■ Developer: Frontier developments ■ Year: 2003
In this game directed by David Braben, you take control of Jake, a dog whose crush Daisy has been taken by the dogcatchers. While trying to rescue her, he’ll track down other dogs by scent, compete against them and recruit them to help him out. He’ll also complete tasks for humans to earn bones, avoid dogcatchers and even mark his territory in the usual fashion. It’s a bit simple, but the unique premise makes it worth a look.