Some special dogs that share our gaming adventures
Partner Content by Rover
Dogs are man’s best friend, and for definitive proof, look no further than video games. Having a four-legged pal by your side during virtual adventures brings levels of protection and trust that regular companions simply cannot. Video game dogs can come in all different shapes and sizes, but there is one trait that all share: they are such GOOD BOYS!
Let’s take some time to de-stress and look at some examples of fantastic gaming pups.
Beloved in the Fallout series, Dogmeat’s primary goal is enhancing your time in the post-apocalyptic wasteland. He can fetch items for you, incapacitate enemies, and bring up your morale by having a pal to talk to in these trying times. In some cases, Dogmeat is even immortal! What more could you want in a best friend?
Diamond Dog (AKA, D Dog)
Just because you’re on a huge operation base in the middle of the ocean by the eastern coast of Africa doesn’t mean it’s impossible to raise an obedient pup! Being found by Big Boss in Metal Gear Solid 5, you would expect nothing less than a highly skilled dog — he even wears an eyepatch like his owner — aww! Once trained, D Dog can mark enemies, locate animals and plants, and even stun foes. With fully customizable appearance options, I know which buddy I would want with me if I were Venom Snake.
K. K. Slider
Where else would you want to be on a Saturday night, other than listening to a dog playing some awesome tunes? As one of the most recognizable characters from Nintendo’s Animal Crossing franchise, not only is K. K. Slider musically talented, he can also talk in his instantly-recognizable bee-bop voice. If that’s not the definition of a good boy then I don’t know what is! Showing up one night a week to provide some grooving music — either acoustically or with a DJ set — K. K. Slider always has a song to fit your mood.
Hat Dog (Super Mario Odyssey)
Although the dog doesn’t play the biggest role in this game, this Shiba Inu pup seen in Super Mario Odyssey is unforgettable, especially with his slick hat complete with holes for his ears! If you follow this little guy (how can you not!) he will lead you directly to a Power Moon. Give him a reward by throwing your cap, he will chase it and bring it back to you. What a top dog!
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