Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Feb 7, 2012
    90
    While I find myself more disappointed than I expected that games like Jak X, Daxter and even The Lost Frontier (ugh) aren't included in the package, The Jak and Daxter Collection has reminded me why I fell in love with the series, and Naughty Dog as a developer.
  2. Feb 6, 2012
    93
    Though some aspects of the games are dated now, the Jak games stand up as epic adventures. [Mar 2012, p.94]
  3. Mar 9, 2012
    87
    Jak and Daxter arrive for the first time on Blu-ray Disc thanks to this excellent collection. The games are a remastered port of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II: Renegade and Jak 3 with new high-definition resolutions, stereoscopic 3D and Trophies. A great opportunity to enjoy three masterpieces of the recent past.
  4. Feb 17, 2012
    90
    Naughty Dog has become the de-facto Sony developer for a reason, and this showcases some of their best work. These games still hold up well today and highlight how this forgotten genre is still one of the best in gaming. If you own a PS3, this is yet another HD collection you simply have to own.
  5. May 7, 2012
    90
    Playing this collection on the big screen TV has left me wanting for more.
  6. 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.
  7. Mar 22, 2012
    88
    Highly recommended.
  8. 90
    Three legendary platformers remade for the power of PlayStation 3 come in one box. They did not lose any of their appeal and its playability is still flawless. [Apr 2012]
  9. Mar 21, 2012
    90
    This is another collection not to be missed, not only for those who missed the adventures of one of the most successful duos of videogames, but also for those who want to rediscover this fantastic universe.
  10. 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.
  11. It's a turn of the century time capsule that showcases the pinnacle of 3D platforming – a genre that's been rendered all but extinct by our modern obsession with shooters and sandbox titles. [March 2012, p77]
  12. Mar 5, 2012
    90
    Three of the most beloved platform/action games ever created on a single disc and with a budget price. You really owe it to yourself to buy this collection.
  13. 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.
  14. 90
    It is a bit frustrating to not have the entire series added in, especially Lost Frontier from the PSP, but the set does not lose anything by just having the first three games. Aspects of the series also feel dated, but that is really the only bad thing you can say about this collection, which is a testament to the quality of the original games.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 130 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 44
  2. Negative: 1 out of 44
  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 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. Feb 10, 2012
    9
    Three games that I consider to be the last remaining examples of a genre that is practically lost today. Nowadays the market is filled with shooters and games left unfinished so that DLC could be made. Anyways these games hold up extremely well today, back when devs cared about making great story driven games and great realized characters; putting gameplay in first instead of graphics. All three have great gameplay, graphics that still look great(except jak 1 which looks pretty dated) and fun & interesting storylines. The first Jak is a lighthearted platformer, JakII is an open world with a more mature tone and Jak 3 is II but upgraded and with the addition of vehicles and another city. All three are great games and this collection deserves a purchase. Full Review »
  3. Feb 8, 2012
    10
    The Jak and Daxter trilogy has been heralded as one of the best set of games for the Playstation 2. Now all three are available for the PS3 and as a huge fan of the original series the question comes up: how does nostalgia stack up with reality? Pretty well. The games are as they were â Full Review »