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Ridiculous Fishing (2013) is a fishing and shooting game. Unlike any other fishing game, this isn't a sedate wait for the fish to bite. You frantically collect fish on the hook, and then when they reach the surface it turns into a clay pigeon shoot, where you must shoot the fish to collect them. Running through the craziness is a story about Billy who tries to find redemption from his uncertainty and find his destiny on a high seas quest for glory and gills.

Drop the hook from your boat and try to descend as far as you can without hitting any fish. Tilt the device to manoeuvre the hook. As soon as you hook a fish the hook rises and this is when you start collecting as many fish as you can. When the anchor reaches the surface the fish explode into the air and then you shoot them with a tap of the finger.

As you progress you use the money you get for catching and shooting fish, to upgrade your fishing equipment and weaponry. This lets you fish deeper with a longer line, or have a more effective weapon. It also lets you turn fish into hats to adorn your character. Try to find rare fish, and get deeper into the ocean until you hit the ocean floor.

A fun mobile game that is simple to understand but has constant little surprises to keep your interest. The ridiculousness of the experience of machine-gunning fish somehow coalesce to a coherent whole that tells a story about family and redemption.

Our examiner, Andrea Walney, first checked Ridiculous Fishing 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Collecting and Traversal game with Action, Shooting and Sports elements. This is a single-player game. There are speed-run and other leaderboards to fish fast for.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 10 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Violence.
Apple Rating 12+ Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity, Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence, Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Simple game mechanics mean it could easily be played by younger children, but the content is more appropriate for 12 and up.


Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale Of Redemption

App Store iOS Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
Unlike other some mobile games, this is not a pay-to-play model, and all upgrades are achieved by playing and not spending real money. Be wary of clones of this game. The developers have had many issues with copies of Ridiculous Fishing, many of whom have in-game purchases, so make sure you are downloading the correct version. 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/03/2013, updated in 2023

Out Now: iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Collecting, Traversal (Action, Shooting and Sports)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Vlambeer (@Vlambeer)

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