Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier PSP

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
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  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. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Games Master UK
    83
    Another brilliant PSP release. [Feb 2010, p.76]
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  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. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    80
    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]

Awards & Rankings

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#18 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2009
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#29 Most Shared PSP Game of 2009
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Mar 19, 2013
    1
    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 forThe 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 »
  2. [ANONYMOUS]
    Nov 6, 2009
    8
    It's a good game but doesn't come close to the quality of any other Jak game
  3. Sep 3, 2016
    7
    Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier is a platform game developed by High Impact Games published by Sony Computer Entertainment.

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    Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier is a platform game developed by High Impact Games published by Sony Computer Entertainment.

    + Plataforming Fun
    - Dark Daxter Levels
    - Bad Camera
    - Empty Environments
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