If you like your angling and think that sitting by the side of a lake for hours on end is the best form of pleasure you can get, then you’ll probably like your fishing games. But you’ll also probably know that those fishing games are few and far between, with just the recent Fishing Sim World, and Dovetail’s Euro Fishing standing out as viable options. Today though a new fishing experience has rocked up onto Xbox One and PC, with Fishing Planet running the free route if you so wish.
Available to download right now, Fishing Planet on Xbox One comes with the brilliant Xbox Play Anywhere tag attached, allowing you to also play the game on PC should you prefer.
But what does it bring to the casting table, and why should you be settling down with this fishing trip over the others? Well, a free download is always a good start and it is that which will let you in on the online first person multiplayer sim that has been created. But from there what Fishing Planet LLC have created promises to deliver the full thrill of real-world angling, as you mess around with lures, take home trophy catches and hone your skills like never before.
With fish that act just like they would out in the open water, with a sophisticated AI system ensuring realism is at the fore of Fishing Planet, it could well be said that this will work out as an angler’s dream title. But there is much more to it than that, and you’ll find decent visuals, changeable weather conditions, realistic damage to your tackle and more all in place.
With zero payout required to let you get in on the action, we think it’s a bit of a no-brainer for the fishing aficionados out there, with it well worth a punt over the other titles which deliver similar experiences. If you like what it brings then you can also start to drop the cash too, with a multitude of paid options available.
The free game can be grabbed from the Xbox Store for Xbox One and PC right now, but then further to that you’ll find the following asking for a bit of cash…
- Deluxe Pack – £29.24
- Golden Pack – £41.74
- Advanced Pack – £16.74
- Money Pack 50 Baitcoins – £2.49
- Money Pack 600 Baitcoins – £24.99
- 360 days of Premium Account – £83.49
- 180 days of Premium Account – £49.74
- Money Pack 100 Baitcoins – £4.99
- Money Pack 1090 Baitcoins – £41.74
- 30 days of Premium Account – £12.49
- Money Pack 300 Baitcoins – £12.49
- 1 day of Premium Account – 1.69
- 7 days of Premium Account – £6.69
- 3 days of Premium Account – £3.79
- Fishing Planet Lucky Start Pack – £8.39
- Money Pack 2330 Baitcoins – £83.49
Will you be giving this a shot? Let us know in the comments.
Fishing Planet® is a unique and highly realistic online first-person multiplayer fishing simulator developed by avid fishing enthusiasts for anglers to bring you the full thrill of actual angling! Choose your lures, make your trophy catches, discover new possibilities and sharpen your real angling skills anywhere, anytime with your friends! The game is FREE to play and just a download away! Fishing Planet® isn’t just another game about fishing. Stunning eye-candy graphics, superb hydro and aerodynamics, realistic tackle behavior and damage based on actual simulation physics and, most importantly, fish with artificial intelligence for completely lifelike behavior make this a true-to-life fishing simulator that can help you improve your actual angling skills! The combination of unique graphics, realistic game physics and sophisticated AI will bring the realistic world of fishing directly to your screen! What makes us different: * Complex AI system for fish behavior that correlates with seasonal and climatic change, time of day, speed of water current, bottom contour and type (color and structure), water and air temperature, wind, etc. Biting/striking reactions for each fish species are completely realistic and natural as well as specifics of lure attacks. * Photorealistic graphics – using latest high-end tools for ultimate photo-realism: photogrammetry, all waterways are based on real location. * Unique system of game physics and realistic tackle damage – rods, lines and reels break according to their actual individual characteristics. Realistic aero and hydrodynamic environment for lures and retrieves. * Dynamic water graphics – splashes, waves and ripples on the water create a fully realistic fishing atmosphere. * Weather – change of conditions depending on location, season and time of day. Possibility of sudden rain or sunshine breaking through the clouds.