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  • Summary: Meet Jake, the loveable mutt on a mission: to rescue his dog-napped pal Daisy! The plucky pup embarks on an epic adventure which sees him journeying across the US, taking in the Mid-West countryside, scenic ski resorts, and even busy cities on his travels. Playing as the heroic hound, you'll get to do pretty much anything a real-life dog can do - including sniffing out food, playing fetch, chasing chickens, and marking your territory (yep, that's right, Jake can fart, pee and poo). As you explore the huge environments, you can choose whether to interact with other animals and humans, go on missions for treats, and even play as other dogs utilise their individual canine talents. [SCEE] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. We as gamers crave unique experiences and perspectives in our games and this one delivers. About the only people I can imagine not enjoying this game are die-hard cat people (Dog’s rule, by the way). Give this game a chance, you won’t regret it.
  2. The most innovative game I have played in a while.
  3. There are few games I would sooner recommend to parents for their kids, and if those parents happen to be gamers, they might very well be sneaking down after bedtime to get their own fix. [Sept 2004, p.107]
  4. It's also eye-rollingly funny in a fart-pee kind of way. [Oct 2004, p.32]
  5. It won’t win any awards for the way it looks, plays or sounds. But, the devil really is in the details this time. A lot of work went into crafting a game that is considerably different in style than anything else on the market, even if the gameplay itself is stale.
  6. There's always something to do in this game. The pace may not be frenetic and the challenges are relatively easy but they are well balanced making the gameplay appear random in a realistic way.
  7. Soon enough, though, the novelty wears off, and you start to realize the incredible tedium involved because the entire game is a fetch quest - with the ultimate goal being to free some bitch (literally) that got picked up by the dogcatchers. [Sept 2004, p.89]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
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  1. MattS.
    Jul 13, 2004
    This game is every kids dream game its the most fun u will have in ten years i suggest u buy it!!
  2. SammyC.
    Mar 7, 2004
    Heaps of fun Jake is soo cool graphics are awesome havent clocked it yet though but love it!!!
  3. PamelaG.
    Oct 29, 2005
    It is really good at it feels like im in the game.
  4. O.D.
    Jan 2, 2005
    I have this game and love it.It is the best game ever.I just don't like the way the dogalways chases you int he boomcity pound.10 out of 10!
  5. Apr 25, 2013
    You play as a dog and you save your dog gf from an evil cat lady who owns a cat food corporation. How could you not love this game? 10/10 would buy again and replay GOTYAY Expand
  6. JoanneG.
    Jun 5, 2005
    I think Dogs Life is ace its great for kids and even some aduts like it.Ive completed it four times and I only got it about three weeks ago.I can't stop playing it , it's fab!!!! Expand
  7. Yoavben-dov
    Apr 15, 2004
    Fun game with alot of thing to do . also its kind of boring to do all the time the same thing.

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