Man’s Best Friends – The Very Best PlayStation Dogs

Today is National Dog Day, a day to celebrate our furry friends. In honor of this special day, we’re taking a look at some of the best dogs in the history of PlayStation games. From loyal companions to main characters, these canines have left a lasting impression on gamers. Join us as we reminisce about these beloved PlayStation dogs.

Sant’ Angelo di Roma (Final Fantasy VIII)

While Final Fantasy VIII may have sparked some controversy, there’s no denying the charm of Sant’ Angelo di Roma, or Angelo for short. Angelo is Rinoa’s faithful companion and can be summoned during her Limit Break. This brave pupper can be upgraded with pet magazines, gaining new abilities along the way. One of Angelo’s most iconic moves is the Angelo Cannon, where Rinoa launches her canine friend like a fuzzy projectile.

PaRappa the Rapper (Uh, PaRappa the Rapper)

One of the iconic characters of the early PlayStation era, PaRappa the Rapper is a true star. This rhythm-based game introduced players to PaRappa, a rapping dog with a love for hip hop music. Through catchy songs and entertaining gameplay, PaRappa teaches players important life lessons such as saving money, exercising, and waiting patiently in line for the bathroom.

Jake (Dog’s Life)

Dog’s Life, developed by Frontier Developments, takes a lighthearted look at the life of a dog. Jake, the protagonist, embarks on a mission to rescue a lady dog from dogcatchers. Along the way, players experience the world through Jake’s perspective, barking, sniffing, and even farting. It’s a truly dog’s life!

Amaterasu (Okami)

Amaterasu, the sun goddess, takes the form of a wolf in the enchanting game Okami. Developed by Clover Studio, this action-adventure game gives players control over Amaterasu as she uses her paint-based powers to solve puzzles and defeat enemies. Amaterasu’s journey is a testament to the resilience and strength of a canine hero.

Dogmeat (Fallout series)

While Dogmeat isn’t exclusive to PlayStation, this loyal companion deserves a spot on our list. Dogmeat is a tribute to the post-apocalyptic genre and has become an iconic character in the Fallout series. He assists the player in various ways, and in Fallout 4, players can even customize his appearance with unique equipment.

Koromaru (Persona 3)

The Persona series is known for its character-driven narratives, and Persona 3 is no exception. Among the game’s cast is Koromaru, a dog with a surprising role to play. While he may not have much dialogue, Koromaru’s presence adds an element of charm and uniqueness to the game. Plus, who doesn’t love a dog who can fight demons?

Annoying Dog (Undertale)

Bark! While Undertale may not be a PlayStation exclusive, we couldn’t resist including the infamous Annoying Dog. This mischievous pup pops up at unexpected moments, creating memorable and humorous encounters for players. Love it or hate it, the Annoying Dog has become an integral part of the Undertale experience.

On this National Dog Day, let’s celebrate these incredible dogs that have brought joy and companionship to the world of PlayStation gaming.