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!
User reviews:
Recent:
Positive (46 reviews) - 95% of the 46 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Sep 24, 2013

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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

 

About This Game

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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jaydonman1809
( 42.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
I like the game so much would play on my steam account all the time
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Deviancy
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
While there's no going back in time to relive childhood memories, this game comes close to allowing children of the 80's who were hooked on Pac-Man to get a solid nostalgic fix. The gameplay is very similar to the original but they did add "bombs" of some sort that allow Pac-Man to escape when things get intense. However, not only are the bombs an option, one gets an achievement if they play through a challenge without using them.

The game features a handful of different challenge mods, different layouts, and there are expansion packs that allow the player to turn Pac-Man into Dig Dug or the car from that one old racing game that has a name I can never remember. The Dig Dug dlc expansion is worth it because while it is a bit odd to have Dig Dug eating ghosts instead of impregnating little monsters, its still adds some retro goodness to the game.

The game could have used a Ms. Pac-Man mode but whose to say there ever was a Ms. Pac-Man, maybe Pac-Man just decided he was really born a woman and started dressing as a woman?
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Dayman
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Great classic-modern crossover over a never-aging gem
Lots of fun game modes and personlization styles to choose from
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D'
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Classic and fun, everyone should play this game at least one time in their lifes. Can pass 80 years and probably Pac-Man will still nice.
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TheBasicPagan
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Pac Man, in all its glory.
You can change characters and levels around.
If you like Pac Man get this, or you're wrong.
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bloodbears123
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
This game is not at all what i expected it to be, Its hardly considered pacman and dont get it confused with the original style of pacman because this version is just aweful and has no challenge like the real pacman game... I wish i didn't waste my time and money with this... If i was given an option to return this game and even get back a small portion of what I spent I woud have done it in a heart beat
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Trailblazer
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
i love it
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龍 Rip
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
wakkawakkawakkawakka

Championship Edition DX+ is a updated and remixed version of the hit XBLA original, and further refines a arcade classic to something completely new and fresh. And it's Pac-Man. You should probably play it.

Pros:
  • Refined and faster-paced gameplay versus the original!
  • New mechanics and massive modifications that help differentiate it from the original Championship Edition.
  • Stellar Persentation.
  • Tons of visual options, music, and bonus time trials.

Nitpicks:
  • DLCs are cool but they seem a bit unnecessary.
  • The menus feel a bit clunky to move around.

Cons:
  • Leaderboards have been filled with cheaters, ruining one of the best aspects of the game.

The Review

It’s easy to see why this game was a massive hit during the early XBLA/PSN days. It took the Iwatani-designed version of the original Championship Edition and went even farther with it. Despite the naming, it is a much more different game from the original Championship due to it’s much faster pace, brand new mechanics, and loads of new visual/audio features.

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX throws away the survival element from the 1980 classic, and instead incentivizes players to follow patterns and munch on hundreds of ghosts for the best score possible. Eating the fruit upon eating all of the pellets on one side will rotate and change the other side of the level into a new layout, repeating in the same order until the timer runs out. It's very now a score-em-up, with you earning the majority of your points from collecting a massive chain of ghosts, then eating all of them with a power pellet.

And this is the one major change that fundamentally redesigns this game as a whole. Various ghosts are now spread across the level layouts, and you can get them to follow Pac-Man, following his every move. You want these ghosts to chase you, as you’ll eventually be able to rack up insane amounts of points by picking up a power-pellet. But don't worry, because if you feel overwhelmed or are trapped, the game allows you to use screen-clearing bombs to push the ghosts back, which can be valuable to those who want to save precious seconds, or slow the in-game speed that rapidly increases while the game is playing. Basically, the game has almost a huge amount of new mechanics that's easier to show than talk about.

And these new game mechanics aren't the only major differences with CE DX. The game’s speed now ramps up even faster the more pellets you eat, there are even more levels, time trial modes for each level, and a lot more visual options to change. Because of this, Championship Edition DX ends up becoming a surprisingly fresh experience that introduces a different type of way of playing Pac-Man, albeit one that isn’t exactly going for what made Pac-Man work. It’s main challenge is now pattern memorization, rather than the effective movement + score hunting present in the original. But like the original Pac-Man, it doesn’t get old that easily!

Presentation-wise is relatively decent, although the game’s main menu is terrible in both its visual look and actually accessing things with it. The music is nothing special but is definitely well-made for the game, and the visuals for the game can be customized. You can change the game’s artstyle and music in any level, and it’s a really unique and cool feature, although some of the visuals are very hit-and-mess (Ghostly Adventures *cough cough*).

DLC is a bit of a mixed bag. While the concept of new levels and themes are cool, some of them were just done poorly (Ghostly Adventures *hack* *wheeze*). They’re better picking up when the game + DLC pack is on a absurdly good price, because otherwise I wouldn’t see myself buying all of this.

PC Optimization is relatively normal. It can probably run on a typical Windows Tablet since the original PC version was built off of that, so it’s definitely not a big worry. I wish there were more resolution options, however. Leaderboards are unfortunately quite the mess, so you can forget playing for the best score online since everyone has already blatantly cheated their way up.

There’s really not much to talk about when it comes to this game though. It’s Pac-Man. It’s Pac-Man, Championship Edition DX, a completely different and fun way of playing the game. And you should play it.

TL;DR - If you like Pac-Man or good score-em-ups, you should definitely pick this gem up.

For more reviews on all sorts of games, follow Lots' o Giveaway's group curations and reviews here!
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Zim Zam From Space
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
It's like tetris, but pac man
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Nightmare Sasha 悪夢サーシ
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
It's super easy to get the achievements if you want to boost up your achievement count on Steam. It's fun if you like Pac Man and can easily be picked up by anybody even if you are not a gamer. It includs a whole bunch of different modes and such but sadly it lacks the original classic Pac Man maze. Overall it's a simple game and there is not much to offer other then it's Pac Man repackaged for the newer generation. 6.5/10 for me.
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Sam♥Tanner
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
I wasn't always the first in line at the arcade to play PAC-MAN™ until a few years ago. On the releasing date 9-24-13, Steam game us a trial run of the game and let me tell you, I WAS HOOKED! Let me just say, in the arcade days when you had to wait in line for a decent amount of time, however when you got to the front of the line and few x amount of quarters in, it WAS worth it! This game may be $9.99, let me just say, this beats wating in line ANY DAY! With a few added features to the game-modes it took me awhile to figure it out, when I did get it, the game got AWESOME! Big thanks to Steam and Namco for making PAC-MAN™ Championship Edition DX+ possible, it's worth it!
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erickggonzalez
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
play it if u want to
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Lord Rump
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Pros:
Everything

Cons:
Not enough variety

Overall:
Spectacular
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S_A_IVI :)~
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
اللعبة عجبتني بشكل عام تذكرنا بالشغل القديم

classic
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blha404
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
An adrenaline rush like no other.
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Bexxii
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Plain and simple you can never go wrong playing Pac-Man. When you are bored good game to just muck around on
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Breezy
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
I can finally role play as a a yellow circle that eats ghosts for a living.
Time to make school shooting role play.
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Seraib csgostakes.com
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
The coolest game ever. The effects are pretty amazing. A lots of devasting combos to do to get the highest score! Highly recommended for everyone!
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Tetris T
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
OMG! I LOVE THE FAST PACED ACTION OF SUCH A CLASSIC ARCADE GAME FROM THE 80's! DEFINITELY WORTH £8! 10/10
MUCHAS GRACIAS, BANDAI NAMCO!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
It's super easy to get the achievements if you want to boost up your achievement count on Steam. It's fun if you like Pac Man and can easily be picked up by anybody even if you are not a gamer. It includs a whole bunch of different modes and such but sadly it lacks the original classic Pac Man maze. Overall it's a simple game and there is not much to offer other then it's Pac Man repackaged for the newer generation. 6.5/10 for me.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
i love pacman and when i played this game on my ps3 i loved it the colors of the game is cool and the music is great when the update for the plus version was out it was even better cause now i get to have different backgrounds and have more music
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
wakkawakkawakkawakka

Championship Edition DX+ is a updated and remixed version of the hit XBLA original, and further refines a arcade classic to something completely new and fresh. And it's Pac-Man. You should probably play it.

Pros:
  • Refined and faster-paced gameplay versus the original!
  • New mechanics and massive modifications that help differentiate it from the original Championship Edition.
  • Stellar Persentation.
  • Tons of visual options, music, and bonus time trials.

Nitpicks:
  • DLCs are cool but they seem a bit unnecessary.
  • The menus feel a bit clunky to move around.

Cons:
  • Leaderboards have been filled with cheaters, ruining one of the best aspects of the game.

The Review

It’s easy to see why this game was a massive hit during the early XBLA/PSN days. It took the Iwatani-designed version of the original Championship Edition and went even farther with it. Despite the naming, it is a much more different game from the original Championship due to it’s much faster pace, brand new mechanics, and loads of new visual/audio features.

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX throws away the survival element from the 1980 classic, and instead incentivizes players to follow patterns and munch on hundreds of ghosts for the best score possible. Eating the fruit upon eating all of the pellets on one side will rotate and change the other side of the level into a new layout, repeating in the same order until the timer runs out. It's very now a score-em-up, with you earning the majority of your points from collecting a massive chain of ghosts, then eating all of them with a power pellet.

And this is the one major change that fundamentally redesigns this game as a whole. Various ghosts are now spread across the level layouts, and you can get them to follow Pac-Man, following his every move. You want these ghosts to chase you, as you’ll eventually be able to rack up insane amounts of points by picking up a power-pellet. But don't worry, because if you feel overwhelmed or are trapped, the game allows you to use screen-clearing bombs to push the ghosts back, which can be valuable to those who want to save precious seconds, or slow the in-game speed that rapidly increases while the game is playing. Basically, the game has almost a huge amount of new mechanics that's easier to show than talk about.

And these new game mechanics aren't the only major differences with CE DX. The game’s speed now ramps up even faster the more pellets you eat, there are even more levels, time trial modes for each level, and a lot more visual options to change. Because of this, Championship Edition DX ends up becoming a surprisingly fresh experience that introduces a different type of way of playing Pac-Man, albeit one that isn’t exactly going for what made Pac-Man work. It’s main challenge is now pattern memorization, rather than the effective movement + score hunting present in the original. But like the original Pac-Man, it doesn’t get old that easily!

Presentation-wise is relatively decent, although the game’s main menu is terrible in both its visual look and actually accessing things with it. The music is nothing special but is definitely well-made for the game, and the visuals for the game can be customized. You can change the game’s artstyle and music in any level, and it’s a really unique and cool feature, although some of the visuals are very hit-and-mess (Ghostly Adventures *cough cough*).

DLC is a bit of a mixed bag. While the concept of new levels and themes are cool, some of them were just done poorly (Ghostly Adventures *hack* *wheeze*). They’re better picking up when the game + DLC pack is on a absurdly good price, because otherwise I wouldn’t see myself buying all of this.

PC Optimization is relatively normal. It can probably run on a typical Windows Tablet since the original PC version was built off of that, so it’s definitely not a big worry. I wish there were more resolution options, however. Leaderboards are unfortunately quite the mess, so you can forget playing for the best score online since everyone has already blatantly cheated their way up.

There’s really not much to talk about when it comes to this game though. It’s Pac-Man. It’s Pac-Man, Championship Edition DX, a completely different and fun way of playing the game. And you should play it.

TL;DR - If you like Pac-Man or good score-em-ups, you should definitely pick this gem up.

For more reviews on all sorts of games, follow Lots' o Giveaway's group curations and reviews here!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
An adrenaline rush like no other.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
While there's no going back in time to relive childhood memories, this game comes close to allowing children of the 80's who were hooked on Pac-Man to get a solid nostalgic fix. The gameplay is very similar to the original but they did add "bombs" of some sort that allow Pac-Man to escape when things get intense. However, not only are the bombs an option, one gets an achievement if they play through a challenge without using them.

The game features a handful of different challenge mods, different layouts, and there are expansion packs that allow the player to turn Pac-Man into Dig Dug or the car from that one old racing game that has a name I can never remember. The Dig Dug dlc expansion is worth it because while it is a bit odd to have Dig Dug eating ghosts instead of impregnating little monsters, its still adds some retro goodness to the game.

The game could have used a Ms. Pac-Man mode but whose to say there ever was a Ms. Pac-Man, maybe Pac-Man just decided he was really born a woman and started dressing as a woman?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
اللعبة عجبتني بشكل عام تذكرنا بالشغل القديم

classic
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
It's like tetris, but pac man
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
A very enjoyable game of new=style Pac-Man! Tons of challenging boards and a lot of graphics to choose from too. Very fast paced. If you like Pac-Man this is a must have, will bring back old memories as well as give you a new kind of Pac-Man challenge. 7/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
I don't know what more you could ask from a pacman game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
This is a great new twist on the classic Pac-Man. The music and visuals are stunning and go great with the gameplay. To sum up the game, it is Pac-Man, but infinitely faster and more intense. The two main modes are point runs and time trials basically. In point runs, you are given a certain amount of time to score as many points as possible. In time trials, you try to complete a task in as short of a time as possible. It is super fun to play.

Pros:
Exciting visuals
Exciting music
Exciting gameplay(see a trend)
Pretty easy 100% for you achievement hunters out there

Cons:
Only so much to do
Some of the backgrounds and themes look as if they would be awful to play on(but there are plenty of others)

Overall, I would give this game a 7/10. It is fun if you want to play something for 10-15 minutes. The price is a bit high given that it is a glorified flash game, but still would be worth it if it was on sale. I personally got it in a humble bundle with the DLC. The DLC doesn't look like the kind of DLC I would purchase for myself though. They are mainly reskinnings.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
Most Acarde-like fun I had in a while.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
I always enjoyed the old Pac Man game, games actually, the different versions and forms Pac Man has had through the years. This game is something I have always looked for, old school Pac Man in a brand new jacket. The 10 dollar price tag is more than worth it but you can just wait for the next best sale, the game is always on sale basically going down to 3 dollars every other month.

Don't expect giant story modes or thousands of hours of gameplay but if you love the old school arcade style Pac Man then this is the game for you. There are tons of levels, a bunch of different skins for the levels and even for Pac Man and the ghosts. You can nicely customize the look of the level and characters and even then there are enough different level lay-outs to keep you busy for a long time, that is, if you accept the game for what it is, old school 'trying to break the high scores' Pac Man. Great visuals, addictive gameplay and MASSIVE pellet munching ghost chewing combo streaks. Even then, the game still has a lot of different modes to offer, standard score attack, time trials, ghost combo mode and a few more, it IS jam packed with content for those that understand the way Pac Man games have always worked. It's great to see how high you rank among ALL of the game's players world wide.

The DLC pack is about a dollar when on sale, it gets you a few more game modes based off other Namco franchises and adds some more game modes and skins, more than worth it, even at full price.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
English : Very cool version of Pacman but there is nothing like the original pac-man
Polish : Bardzo fajna wersja Pacmana ale nie ma to jak oryginalny pac-man
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Do you have a life? Do you like it? If so, don't buy this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
THIS GAME MAKES ME SUICIDAL BUT ITS STILL BOMB AF THE SOUNDTRACK IS SO GOOD I THINK MY HOUSE CAUGHT FIRE LIKE THOSE PEOPLE AT ATLANTIC
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Pacman on steroids...bought this cause iI had a hankering to hear and feel the old arcade classic... this however is an upgraded ...on steroids... very cool new version of the yellow dot Gobbler!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
This is what happens when you give PAC-MAN coacaine......and it's absolutely beautiful.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
If one is looking for an inexpensive nostalgic fix, Pac-Man CE DX is worth picking up. The game isn't an exact replica of the classic original but it comes pretty damn close to having the same magical appeal. The difficulty of the game really comes down to the player. If one doesn't use the bombs Pac-Man has at his disposal the game is nearly as challenging as the original and each maze gets faster and spawns more ghosts. There's also a Steam achievement that's rewarded to the players who don't use a bomb during one of the challenges, which isn't as easy as it sounds, or maybe it is. The game also has a load of different challenges that range from easy to extremely difficult, so gamers who like a challenge and those who are just casual gamers should be satisfied. In short, if one is a child of the 80's and loved Pac-Man, they should pick this game up. Its nearly as addicting as the original, and its a great way to kill time and get their 80's fix at the same time.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
If you've never played Pac-man before, it's a little something like this: A-DOO-AH-DOO-A-DOO-A-DOO BUM DEWEWEWEW BOOM DUEUEUEU ADOOADOOADOOADOOADOO DU ERERRERRE BWA BWA! Look what you've done.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
A well-designed, modernized PAC-MAN title. Unfortunately the internal resolution is locked to 720p but that doesn't matter too much in a 2D game.
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