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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: 91 out of 110
  2. Negative: 4 out of 110
  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. Jul 14, 2014
    10
    Considering this game was released in 2001, you wouldn't thinnk so playing it. I had a lot of fun with it, and the graphics were great. ItConsidering this game was released in 2001, you wouldn't thinnk so playing it. I had a lot of fun with it, and the graphics were great. It deserves its 10/10 rating! Expand
  3. Jan 26, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is absolutely fantastic. My personal favorite platformer ever. If you wish for a great platforming experience, this is your game. I can't explain why I really like this game, its more of a you have to play it in order to understand why its good. Expand
  4. Oct 9, 2013
    9
    Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy takes many cues from other great platformers to make one of the most charming, colourful and downrightJak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy takes many cues from other great platformers to make one of the most charming, colourful and downright enjoyable platforming titles ever made. It's very hard to fault this title, from the creative and varied level design, to the vibrant heroes, villains and supporting characters to the signature Naughty Dog soundtrack. It doesn't get much better than this. Final Score: 9.2/10 Expand
  5. Jessica
    Jun 30, 2002
    9
    I thought the overall game was good but the ending sucked.
  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