Sometimes it’s hard to believe that the Naughty Dog development studio used to make colorful games with humorous notes. Today we know them by series like Uncharted and The Last of Us, but once upon a time, these same people made the Crash Bandicoot and the Jak and Daxter series. The latter was officially concluded on this day exactly 17 years ago with the game Jak 3.
Jak 3 was once a big exclusive for the PlayStation 2 console, and as the last part of the trilogy, it brought an expanded arsenal with a total of 12 weapons, larger levels, and even crazier action. Interestingly, the main environment in the game was desert, similar to Uncharted 3. Apparently, in Naughty Dog they like to associate number three with deserts.
Along with the protagonists Jake and Daxter, this part brought several new characters, like Damas. In addition to its dark release, Jak also received a bright version that improved his defensive abilities upon activation. The structure of the missions in the game was linear, sometimes time-limited, but there was also a free exploration of the world outside the missions.
Strong 3 picked up good grades and was considered a good conclusion to the trilogy. Already in 2005, it was in Sony's collection of the biggest hits for the PS2 console. The game became available in 2012 on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Viti through the Jak and Daxter Collection remaster. From 2017, Jak 3 can also be played on PlayStation 4 and 5 through the digital edition.