• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Mar 14, 2006
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  • Summary: Daxter is centered around the world of the lovable orange ottsel made popular in the Jak and Daxter franchise. The story unfolds as Daxter searches for Jak, who was imprisoned during the events that led to the start of "Jak II." Daxter, now on his own in an unfamiliar place, quickly realizesDaxter is centered around the world of the lovable orange ottsel made popular in the Jak and Daxter franchise. The story unfolds as Daxter searches for Jak, who was imprisoned during the events that led to the start of "Jak II." Daxter, now on his own in an unfamiliar place, quickly realizes that being small and furry won't help his chances of survival. To help stamp out a mysterious metalbug infestation, Daxter takes on a job as a pest exterminator, enabling him to explore parts of Haven City in an effort to collect the clues that will lead him to Jak. Daxter allows gamers to play from his perspective offering a distinctive set of moves with agile abilities that allows players to climb walls, creep up on enemies, fit in small places and maneuver vehicles. Taking a job as a pest exterminator, to fight an ongoing invasion of metal-bugs, Daxter comes equip with gadgets to rid the city of these metal nuisances. Get close up and personal by using your flimsy bug swatter to squash an army of attacking insects or your spray gun to hover around a variety of environments while picking up various upgrades. [SCEA] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 59
  2. Negative: 2 out of 59
  1. If I had to hold one thing against Daxter (and Ready at Dawn) it’s that they raised the bar so high that it’s probably going to be a while before there is another PSP title that reaches this level of quality.
  2. From the gorgeous graphics, solid control scheme to the writing and sound production, this one has "BUY ME" stamped all over it in big gold letters.
  3. The pint-sized Daxter is every bit as good as its console counterparts, bringing all the best elements of the action-platformer Jak games fluidly to the PSP.
  4. Lush visuals, solid gameplay and tight controls makes this one of PSP's best thus far.
  5. Games Master UK
    89
    One of the best platformers we've played in years. This handheld treat is a minor classic. [June 2006, p.73]
  6. The formula from the original series has been transplanted to near perfection and the Ready at Dawn crew has added a few gems that will keep you coming back for more.
  7. When you first take a gander at Daxter, you see a beautifully recreated Jak & Daxter game on the portable Playstation. Some thousand bug squishings later, you’ll realise that looks can be extremely deceiving.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. Sep 23, 2013
    10
    Lovely graphics, memorable characters, intriguing level designs, laugh out loud humor, and the fact it is all portable.

    Simply put, if you
    Lovely graphics, memorable characters, intriguing level designs, laugh out loud humor, and the fact it is all portable.

    Simply put, if you own a PSP, you SHOULD have Daxter
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  2. Mobius
    Jun 28, 2006
    10
    If you enjoyed Jak & Daxter 12&3 then you should enjoy this, this game plays very similer to the Jak & Daxter series and comes accross as a If you enjoyed Jak & Daxter 12&3 then you should enjoy this, this game plays very similer to the Jak & Daxter series and comes accross as a impressive show peice for the PSP. ill be adding this to my collection along side the other good games. Expand
  3. May 24, 2015
    10
    Memorable characters,great graphics,awesome voice acting,tons of cool powerups and a decent story make daxter a must own game for the PSP. ItMemorable characters,great graphics,awesome voice acting,tons of cool powerups and a decent story make daxter a must own game for the PSP. It is truly one of the greatest handheld games ive ever played. Expand
  4. ZemZ.
    Jul 2, 2007
    9
    An engaging plat former. fun to pick up & play. the similarities between Daxter & the good origianal spyro games are quit obvious. a little An engaging plat former. fun to pick up & play. the similarities between Daxter & the good origianal spyro games are quit obvious. a little short but addictive. if you liked the first two games you'll find a lot to love here. The fact that it has no loading screens was a god send when it was realized but now seams common place. Daxter is definitely worth more than it costs now. Expand
  5. Sheppard
    Feb 21, 2009
    9
    Daxter is the best game Ive played for the PSP.Not only are the graphics good but the gameplay is too. The controls are great and are realDaxter is the best game Ive played for the PSP.Not only are the graphics good but the gameplay is too. The controls are great and are real easy to get into. And it only cost 5 bucks! I just wished the storyline was a little better but its still a great game Expand
  6. Apr 30, 2012
    8
    I only paid around $15 Australian for this, and I certainly got my money's worth. The story and humour aren't stellar, but the visuals andI only paid around $15 Australian for this, and I certainly got my money's worth. The story and humour aren't stellar, but the visuals and gameplay are the big achievements and more than make up for the other shortcomings. Quite a bit of fun, but it's unlikely to resonate with you afterwards, nor is there any replay value. Expand
  7. DavyG
    Jun 19, 2007
    3
    I sold this game for less than 9 Dollars. The graphics are good enough, no better than the very first PSP releases. It has nothing on Ratchet I sold this game for less than 9 Dollars. The graphics are good enough, no better than the very first PSP releases. It has nothing on Ratchet and Clank; you really feel like you are nothing more than a furry side-kick, squishing bugs and achieving nothing. That being said the bosses were great fun... All two of them. The extra dream levels were also entertaining, all 5 minutes worth. The remainder of the title leaves a soulless, claustrophobic, dungeon crawler of a game with a slap of okay humour. I used the money to buy a screen protecter. A much better investment for when a real platformers hit the PSP. Expand

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