Ahhh, the dog. These loyal companions are often referred to as "man's best friend," and with good reason.
These 20 Best Video Game Dogs will stick by your side no matter how dangerous things get, they will help protect you from danger, and they're so cute with their widdle paws.
That is why we are here to honor our four-legged buddies by counting down the 20 Best Video Game Dogs.
TOP VIDEO GAME DOGS
20. Riley in Call of Dutiy: Ghosts
This loyal military dog accompanies the Protagonist on a series of missions spanning the globe.
19. Dribble in Warioware
A large anthropomorphic bulldog with red hair, who stands on his hind legs. He wears a blue jumpsuit with a picture of a teddy bear on the back, and a green hat which bears his logo. He seems to be large, burly and gruff, but he is quite calm and friendly, though perhaps not as intelligent.
18. Koromaru in Persona III
Dog who can summon a persona.
17. Chop in GTA V
Chop is Franklin and Lamar's pet Rottweiler. Although nominally Lamar's dog, Franklin agrees to take care of Chop after a mission, and Lamar does not reclaim him when Franklin moves to Vinewood Hills. He can be taken for walks, and can attack enemies when told to. He occasionally accompanies Franklin on missions. Chop's known to be very loyal to Franklin. When Franklin throws a ball, Chop will run for it. His behavior can be controlled with the iFruit App. If his happiness is low, he'll be upset and won't perform any tricks. If his happiness is high, he'll behave really well. When Franklin approaches him, he will bark because he wants attention. When Chop's able to perform a trick, he sometimes won't listen and Franklin will demand him to listen again.
16. Strider Dog in Half Life II
Not a real dog, but seems to be a pretty interesting canine-oriented creature with an fantastic possibilities and strenght
15. Secret of Evermore in Unknown
This canonically unnamed pooch sticks by the also canonically unnamed hero of Secret of Evermore, helping him take down baddies right and left, plus he can use his super sniffer to find goodies. We don't know your name, but you still deserve to be on the list of the 15 Best Video Game Dogs.
14. Final Fantasy III/VI in SHADOW
Final Fantasy III/VI's taciturn ass kicker for hire, Shadow, may be renowned as a man so cold he'd "slit his mamma's throat for a nickel," but even a cold-blooded killer needs a friend, and his is Interceptor, his equally ass kicking dog.
13. Poochy in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Poochy's a pretty single minded pup - all he really wants to do is run around and bark, although he does inadvertently help Yoshi on occasion.
12.Sabrewulf in Killer Instinct
While Killer Instinct's Sabrewulf is actually a man stricken with lycanthropy (What? They count!), he does have one thing going for him - he's a count, which probably means he's loaded.
11. Talbain in Darkstalker
Like Sabrewulf, Darkstalker's Talbain is a lycanthrope who just wants to be human again. Whether that will ever happen remains to be seen, but at least Talbain can always fall back on his dope baggy pants and sweet nunchuck skills.
10. K.K. Slider in Animal Crossing
"Those industry fat cats try to put a price on my music, but it wants to be free." Deep words from K.K. Slider, a dog with a guitar in his paws and a song in his heart.
9. Peter Puppy in Earthworm Jim
Peter Puppy may be a pretty cool guy, but he's not exactly easy for Earthworm Jim to pal around with - he and Bruce Banner have a few things in common, what with their tendency to hulk out into giant, stuff-smashing rage monsters.
8. Max in Sam & Max
Max may walk on two legs, but he's technically a dog, a suit-wearing detective, and the more sane half of the crime-fighting duo, Sam & Max.
7. Parappa in Parappa the Rapper
Kick, punch, it's all the mind! A cooler doggy, you will never find. Parappa's a rapper, and he ain't no crapper, so you better shut up or he will smack your yapper!
6. Mira in Silent Hill 2
Mira may seem unremarkable, at first, but if you dig into Silent Hill 2 you may find that this pup is the surreptitious mastermind behind the hellish town and its many secrets.
5. Amaterasu in Okami
Everyone thinks their dog is special. "My Rosco is so smart!" says Mrs. Katzopolis. "Well, my Buddy is so brave!" retorts her neighbor. Yeah, well Okami's Amaterasu is a friggin' god, and can use a paintbrush to alter the universe. Top that, Mrs. Katzopolis.
4. Zombie Dogs in Resident Evil
Most of the pooches on the list of the 15 Best Video Game Dogs are friendly pups who just want a pat on the head and a, "Who's a good boy?" The dogs from Resident Evil, on the other hand, mostly just want to rip your face off and gobble up your intestines.
3. Dogmeat in Fallout
Fallout's Dogmeat is a rough and tumble kind of mutt he'll throw down against any super mutants, giant scorpions, or rad-riddled ghouls with the best of them. Plus he's virtually indestructible, and with the right perks you can have a Buddhist reincarnation of Dogmeat should anything happen to his current mortal form.
2. Duck Hunt Dog in Duck Hunt
Duck Hunt Dog: video games, first troll. While he may seem like a loyal companion who is there to help you strike down some foul fowl, he really just came along so he can laugh at you when you miss. What a jerk!
1. Rush in Megaman games
Rush can fly over gaps, turn into a submarine, vault you into parts unknown, and, to top it all off, transform into power armor to help Mega Man kick even more ass. Rush has been with Mega Man for a long, long time, co starring in more games than the other pooches in this list put together, which is why he easily takes the top spot on this list of the 15 Best Video Game Dogs.