Happy Puppy's Scores

  • Games
For 470 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 Chrono Cross
Lowest review score: 20 Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 470
470 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like fine wine or stinky cheese, Ms. Pac-Man just gets better and better as time goes by.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only drawback to the graphics would be the lack of a rotatable battlefield, as it is sometimes hard to figure out where you can and cannot go in cramped quarters, canyons and towns.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Well equipped to attract a large following among network players with its elegant controls and dazzling graphics.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Infinitely replayable, as random encounters are a part of the game, and no one will find all the secrets the first time through.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The major problems were addressed, the graphics were improved, and additional gameplay modes were added. What more could you ask for?
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though city-building strategy is a niche genre that has never been my favorite, it's fair to say that ZMO is the most fun I've had in quite a while.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You’ll find the gameplay tight, intense, suspenseful, and unique. It has already stolen my heart, take a risk and don’t overlook it, it may steal yours as well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cool, complex, and full of action, Earth 2150 extends the tradition of classic sci-fi RTS warfare with a few new twists.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the task of rebuilding the village is fantastically addictive, the repetitive gameplay is a bore.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game delivers all the options and play modes you could possibly ask for, a rock-solid control scheme, and of course, EA Sports' unmatched presentation value and signature high-flying action.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rayman is more like "MYST" -- a beautiful journey where nothing much is required of you, and nothing much really happens. And with the sun shining, the waterfalls sparkling, the magic mushrooms making pyramids, and a tummy full of Lums, that's just a pretty peachy place to be.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blends disco inferno sensibilities with technological prowess into one magically delicious cocktail, which goes down easy and is every bit as intoxicating as the type of brew it takes to get your antisocial ass out on a real-world dance floor.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics aren't quite up to par, but the game makes up for it with tons of innovative and enjoyable missions, excellent physics, and enough planes and customization options to please even the most demanding flight-simulation fans.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The camera provides a third-person view, and although you can adjust the angles and the depth, it's definitely confusing, and not ideal for battle or discovery.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The pace of the action is generally heart pounding, and that's a good thing. On the down side, the missions are either too short or too initially implausible.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where else can you see Deion Sanders put a hit on somebody? Certainly not at a Redskins game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The collision physics make flipping pedestrians over your car seem realistic, as well as barbarically satisfying.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the camera problem cannot simply be swept under the rug, it doesn't destroy the game's overall playability and replayability (getting the Symbiote Spidey outfit is a blast).
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The incredible visuals help this title to stand on equal ground with the rest of the FPSs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix suffers from minor control problems, the amusing and entertaining storyline, as well as the impressive graphics, made me want to come back for more.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don't dig a traditional RPG structure, this is going to bore you to tears. But for a strong storyline in a non-traditional setting, Planescape is well worth the money.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The added bonuses in gameplay, such as critical hits and non-linear play, are what make this game definitely worth checking out. So get out your dancing shoes, and start slashing to the beat.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The other PS2 baseball games better quake in their cleats. High Heat is as superb a gameplay experience as it is ugly.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is only one major criterion System Shock 2 fails to hit. Graphically, it isn't so special.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forget what you think you know about the oval-track monotony and unbreakable silliness of console racing games; Jarrett and Labonte obviously did before attaching their names to this wonderful, visceral racer, and we're all better off for it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thankfully, Capcom, the king of coin-op fighters, seems to have few reservations about taking what are essentially change magnets and bringing them home intact for the low, low price of $49.99 (or roughly 100 plays).
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's extremely satisfying to take the U.S. to the World Cup finals (hey, a guy can dream, can't he?), Arsenal to the top of the English Premiere League, or simply play out bitter rivalries like Celtic vs. Rangers, or heck, Chicago Fire versus Deportivo la Coruna...could happen....
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most visually stunning games for the deuce. This, coupled with engrossing arcade gameplay, kept me coming back for more. It's a must-have for your PS2 library.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Upping the slob factor, you can now select "slacker" as an occupation, lower the neatness factor, and voila! Suddenly you've got your own Richard Linklater movie.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only real problem here is that the game still plays a bit too fast.