Commercial fishing on the Barents Sea! Take the helm of your very own fishing boat in Fishing: Barents Sea and explore the vastness of the Barents Sea in search for the best fishing zones. Start out small and earn officially licensed Scanmar Equipment and the officially licensed Hermes trawler.Read full description
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.
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In the current state of the game, it's rather buggy. But if you're going to look at the rest of the game, the graphics and gameplay this is the most enjoyable fishing and boating simulator I've found. Just because of that it's worth buying but it might be a good idea to wait for a patch because of all the bugs. In the game you can gain experience, with this experience you get to drive bigger boats (if you want to do so). Perform contracts, customize your ship and fishing gear. You can also view the game in first person if wanted. Overal it's a solid game!
This simulator has a rough start - it isn't optimised really well and unfortunately has a lot of bugs, but behind that there is a lot we get on our plate. The controls aren't clunky and it is easy to pilot the ship in the vast expanses of the ocean we are delivered. The music is rather good and we are allowed to skip a song we don't like more than others. The tutorial explains the basics really well and the gameplay isn't that confusing or advanced. It will become even better after the updates that will follow.
This game, like I wrote in the title, is almost good. It almost has great graphics, because nightsky looks beautiful, especially when there is aurora. But inside the ship and ship itself look rather meh, and mountains and greens can look horrible. It's almost playable, but lack of optimisation can prevent you from playing the game, because it is really demanding, not offering much in return. It's almost a game, because while you can play, catch fish and roam around with your boat, that's all you do, because there is no point to the game other than catching fish and wondering around - no carrer mode or anything to give you a purpose. Fishing itself is cool, and hiring a crew/management of them can be fun and ship wearing over time is also cool mechanic, it's a simulation game without purpose, like say Euro Truck - you just drive from destination to destination and just enjoy the view. And that's cool if it's your cup of tea. If you're average gamer expecting something out of Yakuza mini-game or your game to have some point to it, stay away, because this one will disappoint you. If you're sim fan, however, and like fishing, then you should totally take the bait and sail off to the great sea and catch you some fish with your crew.
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