Review: River Legends: A Fly Fishing Adventure (Steam)

River Legends A Fly Fishing Adventure


  • Pixel art graphics.
  • 258mb download size.
  • Mouse and keyboard controls.
  • Optional tutorial.
  • Controls-move with WASD or arrow keys left click to cast/reel, space bar to initiate catch.
  • Fishing gameplay.
  • Caught fish-keep for gold or release for EXP.
  • Shop-buy items to help find fish/trophies, new rods, and lures.
  • Catching fish-3 colored bar and you tap the mouse rapidly to keep it in the desired zone.
  • Album-keeps track of fish caught and weight.
  • Free to walk around the area.
  • World map level select.
  • Earn EXP to unlock new locations.
  • Player card-shows stats/fish caught.
  • Momentum based casting mechanic, swing left and right then release.
  • It can slowly reel the line in which moves it.
  • Clear notifications and noises.
  • Legendary fish to find and capture.
  • Different weather also affects the fish type.
  • Calming atmosphere.
  • Really good fun.

River Legends A Fly Fishing Adventure


  • The learning curve with the controls.
  • At times the text makes the screen way too busy and hard to read.
  • The tutorial is very basic and to learn the more important things require reading.
  • Only a handful of locations.
  • No steam achievements.

River Legends A Fly Fishing Adventure

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


Everybody loves a good fishing game, River Legends: A Fly Fishing Adventure is a fine example of why this is true. It teaches you not only fishing but fly fishing but the game doesn’t force anything on you and you can play how you want. Like all fish games, you can see the fish shadow beneath the water, couple that with the momentum-based casting and you have a real authentic experience. Every caught fish allows you to keep or sell them so you have control over your progress. With many items to buy to up your game, you can be safe in the knowledge that you have enough game. It was a rocky start as the tutorial is so basic but once it all clicks the game is just one of those Zen-like tranquil experiences we all need once in a while.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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