Ranking Every Naughty Dog Game From Worst To Best

12. Jak X: Combat Racing (2005)

After the release of three platforming entries in the Crash Bandicoot series on the original Playstation, Naughty Dog wrapped up proceedings with Crash Team Racing, a driving game. The same pattern was followed on Playstation 2 with their second platforming franchise, the Jak and Daxter series, and Jak X: Combat Racing was released in 2005. Despite possessing a solid (if short) story and a variety of engaging modes, the game suffered at times from questionable physics and a frustrating AI, who seemed particularly apt at constantly respawning with an offensive weapon directly behind you, much more so than in other racing games of this type. Regardless of its flaws, the game served as a more than adequate send-off for the Jak and Daxter series. Unlike many other Naughty Dog games, however, it hasn't 'gone down in history' and even at the time of its release it wasn't exactly a title that stood out, given that fans of the racing genre were also gifted with the releases of Gran Turismo 4 and Need For Speed: Most Wanted in 2005, even if these were genuine racing games rather than cartoony action-orientated ones.
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