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After completing their quest from the original title, Jak and Daxter are shot into another time and space and the future of their planet, and everything is different. The two are split up, with Jak thrown into jail by Baron Praxis, the ruler of Haven City. For two years Jak is experimented on with dark Eco, turning him into an almost Hulk-like character, mean and filled with rage.

Rescued by Daxter, the two must set off and find a way to shut down the operation and get revenge for Jak's uncontrollable change. Along the way they will meet new friends and deadly enemies, but at least now Jak has something special on his side: weapons, and lots of them.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Jak II: Renegade" -- European title
  • "Jak II: Hors La Loi" -- French title
  • "Jak II: El Renegado" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

A really good sequel game of Jak & Daxter. PlayStation 2 Emre AKI (2)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Oct 13, 2003 5 out of 5 100
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Oct 29, 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Nov, 2003 9.25 out of 10 92 (UK) PlayStation 2 Aug 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Darkstation PlayStation 2 2003 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games PlayStation 2 Nov 20, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Boomtown PlayStation 2 Nov 03, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Armchair Empire, The PlayStation 2 Nov 15, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
Diehard GameFan PlayStation 2 Dec 01, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 May 20, 2006 C 50


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1001 Video Games

Jak II appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Possibly due to the incredible level of difficulty, the game included an unadvertised feature that made challenges and missions easier if you failed them repeatedly.

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