Start out on an island with a basic rod. Progress into a radar-wielding master fisher-cat scouring the sea for the biggest and baddest fish. Each fish has unique behaviors that you will learn to exploit as you tailor your arsenal of fishing rods to suit your style of play. Mrrrow!
User reviews:
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Very Positive (11 reviews) - 81% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (753 reviews) - 92% of the 753 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 19, 2015

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April 1

Nightfall Update

Night has fallen, new fish have arrived, and the long-awaited Hat-alog makes its debut in this update!

There are a few new hats and rod upgrade to discover, and there are more coming. This is the first of a series of patches we'll be rolling out over the next few months to strengthen the end-game experience.

Oh! Also: cloud saving is now supported.

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“A game in which a cat goes fishing. But a hugely charming one, and surprisingly involved.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Start out on an island with nothing more than a basic rod. Progress into a radar-wielding master fisher-cat scouring the sea for the biggest and baddest fish. Each fish has unique behaviors that you will learn to exploit as you tailor your arsenal of fishing rods to suit your style of play.

Key Features

  • Complete quests to earn cash.
  • Unlock better rods to catch more valuable fish.
  • Customize your rod with upgrades to suit your play style.
  • Unlock boats to travel out onto the sea.
  • Find and equip rare hats that dramatically change the dynamic of the game.
  • Fill your catalog with the fish you catch.
  • Discover what lurks in the dark depths.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.66GHz Intel or equivalent AMD processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 15 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.2GHz Intel Dual Core or equivalent AMD processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 15 MB available space
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Very Positive (11 reviews)
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Very Positive (753 reviews)
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Shit-Skins.INC
5.3 hrs
Posted: August 22
I thing that I need to make clear...

Before your next update, Please... Please make there be a option/settings menu because some people like myself are not running on MasterRace Level PC's and have huge 1920/1080p screens and the game takes up 75%~ of my screen and I want to watch youtube and play at the same time. Unforunetly for me I downgraded my PC to a "Craptop" (Laptop) and the screen resalution hurtz my eyes *starts counting pixels*...

Thank you for reading By hovering over this box, you lost the game
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SwordDancerFromHeaven
10.6 hrs
Posted: August 14
addicting game! 4/5
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Zed
2.6 hrs
Posted: August 12
This game is truly amazing, a diamond in the rough. I bet it will become a future eSport.
If you don't buy this, something is wrong with you.
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Moist Bologna
17.2 hrs
Posted: August 12
10 out of 10 would cat again.
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Jambers1968
2.2 hrs
Posted: August 11
I havent played an hour yet, ive played for 45 mins, and i'm enjoying the game so so so much. Thnx for creating this game. Just I think that a reasonable price for this game is about £2.99.
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clarapippa
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 2
I love fishing within video games. I'll spend hours just fishing in MMOs, RPGs... I don't know why, but the tedium appeals to me.

I also love cats!

So here I thought I had the perfect game. It was pretty fun until I got to one particular quest... I just can't get past it. So I turn to the internet for help... there's no real presense on the web, and the steam discussion has been less than helpful.

So I soldiered on, thinking maybe I can figure out what I'm doing wrong since I can't seem to find any advice on technique.

Well, I still haven't finished that quest.

The game is alright. Needs a lot of love, I think, or at least a better tutorial or SOMETHING. The aesthetic is cute, reminds me of old flash games. The music is alright... everyone's saying it's relaxing, but to me it's really repetitve. I supposed I was expecting serene, zen-like music. This is pretty standard video game stuff.
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1.3 hrs
Posted: July 28
Very awesome name i really like its style :D
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WarlordBob68
3.0 hrs
Posted: July 24
Game crashed, after playing for a couple of hours.
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Rayu
6.1 hrs
Posted: July 22
Probably the best game on steam.
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hopheadcampbell
11.7 hrs
Posted: July 18
Cute and fun. A simple stress free game that is refreshing to play after a long session from a game with deep characters and intense plot. I love the unlockables and the music is relaxing. I recommend this game for casual players and anyone looking for something simple but rewarding.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
This game is truly amazing, a diamond in the rough. I bet it will become a future eSport.
If you don't buy this, something is wrong with you.
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351 of 381 people (92%) found this review helpful
344 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2015
I think many phone games should just stay on their tiny little screens, but there are some I've enjoyed on PC. I really want to make some witty comment like Cat Goes Fishing has me hooked, but I really don't feel that strongly about it. It's fun, in a casual, play a bit here and there way, which seems to be the phone game mantra.
Cat Goes Fishing does take a bit of strategy, as you have to use smaller fish to catch larger ones, while trying to get the bait to the fish you want to catch. This layered approach to baiting fish may seem tricky at first, but keep at it and in no time you'll be a master baiter.
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94 of 112 people (84%) found this review helpful
83 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2015
This is an adorable game that looks casual on the surface but does actually have a deceptive depth of gameplay. Well, as much gameplay as you can get with a single cat click. It's cute, it's fun and in a few minutes play you'll be hooked. After playing WoW for so many years, I never thought I'd admit to fishing being enjoyable but this game really lured me in.

With a bit of purrsuasion in the form of different baits, you catch the fish and sell them for money or use them as ever increasing temptations to catch bigger and betta fish whilst warding off hordes of hungry tiddlers.

Did I mention your cat can wear hats? Purrfect. You don't need to be a brain sturgeon to realize this is worth buying - it only costs a few squid!

(To all my friends and family, please forgive me for posting this. You could say... this is an apawlogy. Don't hate me.)
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81 of 96 people (84%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2015
Cat Goes Fishing. Cat catches fish. Game gives quests. Difficulty increases. Game is Zen.
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55 of 62 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2015
Cat Goes Fishing is a game that mixes with a pin-point precision the essence of actual fishing into a fun experience for players of all ages and game genres. Despite its repetitive game play, it is perfectly capable of showing diversity and new content as you play and progress without losing its fun or its certain realism to actual fishing!

The strong aspects in this game

Diversity:

Despite the game being about a repetitive subject such as fishing, Cat Goes Fishing is perfectly capable of showing a diversity allied with its vast content variety as you progress and discover.

Music:

The music in this game is a good match to the game overall environment and also to the interaction between players and the game itself giving a very comfortable feeling of relax and pleasure.

Difficulty:

The difficulty in this game adds up to the initial mentioned realistic fishing experience. As you catch different types of fish, they will struggle against you while testing your patience and coordination making players feel as if they were actually fishing or playing a game dedicated only to fishing realism.

Price:

I don’t usually talk about the price in games unless they are unfair, but I must say the amount of fun and entertainment this game has to offer makes it reasonable at its current price of 6,99€.

Game mechanics and user interface:

Both game mechanics and user interface are simple, and perfectly suitable with the game structure and its game play that it provides to players.

Now to the weaker aspect

Graphics:

The game graphically talking, deserves a lot more action and detail into it, as it makes players feel like there is something the game is lacking of, and that is precisely the non-existence of simple water splashes among others easily making players into thinking that the game shows an obvious enormous potential, but lacks good graphics or animations into it making it look more like a flash game rather than a Steam game.

Conclusion

I would rate this game a 67 out of 100 or 3,3 out of 5,0. An interesting cute game able to provide tons of fun and moments of joy without losing its challenge or fun core in it!
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58 of 70 people (83%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 24, 2015
I knew "one more round" syndrome before, but now I know also "one more fish" syndrome.
When you look at those screenshots, you're thinking: that game is not for me. I thought so too, and now I can't stop playing.

VERDICT:
Even if you think you don't like such games, you should try that. You may be surprised.

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159 of 243 people (65%) found this review helpful
223 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2015
>I love cats
>my friend knows I love cats
>he gifted me this game
>I love my friend and cats
>That cat is better fisherman than me
>COTY (cat of the year)
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32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
Ungodly addicting. Amazing cute. And you can't stop at just one catch. Be prepared for hours of fishing fun with lots of rod upgades, all sorts of awesome fish from shallow to deep water. A nice simple design with great mechanics and sleek art. All around fun game!
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161 of 253 people (64%) found this review helpful
361 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2015
This game is just clawsome! It reely got me hooked, I'm not lion. It truly is Cod's gift to humanity.
Play as a cat with somefin of a tail-ent for cat-ching fish, sell them to a prawn shop, and you're shore to have a pawsome time! You'll be a master baiter in no time!

Don't be a bass-tard and purrchase this game right meow
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2015
Starts out slowly, then gets stupidly addictive! lol~ The quests make all the difference, and the unlockables make it even more interesting.

Not much else to say except that it's fun and relaxing~!
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