Happy Puppy's Scores

  • Games
For 471 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Lowest review score: 20 Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 471
471 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    After prodding through this journey over the past week, I can assure hopeful N64 players that this game isn't worth your time, money, or effort.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dinosaur tries so hard to be a good game for kids, but it just falls flat on its face due to the control issues. I can't imagine kids playing this game for long periods of time; it is so complicated for the wee people that it's more of a hassle than anything else.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sheesh, this clunker might as well be subtitled "Interactive Espionage Game Design Basics for Dummies." How retailers can live with such rubbish polluting their shelves isn't apparent.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    "GameDay 2001's" crime is, plainly and simply, that it's not "Madden."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nine out of ten experts agree, this kangaroo should be hopping his way into bargain bin obscurity, posthaste.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The 3D engine is quite good, the interface is top-notch, and the gameplay itself stays within the standard mold of the genre; it just doesn't try to reach for anything beyond the mold. Or, if it did, it got mired along the way in a swamp of mediocrity from which there was no escape.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I'm not saying that the 2001 version is a bad game. It's just one that suffers from the same engine that has been tried over and over again for the lifespan of the series.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I never thought hitting someone with a lead pipe could be so boring.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Oh, I forgot to mention the horribly painful control and the truly pathetic graphics. Yep, definitely a Cruis'n title.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If you have some vision, creative ambition, and a whole lot of time on your hands, RPG Maker just may be the game for you.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    In a word, it's crap.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Uninspiring and bland gameplay, load screens while racing (seriously), unresponsive control, and horribly outdated graphics.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    For practical purposes, think of this disc as a professional kickboxer's bombshell girlfriend--you can look, but bad things come to those who touch.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The challenges are too weak. The game moves way too slow.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The fact of the matter is that the gameplay in this ramshackle title pales in comparison to these top-selling greats, as does its unpredictable design, boring multiplayer modes (deathmatch, pass the bomb, etc.) and outdated engine.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    There are a few new mini-games thrown in, and the crazy cheat codes are back, but they're a fleeting distraction at best. This game is worth nothing to people who have played one of these before.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    You will be subject to gruelingly slow frame rates. I will not hesitate to drop you below 20 frames per second. I will blur the graphics until your eyes hurt. You will play bland level after bland level without so much as a whimper.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A terribly average game, Chronicles is about jumping, falling, dying and reloading from the memory card every few minutes.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Does "3DO" mean "3 directions only" -- forward, left, and right?
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unless you're obsessed with playing with little green men and don't think you're going to be abducted in the near future, stay well away.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In an attempt to please everyone, the game's standard may be that of the lowest common denominator. At least the book is included in the package.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Needs a lot more to justify the price.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The experienced wave racer will find nothing but frustration and disappointment.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you haven't seen the game, prepare to witness some of the weakest graphics this side of the millenium. The 3D characters are nothing but big blocks of pixel.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's interesting enough, and you'd probably get a few hours of gameplay out of it, but it gets tired really quickly. Add this to the fact that the really cool battles -- the ones with lots of ships on each side that might have drawn you to this title--are nearly impossible to coordinate.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Definitely not a "maximum" of anything, dismally low number of gameplay options, pretty but useless opponents, oversimplified cue-stick interaction, and way-sensitive controls.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Ward was obviously inspired by LucasArts' classic "The Dig" and Inscape's underrated "Drowned God," only it's nowhere as good or as innovative as either title.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It doesn't feel like you're playing pool, and these have got to be the most outdated-looking graphics seen on the PlayStation2.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A generic cart racer, even with those blue bastards behind the wheel. The only saving grace is the price tag.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In space, no one can hear you scream. Unfortunately, the same can't be said of where I live. As a result, many neighbors complained about the expletive-laden screeching I let out while trying to play Alien Resurrection.