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 2.7 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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only real problem here is that the game still plays a bit too fast.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As with all M&M games, the sound effects are my favorite. Each town and feature on the map has its own song or sound, and the richness and variety is impressive.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This story is addictive, the gameplay is exciting, and make no mistake about it: Ogre Battle 64 is a role-playing game of no small merit.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "Air Combat" isn't going to win any awards, but you'll be too busy busting caps at the tan army to even care.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More scenarios, more themes, more shops, more fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fun LAN action, in-depth single player games filled with secrets, and a completely original look and feel all create an arcade racer that is a step above most of the bland racers on the market.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Captures the look and feel of Donald Duck's universe impeccably, and delivers a solid, fun, gorgeous platform romp the way folks like it--with style.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fantastic and beautiful third-person action among three races, with a wonderful sense of humor.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A spectacular arcade-style racing game with pretensions to realism that fall far short of other driving sims on the market. The unrealistic aspects of the game, however, are far overshadowed by an incredible presentation and visual touches galore.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if it doesn't offer the most innovative gameplay, you're still guaranteed hours of mayhem-filled fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fact that you get sent back to the original load screen every time our friend Samanoske meets his untimely death is unforgivable, but it's not something that should keep you away from an otherwise first-class game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the nicest PSX games to be released in recent months, featuring great graphics, sound, gameplay, and an engaging storyline with vivid characters.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jack has always been about graphical fun, irreverence, and sarcastic humor. And this one is no exception.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game has an ironic weakness, however. It is too much like Mario in some respects and not enough in others. The premise and underlying tasks are just too familiar to allow Banjo-Kazooie its own identity.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The actual driving controls and physics in the game are great except for one thing. The analog steering controls are very jerky.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This new release is not to be overlooked as an excellent continuation of a classic and fun series.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fun as hell to play.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are superb. Rather than attempt to hypnotize you with psychedelic patterns of bullets, this game has a slower pace that actually allows you to take in your surroundings, an apparent breakthrough when put up against other recent shooters. The backdrops are luscious and feature textures so detailed that you probably don't have enough rods and cones in your eyes to appreciate them.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an addictive game that'll have you hacking away at brigands, toad men, evil priests, and even the occasional minor gaming bug.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The construction sounds and repetitive voice samples may get on your nerves after a while, but this is a minor shortcoming.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, FOTD is a blatant "me too" AOE clone with a few new additions and a different cultural angle, but it's also an addictive diversion that'll keep you glued to the PC for hours on end.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Next time, the developers should do something about the voice acting and maybe add a more intuitive real-time mouse-swing system, and then we'd have an undisputed champion.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Much like Nell Carter's thighs, the courses are large and in charge.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Visually stunning with tons of detail, an extreme amount of firepower, and beautifully violent deaths.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's still a very good game once you learn to live with its shortcomings, and I wouldn't suggest that any THPS addict shy away from buying it, but don't expect THPS on two wheels.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It has all the features and tweaks of games costing twice as much, a terrific physics engine, and a thoroughly enjoyable career mode that is sure to keep you busy for quite some time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Think of it as falling in between "Ridge Racer" and Gran "Turismo." If you are a car fanatic who would rather spend $1,000 on nice rims than pay off a student loan, this might be the racer for you.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even with its flaws, Summoner stands out as the best RPG available for PS2 this year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you're an RTS fan who never got a chance to check out "StarCraft" on your PC, then you should definitely give it a whirl. If you've already conquered the universe, there ain't no reason to do it on your N64.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A solid game for those who are looking for something fun and different, and it's not as complicated as Konami's "Dance Dance Revolution."