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
    • 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.
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Could possibly be the best game ever.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You won't touch your PlayStation or N64 again.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The comparison between THPS2 for the Dreamcast and PlayStation can be directly correlated to a comparison of Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears.... Because Spears (like the Dreamcast version) is four times as enhanced as Aguilera, she is recognized as a better product.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The courses themselves are also graphical masterpieces. The size of the skating environments in THPS3 dwarfs the levels that were found in THPS2 and each level comes to life with rich detail.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There are as many different reasons for the gamer to go to bed thinking of simulants, or any of the friends that have been hiding behind walls and popping a cap in your ass with the farsight, as there are peanuts in the box.
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    From the music on the radio to the individual sub-missions that make up a large part of the game, GTA3 pulls it off with amazing ease.
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Almost instantly did I realize that this wasn't a computer I was toying with, but a real live person! A person who goes for it on fourth down, when the computer would unflinchingly punt it.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's everything you loved about the original (1998's RPG of the year), yet infinitely more refined.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Having to get excited about what GT3 can do for the PlayStation2 gamer is like having to get excited for Christmas--it's a done deal. What's even better is that GT3 is best played with a cold beer open and sitting on the table next to you.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The graphics are more stylistically consistent and detailed than those in Ocarina, the geography is more enormous and fluidly connected, the challenges are considerably more diverse, and the control interface is vastly improved.
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    But for the feel of nostalgia bolstered by the still-capable technology of the PlayStation, this game can make you feel actual delight--something that's tough to do in these cynical times.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Graphics, gameplay, sound, story, and characters are all outstanding.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    SSX
    SSX is so good, you'd better strap yourself into your favorite gaming chair, and have plenty of Kleenex and wet-naps on hand.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The DC controller's scheme is only adequate, and the number of pauses that occur during online play is too many.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K1 is hype, dope, flash, stylin', radical to the max, groovy, and it's cool, daddio--real cool.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Tricky has everything that SSX has and, along with tons of DVD extras, gives us all another reason to crash those slopes again this year.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly deep simulation of human behavior.
    • 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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    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Vagrant Story is, quite simply, a shard of excellence in terms of gameplay, emotion, storytelling, and cinematography.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is only one major criterion System Shock 2 fails to hit. Graphically, it isn't so special.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gorgeous graphics, simple gameplay, and tons of multiplayer fun give this title legs like Steffi Graf's.
    • 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.