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Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (PlayStation 2)

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Jak and Daxter are two mischievous village friends who, despite of the wise (but grumpy) sage, Samos' warning sneak off to Misty Island. There Daxter accidentally falls into a pool of evil Dark Eco, and transforms into a weasel-like creature. Bringing Daxter to his original human form is enough of a problem, and now the Lurkers are using this Dark Eco for their own malign intentions. The plot goes on as the game plays.

Our hero(es) can jump, double-jump, spin-kick, uppercut, hang onto things, and ride various vehicles and an occasional creature along the way to complete their assigned tasks. There are also several NPCs to interact with and play their side quests and mini-games.


Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy PlayStation 2 Heading towards the final boss.
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy PlayStation 2 Maia
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy PlayStation 2 Inside the Lost Precursor City
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy PlayStation 2 Precursor gate that requires 100 power cells to open.

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Jak and Daxter: One Silent Hero, One Loud Mouthed Son of a...who we love. STU2 (72) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Huge, and hugely fun Famine3h (298) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gaming Age 2001 A 100
Electric Playground 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
Game Freaks 365 Jan, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
IGN Dec 04, 2001 9.4 out of 10 94
Gamesmania.de Dec 14, 2001 92 out of 100 92
Game Over Online Jan 23, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 30, 2001 18 out of 20 90
Thunderbolt Games Oct 21, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Dec 04, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
GamesCollection Aug 08, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85


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1001 Video Games

Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


The manual doubles as a pull-out map that shows the entire area in which you play in.


  • 4Players
    • 2001– Best Platformer of the Year

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Syed GJ (1525) added Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (PlayStation 2) on Jun 23, 2002