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Dog's Life (PlayStation 2)

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In Dog's Life you play Jake the puppy, as he explores the USA in an attempt to foil a fiendish plot. Miss Peaches doesn't like dogs, and sees them as a way of making money, by dog-napping Daisy the pedigree dog.

The dog elements are closely integrated into the game - smells are indicated by lines of coloured smoke, emphasising a dog's acute sense of smell. Locating footprints is also done via this Smellovision mode. Tricks can be learnt, and used to win treats from humans.

Jake must explore vast environments and interact with 15 breeds of dog. The aim is to get them onto his side, which is usually done by either having more bones than them, or winning a subgame against them. These are also dog-based - in one you must dig up bones, while another has you 'marking territory' to annex a full screen.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Dog's Life: Koiran Elämää" -- Finnish title
  • "Dog's Life: Een hondeleven" -- Dutch title

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GameZone Sep 30, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GamerDad Apr 13, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplanet Nov 26, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamesmania Oct 30, 2003 75 out of 100 75
DarkZero Jan 08, 2005 7 out of 10 70
IGN Aug 24, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Aug 24, 2004 7 out of 10 70 Oct 20, 2003 14 out of 20 70 (UK) Nov 10, 2003 6 out of 10 60
OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network Sep 20, 2011 5 out of 10 50


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Andrew Gillett (34) added Dog's Life (PlayStation 2) on Jan 21, 2004