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: Overwhelmingly Positive (3,514 reviews)
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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"Perhaps the finest score attack game in recent memory, and an expert case in how to make something feel so very, very new again."
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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
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
his game is proof positive that game developers' time and effort is better spent on exploring new gameplay mechanics than on striving for photorealistic images and Hollywood-style cinematics. The developers at Namco, instead of asking themselves how to make Pac-Man look and sound better, poured their energy into figuring out how to make the game more fun. This isn't just a modernized or tweaked version of the old arcade game - it is a completely new game. It tosses aside the old notion that a game's objective needs to be about survival and focuses entirely on competitive scoring. Reviewers who complained about the near-colision slowdown and bombs must not have really thought it through, because those elements provide a complexity to the playing stretegy that is absolutely essential. Without them, there'd be a 1,000-way tie for best score on all the lederboards. This is a masterpiece of gaming design.
Posted: September 24
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
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Posted: September 26
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
I've not played any Pac-man since Pac-man world for Playstation. It was actually my favorite of classic games, even over Tetris. The colors, music and different styles make the game more interesting and once i seen it was free for the weekend i snagged it. I was able to get 100% within 2 hours or so. One thing i like over the original is how the ghosts stay with you instead of moving away, 10/10 would recommend again.
Posted: September 24
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Best classic game ever
Posted: September 24
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
"I've ~played~ Pac-Man," I thought upon a friend's recommendation, "and I've seen what it has to offer." That was then.

'Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+' (it's a good thing you play as a giant mouth) is one of the strongest and most ridiculously well crafted revivals of a classic I've ever seen, never mind that the older versions really aren't my cup of tea. Even though the series predates much of the gaming industry, this entry feels like it belongs in the modern era, and the improvements it makes to the time-honored formula are an absolute delight.

The rules are the same as they were--navigate a maze, eat dots and fruit for points, avoid the ghosts chasing you, and snag giant pills so you can turn your enemies into an all-you-can-eat buffet. Then come the more interesting decisions--the mazes don't completely fill up with dots, and the lines the game feeds you like an ever-tantalizing carrot often take on the shape of patterns designed to lead you a certain way. Remember how the original game had only a few ghosts? Here, part of the point is to run by ghosts sleeping in nooks and crannies, which gets more and more of them chasing you until your legion pursuers stretch themselves in a string so long that there becomes a real danger of you being trapped in an area where the string's head chases you while the tail won't let you escape. Think of the old game Snake, except you're the prey.

Pac-Man has a new trick up his proverbial sleeve as well--he has a limited supply of bombs that essentially send the ghosts back to their starting point, leaving him unscathed. If you're a purist and you don't want to use these, that's perfectly understandable, and the game will make special note of your bravery (especially if you still don't die). This ties into the game's commendable approach to difficulty: while "beginner" and harder difficulties exist, much of their distinction lies in the speed of the game, which goes up or down depending on the player's performance. If a bomb is used or if Pac-Man dies, the game smartly assumes the player is having trouble and scales its speed slightly down. This way, newcomers and inexperienced players can enjoy this title without it being as inaccessible as the Garden of Eden, while experts and thrill-seekers can satisfy their little hearts with challenges that really are their own reward. Likewise, the power pills that allow Pac-Man to eat ghosts (don't type "power pill" into a search engine, which I learned the hard way) now have a visible time meter at the top of the screen, so you don't have to guess how long they'll last. This leads to incredibly polished sections where the game will basically hand you a free pill and lead you down a prescribed path such that the power pill wears off a fraction of a second before you careen into an otherwise hapless ghost who receives the grace of God at the last possible moment, forcing you as the player to either change direction quickly, use a bomb, or die.

Maybe I have Pac-Man Fever™ from saying "just one more level" five too many times when it's 1:30 in the morning and I really should be getting some sleep, but even though this game never tries to shoehorn in a needless story or out-of-place powerups, it still shows itself to be provocative in its own way, whether Pac-Man is frantically leading the increasingly irritable rainbow hordes on the way to the Promised Pill (Numbers 14:1-25) or finally reaching said pill, turning back around, and mowing down his powerless aggressors one by two by ten, with Sam Fisher's steely determination, a fervor that would make Call of Duty cry, and enough bonus points to keep the leaderboard lovers and achievement hounds coming back again and again.

Even if the game only contained the one map, mode, and visual skin I've tried (along with the time trials), it would still be a compelling and amazing package well worthy of attention, but I find it both fascinating and disturbing that this already remarkable game has plenty of content I haven't even touched. I have no idea whether this excellent tribute to everyone's favorite pizza-shaped scourge of the undying takes place in some weird, multicolored extraplanar labyrinth where you're really Cthulhu alternately fleeing and devouring the vengeful souls of the slain, but either way, a series I couldn't recommend has given me an installment I can't recommend enough (cf. Tomb Raider), and that is as much praise as I could imagine a game deserving. This addictive and bounteous wonder comes across like Pac-Man with F-Zero GX's pacing, and the music does an admirable job of playing the part, especially when the epic crescendo at the end of a high-speed Score Attack round makes me feel like I've just gotten off a roller coaster.

Once you go Pac, you don't go back.
Posted: September 27
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Imagine you woke up in a maze, filled with ghosts that hunt you without hestiation, you somehow end up eating yellow dots from the ground till you end up taking a bigger one, you find around 20 to 25 ghosts behind you waiting to devour you, but all of the sudden they start to run away from you, your senses say that they look, smell and taste good, until they find themselves inside the stomach of the hunted.

100/10 this game never gets boring; unless you hate games like these, which is a shame.
Posted: October 5
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
had fun with this
Posted: September 24
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
It's like Pac-Man but then Pac-Man and you do Crack
Posted: October 2
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
This game my god this game how could you not like this game? Being chased by a F**k load of ghost then you find your self traped and doomed and you get lucky and get a power pellet. Then you watch as your score rises. My rank is like 54,000 out of 334,000. I cant belive it. Play this game. You must play this game. I will get your mom on the phone and force her to make you play this game if you don't play it.
Posted: September 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
The game will only be free for 6 days, and I recommend you to play it while you can for many reason, The graphics are pretty to look at, the music is well done. And the additon of ghost chains is a whole new twist to the gameplay, but at the same time keeping the old classic feel to it. PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+ is definitely a game you should try, you're not going to reget it.
Posted: September 23
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Instant Hit Classic Game --> 10/10
Posted: September 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
This game is just plain fun, a very good redo of a classic. I play this with my family and they love it. A must have for us old arcade relics!!!
Posted: September 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
It's hard to not like Pac Man.
Posted: September 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
one word people... one word ... AWSOMENESS
Posted: September 26
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
The most intense game of Pac-Man you'll ever play.
Posted: September 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
This game is freakin' addictive. Different game modes, different layouts, different visual designs (with more via DLC) make this a really fun revival of an arcade classic.
Posted: September 26
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Its okay for me, good level systems.
Posted: September 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Best seizure i've had in years. 10/10 would have a near death experience again.
Posted: September 26
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Awesome, underrated, great, fun... Worth checking out! You'll find you didnt think you'd like it, but it grows on you.
Posted: September 24
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Flashy new Pac-Man for all the kiddos with ADS.
Posted: September 24
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