Jak II: Renegade

Jak II
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Jak II NTSC box
Developer Naughty Dog
Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment
Release Date(s) NA: October 14 2003
EU: October 17 2003
JP: March 11 2004
Ratings 12+
Players 1
Compatible with N/A
Preceded by: Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Succeeded by: Jak 3

Jak II, subtitled Jak II: Renegade in Europe, is the second installment in the Playstation exclusive Jak and Daxter series. Released on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system on October 14, 2003, Jak II is the sequel to Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy and is followed by its sequel Jak 3 a year later. The technical timeline for the series means that Daxter is technically the prequel to this game. This story introduces a major use of the Zoomer, instead of using it to cross various areas.

Jak II is renowned for its large step up in difficulty from Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. It takes a much darker turn and follows a much more complex story than its predecessor. It is also noted for its age rating increase. It is also a much darker game, both in maturity and color. It is almost impossible to play the game on a low-lit TV screen when the game is in its nighttime. These are mostly the reasons that the game charted so poorly in Japan, affecting future releases in that area.

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