Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy Image
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90

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 369 Ratings

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  • Summary: Jak and Daxter are quite a comic duo! Jak's the strong, silent type of hero, while Daxter's the obnoxious comic nut! The adventure takes place across a massive piece of continuous coastline - you can explore freely, with no loading screens and no waiting time. All characters andJak and Daxter are quite a comic duo! Jak's the strong, silent type of hero, while Daxter's the obnoxious comic nut! The adventure takes place across a massive piece of continuous coastline - you can explore freely, with no loading screens and no waiting time. All characters and environmental elements exist in real time and have incredibly smart A.I.; you can't ignore or hide from enemies, they will follow you everywhere. ("Which is supposed to be a good thing?") [Sony] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 35
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 35
  3. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    100
    Good lord, is this a beautiful game. [Jan 2002, p.124]
  2. Offers up the kind of gaming experience that you will never forget.
  3. Its charismatic cast, wonderful voice acting, drop dead beautiful graphics, and awesome level design make Jak and Daxter one of the best platform/adventure games I've ever played.
  4. Cheat Code Central
    90
    If you love this type of game, if you enjoy being taken into a world that lasts very long, is fun and is not frustrating to play, then this is a must have for your collection.
  5. 90
    The nonexistent load times, unlimited draw distance, and non-linear level design go far to establish Jak & Daxter as a classic, but there could have been more innovation to cement its position.
  6. Games Radar
    87
    If a game like "Devil May Cry"'s a double espresso, heavy on the sugar, then Jak and Daxter's a nice soothing cup of tea. One offers non-stop thrills, but is over almost before it starts; the other's everything you'd expect, and it won't get you especially worked up, but lasts much longer.
  7. It is Daxter who gives the game its flavor—more so than the relatively anonymous Jak. This flavor is ultimately what sets Jak And Daxter apart from a lot of the other platform games out there.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 92
  2. Negative: 3 out of 92
  1. Jul 14, 2012
    10
    So many colors! i love how many colors they put in this game, and how beautiful it is watching it turn from day to noon to evening to night,So many colors! i love how many colors they put in this game, and how beautiful it is watching it turn from day to noon to evening to night, killin' enemies,platforming and collecting stuff. than collect stuff and sell it to get more stuff, killing enemies to unlock stuff that unlocks more stuff to get more stuff. beautiful...just...beautiful. Expand
  2. Aug 22, 2012
    10
    Best game ever! This is my favorite game!

    The art style is amazing! The graphics are insanely detailed. But the character models do seem
    Best game ever! This is my favorite game!

    The art style is amazing!
    The graphics are insanely detailed.
    But the character models do seem to be very simple although this could be because the game is so huge.

    The gameplay has a lot of variety. A good number of moves and power-ups.
    Plus the game has 0 loading screens, which really impressed me when I was a kid.

    The music changes very slightly depending on where you are in the level.

    Overall it's a great game!

    You can get it for about £2 nowadays. SO BUY IT!
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  3. Aug 28, 2017
    10
    so good so good, the feeelz that this game make me try are unaccountable.

    please, give me an other jak and daxter, naughty dog... why
    so good so good, the feeelz that this game make me try are unaccountable.

    please, give me an other jak and daxter, naughty dog... why you've become so serious?
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  4. Nov 22, 2011
    9
    This game is graphically beautiful, and the environments reach perfection. Daxter is a very funny sidekick, and the game gave me some goodThis game is graphically beautiful, and the environments reach perfection. Daxter is a very funny sidekick, and the game gave me some good laughs. Daxter will try to do CPR or something on you when you die, and he yells like you're leaving forever. Jak is interesting, with his athletic techniques. Unfortunately, I couldn't give this game a 10 because it's fairly short and leaves you wanting more. Expand
  5. May 3, 2018
    9
    One of the best platforming games of the PS2 era. Everything from the design, story, and gameplay were fun.
  6. Nov 21, 2014
    8
    As an (almost) launch title for the PS2, it's good. As the devs first stray away from Crash Bandicoot, it's a good successor, my only problemAs an (almost) launch title for the PS2, it's good. As the devs first stray away from Crash Bandicoot, it's a good successor, my only problem is the characters. I dont find them that interesting, Daxter is very annoying and not that funny, and Jak for some reason is a mute. other than this, it's fun. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Apr 3, 2002
    0
    It sucks.

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Awards & Rankings

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#7 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
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#9 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001