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Generally favorable reviews- based on 412 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: 85 out of 102
  2. Negative: 4 out of 102
  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. Jun 13, 2013
    10
    This game is personally my favourite game of all time and the rest of the series .It gave a new, fun and great experience. The graphics wereThis game is personally my favourite game of all time and the rest of the series .It gave a new, fun and great experience. The graphics were amazing for a ps2 game and it is a game that you would play over and over!!!!! Expand
  3. Jan 18, 2019
    10
    Excelente titulo de plataformas con un gran mundo interconectado y zonas bien diferenciadas.
  4. Oct 7, 2011
    9
    Don't listen to me if I say otherwise, this was my FAVORITE childhood game. Without a freaking doubt, a fantastic platformer, designed forDon't listen to me if I say otherwise, this was my FAVORITE childhood game. Without a freaking doubt, a fantastic platformer, designed for kids as a slapstick comedy, and insanely fun. The story is pretty deep, the characters were good, and the dialog is humorous, if you're below the age of 8. If you've got a kid looking for a first game, this is just the best way to go. Once you finish, you'll have to go through again to try and get EVERYTHING in the whole world. It will give you so much fun, even if you don't even play it for long. It's truly a beautiful game. Expand
  5. Aug 24, 2019
    9
    This is an absolutely beautiful game for its time, it has decent controls, [even if there's no option to flip the camera & a slightly faultyThis is an absolutely beautiful game for its time, it has decent controls, [even if there's no option to flip the camera & a slightly faulty double jump] and a nice storyline. The Only flaw is that it's a bit easier than I'd like, but atleast there's no cheap deaths. [Or load time!] Overall, this game is beautiful and well made with few flaws. Expand
  6. Nov 1, 2016
    8
    This is basically the Crash game we should've got, but didn't. The very first Jak & Daxter game is a really good platformer, but it can get aThis is basically the Crash game we should've got, but didn't. The very first Jak & Daxter game is a really good platformer, but it can get a little boring at times. Once you figure out what to do where, it is really cool. You don't have to have new power ups to complete an area, you can complete a level in one go. It can be a little frustrating trying to get everything in an area, but it's not as bad as some other games. In comparison to the sequels, this might be the easiest and shortest Jak & Daxter game. Well, if you only include the Naughty Dog ones that is. 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