One Dog Story Review

Pixel games seem to be a thing of the future, whether we like it or not and to tell you my personal opinion, this is a good thing. With the sudden influx of mass triple AAA games, the world of gaming can be overwhelming, so it’s nice to remember where gaming came from to begin with. One Dog Story does just that. A pixelated action shoot-em-up from the people at Big Way games with RPG elements.

“One Dog Story is an engaging pixel adventure game with RPG elements, gameplay that’ll get you hooked for hours. You wake up in an underground laboratory, free again after a horrific accident. Prepare to explore this expansive game world and its many secrets and mysteries.”

As the story begins you find yourself waking up – as a dog in an underground facility. Not knowing your true nature, you stumble along corridors dodging over grown spiders, slugs, and lazers trying to find your answers. Along the way you meet many scientists and so called friends which sometimes can lead to making decisions and thus affecting the outcome of the game. These characters can also give gifts like new guns or the common key card letting you progress further into this story.

Puzzles and obstacles are a definite as you jump and bounce your way through water and stop from falling off platforms. Weapons vary from simple single shot pistols to mini guns full of plasma and that’s a win because your going to need them to fend of the slaughter of enemies closing in for the attack. Boss battles are fun. The first was a bit simplistic, but a large difficulty curve seems to apply as bigger and bolder bosses step forward to challenge you.


One Dog Story might not have the punch of a modern game but it’s style and arcade mannerisms make for a fun and entertaining experience. Literally, you can see the characters expressions and when it comes to pixels that can be a hard task indeed. Well done team.

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This game was tested and reviewed on Xbox. All of the opinions and insights here are subject to that version. Game provided by the publisher.
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  • Entertaining aspects
  • Great use of pixel visuals
  • Outdated look
Gameplay - 5.7
Graphics - 5
Audio - 6
Longevity - 4.5
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Hey gamers! Dj Redcap here, been a gamer for years. A passion for video games since the early days of Atari Pong to the modern ages of Xbox One X, I've seen the Sega Master System, the NES, the Dreamcast, GameCube and all the rest. Born 1984, I have seen some great video game advances over the years and I'm glad to be here for them all. Hail from a small dot down the bottom end of Australia and proud to support Xbox. Feel free to hit me up on Xbox GT: vv Dj Redcap vv or twitter @Dj_Redcap

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