Jak and Daxter Collection PlayStation 3

Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
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  1. 74
    If you missed any one of the original three Jak and Daxter titles, 40 bucks is more than worth getting to play these classics in HD. However, if you are a longtime fan, only pick this collection up if you have 40 dollars burning a hole in your pocket. It's fun, it's pretty, and it reminded me why Jak and Daxter was an awesome series, but that's all I can say for it.
  2. Apr 10, 2012
    70
    The Jak and Daxter HD Collection is a nice little piece of history coded onto a disc.
  3. Mar 22, 2012
    60
    They aged relatively well, those three Jak games. But only the original remains coherent and solid enough to please platforming fans. The two other games are a little less appealing, even though they offer a different mood and take on the universe, with more exploration. Overall, camera issues and some shortcomings pop up a little more today than they did years ago, but it's still a great value package.
  4. 60
    The games are historical touchstones more than they are all-time classics, but nostalgic fans will still enjoy these entertaining riffs on the work of Rare and Rockstar.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 29, 2012
    70
    Jak can still turn heads. [Apr 2012, p.112]
  6. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Feb 8, 2012
    70
    Jak and Daxter Collection feels more like a lightly upgraded historical document than a lovingly tweaked attempt to make these aging classics shine for a modern audience. [Mar 2012, p.81]
  7. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Apr 9, 2012
    70
    Three platformers give great value for money, and they're still playable. [May 2012, p.111]
  8. Mar 7, 2012
    70
    Platforming fans would probably be better served by the more streamlined Sly Cooper Collection, but if you've already revisited Sucker Punch's classic trilogy, and you've played Ratchet & Clank's most recent outings, then this collection is your best option for classic platforming on PS3.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 180 Ratings

User score distribution:
  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. 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 withThree 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 PS3The 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 »