Parents' Guide to

Jak 3

By Aaron Lazenby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Third in series delivers more of the same.

Game Windows, PlayStation 2 2004
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (5):

The latest game incorporates the layout and design of Haven City you've seen before, and while it makes for great story continuity, sometimes Jak 3 feels recycled. And it is too glitchy for a game that looks as good as it does. Cut scenes drop and leave you looking at a blank screen, items and abilities mysteriously disappear, and missions get caught in loops that force you to restart your system. Such failings can be extremely frustrating when they undermine hours of progress.

Nevertheless, Jak 3 has a compelling narrative, well-drawn characters, a variety of Mini games (most of which offer a nice break in the relentless action), and stunning graphics. While it offers little help to those joining the story in the third act --and some kids may be upset by the dark tone and continuous warfare on the streets of Haven City -- fans of the series will find this a thoroughly rich and satisfying game.

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