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
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The best classic compilation yet.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you like wall-to-wall bloody action in cool locales with some interesting puzzles and lots to do, Rune may be what you're looking for.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The online play takes this game over the top, as you no longer just win money from your game console's unlimited bank, but you actually get to grab it from other human racers.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you're a racing fan, take "Breakneck" for a spin. You won't be sorry.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This one takes full advantage of the PS2's graphic capabilities, giving a digital beatdown to all comers in the genre.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ridiculously long load times. Even with added structure, gameplay eventually goes stale.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it has nothing on "Marvel vs. Capcom,"" Mutant Academy" plays uniquely enough to warrant a chance from fighting game aficionados, as well as from X-Men fanatics, old and new.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a budget title, Blade of Darkness ain't so bad, despite its weaknesses. If you've run out of games to play, give it a whirl, just don't expect the world.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Only a good, not great, golf simulation that leaves some room to grow.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If I never again see a story that contains color-coded heroes, it will be too soon.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aside from the graphics, the PS2 version of Live 2001 can't hold a candle to its PSX counterpart.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even with its flaws, Summoner stands out as the best RPG available for PS2 this year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Maybe the best entry in the all-too-often disappointing "Star Trek" category.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What? That's it?...The above text is not a direct quote from my last date, but rather my initial reaction to finishing this fun, but brief, expansion pack.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's got scary atmosphere, decent graphics, excellent sound, great dinosaur enemies, ominous locales, and plenty to do. If you've already played through the PlayStation version, there's little reason to run out to get the Dreamcast rendition.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For the rest of us, the expansion pack really isn't practical, essential, or even ever-entertaining.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A few aspects may appeal to those of us without a pilot license, but most players will have little desire to struggle with this game beyond the early missions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Staggering amount of customization, a virtual fleet of licensed vehicles, and an effective cross-platform online experience that gives a whole new meaning to the words "replay value" for a console game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But if you subject the actual gameplay to any real scrutiny, you'll see all sorts of cracks that mar the game's beauty.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed either "Delta Force I" or "II," you'll like this game as well. It is more of the same, with some gameplay, graphic, and multiplayer improvements.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the nicest PSX games to be released in recent months, featuring great graphics, sound, gameplay, and an engaging storyline with vivid characters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    After spending solo time with the game, I've decided that Mario Party 3 is like that last guest who refuses to accept that the party is over.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fun LAN action, in-depth single player games filled with secrets, and a completely original look and feel all create an arcade racer that is a step above most of the bland racers on the market.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It looks, sounds, and even plays old school. Are you sure you want to go back to school?
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This game is what the movie should have been.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But if you move through the settings from easy to normal to hard to very hard, you've got a challenging shooter that is as graphically appealing and fun as any out there--except, of course, for "Radiant Silvergun."