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 2
Lowest review score: 20 Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 471
471 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The storyline is immediately absorbing, and is a nice break from the typical run 'n' gun first-person shooter.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although Sega GT does indeed look awesome -- better than any PlayStation game could possibly look -- it's nowhere near pushing the envelope of the hardware capabilities the way "Gran Turismo" does on the PSX.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It came as quite a surprise to me when Rush 2049 was not only a blast to play, but offered up an impressive amount of replay value as well.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Poor and rich people alike have no excuse to look elsewhere for a sensible purchase.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While this magnificently dumb galoot blatantly treads on common ground, it leaves a lasting trail of wreckage that gamers will happily follow.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If the storyline were simplified, the objectives more clearly stated, and the technical glitches ironed out, then this game would be an absolute classic.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This swan song for the Earth 21XX series almost knocks itself out of orbit by cramming more content into one small package than the average encyclopedia.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A brilliant lesson in game making as well as in history--and like history, it repeats itself again and again and again.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Make weapons out of trash! (Disclaimer: probably not advisable as a real-life hobby.)
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The adrenaline-inducing arcade action makes up for the game's flaws.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While it may not be perfect, it does a damn good job, and sure as hell gets you interested in the Yamaha line of products.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A revolutionary title, but terrible AI holds it back from being one of the best games of the year.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that this game has everything a fan could want, except of course, that it's full of courses and players that most Americans have never heard of.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    From start to finish, the game is a non-stop blast-a-thon. If you're a fan of the genre, you won't be disappointed.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    When a football game's biggest problem involves the kicking game, you know you have a winner on your hands.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's easy to pick up and play, but with all the planes and adjustments at your disposal, don't expect to master this one anytime soon.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The sound effects are very well done, but the senseless and endless chatter from your colleagues is distracting and unwanted, and the music score could have been much better and less monotonous.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This game managed to capture the feel of those rat-tailed days, without putting my older and fatter body at risk.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This is a tremendous one-player shooter with a level of intensity and suspense that reminds me of when super-graphic gaming was a brand-new thing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game starts off with one of the best opening sequences I have seen in a game to date. I laugh my ass off every time I watch it, and it gets my blood pumping before I actually start ramming my car into other vehicles just for the sheer, sick thrill of it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Saying Frogger 2 is an improvement over the original 3D update is an understatement.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While fans of BMX will enjoy the cool licenses and game features (like the height meter for midair boasts), casual gamers who are used to training wheels will find both a plug-and-play arcade game and a deep career mode.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game sounds better than it looks.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The main reason Elite Force works so well is that it combines not simply the Voyager license with the "Quake III" engine, but merges a well-written story with an incredibly solid first-person shooter.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even though TWINE is no "GoldenEye," it's still a fun and well-made game in its own right. It's sort of the way I feel about Pierce Brosnan...he'll never replace Sean Connery in my heart, but he still plays a pretty good Bond.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It really is a great stress-relieving game with its simple controls, colorful visuals, and soothing sounds--ah, the simple pleasures in life.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    One heck of a well-designed game, complete in every area of realism, but falling a bit short as far as fun factor is concerned.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you're a racing fan, take "Breakneck" for a spin. You won't be sorry.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Other than the great graphics, the PC version has nothing extra to offer over its console counterparts, so I wouldn't recommend an upgrade if you already have it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although the graphics and the sound effects could have been improved in some areas, there is one thing that remains a constant throughout the game: it is damn funny the whole way through.