Happy Puppy's Scores

  • Games
For 478 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 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Lowest review score: 20 Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 478
478 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It combines several of my interests: kooky Victoriana, bloody fairytales, lush writing, bratty girls with knives, and talking cats.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dazzling graphics couple with intense and addictive play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    (The engine) not only renders huge environments and complex architectures with nary a hiccup, but can also handle massive amounts of enemies and, in general, kick your ass without a second thought.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There has never been a game of this complexity (save "Battlezone" perhaps) which has been presented with such perfect and stunning clarity. I was initially daunted by the incredible depth of choice the game affords, and then my anxiety turned to awe. The interface is clean and simple without being simplistic. It is truly a miracle of design with its sharp AI and thoughtful little touches.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Realism aside, Half-Life provides some of the best unrealistic opponents seen to date as well. The creature design here is outstanding.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Make sure your affairs are settled before you start playing this game, and pray that your relationship is strong enough to make it through the addiction.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Looks so good that it took me a minute to figure out that the opening computer-generated cut scene was over and the gameplay had begun. The transition between cut scenes and gameplay is swift and seamless.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly deep simulation of human behavior.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bullfrog took on the near-impossible task of transforming a dedicated online game into a satisfying experience for the not-yet-online Playstation2, and completed it brilliantly.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite basically, this game rocks... Plus it lives up to the peak level of story, animation, and performance that is expected from an adventure game these days, so it isn't just sitting back on its new control's gimmick value.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At three in the morning, I realized that having me write about GT2 is pretty much like giving Stone Temple Pilots' frontman, Scott Weiland, a gig as a heroin reviewer.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful espionage sim with rich graphics and great playability. The attention to detail is uncanny and the story is engaging and fun.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is simply phenomenal, from its representation of the sport, to its incredible gameplay, all the way down to the brilliant sound effects.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Having never played either of these back in the day, I can assure you that both of these games rank among the best RPGs ever made.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Realistic season mode, improved graphics, and all of the WWF drama that you could wish for in a console game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The biggest and most refined platform game ever.
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you own an N64 and are of legal age, pick this game up immediately. It is the most fun I've ever had with a platform game, and it's also one of the most challenging.
    • Happy Puppy
    • 99 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Realism is one of the major reasons this title is so amazing. After playing for a while it feels as though you have actually been to Hyrule.
    • Happy Puppy
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Much like Journey's Greatest Hits CD, it takes the best of the '80s and serves up a timeless experience. It's a classic in the best sense of the word.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most visually innovative and stunning game to hit any console. Oh yeah, it's a lot of fun too.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything you could possibly want from a driving game.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You won't touch your PlayStation or N64 again.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most realistic fighting game ever. Period.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K1 is hype, dope, flash, stylin', radical to the max, groovy, and it's cool, daddio--real cool.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphical update this gives the game is mighty impressive, even if it takes away a little bit of GT2's character.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you like to play in a digital sandbox and have an affinity for humor-leaning sci-fi, Startopia is not to be missed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, the Madden cards are the niftiest new things about this year's game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The first game on the PS2 that has made me look forward to owning one of my own.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're looking for something unique, look no further than that series known for its bouncy girls. Now its got even more depth to go along with its more obvious features.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The finest NASCAR racer to hit any console--setting a new standard that EA will have to follow.