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Side missions are optional missions in Jak 3. They are accessed either via from oracle totems in Spargus, the Wasteland, and some parts of Haven City, or from computers set up by Kleiver and Torn for their own challenges in the Wasteland and Haven, respectively. After unlocking a mission you can simply walk up to the computer or statue and press Triangle to begin the side mission, assuming you are not in another mission. They also need to be paid with skull gems to be able to play the mission. All the orb searches cost 4 gems and reward 3 Precursor orbs, the different races all cost 8 gems and reward 10 orbs, while the few unique missions in the "Others" section (and some minigames) cost 12 gems and reward 18 orbs in total.

Side mission typesEdit

Type Description
Orb search A very common side mission, once activated the camera will switch and show the location of a Precursor orb, usually with some kind of notable object in the background. This image stays on screen for a second and then it will switch back to Jak, who will then have a set time limit to collect the orb. The time limit varies between side missions, dependent on the distance between the player and the orb.
Race Races in Jak 3 are more diverse than they were in Jak II. Aside from the standard ring race with accelerator rings it now also includes spirit races where you must chase a blue light until the end and timer races where collecting "time freezers", represented by clocks of varying colors, stop time. Leaper lizards and buggies are the main vehicle for these missions in Spargus and the Wasteland, respectively.
Other There are four special side missions, two of which are technically repeats of a main mission, one of which is based around one specific enemy and another which is technically a minigame.

Side missionsEdit

Title (computer) The title of the specific side mission, these might be numbered. The computer number is included as well, corresponding to the one on the map.
Required mission Any required (side) mission(s) that need to have been completed until the side mission can be started.
Other Specific details, such as time limits, targets or other info.
Guide or Map Either guide as to how to complete the side mission or a map detailing the location of the objective, assuming either is required, they are not if the side mission is sufficiently straightforward as is.

SpargusEdit

Orb searchesEdit

Title (computer) Required mission Time Map
Orb search 1 (no. 01) Catch kangarats 23 seconds
Orb search 2 (no. 02) Race for artifacts 18 seconds
Orb search 3 (no. 03) Beat monks in leaper race 19 seconds
Orb search 4 (no. 04) Destroy metal head beasts 24 seconds
Orb search 5 (no. 05) Corral wild leapers 22 seconds
Orb search 6 (no. 06) Defend Ashelin at oasis 14 seconds
Orb search 7 (no. 07) Race for more artifacts 23 seconds
Orb search 8 (no. 08) Race for more artifacts 20 seconds

RacesEdit

Title (computer) Required mission Length
Ring race 1 (no. 09) Catch kangarats 17 rings
Ring race 2 (no. 10) Beat turret challenge 24 rings
Spirit race (no. 11) Defend Ashelin at oasis
Timer race (no. 12) Race for more artifacts

WastelandEdit

Orb searchesEdit

Title (computer) Required mission Time Map
Orb search 1 (no. 01) Beat Kleiver in desert race 17 seconds
Orb search 2 (no. 02) Destroy metal head beasts 14 seconds
Orb search 3 (no. 03) Destroy metal head beasts 27 seconds
Orb search 4 (no. 04) Earn 2nd war amulet 14 seconds
Orb search 5 (no. 05) Earn 2nd war amulet 13 seconds
Orb search 6 (no. 06) Corral wild leapers 17 seconds
Orb search 7 (no. 07) Corral wild leapers 27 seconds
Orb search 8 (no. 08) Find oracle in Monk Temple

Destroy eggs in nest

20 seconds
Orb search 9 (no. 09) Defend Ashelin at oasis 17 seconds
Orb search 10 (no. 10) Destroy eco grid with Jinx 17 seconds
Orb search 11 (no. 11) Race for more artifacts 15 seconds
Orb search 12 (no. 12) Chase down metal head beasts 18 seconds
Orb search 13 (no. 13) Take out Marauder stronghold 10 seconds
Orb search 14 (no. 14) Take out Marauder stronghold 21 seconds

RacesEdit

Title (computer) Required mission Length
Spirit race (no. 15) Destroy metal head beasts
Timer race (no. 15) Defend Ashelin at oasis
Ring race 1 (no. 17) Defend Ashelin at oasis 20 rings
Ring race 2 (no. 18) Chase down metal head beasts 46 rings

OtherEdit

Title (computer) Required mission Time/Length Guide
Rescue more Wastelanders (no. 19) Defend Ashelin at oasis 4 wastelanders Based on the "Rescue wastelanders" mission, you have to drive around the Wasteland to pick up wastelanders and drop them off at Wasteland transports. There is no dark satellite fight this time, however.
Pod spider hunt (no. 20) Race for more artifacts 60 seconds A timer appears and an unstoppable stream of hostile pod spiders will start swarming out of the sand. Use any preferred weapon to take them down to avoid imminent death, though recommended weapons are the Gyro Burster, Needle Lazer, Peace Maker, and Mass Inverter.

Haven CityEdit

Orb searchesEdit

Title (computer) Required mission Time Map
Orb search 1 (no. 01) Defeat Veger's Precursor robot 14 seconds
Orb search 2 (no. 02) Defeat Veger's Precursor robot 22 seconds
Orb search 3 (no. 03) Reach Port via sewer 3 seconds
Orb search 4 (no. 04) Destroy incoming blast bots 4 seconds
Orb search 5 (no. 05) Destroy barrier with missile 10 seconds
Orb search 6 (no. 06) Beat gun course 1 12 seconds
Orb search 7 (no. 07) Beat gun course 1

Destroy sniper cannons

10 seconds
Orb search 8 (no. 08) Destroy eco grid with Jinx 11 seconds
Orb search 9 (no. 09) Destroy eco grid with Jinx 10 seconds
Orb search 10 (no. 10) Destroy eco grid with Jinx 20 seconds
Orb search 11 (no. 11) Hijack eco vehicle 7 seconds
Orb search 12 (no. 12) Beat pillar ring challenges 8 seconds
Orb search 13 (no. 13) Break barrier with blast bot 15 seconds
Orb search 14 (no. 14) Break barrier with blast bot 17 seconds
Orb search 15 (no. 15) Defend HQ from attack 20 seconds
Orb search 16 (no. 16) Find cypher in eco grid 15 seconds
Orb search 17 (no. 17) Destroy dark ship shield 17 seconds
Orb search 18 (no. 18) Destroy Metal Head tower 15 seconds
Orb search 19 (no. 19) Destroy Metal Head tower 19 seconds

RacesEdit

Title (computer) Required mission Length
Ring race 1 (no. 20) Destroy eco grid with Jinx 38 rings
Ring race 2 (no. 21) Break barrier with blast bot 28 rings
Spirit race (no. 22) Break barrier with blast bot

OtherEdit

Title (computer) Required mission Length Guide
JET-Board challenge (no. 23) Destroy barrier with missile 1:30 A minigame in which Torn orders Jak to show him the usefulness of the JET-Board by performing tricks to earn points.
Missile ride challenge (no. 24) Destroy barrier with missile 24 tokens Based on the "Destroy barrier with missile" mission, race through the Port area to collect all 24 tokens, you do not blow anything up with the missile afterwards. This challenge is a bit more difficult than the original mission based on where the tokens are located, you are under a timer, and there is no checkpoint halfway through.

GalleryEdit

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