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<ul><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Coolest Canine Companions in Gaming - GameBasin.com</p><p> 1/9</p><p>10 Coolest Canine Companions In</p><p>Gaming</p><p>http://www.gamebasin.com/news/10-coolest-canine-companions-in-gaming </p><p>Dogshave longbeen consideredmansbest friend, and this isespecially true in gaming.Fast,</p><p>ferocious,andloyal,caninescanbebettersidecharactersthanactualhumanbeings.Despitetheir</p><p>simplenature,</p><p>most</p><p>gamers</p><p>agree</p><p>that</p><p>these</p><p>fluffy</p><p>sidekicks</p><p>can</p><p>be</p><p>some</p><p>of</p><p>the</p><p>best</p><p>characters</p><p>in</p><p>themedium.Thesesteadfastcompanionsareeasytounderstand,funtohavearound,andmake</p><p>forgreatcompanyonanotherwise lonelyjourney.Sometimestheyexistforpurelysentimental</p><p>purpose,providingtheplayercompanyonthelong,lonesomeroadahead.Othertimes,theyserve</p><p>more functional purposes, saving the player onmultiple occasions aswell as picking up any</p><p>valuables theymight findalong theway.Ofcourse,dogsalsohave the tendency to incredibly</p><p>stubbornandat times,juststupidbutwe lovethem regardless.Compared tothemore finicky</p><p>companionswhomightleaveyoursideifyouregettingtooevil,dogsshowanundyingloyalty,</p><p>fightingbyyoursidetothedeath,forwhateverreason.Regardlessofgenre,whetheritsaturn</p><p>basedRPG,</p><p>first</p><p>person</p><p>shooter,</p><p>or</p><p>survival</p><p>horror</p><p>game,</p><p>theres</p><p>no</p><p>situation</p><p>that</p><p>cannot</p><p>be</p><p>improvedbyaddingapuppy.Becausewhodoesntlovedogs?</p><p>10 Ushnars Skinned Hound</p></li><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Coolest Canine Companions in Gaming - GameBasin.com</p><p> 2/9</p><p>Anundeaddogwithoutaname,thisfollowerfromtheShiveringIslesexpansiontoTheElderScrolls</p><p>IV:Oblivionisaskinnedhoundwithundyingloyalty.UponcompletingaquestfortheAilurophobic</p><p>OrcUshnargroShadborgob,heproceedstogiveyouhisolddogasapresent.Afewseconds</p><p>later,youregreetedwitharelentlesscompanionwhowillfollowyoutotheendsoftheearthand</p><p>beyond,literally.UshnarsSkinnedHoundwillfollowyouacrossplanesofexistenceinitsnever</p><p>endingquesttoprotectyoufromanyreddotsonyourcompass.Incredibly,ifyoufasttravel,he</p><p>doesnttravelwithyou.Hisspeediscrankeduptothemaxandhefollowsyoutoyourdestination.</p><p>Thatsright;hewillrunafteryouacrossthemap.Whetheryouwanthimornot,yourestuckwith</p><p>him.Theresnodialoguebox,meaninghecannotbetoldtowait.Whetheryouwanthimtoornot,</p><p>hesstuckwithyouuntilhedies.Whenhedoesdiehowever,histwicekilledcorpsewillpersistin</p><p>theworldforever,meaninghecanbeusedasapermanent,nonrespawningcontainer.Even in</p><p>death,hecontinuestobeusefultothismaster.Thatssomecrazydedicationrightthere.</p><p>9 Luna</p></li><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Coolest Canine Companions in Gaming - GameBasin.com</p><p> 3/9</p><p>Aroboticdoginadigitisedcity,LunawillaidRed,theprotagonistofTransistor,withoutquestion.</p><p>Availableasaskillupondefeatingthefirstboss,LunaiseventuallynamedbytheTransistorwhen</p><p>she is found inside amysterious backdoor leading to a scenic island retreat. Not unlike K9</p><p>fromFallout2,Luna isable tomovevastdistances inasingle turnandattacktheenemy from</p><p>behind.Asidefromhelpingdirectlyincombat,Lunacanalsobeaddedasanupgradetoanother</p><p>skill,addingthechancetomostotherabilitiestopreventenemiesfromrespawning.Outsideof</p><p>combat,theplayercanfroliconthebeachandplaywithLuna,asitbarksandbouncesaballwith</p><p>itsmaster.Ifthatlevelofadorableisntworthyofaspotonthis,nothingis.</p><p>8 Riley</p><p>Introduced inCallofDuty:Ghostsas thespearhead to thenextgeneration,Riley isa fearsome</p><p>companionto</p><p>the</p><p>Ghosts.</p><p>First</p><p>seen</p><p>during</p><p>Microsofts</p><p>Xbone</p><p>conference</p><p>in</p><p>2013,</p><p>he</p><p>left</p><p>a</p><p>powerful impression on viewers, instilling confidence into everyone for the next generation.</p></li><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Coolest Canine Companions in Gaming - GameBasin.com</p><p> 4/9</p><p>Modelled after a reallife SEALS dog and fullymotioncaptured, this dog is perhaps themost</p><p>graphicallyimpressivecanineinthehistoryofgamingitself.Despitethecloudofcontroversy,one</p><p>thingremainsclear:puttingRileyintothegamewastherightthingtodo.Ingame,Rileyislike</p><p>anyotherA.I.comrade,justlessterrible.Toaidtheplayercharacter,hellattacknearbyenemies,</p><p>attack hostile on command, take cover, and even flank the enemy. In addition, Riley can be</p><p>controlleddirectlyviaacamerainhiscollar,allowinghimtostealthkillenemiesaheadofthefront</p><p>line.Mostimportantlyhowever,hecansinglehandedlytakeouthelicopters.Thatalonegiveshim</p><p>aspotonthislist.</p><p>7 The Dog From Fable II</p><p>Thoughhisname,personality,andevenbreedaredeterminedbytheplayer,thedogfromFable</p><p>IIisalwaysafaithfulcompanion.Whetheryourefightingtrollsorlookingfortreasure,thisdogis</p><p>there tohelpout inapinch.A faithful friend sincechildhood, itmanages to save theHeroof</p><p>Bowerstonemultipletimesthroughouthisorherlife.Inordertobetterserveitsmaster,thisloyal</p><p>poochrefusestoage,lastingwellovertwodecadesforplotreasons.Astheplayerchangestheir</p><p>alignment,whether goodorevil, thedogwilldo the same,emulating theirmastersmorality.</p><p>Unthinkingand</p><p>completely</p><p>selfless,</p><p>this</p><p>dog</p><p>easily</p><p>earns</p><p>aspot</p><p>on</p><p>this</p><p>list.</p><p>6 Mabari Hound</p></li><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Coolest Canine Companions in Gaming - GameBasin.com</p><p> 5/9</p><p>Dependingonyourchosenorigin,thisfaithfulwarhoundfromDragonAge:Originscanstickby</p><p>your side either from the beginning of the game, sticking with your party throughout your</p><p>endeavours to save Thedas from the invading Darkspawn. No matter the danger or moral</p><p>implications,yourtrustymabariwillchargeinwithouthesitation,tankingforyourpartywithfairly</p><p>heavyDPS.Inadditiontostrikingfearintotheheartsofonesenemies,themabariisgreatfora</p><p>varietyofotherusefultasks,includingbutnotlimitedto:partybanter,findingcake,cleaningthe</p><p>bloodofyourfoesoffyourface,healingtheplayerslightly,peeingonobjectsforstatbonuses,and</p><p>stealingawitchsunderwear.Really,whatmoredoyouwantfromadog?</p><p>5 Missile</p><p>ThislovablephantomPomeranianfromGhostTrick:PhantomDetectiveisgoodatonething,and</p><p>onething</p><p>only:</p><p>barking.To</p><p>Missile,</p><p>theres</p><p>no</p><p>scenario</p><p>that</p><p>cannot</p><p>be</p><p>improved</p><p>through</p><p>barking.</p><p>Well,maybemorethanthat.Asidefrombarking,thislittlewarriorcanrewindtimefourminutesin</p></li><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Coolest Canine Companions in Gaming - GameBasin.com</p><p> 6/9</p><p>ordertosavethelifeofsomeonewhohasdied.Plentyofotherdogsonthislisthavesavedlives,</p><p>butthisonedefiestimeitselfinordertosavesomeonewhohasalreadydied.Whatsperhapsmost</p><p>impressiveaboutMissilehowever,isitsselflessness.Insteadofbeingrevived,Missiledecidedto</p><p>remaina ghost to savemorepeopleusing itsnew found ghostpowers. For these reasons, in</p><p>addition to simply being adorable, this ghostly pooch has struck a chordwith Japanese and</p><p>Americanplayersalike,manyofwhomlovethecharactermorethanthegamesownprotagonist,</p><p>andforgoodreason.</p><p>4 Hewie</p><p>Trappedinacreepycastleandstalkedbysadistichorrors,FionasonlyhopeatescapingBelliCastle</p><p>is a single German Shepard:Hewie.Whats really interesting aboutHauntingGroundsdoggy</p><p>deuteragonistishowhecanbetrainedbytheplayer.WhereasDogmeatinFallout3canbescolded</p><p>orpraisedwithnoeffect,doingsointhisgamewilltrainyourdog,allowingyoutoteachhimwhat</p><p>nottodo,andwhatheshoulddotogreatereffect.Furthermore,youcanpetthisdog,andeven</p><p>gethimtoshakehandswithyou.Thismightseem likeapointless flavouroption,but itssadly</p><p>missinginmostgamesfeaturingadog.Thoughunconfirmediftheyarethesamedog,Hewiebears</p><p>astrong</p><p>resemblance</p><p>to</p><p>That</p><p>dog</p><p>from</p><p>Resident</p><p>Evil</p><p>4,</p><p>released</p><p>early</p><p>the</p><p>same</p><p>year</p><p>as</p><p>Haunting</p><p>Ground.Ifthesedogsareindeedoneinthesame,thatmeansatsomepoint,Hewietravelledfrom</p><p>ItaltytoSpain,orviceversa,inordertocometotheaidoftheprotagonistsofbothgames.Not</p><p>bad,foraGermanShepard.</p><p>3 Blade Wolf</p></li><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Coolest Canine Companions in Gaming - GameBasin.com</p><p> 7/9</p><p>LQ84i, later known as Blade Wolf and simply Wolf, is the first boss of Metal Gear Rising:</p><p>Revenganceandlater,Raidensroboticsidekick.AfterRaidendestroysthedog,Maverickmanages</p><p>torecoverhisconsciousness,givinghimasecondchance.Asidefrombeingatalkingroboticdog,</p><p>partofwhatmakesWolfsocoolishiswidearsenalofweaponry, includingheatedknivesanda</p><p>chainsaw. Seriously,hes a talking robotic dogwith a chainsaw.How cool is that?Aside from</p><p>scoutingahead forRaiden,BladeWolf isalsoplayable inhisownDLCcampaign,where istrue</p><p>badasseryshines.Inhisownpersonalcampaign,hefightsforfreedomashecutsCyborgsinhalf</p><p>withachainsawandtearsouttheirspinefornourishment.Ofallthedogsonthislist,BladeWolf</p><p>earnshisspotforbeingtheonlyonetofightforfreedomwithachainsaw.</p><p>2 Dogmeat</p><p>BasedoffthedogfromTheRoadWarrior,Dogmeat isoneofthemostpopulardogfollowers in</p></li><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Coolest Canine Companions in Gaming - GameBasin.com</p><p> 8/9</p><p>gaming.InordertorecruithimonyourquesttosavetheVault,theVaultDwellerhastodressup</p><p>likeMelGibsonorbyfeedinghimsometastyiguanaonastick.Oncerecruited,hesapermanent</p><p>memberofyourpartyuntildeath,likeUshnarsSkinnedHound.Thenagain,whywouldyouwant</p><p>himtoleave?Withsuchahighmovementspeedandattackdamage,Dogmeatcanmoveacross</p><p>thebattlefieldandattackseveraltimesinasingleturn.Furthermore,unlikeIan,hewontshoot</p><p>youintheback,whichisaplus.Althoughcanonically,hesconsideredtohavediedintheMariposa</p><p>MilitaryBase(wheremanyplayerslosehimasaresultoftheforcefieldsthere)hedoesgetiton</p><p>withabitchatsomepoint,givingbirthtoa lineageofpuppiesthatwould laterservetheLone</p><p>Wanderer116yearslaterontheothersideofthecontinent.Fordedicationtotheplayerthatspans</p><p>overacenturyandacontinent,Dogmeatearnshisspotatnumbertwo.</p><p>1 Koromaru</p><p>Beforedoge,KoromaruwasthecoolestShibaInuaround.BasedonthefamousdogHachiko(and</p><p>Iggy, if youre a fan of JoJos Bizarre Adventure), Korochan is a member of Specialized</p><p>ExtracurricularExecutionSquad,asecretorganisationthathuntsdowntheforcesofdarknessafter</p><p>school.Of course, Koromaru doesnt bite or bark at his enemies to defeat them. Instead, he</p><p>summonshis</p><p>Persona</p><p>Cerberus</p><p>to</p><p>attack</p><p>his</p><p>enemies</p><p>with</p><p>conflagration,</p><p>or</p><p>kill</p><p>them</p><p>instantly</p><p>with</p><p>thepowerofdarkness.Whenthatwontwork,hereliesontheknifehekeepsinhisteeth,which</p><p>isjustadorable.Koroamruearnsthenumberonespotforgamingsbestcaninecompanionfor</p><p>being theonlyonewithaPersonaand social links.Youcantexactlygoonamoviedatewith</p><p>Dogmeat.Sure,BladeWolfhasachainsawandanarguablybettercharacterarc,butKoromaruhas</p><p>sociallinksandlittleangelwings!Howcanyoucompetewiththat?</p><p>PC Game CD Keys:</p><p>EAGames</p><p>CD</p><p>Key</p><p>http://www.gamebasin.com/publisher/ea.html</p><p> RPGGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/rpggame.html</p></li><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Coolest Canine Companions in Gaming - GameBasin.com</p><p> 9/9</p><p> ACTGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/actgame.html</p><p> FPSGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/fpsgame.html</p><p> AdventureGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/avggame.html</p><p> RacingGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/racgame.html</p><p> SportGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/sptgame.html</p><p> FTGGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/ftggame.html</p><p> RTSGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/rtsgame.html</p><p> SLGGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/slggame.html</p></li></ul>