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Daxter stars for the first time on his own in this action-platformer that reveals how he became a hero and freed Jak at the beginning of Jak II. Finally able to explore past the secure boundaries of Haven City, Daxter inadvertently takes on a job as a pest exterminator, a task the Old Sage intuitively knew he was proficient at since the first Jak and Daxter. Armed with a fly swatter and soon afterwards a spray canister that allows him to not only stun bugs but to hover in the air, Daxter unravels to the player the introduction of the upcoming invasion that occurred in Jak II into Haven City. The invasion is led by the Metal Heads who are using bug-like variations called Metal Bugs to permeate the city. Later upgrades include a flame thrower attachment as well as a detonator weapon.

Daxter's path towards freeing Jak involves a series of platforming and combat challenges through a wide variety of environments ranging from a high speed transit system to a fish cannery, and all the way to the Krimson Guard fortress where Daxter has to sneak past the guards to eventually save Jak.

Daxter features a variety of vehicle levels, minigames typical of the Jak series, as well as a series of dream level sequences that take Daxter into a realm where he is the hero. The dream minigames spoof cinematic moments from The Matrix, Indiana Jones, Braveheart and Lord of the Rings. Wi-fi multiplayer mode of Bug combat is included, where players can use their trained collected bugs to fight each other.

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Daxter PSP End of the Lord of the Rings Minigame
Daxter PSP Miner – quest giver.
Daxter PSP Neo-Daxter in Matrix Minigame
Daxter PSP Choosing a bug in the Bug Combat mini-game.

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Game Vortex 2006 95 out of 100 95
Extreme Gamer Apr 13, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
Gaming Target Mar 31, 2006 9.1 out of 10 91
GamingExcellence May 01, 2006 9.1 out of 10 91
GamePro (US) Mar 14, 2006 4 out of 5 80
3DAvenue May 14, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
NZGamer Jul 07, 2006 7.9 out of 10 79
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr 05, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamestyle Jul 26, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Bordersdown Jun, 2006 6 out of 10 60

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danchoe (312) added Daxter (PSP) on Mar 13, 2006