3 Games That Feature Beloved Dog Companions

  • 01/07/2021
companion-games.jpgDogs are a man’s best friend; you should have heard this saying before. For those of you who have a beloved dog, you can surely attest that there are numerous ways in which a dog companion influences your life.

Some of the benefits of having a dog include their company and emotional support, which could lead to better mental health. Game developers love dogs and incorporated dog companions into games.

In this article, we will look at the most beloved dog companions that you will find in games. But, before that, let’s look at how playing games can improve your mental health.

Advantages Of Playing Games  

Playing games has various benefits for players. Games can increase your problem-solving abilities, help you be more persistent, and it can improve your social skills. Finally, the interactions and friendly competition found in playing games can teach you better social skills.

GGPoker is an excellent example of a site that incorporates the advantages of playing games. They include a social aspect where friends can compete. This, in turn, helps promote healthy competition, which allows gamers to increase their problem-solving ability and social skills.

After a quick look at some of the advantages of playing games, let’s look at the three beloved dog companions that can join your digital travels.

Dog In Duck Hunt

Let’s travel back in history to the Duck Hunt Dog. This dog is a companion in the Duck Hunt game, which is a very old NES video game.

During the game, you could shoot ducks, and the dog will run around in the grass and bushes to help collect the ducks that you shoot down. The thing that everyone remembers the most about this particular dog companion is the way that he will mock you.

If you don’t hit any ducks in a single set, he will make sure that you know just how big a failure you are. To this day, his mocking laughter is one of the reasons that the game received so much attention.

D-Dog In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid is a third-person stealth game where you navigate through an open world as Snake. Snake is known for his toughness. But the game developers decided that it would be good to introduce D-Dog as a companion into the game.  


D-Dog can help Snake to locate the valuable items in their current location. He can also sniff out the enemy’s location. As the game continues, the bond between Snake and D-Dog will grow. Perhaps D-Dog is there to show us a softer side of Snake.

Metal Gear Solid provides you with the ability to customize D-Dog’s look by adding an eyepatch. This is an excellent addition for those die-hard fans because now Snake and D-Dog can look the same.

Dogmeat In Fallout

The Fallout game series in itself has received a lot of praise during the years. As a gamer, you can’t ask for a better companion in a post-apocalyptic role-playing video game than Dogmeat.


Dogmeat is a German Shephard that crosses the wasteland with you; this guy will always be by your side. He will actively help you during fights, look for items and exciting places that you can explore.

The only downside is that you can sometimes misplace Dogmeat. For example, if you order him to stay at a specific location and forget where you left him, it could be a bit of a search for you to get him back.

In Conclusion

There are numerous gaming companions that you can recruit to travel the digital world with you. In this article, we look at three of the most beloved dog companions that are there to support you on all your adventures.

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