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 2.6 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 470
470 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game is very realistic, keeping scoring down, but lost is some of the fun that comes from chaos in front of the net.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A revolutionary title, but terrible AI holds it back from being one of the best games of the year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The strongest, most-polished game in the series, but it is definitely a sequel.
    • Happy Puppy
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some console role-players might just find this style of deep preparation and chess-like battle sequences too sluggish. Strategists who have been truly bored by trying to play "Panzer General" or even "X-Com" on a TV screen, however, will appreciate how much lush graphics, soundtrack, and effects can goose up a wargaming system.
    • 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?
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nothing less than a solid role-playing game with old-school style and flair.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not pretty, and the sounds may drive you batty. However, if you can get past the primitive and cutesy graphics, you'll find a fun and addictive experience that offers an enjoyable--and certainly more cerebral--PS2 experience that's currently unmatched.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Winning Ring of Red could take nearly as long as quashing a real world war, but hey, at least it's a nuclear blast all the way up to that pesky peace declaration.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jack has always been about graphical fun, irreverence, and sarcastic humor. And this one is no exception.
    • 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.
    • Happy Puppy
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if it doesn't offer the most innovative gameplay, you're still guaranteed hours of mayhem-filled fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The funny thing is that the makers of this game actually guarantee to improve your real pool game. Speaking from experience, their claim turns out to be true, and spending a good amount of time on VP3 is analogous to attending a billiards clinic.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The eye-catching graphics, tight control, and enjoyable gameplay of this fine game really caught me by surprise. To all the PS2 users disappointed with the system's lackluster games, I highly suggest picking this title up.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although incredibly entertaining, unique, surprising, and well designed in nearly every respect, "Seaman" is not perfect, revealing many of the current limitations of voice-recognition software.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The finest NASCAR racer to hit any console--setting a new standard that EA will have to follow.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It is extremely awkward trying to control your basic movements with the left analog stick while at the same time controlling your look and aim movements with the right analog stick.
    • Happy Puppy
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The multiplayer elements may need some fine-tuning and additional features, but the game is still a literal blast to play.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a big Star Trek fan, you'll enjoy this game immensely. If you're not, you'll still enjoy this game, but some of the more subtle nuances will be lost on you.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All aboard! This game will appeal to sim fans and model-train collectors alike.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A no-nonsense boxing sim, which means that if you're dog-tired, you may have to go an entire round without throwing a punch just to get your wind back. This may seem ho-hum to "Street Fighter EX 3" fans, but for the hardcore boxing crowd, this degree of realism is the next best thing to a title unification bout.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are wonderful individual combos and terrific moves that link each of your three selected characters together in order to defeat the common foe.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Has it turned out to be everything fighting fans had hoped and dreamed of? In a word, no. But the game is still a good fighter.
    • Happy Puppy
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What could have been a groundbreaking title has been reduced to an exceptional weekend rental.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A silly little action shooter that takes a smidgen of brainpower and a tongue placed firmly in cheek to fully appreciate.
    • 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.

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