• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 2008

No score yet - based on 2 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. 65
    The Dog Island is a charming adventure so full of puppy cuteness that it would bring a smile to almost anyone's face. But at the $50 price point, you might find that titles like Nintendogs and Animal Crossing prove to be a better investment to keep the kids engaged this winter.
  2. There's nothing here for most gamers, but buy it for younglings with a penchant for canines and they'll be happy for hours. [July 2008, p.78]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jan 23, 2014
    This being my first ever entry into video games, this has a bit of a personal history to me. Even though I got into the Xbox 360 and all of the shooters and strategies, I came back to play it, and it was still as good as I remember. Surprisingly detailed for a kids game, with unique environments, which surprised me personally, some decent game mechanics that can get fairly repetitive at times admittedly, a surprisingly dark story, and a whole variety of extras. This was my favorite game as a kid, and it is to this day. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I loved it. Full Review »
  2. Jun 20, 2013
    THE DOG Island, I have mixed opinions on. It's cute, fun, and has a pretty... interesting story line, plus lots of characters, but... for a kids game, it's oddly depressing, with the depressing opening music, depressing plotline, and, if I have kids, there is a good chance I will try to keep them away from this game because of how depressing it can get. There are also a few parts of the game that seem strange and not very dog-related. However, if you can handle the depressing plotline, it is a pretty good game. Full Review »
  3. Jan 9, 2013
    The Dog Island is one of the most unique kids games I've ever played. Underneath it's adorableness its got a surprisingly deep story with some emotional moments that will warm the heart, and it's also a great way to introduce youngsters to the RPG genre of video games for when their older. Kids will love it, and it may even appeal to the casual gamer, but older gamers are most likely going to be like me and have to fight boredom. The gameplay works, it's just the same darn thing for most of the game. Your doing fetch quests running back and forth throughout the game to sniff out items for the other dogs, it's not that exciting and the gameplay stays like this until the very end of the game where it finally shakes things up for a (very) little bit. Other than some freezing if you've played with the game for too long there's really nothing wrong with it, it's just not going to satisfy older, hardcore gamers with it's repetitive simple gameplay. So in closing kids will love and be entertained for hours, older gamers need not apply. Full Review »