Hotel for Dogs review

  • Look at the dogs, aren't they cute?
  • And they're in a hotel!
  • Awwww...
  • ...barf
  • Tedious collectathon
  • Wannabe Nintendogs

We thought we had our finger on the cultural pulse, but it was only after a few minutes’ play that we realised this was a movie tie-in. It was the on-screen photos of the film’s stars that gave it away. ‘Why are these moppets here instead of some genero-avatars?’ we wondered. Andi and Bruce (for it is they) need your help setting up their canine haven, which means you have to do some tedious ‘find the object’ puzzling so you can build various contraptions. Required items are clearly signposted but can only be collected in a certain order, which is pretty irritating.

Between these missions you have to make sure your doggy clients are looked after, and you can play with them in some lackluster minigames. Nintendogs Wii, this is not. We’re not going to criticize this because it’s a crap tie-in; we’ll criticize it because it’s no fun.

Mar 4, 2009

More Info

Release date: Jan 06 2009 - DS, Wii (US)
Available Platforms: DS, Wii, PC
Genre: Children's
Published by: 505 Games
Developed by: FarSight Studios
ESRB Rating:


  • airtoast - March 5, 2009 5:04 p.m.

    Reviews like these should be labeled "5 Minute Reviews," which is obviously how long the writer played this game and also how long it took to type up these few sentences that are passed off as a "Review." Too bad the reviews can't be more like the GR Features. They're some of the best around.
  • lava_lamp - March 6, 2009 9:30 p.m.

    i laughed when i saw this game
  • zymn - March 6, 2009 5:12 a.m.

    here's why i love games radar. freedom of speech, bitches. (i'm talkin to the british dogs, mind you.)
  • The_Lurcher - March 5, 2009 10:09 p.m.

    This is a very simple review i.e "we dont give a flying f*** about this game and as your on this website we are assuming you dont either" and they assumed correct obviously
  • GamesRadarJoeMcNeilly - March 5, 2009 7:59 p.m.

    @airtoast we have to be choosy about which games get deluxe GR Super Review treatment =)
  • Cyberninja - March 4, 2009 9:49 p.m.

    this game sucks....

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