by Ed Gray
Do you love relaxing by the lake? Trying to get your next biggest catch? Or maybe getting into a boat and going deep sea fishing is for you? How about going to Colorado and doing some ice fishing on a frozen-over lake instead? Whichever takes your fancy, Ultimate Fishing Simulator may be the game you have been waiting for.
In Ultimate Fishing Simulator, the basis of the game is pretty simple, you catch fish, try and beat your previous record and travel around the United States. As you level up, more lakes and oceans are available to you to buy a license for so that you can try your hand at other types of fishing. You can even catch a shark if you are lucky enough.
Available across all platforms, you can even get it in VR on steam if you really want to feel as though you are in the moment. There are also many DLC available for the game that allows you to travel to other countries and try other areas.
The graphics in Ultimate Fishing Simulator are quite good, they were realistic and you could easily tell the difference between the fish that you are catching…even though I had only managed to catch trout, I don’t think fishing will be my next career move, simulated or real-life.
There was a little bit of music, which adds to the ambience, also the added life-like sounds of when you cast, reel, and drop your bait.
This is the perfect game to relax with so if you really do want to feel like you are at the lake, set up your fishing seat with a flask and you can be set for the day.
Ultimate Fishing Simulator is a fun game, a bit slow to begin with when you’re not exactly catching, but once you get into the swing of things it gets better. It is a little lacklustre in telling you what to do, but it isn’t that difficult to work it out, you figure out what bait and rods for what fish, just like you do in actual fishing.
To make Ultimate Fishing Simulator better, I think an actual step-by-step tutorial and random hints and tips popping up could be added. As you do get thrown in at the deep end of the lake (pun intended) and have to figure it out. But if you were to have random pop-ups throughout the game giving advice and hints, it would make the game just that little bit better.
That being said I do like Ultimate Fishing Simulator, but it is just like your standard fishing game. I like the fact that you can go out and catch other types of fish. The game developers did something different with adding the ability to catch other types rather than your usual lake fish.
I would give Ultimate Fishing Simulator a score of 6.7/10
It is just like any other fishing simulator game, nothing special stands out to me to set it out there from other fishing games.