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  • Summary: The Jak and Daxter Collection includes the dynamic duo's first three adventures: Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II and Jak 3.
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  • Developer: Mass Media
  • Genre(s): Action, Miscellaneous, Platformer, Compilation, Compilation, 3D
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Feb 7, 2012
    94
    The Jak and Daxter Collection is probably going to be one of the easiest releases for me to recommend to everyone this year; definitely a great addition to any PS3 library.
  2. Feb 7, 2012
    90
    For just a bit over $13 a game you're getting the best version of three PS2 classics, each packed with tight platforming, great characters, hilarious dialogue, and a huge range of gameplay styles. And with the HD and 3D upgrades, these games have never looked better.
  3. 90
    This is an absolutely fantastic rerelease, and even though the games are marked by the passing of time, they are so versatile that they definitely deserve a revisit. If you have played these games before, you are in for a wonderfully nostalgic reunion, and if you haven't, now is the time to pick them up.
  4. Apr 3, 2012
    82
    When will developers learn that it's not cool to keep forcing us to shut down the entire game if we want to switch titles? Other than that – and maybe the often annoying camera – these are still the great platform games we've come to know and love, only prettier.
  5. Mar 15, 2012
    80
    Considering three games in a single package makes for a difficult reviewing process. Those who consider themselves fans of the previous games, but who missed an installment, or those who sold or lost the games ought to consider this collection closely. Similarly, gamers who enjoy 3D platformers will find something to love in these PlayStation 2 pillars of the genre.
  6. Feb 16, 2012
    80
    No series has been so willing to switch gameplay styles with such reckless abandon, and The Jak and Daxter Trilogy represents a shining example of what happens when a capable developer takes a huge risk. There's nothing else quite like it.
  7. Jul 30, 2012
    46
    The Jak and Daxter Trilogy doesn't hold up very well as a remastered version of the original games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 49
  2. Negative: 1 out of 49
  1. Feb 7, 2012
    10
    While the games themselves may be rather old, and some of the features quite dated, it is still a romp and is as great as it was roughly tenWhile the games themselves may be rather old, and some of the features quite dated, it is still a romp and is as great as it was roughly ten years ago. Fans of the series won't be disappointed, with all the new features including 3D, Trophies and much more. Also, new players will also get a blast out of it as they will be able to see what Naughty Dog used to do before Uncharted. One, if not the best Collection out there for the PS3. A must buy for any nostalgic gamer, or new ones looking for a thrill.
    Gameplay: 10
    Graphics: 8.5
    Sound: 9
    Presentation: 9.5
    OVERALL: 9.7/10
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  2. Nov 12, 2013
    10
    Ah my sweet Childhood game series on ps3 I really missed playing these since my ps2 games were scratched up (not by me) I had great memoriesAh my sweet Childhood game series on ps3 I really missed playing these since my ps2 games were scratched up (not by me) I had great memories playing these 3 games, the HD collection graphics are amazing and hardly any bugs it was worth every penny. Expand
  3. Jun 19, 2013
    10
    I will always love this series. This is my childhood remastered in HD, For the 20 dollars i spent it was a steal to play these three amazingI will always love this series. This is my childhood remastered in HD, For the 20 dollars i spent it was a steal to play these three amazing games. I can't say anything else but play these games you will not regret it. Expand
  4. May 17, 2012
    9
    Was very excited about this series getting an HD release. I never did keep my PS2 but did keep my games due to the backwards compatibility ofWas very excited about this series getting an HD release. I never did keep my PS2 but did keep my games due to the backwards compatibility of the PS3. However, my version only has an emulator which can make some of the games not run properly, IE: Jak & Daxter. Back in the day I loved these games so for sure I was getting them for the HD release. Though graphically part 1 isn't as sharp as 2 or 3, its still the better game IMO. The first game is a true platformer; fun, exciting, balanced difficulty and even different endings based on how much you explored. The lip snycing for that time was incredible!! Parts 2 and 3 added more of the 3rd person shooter aspect to the game, still really well done, but changed the feel of the first game. Don't get me wrong, part 2 and 3 are still amazing, but part 1 gives you that fun classic platform that you expect from that genre. As an HD release, I'm happy. I didn't expect any additionals, videos, pictures, etc. I just expected to be able to experience the 3 Jak games, (in widescreen), all over again. And thats what I got. Expand
  5. Jan 8, 2014
    9
    This trilogy not only shoves nostalgia down the throats of people who played it on the PS2, but it also does so in amazing 60 FPS and HDThis trilogy not only shoves nostalgia down the throats of people who played it on the PS2, but it also does so in amazing 60 FPS and HD Graphics. Although the FPS is dropped to 30 if you play the game in 3-D, this does not take away from the beautiful experience that you shall encounter playing these Classics.

    The controllers have not been altered in any way, but the game feels more tighter in control to my understanding. This may be because of the 60 FPS that the game has. The trophies of these 3 games are also relatively easy to get, so it appeals to the trophy hunter within people.

    To sum it all up, if you never played this game when you had a PS2, I recommend getting this game right now because of how much you get for your money's worth.
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  6. Apr 3, 2017
    8
    The Jak and Daxter Collection contains the 3 main games of the series (The Precursor Legacy, Jak II and Jak 3 Renegade). All of them are greatThe Jak and Daxter Collection contains the 3 main games of the series (The Precursor Legacy, Jak II and Jak 3 Renegade). All of them are great (if not perfect) games. The 1st game is a 3D open world platformer, but it's essentially a collectathon (if you don't pick up a certain number of orbs you can't access new areas and progress). Jak 2 and 3 instead focus on action, shooting and driving, inspired by GTA 3 (a game which was then a phaenomenon). But they all have bad controls and haven't aged well. At least they are fun games and Daxter steals the show.

    The PS3 version runs the games nicely, but frame rate isn't locked to 60 fps, with Jak II and Jak 3 running unlocked at 30-60 fps (maybe even below 30 fps at points). Graphical effects from the PS2 versions are missing, too. It's a lazy port and doesn't do the series justice, but compared to the Vita version it's a night and day difference.

    Jak and Daxter is a great series of the PS2 era, along with Sly Cooper and Ratchet and Clank. I guarantee you will have fun with it. And if you are patient there is a PS4 version (the emulated PS2 versions) coming at some point in 2017.
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  7. Apr 7, 2013
    3
    Jak 2 is literally the single worst game I have ever had the displeasure of playing in over 25 years of gaming. And I've played Superman 64.Jak 2 is literally the single worst game I have ever had the displeasure of playing in over 25 years of gaming. And I've played Superman 64. Poor camera controls, plot that takes itself too seriously, mandatory vehicle sections (and those controls are about as responsive as a tank), and tedious missions totally ruin this game. Only reason it gets a 3 instead of a 1 is because the first game is good. Expand

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