Jak and Daxter Collection PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: The Jak and Daxter Collection includes the dynamic duo's first three adventures: Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II and Jak 3.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Feb 7, 2012
    94
    The Jak and Daxter Collection is probably going to be one of the easiest releases for me to recommend to everyone this year; definitely a great addition to any PS3 library.
  2. Feb 7, 2012
    90
    For just a bit over $13 a game you're getting the best version of three PS2 classics, each packed with tight platforming, great characters, hilarious dialogue, and a huge range of gameplay styles. And with the HD and 3D upgrades, these games have never looked better.
  3. 90
    This is an absolutely fantastic rerelease, and even though the games are marked by the passing of time, they are so versatile that they definitely deserve a revisit. If you have played these games before, you are in for a wonderfully nostalgic reunion, and if you haven't, now is the time to pick them up.
  4. Apr 3, 2012
    82
    When will developers learn that it's not cool to keep forcing us to shut down the entire game if we want to switch titles? Other than that – and maybe the often annoying camera – these are still the great platform games we've come to know and love, only prettier.
  5. Mar 15, 2012
    80
    Considering three games in a single package makes for a difficult reviewing process. Those who consider themselves fans of the previous games, but who missed an installment, or those who sold or lost the games ought to consider this collection closely. Similarly, gamers who enjoy 3D platformers will find something to love in these PlayStation 2 pillars of the genre.
  6. Feb 16, 2012
    80
    No series has been so willing to switch gameplay styles with such reckless abandon, and The Jak and Daxter Trilogy represents a shining example of what happens when a capable developer takes a huge risk. There's nothing else quite like it.
  7. Jul 30, 2012
    46
    The Jak and Daxter Trilogy doesn't hold up very well as a remastered version of the original games.

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  1. Positive: 42 out of 49
  2. Negative: 1 out of 49
  1. Feb 7, 2012
    10
    While the games themselves may be rather old, and some of the features quite dated, it is still a romp and is as great as it was roughly tenWhile the games themselves may be rather old, and some of the features quite dated, it is still a romp and is as great as it was roughly ten years ago. Fans of the series won't be disappointed, with all the new features including 3D, Trophies and much more. Also, new players will also get a blast out of it as they will be able to see what Naughty Dog used to do before Uncharted. One, if not the best Collection out there for the PS3. A must buy for any nostalgic gamer, or new ones looking for a thrill.
    Gameplay: 10
    Graphics: 8.5
    Sound: 9
    Presentation: 9.5
    OVERALL: 9.7/10
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  2. Nov 12, 2013
    10
    Ah my sweet Childhood game series on ps3 I really missed playing these since my ps2 games were scratched up (not by me) I had great memoriesAh my sweet Childhood game series on ps3 I really missed playing these since my ps2 games were scratched up (not by me) I had great memories playing these 3 games, the HD collection graphics are amazing and hardly any bugs it was worth every penny. Expand
  3. Jun 19, 2013
    10
    I will always love this series. This is my childhood remastered in HD, For the 20 dollars i spent it was a steal to play these three amazingI will always love this series. This is my childhood remastered in HD, For the 20 dollars i spent it was a steal to play these three amazing games. I can't say anything else but play these games you will not regret it. Expand
  4. Jul 30, 2012
    9
    Back when shooters weren't over the top of the market as of today, the jak & daxter series was superior to the PS2 for awesome platforming,Back when shooters weren't over the top of the market as of today, the jak & daxter series was superior to the PS2 for awesome platforming, shooting, and other examples. Naughty dog has decided to re-release these 3 awesome games for the PS3 in HD collection which makes fans remember the good old times they played these games. The hd version now has trophies to collect and be presented in 3D to enjoy.
    While the 1st jak is a light-hearted for everyone similar to crash bandicoot it does an excellent entry. The 2nd Jak game focus on a mature Jak with a darker side of him around a futuristic city another great. The 3rd game concludes with jak being in the desert and explaining what his past was like. Overall I think for those who bought Uncharted and never gotten a chance to play the Jak & daxter series, i recommend you in buying this its definitely worth your money and you will not be disappointed.

    Final Score- 9.5
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  5. Mar 15, 2014
    9
    The overall collection gets a 9, but it obviously makes more sense to grade each of the 3 games individually.

    Jak and Daxter: The Precursor
    The overall collection gets a 9, but it obviously makes more sense to grade each of the 3 games individually.

    Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy is quite simple and rudimentary. It takes on that old school linear feel of collecting items to progress the story. In this case, Power Cells are what you seek. Roam the open world to gather these Power Cells, and after reaching a certain amount you are free to progress to the next area of the game. Ultimately, although there are no glaring flaws with this game it is simply too short and too easy. Most people could probably beat it in one sitting, two at the very most. That includes 100% completion (which the game doesn't require of you to beat it). Overall, I would say 7/10 for the original.

    Jak II is far more interesting...people tend to either love it or hate it. I have found that the people that hate it either don't know how to play the game (choosing to go speeding through stages with reckless abandon instead of making calculated moves) or have played Grand Theft Auto prior and can't help but to compare the two. Don't get me wrong, Jak II IS substantially more difficult than its predecessor, but these "impossible" missions that haters keep going on about are merely traps for people without patience. The story is 180 degrees the opposite of the first game, transitioning from a cartoony tale to a dark world littered with poverty and bloodshed. Outside of the controls and the presence of Daxter, nothing is really the same at all. I personally found the story to be quite engaging and the missions to be challenging, but not unfathomably difficult. Jak II gets a 9/10.

    Jak 3 is a combination of the first 2 games, retaining most of the elements from Jak II while bringing back some features from the original (powering up in eco vents, the ability to ride animals, etc.). Difficulty-wise, it falls right between the 1st and 2nd game, making for what I personally feel is a perfect balance. Jak has more powers at his disposal now than ever before, from new Light and Dark powers, to 12 different gun modifications, to an entire garage full of vehicles to traverse the desert wasteland outside of Haven City. The story isn't nearly as enthralling, and I feel like the denouement was among the worst in the history of video games, but it does little to tarnish what was otherwise a very good game. Another 9/10 here.

    So overall, an excellent collection. Having Jak X as a 4th installment would have been nice, but the 3 main games succeed in bringing back that nostalgic feel of yesteryear. If you have a taste for semi-old school games and aren't the type of person that compares old titles to today's games, you'll definitely enjoy this collection.
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  6. Mar 12, 2015
    8
    A good series that obviously has the bang for the buck being three complete games and all. A quick summary of each game.
    The original Jak and
    A good series that obviously has the bang for the buck being three complete games and all. A quick summary of each game.
    The original Jak and Daxter clearly shows its age in both the gameplay and graphics department, nonethless I enjoyed it for more of the emphasis on unique platforming over the action in this game. 8/10
    I felt like Jak 2 was by far the best of the series, it was pretty much an adolescent gta game for me, I actually loved traversing through the city and the characters/story/ great mix of platforming and action was very fun to me. The only downsides were probably the brutal difficulty, but if you can forgive that, then you will truly love this game, very fresh ideas and gameplay. 9/10
    Jak 3 to me was a big disappointment and a BIG meh for me. It just felt uninspired, including the characters/story.gameplay. Driving through the desert with the three cars were frustrating and felt broken. They used the same city as in Jak 2, and that was a disappointment. The difficulty spikes from copy and paste missions from prior jak and daxter's to annoying and unnecessarily hard. Light Jak was pretty much useless, and the gun additions were way too overpowered to the fact that I think I might've used Dark Jak less than five times the entire game. It's more of the same but honestly felt like an Jak 2 dlc. 6/10
    That being said, this trilogy is pretty good if you like some action mixed in with some platforming with some open world, but I must say jak 3 almost ruined this series for me. Overall I enjoyed this series, but just wished Jak 3 would've been better.
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  7. Apr 7, 2013
    3
    Jak 2 is literally the single worst game I have ever had the displeasure of playing in over 25 years of gaming. And I've played Superman 64.Jak 2 is literally the single worst game I have ever had the displeasure of playing in over 25 years of gaming. And I've played Superman 64. Poor camera controls, plot that takes itself too seriously, mandatory vehicle sections (and those controls are about as responsive as a tank), and tedious missions totally ruin this game. Only reason it gets a 3 instead of a 1 is because the first game is good. Expand

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