordfish.
Like most games in this genre you have to earn points by catching fish and doing quests to get better gear. The Wii remote is put to good use as an alternative to a rod as slight movements can make a big difference when reeling in fish. You can get a fishing rod controller for this games as well to immerse you more into the game.
Overall this is one of my favourite Sea Fishing Games of late and it isn´t hard to understand why so many people give it five out of five stars.
Fishing Master World Tour
Fishing Master World Tour is the sequel to Fishing Master which were both released for the Nintendo Wii. This time you can fish all over the world in eight different regions: Japan, Asia, Oceania, North America, South America, Europe, Africa and the Isle of Mystery.
Each region has several different locations adding up to over 40 spots where you can fish.
Like the previous game, Fishing Resort, you can do quests but in this game they all involve catching certain fish or a set number of fish. Once again the points you get will allow you to buy new bait, 20 saltwater and 15 freshwater baits. Many of the rarer fish will only bite certain baits and it’s up to you to find out which one works best which is part of the fun.
The game is well suited for kids because it is quite forgiving, each cast will almost certainly have a fish bite the lure and catching them is not that difficult either. The difficulty lies in catching the rare species all over the world which is quite fun to do.
There is also a multiplayer option and little things like having a pet dog or cat join you in your trips make the game complete.
Shimano Xtreme Fishing
One is the option to dive in your scuba gear and catch fish with a harpoon while swimming around the sea. The second is bow fishing using your bow and arrow or a crossbow, this is the only known game to have such a mode.
There is the tournament mode but if you want can also free fish or play the four player mode which is especially fun when bow fishing. Not everyone might like the idea of bow or spear fishing but it definitely adds to the fishing games genre where there are so many similar games.
One thing to keep in mind is that this game is rated T for Teen as there is blood and some violence when you are attacked by underwater predators like sharks and alligators.
Reel Fishing: Angler’s Dream
The first Reel fishing game dates back to 1996 when it was released for the Playstation 1. It’s focus was on freshwater fishing but starting from the second game it included saltwater fish species as well.
Reel Fishing has always set itself apart from other fishing games by using realistic graphics for the environment and one particular feature that each game has had is that you can keep fish that you caught in an aquarium and raise them.
Reel Fishing: Angler’s Dream is one of the latest releases and keep the same formula but add more places to fish, more species and loads of different tackle to choose from.
Add to that a four player versus mode to test your fishing skills against your friends and family and you’ve got one well rounded fishing game.
Sega Marine Fishing
Based on the previously released Sega Bass Fishing this game adds a lot more marine species and different modes of play making it a much better game in my opinion. Not to mention the fact that it’s probably the only game where you can catch Mako and Hammerhead sharks which alone would be enough for some people to play this game.
It’s roots are in the arcades so don’t expect too much realism but what you can expect is a fun and action filled sea fishing game.