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  • Summary: Meet Jake, the loveable mutt on a mission: to rescue his dog-napped pal Daisy! The plucky pup embarks on an epic adventure which sees him journeying across the US, taking in the Mid-West countryside, scenic ski resorts, and even busy cities on his travels. Playing as the heroic hound, you'llMeet Jake, the loveable mutt on a mission: to rescue his dog-napped pal Daisy! The plucky pup embarks on an epic adventure which sees him journeying across the US, taking in the Mid-West countryside, scenic ski resorts, and even busy cities on his travels. Playing as the heroic hound, you'll get to do pretty much anything a real-life dog can do - including sniffing out food, playing fetch, chasing chickens, and marking your territory (yep, that's right, Jake can fart, pee and poo). As you explore the huge environments, you can choose whether to interact with other animals and humans, go on missions for treats, and even play as other dogs utilise their individual canine talents. [SCEE] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. We as gamers crave unique experiences and perspectives in our games and this one delivers. About the only people I can imagine not enjoying this game are die-hard cat people (Dog’s rule, by the way). Give this game a chance, you won’t regret it.
  2. The most innovative game I have played in a while.
  3. As an experience, as well as a smartly-written and smartly-presented game, A Dog's Life is a great example of off-beat European software. Gamestyle greatly enjoyed being Jake for a while, and hopes that more imaginative titles will come around.
  4. The game is simply designed and has a few annoying quirks, but it's got a genuine charm that helps to balance it out.
  5. It won’t win any awards for the way it looks, plays or sounds. But, the devil really is in the details this time. A lot of work went into crafting a game that is considerably different in style than anything else on the market, even if the gameplay itself is stale.
  6. The structure of each area is pleasingly freeform, allowing you to wander around and tackle the various tasks in the order of your choosing, and the standard of the visuals is well above par for what we expect from kids games.
  7. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
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    Soon enough, though, the novelty wears off, and you start to realize the incredible tedium involved because the entire game is a fetch quest - with the ultimate goal being to free some bitch (literally) that got picked up by the dogcatchers. [Sept 2004, p.89]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. MattS.
    Jul 13, 2004
    10
    This game is every kids dream game its the most fun u will have in ten years i suggest u buy it!!
  2. DougM.
    Feb 27, 2004
    10
    It's too god but no cheats boo i clocked it u need more then 92 bones to clock no cheats no fun.
  3. PamelaG.
    Oct 29, 2005
    10
    It is really good at it feels like im in the game.
  4. O.D.
    Jan 2, 2005
    10
    I have this game and love it.It is the best game ever.I just don't like the way the dogalways chases you int he boomcity pound.10 out of 10!
  5. Feb 5, 2018
    10
    One of the best games of my childhood. It shows from the minute 1 of the affection that was put into the development of the game by the entireOne of the best games of my childhood. It shows from the minute 1 of the affection that was put into the development of the game by the entire team with a fantastic story for the entire public Expand
  6. JoanneG.
    Jun 5, 2005
    10
    I think Dogs Life is ace its great for kids and even some aduts like it.Ive completed it four times and I only got it about three weeks ago.I I think Dogs Life is ace its great for kids and even some aduts like it.Ive completed it four times and I only got it about three weeks ago.I can't stop playing it , it's fab!!!! Expand
  7. Yoavben-dov
    Apr 15, 2004
    8
    Fun game with alot of thing to do . also its kind of boring to do all the time the same thing.

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#30 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
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#57 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004