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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.
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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
  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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    Nov 15, 2013
    10
    This HD Collection of some of the PS2's best games still live up to today. in fact i would go as far as to say they are better than most gamesThis HD Collection of some of the PS2's best games still live up to today. in fact i would go as far as to say they are better than most games this generation. with Jak and Daxter's awesome story line, 3D Platforming, Humor, and collectibles this makes this one of the best values you can buy. Expand
  3. Feb 23, 2012
    10
    it was a great collection the games are from when i was young and i loved them. the game had a wonderful story line and made a lot of sense toit was a great collection the games are from when i was young and i loved them. the game had a wonderful story line and made a lot of sense to me the non stop fighting and action packed sense made it fun Expand
  4. Apr 17, 2012
    9
    I enjoy this game, the old mission brings me back. The HD remake make the game even more of a joy. The controls are okay, can be clunkyI enjoy this game, the old mission brings me back. The HD remake make the game even more of a joy. The controls are okay, can be clunky somethimes. That barely ruins anything and another downfall to the game is that the second game wasn't as great as the others. But, I enjoy what naughty dog make of games, there always a blast and doesn't make a bad game. Good job naught dog and the HD graphics. Expand
  5. Oct 8, 2013
    9
    The fans deserved this great HD collection, and for people like me that have a PS2 but just don't want to buy PS2 games, this is perfect.The fans deserved this great HD collection, and for people like me that have a PS2 but just don't want to buy PS2 games, this is perfect. (Rest of the review on the PSV version). Expand
  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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