Dogs are too perfect for this world, as are these 10 games in which you play as dogs. Not for cat lovers.
Both in the real world and in games, no one denies the charm of canine companions. After all, on your journey through a strange new pixelated world, there is nothing like meeting one of man’s best friends, ready to accept your affection and accompany you on crazy adventures.
Given the number of games that allow you to interact with dogs, you may be wondering if there are any that allow you to take on the role of a dog. Well, you’re in luck.
In recent years, many titles have appeared in which humble dogs have become the main characters. Get ready for an adventure on all 4 paws, find the bad guys by smell, be the kind pesky and get all the affection you deserve as a good boy.
Bolt – Laser Charm
What could be better than playing as an ordinary dog? That’s right, play as a dog with laser cannon eyes.
In Bolt, you play as the nicest Disney boy ever to appear on his TV show. You need to complete missions and rescue Penny with the aforementioned laser-eye cannons, neutralize the clawed bandits, and also use your “super bark” to destroy obstacles blocking the way. Just remember to get a treat later.
Montaro – No thoughts, head is empty
This list wouldn’t be complete without the weird Japanese game, and Montaro is a great option. Play as the cutest Shiba Inu puppy in this classic side-scrolling action game. In it, you need to collect coins and underwear to survive.
Well, yes, collecting underwear to replenish health is a little weird. But it’s a great arcade runner that’s sure to keep you busy for hours with its cute achievements and customizable dog outfits that you can unlock along the way.
Ghost Trick Phantom Detective – Good Boy Missile
Ghost Trick Phantom Detective, by author Ace Attorney, is a forgotten gem with DS full of puzzles, jokes and fun. As Sissel, you will have to investigate your death, as well as help other ghosts in a similar situation, including the fluffy Pomeranian Spitz Missile!
Missile becomes a ghost with supernatural powers after being hit by a motorcycle. Of course, the furry puppy can now move objects in the real world using telekinesis. Missile was so popular that after the game was released he even had a cameo appearance in the anime Ace Attorney. The Edgeworth family took the puppy to the Turnabout Promise. The puppy is a superstar!
PaRappa The Rapper Remastered – The Power of Rap
Released in 1996, PaRappa The Rapper is a classic rhythm game that puts you in PaRappa’s shoes. This stylish dog (?) Takes on the mundane tasks of adults to impress his girlfriend Sunny Funny, but with the power of rap!
Learn Kung Fu, complete driving school and bake a cake with rap and rhythm games. You will amaze your mentors, win the heart of Sunny Funny and show your rival, Joe Chin, who is in charge. Just do not play on an easy difficulty level, otherwise the game will mock you for such a choice. Before you have time to look back, you start humming “I gotta believe!”.
Tokyo Jungle – Don’t Just Survive, Prosper!
Tokyo Jungle is a hidden gem from the Playstation store where you play as animals. The catch is they live in post-apocalyptic Tokyo. Pets collide with animals from the zoo. The central character of the game and certainly the most important is the brave little Pomeranian. The game combines classic survival and Japanese humor.
After all the food is finished, this brave little fluffy lump must go outside to keep his family safe. He may even find a girlfriend along the way. This game still has a huge fan base due to its eccentricity and unique arcade style.
Dog’s Life – Ever wanted to be an allergen?
Dog’s Life was released on PS2 in 2003. Despite the awkward gameplay mechanics, ridiculous dialogue and blocky low-resolution graphics, Dog’s Life somehow won the hearts of gamers. You play as Jake, a gassy beagle whose friend Daisy has been kidnapped by Miss Peachs. She, along with other stray dogs, should become an ingredient for a new cat food.
Seriously, the plot is like that. Similar to Cruell’s movie, but a little more believable. The title allows you to truly become man’s best friend. You play with other dogs, beg for pizza, cause allergies in people and even slowly poop where the hell you want. Real dog life.
Wargroove – Faithful and loving
Wargroove is a highly successful asymmetric arcade combat game with an incredible campaign and cross-platform multiplayer, rival commanders and fighting factions. Unsurprisingly, the commander everyone wants to get their hands on is the best boy – Caesar.
This furry Pyrenean is the commander of the Cherrystone forces and the favorite pet of the commander of Mercia. His lovable nature inspires neighboring units to make an extra move and makes him the most inspiring of the leaders. It was named after Julius Caesar, the famous Roman commander and dictator, therefore, it is better to avoid the senates in the Ides of March.
Tales Of Vesperia – Can Dogs Smoke?
Fans consider this title to be the best in the Tales series. Tales of Vesperia tells the story of the outlaw Yuri Lowell and Princess Estelle. Their paths intertwine in an epic RPG adventure that puts the world in jeopardy. Of the many characters that you can include on your team, none is more loyal and badass than Yuri’s hand-picked mongrel Repede, a pipe-smoking hero with daggers.
His attack style and skills are complemented by incredible speed compared to opponents, and a smaller hit area, since he is closer to the ground. Aside from being a skilled thief, Repede is one of the best characters on your team.
The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess – Link, but a dog
Ever wonder what Link would look like as a dog? Me neither. But in Twilight Princess, Midna makes you find out. The darkest title in the franchise, Twilight Princess follows Link’s efforts to rescue Hyrule from The Twilight Realm’s unclean parallel dimension. It is there that he finds himself in the skin of a wolf.
As a wolf, Link gains improved perception, becomes faster, and can speak directly and ask questions to animals. The shape of a wolf creates new puzzles and challenges for Link to overcome. A fan favorite, Midn rides on his back in search of wisdom and support. This is a fan favorite of Zelda with a dog twist, and we can only hope for new doggy appearances in future installments of the franchise.
Okami HD – She is literally a goddess
Undoubtedly the best dog in games. Amaterasu is not your average dog. She is a real Shinto sun goddess! In Okami, Amaterasu takes part in a quest through feudal Japan. She must defeat the formidable eight-headed demon Orochi before he forever consumes the color and life of Nippon.
Fans and critics have named Okami as one of the best PlayStation games of the 2000s. The title remains a favorite for many to this day. A beautiful Japan-inspired open world with many side missions allows players to fully immerse themselves in the image of a dog, even if it is much more mythical.