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Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy is a 3D platformer developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation 2. In this game, Jak and Daxter wander to Misty Island despite being warned not to go by Samos, the Sage of Green Eco. They find a pool of Dark Eco, but due to a freak accident, Daxter falls in. This transforms him into an otter-weasel hybrid known as an ottsel. After being chewed out by Samos for disregarding his warnings, they hear from him that only Gol Acheron, the Sage of Dark Eco, knows how to change Daxter back. Now, Jak and Daxter must adventure to Gol in hopes that they can convince him to restore Daxter's humanity.

As Naughty Dog's first project for the still-new PlayStation 2, they needed to create a video game that could show off the system's advanced hardware.They did this by creating a large 3D world with a smooth framerate, no loading times, and a very large draw distance; the player can walk to many places in the scenery if they so choose. The game was a major critical success, earning rave reviews and solidifying its place as the first "must-have" for the system. The sequels went in a different direction in terms of gameplay, so Jak and Daxter is seen as one of the last hurrahs in terms of pure 3D platforming.

The game was later released for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in Jak and Daxter Collection.

Completion Requirements[]

  • Beat the game
  • Collect all 100/101 Power Cells
  • Collect all 2000 Precursor Orbs

Master Run Ideas[]

  • Speed Run
  • No Death Run
  • No Damage Run

Completion Tips[]

A fatal glitch may occur in which the Zoomer race in Precursor Basin will not give you the Power Cell, even if you complete it in the allotted time. To counteract this, Naughty Dog added a 101st Power Cell and made the secret ending require only 100 Power Cells. Try for all 101 Power Cells, but if you end up not getting this one due to a glitch, don't worry; you'll still be eligible for 100% completion.