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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 62 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 46 out of 62
  2. Negative: 7 out of 62
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  1. EthanR.
    Jul 9, 2006
    6
    I can't say this is a bad game and I can't say it is great game. It's right in the middle. THIS GAME WAS SO MUCH FUN.... For about a week. Now I never play it. It feels like a chore spending 25 minutes to wash 3 dogs that are not even real. Also to walk your dog is dreadful, most of the time he won't even run so it takes forever. The contest were okay but when you I can't say this is a bad game and I can't say it is great game. It's right in the middle. THIS GAME WAS SO MUCH FUN.... For about a week. Now I never play it. It feels like a chore spending 25 minutes to wash 3 dogs that are not even real. Also to walk your dog is dreadful, most of the time he won't even run so it takes forever. The contest were okay but when you moved up in classes the game got impossible. Also you could only do 3 contest a day. I do not reccomend this game. You'll probobly get bored really easily. But if u absolutely love dogs then i guess it's worth a buy. Expand

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#14 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
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83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 53 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  1. There’s more to be got out of this new kind of play than Nintendo has found this time around, and some of it could be better implemented. But, for now, it offers an experience that can’t be matched. [July 2005, p.89]
  2. Nintendogs shows its attention to detail in the main game modes in so many different ways. [JPN Import]
  3. Weekly Famitsu
    100
    10 / 10 / 10 / 10 - 40 platinum [April 2005]