The game has depth, and that counts for something, but it will have absolutely no appeal to people who aren't fans of the show or the genre. And even those who find the game fun for a while will be hard-pressed to find it fun season after season. Unless you're a super fan of the show, or this kind of simulation appeals to you greatly, IGN recommends renting before you buy.
Presentation - 5.5
Graphics - 4.0
Sound - 5.0
Gameplay - 6.5
Lasting Appeal - 6.5
BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO – Discovery Channel continues to captivate TV audiences with its one-two punch of Alaskan crab fisherman. Every Tuesday night, viewers tune in at 9pm ET to watch “Deadliest Catch” followed at 10pm ET by “After the Catch.”
While fans of the show won’t ever get the chance to become a greenhorn on the deck of one of the world’s deadliest jobs, they have been able to relive the experience virtually. There have been two console games – Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm and Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos – and a free-to-play online game on the official Web site.
GrE writes, "Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm however, is probably one of the most boring games I have yet to play. Being a huge fan of the show, I figured I would give this one a shot. I knew just by the sheer fact that it was a based on a Discovery channel show that it was going to be bad..."