Mixed or average reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier is an action-packed platforming romp that punches above its weight and connects effortlessly. A Christmas must-have for young and old gamers alike.
  2. Despite its few issues, The Lost Frontier is yet another gratifying Jak and Daxter game that feels right at home on the PSP. While we could have done without the Dark Daxter moments in the game, flying the unfriendly skies and exploring the impressive Lost Frontier is more than enough reason to pick this one up right away.
  3. Well worth a place in your collection as one of the best platformers on the PSP, it is classic Jak and Daxter with some great aerial combat thrown in.
  4. Value-wise, The Lost Frontier is definitely worth the $40 MSRP given the overall length and variety. Had High Impact included multiplayer dog fighting…it would have been a must-buy.
  5. Another brilliant PSP release. [Feb 2010, p.76]
  6. 83
    The comeback of the funny duo. The gameplay is pretty much the same as the PlayStation 2 games, but with new features like flying. You can also play with Daxter when he’s transformed into the Dark Daxter. This game is a good PSP game, but the controls could have been better and the game is pretty short.
  7. Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier provides the true sequel to this beloved series that fans have been waiting for. The game is a high mark for PSP platform games and it really shows off just how much graphical performance a developer can get out of the handheld.
  8. One of the good franchises on the PlayStation hits the PSP – great graphics, a fantastic airship campaign and lots of jokes are included. You better don‘t miss it, because you won‘t get many games out there that are better than this one.
  9. Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier is one of the best platformers available for PSP (the other ones being LittleBigPlanet and the three-year-old Daxter). It also stands as evidence that there's life in the old Naughty Dog series yet. Any chance of a Jak game for PS3 then?
  10. The wait for a new Jak and Daxter game has been a long one, and we're still waiting for the series to arrive on the PS3 (blame Uncharted and its success for that), but this PSP outing doesn't disappoint.
  11. While lacking the polish and pacing of High Impact Games' Ratchet and Clank titles, The Lost Frontier is an easy recommendation for faithful fans, or even those just craving a solid platforming, puzzling, action-adventure. And the focus on air combat is something I hope to see in the duo's eventual PS3 outing.
  12. The latest Jak and Daxter game on the PSP comes with some flaws, but also delivers a good gameplay, three different kind of action and plenty of missions. The Lost Frontier takes a little to start up, but then proves to be a product of great substance, very well made and full of good ideas.
  13. 80
    Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier maintains the wonderful platforming gameplay of its predecessors. High Impact Games has remained faithful to the franchise and has even added challenging flying missions. It looks beautiful, plays fluently and has plenty of variety to give you hours of fun. A minor tip to High Impact Games though: Fine tune the aiming system and the camera and the next game will definitely be a classic.
  14. 80
    Nevertheless, just when we thought we'd seen the last of Jak and Daxter, High Impact Games surprises us with this thrilling romp. Welcome back, team.
  15. Even with the PSP's imperfect analog nub, the controls are tight and responsive, making the fight combat levels (nearly half the game) a white-knuckle joy. [Holiday 2009, p.80]
  16. As you might expect from a new developer’s take on a series with such history, The Lost Frontier doesn’t feel essential. If you miss this game, you’re not going to be missing any major plot movements or character development in the Jak universe (and don’t even get me started on the snoozer of a bad guy). But if you’ve been jonesing for the gameplay that made you fall in love with the series in the first place, The Lost Frontier more or less delivers.
  17. Overall, Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier is recommendable. In spite of the camera issues and frustrating and repetitive elements of the gameplay, it has enough going for it to make the overall experience fun. I think that I would have enjoyed the game more if it was all aerial and no platform, though.
  18. A nice game, developed in the right way both technically and in gameplay. Unfortunately, lacks of any kind of multiplayer and the camera controls are irritating.
  19. If you've been hankering for a full-scale Jak and Daxter game for some time, The Lost Frontier largely fulfills its duty as a continuation of the main series with flying colors. It's not a perfect sequel by any means, but it's strong enough to merit a purchase and some solid play time. Just be prepared to deal with some bumps along the way.
  20. Solid gameplay, challenging platform puzzles, and a touch of wacky humour make Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier a good addition to Sony's much-loved series.
  21. The gameplay is solid, but some awkward camera issues kept a few platforming elements from performing like they should and offered up far too many blind jumps.
  22. Jak and Daxter are back with a game that offers great visuals and gameplay, with many features that are worth it. Overall it's a good game, but we know that Jak's franchise can fare much, much better, and its pace in The Lost Frontier is not the ideal one.
  23. The return of an explosive duo delivers a thrilling platform experience. Unfortunately, aerial sections are repetitious and some camera issues spoils the fun.
  24. 75
    Despite the moments that Lost Frontier falters, most of the game is a solid sequel that lives up to the Jak legacy. The platforming is a nice homage to the existing Jak games, and the flight combat builds a new element that feels both refreshing and familiar.
  25. 74
    There’s fun to be had here, but it could’ve been polished a bit more to bring out the value.
  26. Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier has an interesting mix of platforms, action, flight levels and customization. It's not the best High Impact's game but it's still very suitable for fans of the series.
  27. It's not the new Jak game most fans were waiting for, but as a surrogate portable platformer, it will do in a pinch. But you better like flying. And eco.
  28. You often die for reasons beyond your control. [Issue#91, p.126]
  29. Jak and Daxter are finally back, but the quality of the gameplay in The Lost Frontier isn’t quite up there with the games on the PlayStation 2. The game tries to hide this by swapping different styles of gameplay very often, but this only ensures that the platforming isn’t getting the attention it deserves. However, the presentation is of high quality and it lifts this game above the average.
  30. Classic “retro” playability comes with new PSP adventures of Jak and Daxter. We’ve seen them in better fig but still it is a good choice for your handheld. [Issue#187]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Mar 19, 2013
    The Game wasn't even close to what it was before! Naughty Dog were not involved in the making of this game, so the replacement developers for this game had absolutely no idea what they were doing. They could have left the series on a high note but this is everything wrong wih jak and daxter all together. Awful, Awful, Awful game Full Review »
    Nov 6, 2009
    It's a good game but doesn't come close to the quality of any other Jak game
  3. Nov 19, 2013
    This game is very deserving of a zero BUT here's why. The Jak and Daxter series is a series looked at very highly upon due to story, creativity, gameplay, and much much more. This is because the original developers, Naughty Dog are very talented at what they do. When this game was announced which its fans had been waiting very patiently for a new installment, they expected to get a return of their favorite heroes to continue the amazing story and adventure from Jak 3. This is not at all the case being that the new developers High Impact Games had made it a spin off which has nothing to do with anything the fans of the series had loved it for. This caused mass hatred towards High Impact Games because despite it being a poor installment in the series, it was a poorly crafted game, from the mechanics to gameplay. It also took away the open world and key features such as dark and light Jak which had been an iconic aspect to Jak since Jak II. This game was very linear and the only way to 100% it is the first time around. The actual game itself taking out all elements of the Jak series would receive a 5 but because it takes away everything from what the series was, it was a disaster. There were many poor ideas crafted into the game such as Dark Daxter which feels as if they were taken from a webpage filled with illogical requests to put into the game from a fan that didn't quite understand the reason behind the previous games story. They all have no correlation to the story and what is set as reality in the game. This series has been in high demand by its true fans for a while now and even now after this game had ruined the name of what Jak and Daxter is, we want a Jak game made by Naughty Dog to satisfy our disappointment from this game. This is a precious series and should not be made for the sake of it, but rather by people who understand what the series is about and what is supposed to happen in the story that coincides with the previous games story. I was very disappointed to have gotten my hopes up for this game back in 2009 and i hope that one day, Naughty Dog decides to make a new Jak and Daxter game to continue the great story that many people have been intrigued by for years and want their questions to be answered through amazing gameplay and story! Full Review »