Jak and Daxter Collection Review
Jak and Daxter Collection Box Art
System: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Dev: Naughty Dog, Mass Media Inc.
Pub: SCEA
Release: February 7, 2012
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Comic Mischief, Language, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes

In addition, this isn't the "complete" Jak and Daxter collection either. The collection doesn't come with The Lost Frontier, Jak X: Combat Racing, or Daxter for the PSP. Sure, these were weaker titles in the Jak and Daxter library, but their inclusion could have made this collection look more appealing to, say, people who had played all three of the mothership titles but never bothered to get a PSP to play the spinoffs.

Jak and Daxter Collection Screenshot

This collection costs a cool 40 bucks, and while it includes all of the games that hardcore Jak and Daxter fans would appreciate, that is probably the last demographic that the collection appeals to. As someone who played all three games back when they were first released, I can honestly say I had fun playing them again. However, the HD facelift was nowhere near worth 40 George Washingtons. I was quite satisfied with dusting off the old PS2 and popping in my old disks whenever I wanted to replay Jak and Daxter.

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If you missed any one of the original three Jak and Daxter titles, 40 bucks is more than worth getting to play these classics in HD. However, if you are a longtime fan, only pick this collection up if you have 40 dollars burning a hole in your pocket. It's fun, it's pretty, and it reminded me why Jak and Daxter was an awesome series, but that's all I can say for it.

By
Angelo M. D'Argenio
Contributing Writer
Date: February 9, 2012

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.1
Graphics
This is easily one of the best looking HD remakes to come out for the PS3 to date.
3.8
Control
The controls really haven't changed from the PS2 era. They weren't bad then and they aren't bad now.
3.5
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The music and voice is basically exactly the same as it was in the PS2. It's not the most impressive, but it works.
3.0
Play Value
If you have played the games before, this isn't that appealing of a buy. If you missed even a single one, however, this is a great value.
3.7
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • New HD Graphics.
  • Stereoscopic 3D support.
  • New trophies!

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