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Fishing: Barents Sea

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Based on 5 critic reviews
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65

Top Critic Average

40%

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General Information

Available on:PCFeb 7, 2018

Developer: Misc Games

Publisher: astragon Entertainment

Genre: Simulation

Take the helm of your very own fishing boat in Fishing: Barents Sea and explore the vastness of the Norwegian sea in search for the best fishing zones. Start with the little boat inherited from your grandfather, catch fish and earn money for upgrades as well as bigger and better boats. Enjoy the beautiful Barents Sea and make your fishing industry dreams come true.Learn how to catch different kinds of fish with various fishing equipment on several different boats. Every method is easy to learn, but hard to master – time to show what you are made of!Use officially licensed Scanmar equipment like door sensors and the TrawlEye to have complete control over your trawl. Upgrade it to make sure you get the biggest catch! But be sure to stay under your yearly fishing quotas, every step and every fishing run needs to be planned. 20 years of weather data recreate a realistic environment for the schools of fish in the Barents Sea, which move according to season and water temperature. It's up to you to keep track of everything.Visit the harbor pub to hire crew members or accept missions. At the port you are also able to repair or upgrade your ships, get a loan from the bank or buy supplies and bait at the shop.Freely explore an open world environment which recreates the stunning landscapes of northern Norway. Look for the best fishing zones with the help of your sonar, radar and GPS and catch yourself the biggest profit. Features: Unreal™ 4 Engine for a beautiful open world environment A huge map based on real landscapes in Norway Dynamic day, night and moon cycles Seasonal time effects and shifting weather Six playable ships Semi-realistic fishing methods - easy to learn, hard to master Advanced fish AI that influences your prey’s behavior Includes licensed Catch Control Systems by Scanmar and officially licensed Hermes trawler

Fishing: Barents Sea Critic Reviews

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If you're looking to build a fishing industry empire, this is not for you. On the other hand, if you find yourself daydreaming of making your living by farming the oceans, you might enjoy Fishing: Barents Sea. It offers a fairly easy learning curve and an almost completely stress-free playing style that allows you to play the game the way you want to.

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In summary, if you’re someone who can get lost in a repetitive task, then I will say you may find yourself falling into a trance, an almost zen-like state. But maybe do so on PC if you have one available to you. I could not get into Barents Sea on the tiny screen with its muddy and bare world.

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I really do not get too excited over tycoon style games, and this fishing simulator is a lot like a tycoon fishing game which is fine and well because it is presented surprisingly well. I love going out on the ship and hunting for a good fishing grounds.

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If you want to have a casual fishing experience or a game that you can play maybe a couple of hours a day, this can be a good game for you. However, I actually suggest waiting a little bit more before buying the DLC as it has a couple of bugs and the original game should be enough for you for a while.

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