It's time to gear up! Get ready for more ghost chain gobbling and frantic action in PAC-MAN® CE-DX+! The award-winning chomping game makes a shattering debut on Steam with even more content and a refined user-interface to compare high scores with your friends!
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Very Positive (30 reviews) - 93% of the 30 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Sep 24, 2013

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Buy PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+ All You Can Eat Edition Bundle

Includes 9 items: PAC-MAN™ Championship Edition DX+, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+: Mountain Course, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+: Big Eater Course, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+: Championship III & Highway II Courses, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+: Dig Dug Skin, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+: Rally-X Skin, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+: Pac is Back Skin, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+: Pac Steps BGM, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+: Reentrance BGM

 

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It's time to gear up!

Get ready for more ghost chain gobbling and frantic action in PAC-MAN® CE-DX+! The award-winning chomping game makes a shattering debut on Steam with even more content and a refined user-interface to compare high scores with your friends! Wake up the ghosts, form the longest train of pursuers and chomp as many as you can at blazing speed to beat the score! And never forget to manage you a way out using your skills or you’ll have to force an escape route with your bombs!

A Pac-man experience that will definitely surprise you!

Online Features

  • Beat the game!
    Follow your self-progress and unlock all the game medals by defeating the mazes in the most arduous conditions
  • Intense rivalry
    Break all leaderboards and challenge all your friends directly on social medias.

Key Features

  • Infernal speed arcade
    Blaze through neon-like mazes and reach maximum speed to beat the score.
  • Vast maze line-up
    7 mazes with unique layout, special options, features presenting each a specific challenge.
  • Tons of intense courses
    5 different game modes for a complete set of challenges to overcome in each maze.
  • Your own Pac-man experience
    Customize difficulty, music, characters and maze visuals to re-create your favorite Pac-man experience.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
This game is absolutely bonkers, in a good way though.

PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+ is like normal PAC-MAN, only the map is rotated 90 degrees, there are tons of ghosts instead of just 4, and it's a race to eat as many dots, food and ghosts as possible before the timer runs out.

The game is split into several boards with different structures, dot and ghost positioning, and paths to follow. None of them really feel any harder than the others, but they're all difficult in their own way. The DLC boards are a fun addition, but I wouldn't recommend you buy them separately from the game, since it's cheaper to buy the full Big Eater pack and just get all of it at once.

Gameplay wise, it's actually a lot more complicated than basic PAC-MAN. Pac controls as you'd expect him to, and the basic premise is still there, but given a twist. Dots appear in simple paths for Pac-Man to follow, and once they've all been eaten, a piece of fruit spawns for him to eat, which creates the next path for him to follow. Power pellets work the same as every other version of PAC-MAN. Eat one and all the ghosts become edible...all 40 of them.

The ghosts in this game are much more numerous than any other version. They generally chase you in lines which get longer and longer as you pass by more sleeping ghosts, and there are usually one or two ghosts roaming around independently to try and throw you off. Often you'll be scarfing down 40 or more ghosts in one go after consuming a power pellet and racking up a ton of points. Some ghosts even hold power pellets so yo can keep yourself going. And if you're afraid you'll run out of juice at a bad time, have no fear. They added a meter on the top of the screen showing how long until the pellet wears off. And even if you do run out at an inopportune moment or are trapped between ghosts with no way out, you have another way to deal with them, bombs.

Bombs are another thing ghosts can carry, and are essentially a screen nuke for all the ghosts chasing you and any other ghosts who Pac is about to collide with. Bombs can be the difference between getting a higher score and getting killed (which doesn't stop the timer, but I'll get to that in a bit), and should be used sparingly, because the ghosts can trap you even more easily if you aren't careful after using a bomb, and the cycle just repeats itself until you run out.

The biggest change to gameplay is the actual objective. Instead of just eating all the dots, this game is a score attack, you want to get as many points as possible in a set amount of time, usually five minutes. Once the timer starts, it does not stop until it runs out, which means dying has a serious impact on your score. This is because respawning takes about 3 seconds, and it slows the game speed meter on the bottom of the screen down to the nearest multiple of 5, slowing you down even more. Using bombs and even going near ghosts can also slow you down. Using a bomb freezes Pac in place for half a second, and going near a ghost slows the game down and briefly zooms in on Pac to let you know to dodge or use a bomb.

And to be entirely honest, I actually really like these changes. It makes the game very fast paced and requires very quick thinking and reflexes to get that high score, making this game a real good challenge and quite addicting to play. I could totally see this in an arcade if they were still as prevalent as they were in the 80s, and I would glady drop a few quarters if I came across it.

A fun spin on a classic title for a perfectly reasonable price, and an absolute steal when on sale. If you like arcade style madness, this is a great time and I highly recommend it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
I came back to this game after having it sit in my library for at least 2-3 years. It is better than I remember. I came back to it because I heard championship edition 2 is coming out. Yes, this game is good, however I never really sink much time into it because well, it's a high score game. I don't really have appeal to it, but, there's tons of different modes on different maps to compete with online scores and what not.

I'd buy it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
I can totally recommend this game even to arcade Pac-Man veterans. While it plays highly different by featuring ghost chains (which are so enjoyable to eat up!) and basically spoils you the patterns you should go, the insane speeds make it quite a challenge to follow them properly. To get the world wide records you probably shouldn't exactly follow those patterns anyway and begin optimizing the old school way ;)

The effects might look exaggerated on video, but when playing it yourself, they're totally fitting to the flow this game puts you in, together with the incredibly amazing soundtrack hyping you up to the last millisecond.

A technique I quite hate in the game is the insane slowdown when approaching a ghost. It sure prevents you from dieing, but it appears even when I clearly navigate around a ghost without even running into it - and then messes up my turn timing. Wish there would have been an option to turn that off or make it less touchy.

The only modern Pac-Man better than this will be CE 2 which comes out in a few days, I guess.

(Also; sorry, there's no split screen in this game ;P)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
A fun little game with funny music, cool visuals and a lot of different challenges.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Best Pac-Man gave ever
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Pretty cool game, but plays differently to the actual Pac-Man we know and love. Good time-passing game and it's pretty fun. It has challenges and Acheivements to keep you busy too.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
PAC-MAN is more fun than it ever has been. This is a must buy for all fans.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
this geame is jesus
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
better than drugs
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
I don't know why I bought this game, but I did. I now have stage 4 epilepsy.
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OmegaEight2
2.9 hrs
Posted: September 28
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[FE]Dr-Zakoota
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
love PAC-MAN .. this is ur take !
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Boxheadmann
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
JUST EAT IT
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EAT GOOD, SHIT GOOD
2.0 hrs
Posted: September 23
This is a fun and fast paces take on Pac-Man involving getting as high a score as possible in a given time limit. As you go on the game gets faster and faster until it feels overwhelming (in a good way). Trying to navigate around the ghost trains is almost like adding a snake eleent to Pac-Man, and it's fun. Eating a line of dozens of ghosts is immensely satisfying. The visuals and music compliment eachother and make this game great on the senses as well. One of the best Pac-Man games in decades.
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onimoni
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 22
A great and quick take on an old classic.
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Phorqued
1.9 hrs
Posted: September 21
Awesome! That's all that needs to be said.
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Manthony Higgs
4.1 hrs
Posted: September 18
Better than Championship Edition 2
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Ravenquick
6.5 hrs
Posted: September 17
As a old school gamer I am very happy how Pac-Man has reinvented itself in modern times without losing itself. The music and face pace really puts your dot eating skills to the test and the new concepts really fit. The new mazes are major plus and being able to compare your high scores with your friends on steam is awesome. I totally love this game and I can't wait to see what is next in Pac-Man's future.
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Super PACXED
13.9 hrs
Posted: September 16
So good even though i know pmcse2 is out this one just feels so good to dance around in and all the bright colors and lights i could go on XD but the classic skin is DOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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