Offering a good enough substitute when you are cooped up at home, a good computer fishing game can simulate the camping and fishing experience – without the mosquitoes.
Whether you like bass fishing games, fly fishing games, or deep sea fishing games, you are guaranteed to have a few choices to suit you. Now, the next question you have to answer is whether you will buy or play for free.
Playing online for free offers several advantages: the biggest draw to these kinds of games is the ability to just pick one up and play. No long-time commitment is necessary and no purchase is required. You can try all the fishing games from sites like Arcade Town, Download.com, and Great Day Games without spending a single cent. If you happen to find one that you like, then you've hit the jackpot.
So game developers have to offer you something that will make you willing to shell out some money. Be it added features, better graphics, or more realistic gameplay, paid games have to be better than theirs free compared to them to be worth buying and playing. Many games rely on making the gameplay as realistic as possible to gain popularity and some are amazing. Arcade classic Sega Bass Fishing used a realistic rod and reel complete with force feedback to provide maximum immersion on the virtual experience. Rapala Pro Bass Fishing by Activision is slated to follow the same formula with special controllers for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii.