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  • Summary: One year has passed since Jak and Daxter saved Haven City from Kor and the attacking Metal Heads, yet Haven City is still immersed in deadly chaos as three groups fight for control of the streets. The people of Haven City have grown to distrust Jak's dark powers, and as rumors boil of Jak'sOne year has passed since Jak and Daxter saved Haven City from Kor and the attacking Metal Heads, yet Haven City is still immersed in deadly chaos as three groups fight for control of the streets. The people of Haven City have grown to distrust Jak's dark powers, and as rumors boil of Jak's ties with Krew and Kor, the city blames Jak for its current woeful circumstances. When the palace is destroyed by a surprise Metal Head attack, even Ashelin cannot protect Jak as the High Council's power broker, Count Veger, forces Jak into banishment to the desolate Wasteland. Jak is flown to the harsh island and dumped. With Daxter and Pecker bravely by his side, the three begin their next adventure where the battle for the city has just begun. Five times the size of Haven City, the Wasteland is a desert environment with multiple areas including mines and a volcano. Given the enormity and variance in terrain, vehicles play a large role as off-road transportation is introduced, fueled by a true-to-life physics engine. With a rugged new look and suited with armor, Jak is also equipped with an arsenal of new weapons with upgradeable mods that enable players to increase their firepower and enjoy the freedom to strategize and activate their arsenal at any time. As Jak has been exposed to Light Eco, players can now experience Jak's magnificent transformation to Light Jak. With a glowing electric blue aura and a massive wing span, Light Jak introduces new move sets, including the ability to glide great distances, emit an energy to block enemy attack, and power up at anytime, all of which provide the player with a sense of being invincible. Dark Jak also returns with more capabilities, forcing Jak to find a balance between light and dark. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 46 out of 55
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  1. 100
    Compelling and addictive, and far more fun that we'd have expected after slogging through the confounding Jak 2. This is the action platformer refined to perfection.
  2. 96
    If you're looking for art and technical achievement, Jak has it...Jak is it. Characters animate so smoothly it actually makes playing other games painful. Painful, I say! And it never stutters, never glitches, never hitches, and never, ever lets up.
  3. The variety of missions/gameplay types is refreshing.
  4. This game simply builds on Jak II's winning formula by adding more weapons and abilities, varied kinds of action, and an interesting and well-told story; in short, all the stuff that made its predecessor a great game.
  5. What's genuinely disappointing though is that it's all over so quickly... Jak 3 is much, much shorter than its epic predecessor. Indeed, it took us just 10 hours to achieve a 100 per cent rating.
  6. 80
    At times, Jak 3 seems to be scraping the bottom of the idea barrel...While this final chapter is not the platforming clinic of the first, nor the trendsetter of the second, it is an extremely satisfying finish for the series.
  7. For all it's technical wizardry, a game is only as good as its gameplay, and that portion of Jak 3 just doesn't measure up.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 76
  2. Negative: 1 out of 76
  1. Dec 16, 2012
    10
    This might just be nostalgia talking, but the game is an amazing game that is very well done. Of course there's going to be flaws, but it's anThis might just be nostalgia talking, but the game is an amazing game that is very well done. Of course there's going to be flaws, but it's an example of a proper third person platforming shooter done to a tee. There's even a good storyline to follow, this series will forever be a huge part of the PS2 library and truly shows the prime of Naughty Dog. Expand
  2. Feb 25, 2022
    10
    Esse jogo é incrível melhor jogo do PS2 os personagens carismático e o jogo tem um mapa enormes e várias coisas para você fazer nesse jogo
  3. Nov 19, 2011
    10
    This game is the essence of my childhood, I must have played it 10 times. Its a little late to be writing a review but I feel that itsThis game is the essence of my childhood, I must have played it 10 times. Its a little late to be writing a review but I feel that its important to tell people how great this game is! Everything is perfect mystery, sci-fi, comedy, action and of course solid gameplay Expand
  4. BryanS.
    Jan 26, 2005
    9
    I got this game for Christmas, after I had beaten the two previous Jak and Daxter games. I beat it within a month, because you just keep I got this game for Christmas, after I had beaten the two previous Jak and Daxter games. I beat it within a month, because you just keep coming back to play it. personnaly, I think that it could have been harder, but it is still a great game. I give it a 9 out 0f 10. Expand
  5. May 4, 2018
    9
    Took a step back from II in my opinion but that's not saying much as this game is still in the top 95% of ps2 games.
  6. Mar 19, 2016
    8
    jak 3 was the least of favourite in the series, it was exactly the same as jak 2, the levels were ok and gameplay, the missions were littlejak 3 was the least of favourite in the series, it was exactly the same as jak 2, the levels were ok and gameplay, the missions were little difficult but i still like it. the open world in the desert was a great design Expand
  7. Apr 20, 2021
    3
    ..................Trash................AND..................Rubbish..............
    Its slightly better than the first two games but it's still
    ..................Trash................AND..................Rubbish..............
    Its slightly better than the first two games but it's still a bad game, it sufferes from the same problems that the first two had. The whole trilogy is the worst trilogy of games I've ever played. Enough said.
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