Using a fishing rod in Ultimate Fishing Simulator
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20 Best Fishing Games to Play Right Now

Here are the 20 best fishing games to play right now for all types of platforms and age groups.

Fishing sims are some of the most popular simulation games in the industry. There have been hundreds of fishing games released in the last decade, so let’s look at the 20 best fishing games to play right now, with quick links for each one of them.

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Top 20 Best Fishing Games List

Cat Goes Fishing

Cat Goes Fishing official game screenshot
Image via Cat5Games
  • Platforms: PC (Microsoft Windows)

You don’t need to stress much when playing a fishing video game. Cat Goes Fishing is a perfect example of an easy-to-play, relaxing game of fishing with a cute design and fun mechanics. Note that every type of fish behaves differently, which keeps the game from getting boring.

Euro Fishing

Euro Fishing official game screenshot
Image via Dovetail Games
  • Platforms: PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One

If you’re here because you’re looking for the most realistic and immersive fishing video game experience, then it’s time to introduce you to Euro Fishing by Dovetail Games. It features a whole array of famous European lakes and fishing locations, as well as highly intuitive casting and reeling mechanics.

Ridiculous Fishing

Ridiculous Fishing official game screenshot
Image via Vlambeer
  • Platforms: Android, iOS

Just as the title of the game suggests, this is Ridiculous Fishing in all its glory! Here, you catch fish not only with the help of a simple fishing rod but also using chainsaws and shotguns. This is probably the silliest fishing game I’ve ever seen, but it’s also one of the most fun ones out there.

Crazy Fishing

Crazy Fishing official game screenshot
Image via Mana Wings
  • Platforms: PC (Microsoft Windows)

Who needs conventional fishing? Here’s a game that allows you to catch some of the most fantastic types of fish. Crazy Fishing utilizes the VR experience and allows you to explore the environments at full capacity. But the gameplay is lighthearted and fun, with enough challenges for both kids and adults.

Worldwide Sports Fishing

Worldwide Sports Fishing official game screenshot
Image via Agger Interactive
  • Platforms: Mac, PC (Microsoft Windows)

But what’s fishing without competition? Worldwide Sports Fishing offers players a multiplayer experience where they can compete for the top prize in global fishing events. The game offers realistic weather changes and fishing mechanics, as well as regular free updates.

Intergalactic Fishing

Intergalactic Fishing official game screenshot
Image via Boat Anchor Games
  • Platforms: PC (Microsoft Windows)

If you’re not satisfied with fishing on Earth alone, then here’s Intergalactic Fishing, a game for interstellar fishing enthusiasts. What I like about this game is that all content is procedurally generated, and thus, all fishing contracts and tournaments always feel unique.

Fishing Adventure

Fishing Adventure official game screenshot
Image via Ultimate Games S.A.
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One

I discovered that there aren’t that many multiplayer fishing games, especially portable ones, out there. But Fishing Adventure is an exception! The multiplayer mode is available on the Nintendo Switch, which you can take anywhere. Most of the locales in the game are inspired by famous fishing spots in the USA and Hawaii.

The Fisherman: Fishing Planet

The Fisherman: Fishing Planet official game screenshot
Image via Nacon
  • Platforms: PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One

In most fishing games, you stand on the lakeshore. But in The Fisherman: Fishing Planet, you can take a motorboat and find a perfect spot for fishing anywhere you desire. The fishing gameplay itself is quite easy, but it retains all the realistic aspects that serve the immersion of the gameplay.

Dynamite Fishing: World Games

Dynamite Fishing: World Games official game screenshot
Image via HandyGames
  • Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Let’s try something different this time! Dynamite Fishing: World Games is a very unusual fishing game. Instead of using fishing rods, I needed to use various types of boats and explosives. This kind of gameplay may not be conventional, but it’s definitely very fun.

Carp Fishing Simulator

Carp Fishing Simulator official game screenshot
Image via Dangerous Derk Interactive
  • Platforms: iOS, PC (Microsoft Windows)

Carp Fishing Simulator may look like another ordinary realistic fishing sim, but I noticed that it has absolutely no grinding mechanics or microtransactions. In the modern gaming environment, this feels like a breath of fresh air. All you need to do is download the game and play it to your heart’s content.

Ultimate Fishing Simulator

Ultimate Fishing Simulator official game screenshot
Image via Ultimate Games S.A.
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One

This game’s called Ultimate Fishing Simulator for a reason. The developer really tried to capture all the minute details of real-life fishing in a virtual environment, accounting for such conditions as changing weather, water temperature, time of day, etc. Thus, you can always have a totally different experience every time you start a new session.

Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour

Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour official game screenshot
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  • Platforms: PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Competitive fishing can’t get any better than in Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour. This game was designed specifically for players looking for a proper career mode in a fishing sim. Here, you’ll compete against the 100 best anglers in the world, unlocking sponsorships, career earnings, and social media followers.

3D Arcade Fishing

3D Arcade Fishing official game screenshot
Image via Familyplay
  • Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

One of the most intriguing features of 3D Arcade Fishing, and the main reason why I included it in my list, is the acoustic fish finder. Play this game with your headphones, and you’ll hear specific sounds when the fish is approaching. It’ll allow you to determine the perfect timing for casting your line and hauling it back in.

Fishing: Barents Sea

Fishing: Barents Sea official game screenshot
Image via Misc Games
  • Platforms: PC (Microsoft Windows)

Barents Sea is located to the north of Norway, where you can fish in some incredible places using a whole variety of boats. Fishing: Barents Sea is an ultra-realistic fishing sim that’s focused entirely on providing players with a sense of real exploration and adventure fishing along the Norwegian coastline.

Call of the Wild: The Angler

Call of the Wild: The Angler official game screenshot
Image via Expansive Worlds
  • Platforms: PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

Most fishing sims have specific maps and levels where players can fish. But Call of the Wild: The Angler offers the first true open-world fishing experience with a co-op mode of up to 12 players. Here, you can also build and customize your own fishing rigs.

Pocket Fishing

Pocket Fishing official game screenshot
Image via Nintendo
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Pocket Fishing is a simple but highly convenient portable fishing experience with a pleasant visual style. The controls are easy, and the selection of environments is large enough to offer fresh gameplay experiences each time you load up the game.

FishVerse: Ultimate Fishing

FishVerse: Ultimate Fishing official game screenshot
Image via MG Labs
  • Platforms: PC (Microsoft Windows)

FishVerse: Ultimate Fishing is a decentralized fishing game built on blockchain technology, offering the ability to monetize NFT catches, compete in tournaments, complete missions, and earn $FVS tokens. Of course, you don’t have to use NFTs to play the game, but it definitely adds an element of excitement to the gameplay.

Fishing Online

Fishing Online official game screenshot
Image via Braves
  • Platforms: PC (Microsoft Windows)

How about combining social media and fishing? Well, Fishing Online must be one of the best fishing metagames, where you can interact with your friends in a pleasant cartoony environment and fish together. You can also chat and relax, as well as play other fun minigames.

Exquisite Fishing

Exquisite Fishing official game screenshot
Image via PinkySoul
  • Platforms: PC (Microsoft Windows)

Although Exquisite Fishing looks like a 16-bit console game, it’s actually much deeper than that (no pun intended). While in other fishing games, you can catch a fish or two and move on. Here, you need to catch all the fish in the ocean to progress through the levels.

Cozy Fishing

Cozy Fishing official game screenshot
Image via MyHand Studio
  • Platforms: PC (Microsoft Windows)

Let’s finish off our list with the chillest and most relaxing fishing game ever: Cozy Fishing. It’s extremely easy to play, and it’ll fit all age groups, which makes it the most family-friendly fishing game on our list. The goal here is very simple: catch small fish for your aquarium and enjoy watching them grow.

That’s it for my list of the 20 best fishing games to play right now. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks articles right here.


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Serhii is the Writer at GameSkinny. He's been writing for GameSkinny since 2015. Before that, he's been writing for various outlets and playing video games, which eventually turned into a passion. The video games that have contributed the most to his enthusiasm for writing about this industry are Magic: The Gathering, Dark Souls, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.