The Dog Island review

Not the dog’s bollocks, but not too tragic

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Keeps kids busy

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    Cute and harmless

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    Leveling up by sniffing


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    Basic graphics

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    Primitive sound

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    Not much for adults

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For something that looks like a Nintendogs rip-off, there%26rsquo;s a lot more on offer here than you%26rsquo;d think. Choose your four-legged bobble headed puppy from a whopping 48 breeds and you%26rsquo;ll begin a surprisingly entertaining adventure. It%26rsquo;s not GTA or anything, obviously, but it%26rsquo;s still quite diverting.

You must find a cure for your sick sibling, which involves traveling to Dog Island and gathering remedy ingredients. Along the way, your pooch will take part in a host of quests, such as delivering packages, fishing, or finding lost items by sniffing and digging. You can also pimp your pup in various accessories for that personal touch. And there are some basic RPG elements, such as leveling up every time you discover new smells to sniff out.

OK, the graphics are basic and the sound primal, but it%26rsquo;s harmless enough. There%26rsquo;s nothing here for most gamers, but buy it for younglings with a penchant for canines and they%26rsquo;ll be happy for hours.

Jul 15, 2008

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DescriptionDogs on an island - what's not to like? It's not much for adults but it's cute and harmless and it keeps the kids busy.
US censor rating"Everyone","Everyone"
UK censor rating"",""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)