PAC-MAN stars in a nostalgia-packed collection of the greatest PAC-MAN games of all time. PAC-MAN MUSEUM will include classic PAC-MAN titles as well as newer releases, allowing gamers to play through the evolution of PAC-MAN from his humble beginnings from 1980 through current hits like PAC-MAN Championship Edition and PAC-MAN Battle...
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Release Date: Feb 26, 2014

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PAC-MAN stars in a nostalgia-packed collection of the greatest PAC-MAN games of all time. PAC-MAN MUSEUM will include classic PAC-MAN titles as well as newer releases, allowing gamers to play through the evolution of PAC-MAN from his humble beginnings from 1980 through current hits like PAC-MAN Championship Edition and PAC-MAN Battle Royale.

KeyFeatures

  • Classic PAC-MAN Games – Includes hits such as PAC-MAN, SUPER PAC-MAN, PAC-LAND, PAC-MAN Battle Royale, PAC-MAN Championship Edition, and more
  • PAC-MAN Navigation System – Assists players by helping them find the best routes through mazes
  • Stage Save Function – Allows you to save your progress between stages
  • Multiplayer PAC-MAN – For the first time, PAC-MAN Battle Royale brings the 4-player arcade hit home

Online Features

  • Worldwide Leaderboards – Challenge the best players in the world on your favorite PAC-MAN games

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP,Vista,7,8
    • Processor: 2.3 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX sound device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP,Vista,7,8
    • Processor: 2.69 Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX sound device
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Mixed (141 reviews)
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The RetroGameNInja
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
It would've been nice to get a new Namco Museum game for PC, considering the only one we actually have besides this is filled with malware DRM ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t and only works on Windows XP or lower (I'm looking at you, 50th Anniversary). Maybe we could've gotten a remake of the old PS1 titles (Speaking of which, the 20th anniversary of Volume 1 releasing in the US is coming up. It would be nice to have something announced for then), maybe we could've gotten a decent port of one of the older ones, or maybe we could've just got a fresh new experience.
But instead, we got Pac-Man Museum.

So since I don't feel like doing a full review, have a Pros and Cons list:
Pros:
+Only way to play Battle Royale without going to your local arcade.
+You can play the original version of CE, in case you were ever nostalgic for that version.
+Other Pac-Man arcade/console games if you don't want to emulate them.
+Some other neat little extras (Honestly judging from almost everything after the PS1 titles it's really easy not to expect anything from these games).
Cons:
-The price tag. $20 for 9 games seems like a good deal until you compare it to all of the other Namco Museum games. For example, 'Virtual Arcade' for the Xbox 360 can be found for about $20 nowadays, and it has 34 games on it.
-literally everything everyone else has said idk i'm too lazy to finish this review i just wanted to get that first paragraph in
♥♥♥♥ i'm too tired
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CaptainDredlokk
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
I bought a joystick specifically to play this game, figuring "Hey, it's 2016. A joystick should work with any game, you just have to set the binds"... Only to find out that Pac-Man, the game that made a joystick tolerable for me, doesn't support joysticks... nor customizable keybinds for that matter. You can't change any of the counter intuitive controls, and in a game whose entire basis is MOVEMENT, customizable controls, or at least the ability to play the game the way it was meant to be played is a must.

Literally garbage/10.
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delnar
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Pac-man museum has quite a few new pacman games that I didn't even know existed. And the ones I did know play just like I remember them. This is a great game.
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NyTR☢SGaM1NG NINJACKPOT.COM
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
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Grendel
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
sluggish controls on pac-man is not a good thing
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Swift
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
know that the battle royal game will not allow for 4 players. its a single player game/
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Night Watch
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
Feels very much like playing the original arcade game, which is such a good thing. There are literally hours upon hours of fun to be had here if you love this long-running franchise as much as I do.
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Rynoknarr14
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
pac-man museum is a must own if you are picking it up for pacland.
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Legoboy186
( 15.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 2
This collection is pretty nice with it's library of Pac-Man games, and they all play really well. The only thing that ruins it for me though, is the high score on the game(not the community) resets when you stop playing the game, and there's no way to set the keys so they can be comfortable for you to play. Other than that, this collection is nice for any Pac-Man fans out there.
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alexquev
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
This game is not worth 22 bucks, just wait until it goes on sale. Then it may be worth it.
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mattgo
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8
Great classic games. I wish there was a way to set difficulty but still nice classic games.
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leathco
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8
Overall, this is a nice collection with a large chunk of all the Pac-Man games released. A huge plus is that this is the only way you can play Battle Royale without hunting down the extremely rare arcade version. Leaderboards are nice, and the ability to slowly fill a room with Pac-Man items is a nice touch. Controls are tight as well, which is very important in a Pac-Man title.

The biggest negative is the borders. I think they are done to keep the arcades aspect ratio, but the borders around the game window are massive. I know many of these games used vertical monitors, but even in vertical mode there's still an inch or more of border on both the top and bottom of the screen! At least max out the size vertically for a vertical game.

Also, it was a bummer that Ms. Pac-Man is a DLC extra. This was the most popular game in the entire series, but its considered an extra in this collection. I realize the differences between Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man are small in this day and age, but in the arcades at the time, the addition of new mazes, ghost patterns, and a slight tweak to the controls were pretty big, and Ms. Pac-Man to this day is considered the pinnicle of the series. It's a shame that in a Pac collection, it's not included unless you pay more.

Still, these classics are replicated well in this collection. The big ones are Tournament Edition and Battle Royale, two great additions to Pac-Mans legacy. There's plenty of others to choose from as well.
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wertoopu
( 23.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 25
Good game, but only really worth it if you REALLY like Pac-Man. Also kind of annoying is the fact that to play Pac-Man Battle Royale multiplayer you have to have at least 2 gamepads. Wait for it to go on sale, then buy it.
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Veganjustin
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4
I couldn't help but buy this game, even after reading the negative reviews. I purchased it at a large discount, however, which is why I am willing to recommend it. It has a tendency to glitch while playing, usually in the form of screen flickering, which causes the graphics to alter and slow down the game. There are only about ten games included, which isn't as much as I feel should be included. Do not buy this at full price, it is only worth it for five dollars at best.
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Tidus702
( 217.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 18, 2015
great collection! very fun!
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Dyll77
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 7, 2015
I Really Enjoy This Game. for anyone out there who loves Pac-Man, then this is definitely for you, i do not regret buying this at all, and with all the pac man games it features and the museum where you can collect prizes, it makes the older games more of a challenge,Long Story Short this game is really amazing, You Should Buy It.
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pwman123
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: November 29, 2015
glad there was a 75% off or this game would've been a waste of 20 dollars
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mrhodes94
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: November 28, 2015
Could be better but not bad by any means! Pacman's a classic and always fun. Lighten up people!
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Darth Flynn
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: November 17, 2015
This is a game that features many of the maze Pacman games. From the original Pacman, Ms Pacman all the way to Pacman CE (my favourite), there are a ton of games to keep you busy here.

All the games are entertaining and support XBox 360 controller.

My biggest gripes however are the fact that the older games included in this bundle do not take full advantage of full screen, instead the game takes up about two thirds of the height of the screen and has a border 360 degrees around it. I would have prefered to have the game maximised height-wise and only have a border on the sides.

The other issue, and I can't work this one out, is that the games do not support a NES controller through USB. Pacman was on the original Nintendo but you can't use that controller here. I find this a shame because in Pacman CE with the speed you eventually move at, it can be difficult to control with either the XBox controller's analogue stick or 8-way directional pad.

I had Pacman CE on the 360 and it ran in 1080p. This version will only run in 720p which is a shame.

All in all a great collection of games, incredible value if you get it in a steam sale, and something that will keep you busy.

Better than hooking up your NES to your flatscreen.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
sluggish controls on pac-man is not a good thing
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
know that the battle royal game will not allow for 4 players. its a single player game/
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2015
I Really Enjoy This Game. for anyone out there who loves Pac-Man, then this is definitely for you, i do not regret buying this at all, and with all the pac man games it features and the museum where you can collect prizes, it makes the older games more of a challenge,Long Story Short this game is really amazing, You Should Buy It.
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296 of 352 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 25, 2014
10/1/2014 EDIT: So uh, Namco Museum 1-5 just came out on the NA PS Store, which led me to play some of these games again. One thing led to another, and it turns out I was completely wrong about something: the "stuttering" the ghosts do sometimes in Super Pac-Man and Pac & Pal is apparently intentional behavior. I have no idea why, but that's that. Multiple sources seem to confirm this. Now don't I look like a jerk! That said though, I'm still preeetty sure Ms. Pac's sprite isn't supposed to jitter like it does in her game. Correct me if there's an explanation for this or if I'm crazy.

Also, something I neglected to mention, while it's true that shutting the arcade cabinet off for most of these games would delete the scores, most past collections of these games would save the scores when you quit anyway, as if it was left running until you came back. You can still see your top score in the leaderboards, this just bothers me for some reason.

I still don't think this is an ideal compilation, but credit where it's due, my review wasn't entirely accurate and I apologize for that.


Original Review Follows:


How do you mess this up?

I love Pac-Man, I really do, but this is not a very high quality collection. Let's go game by game, shall we?

Pac-Man, Pac-Mania, Pac-Attack, Pac-Land, Championship Edition, and Battle Royale work as intended, as far as I can tell. Pac-Mania looks really washed out and some of the music sounds like a garbage disposal is going off, but hey, it was always like that. And of course, Pac-Land is like, some kind of shoddy MS Paint platformer. It's alright. A smaller version of CE is included in the superior and faster paced CE DX (The Championship 1 stage), which is already on Steam, so if that's what you're after, you should probably check that out first. Battle Royale is best played with friends, having no proper scoring system (each player is assigned a title like "Most Pac-Man Eaten," or "Won Most Rounds"...etc etc.). There is no online component to speak of.

Some of the games seem to have emulation problems. In Pac & Pal, sometimes the ghosts freeze and jitter in place. The same thing happens in Super Pac-Man. I somehow doubt this was intended behavior. In Ms. Pac-Man (which, by the way, costs $5 to download after March) the player's sprite seems to wiggle around when heading up or down.

And I just want to take a minute to talk about Pac-Man Arrangement here. You may be thinking it's THIS game, but in fact it is some other, uglier, sort-of related but also not related at all type 3D game from the PSP Namco Museum, with some tedious bosses and slow freakin' ghosts. I have no idea who could have looked at both of these side by side and said "Yes, this is the better version." Why not include both Pac-Man Arrangements? Why are there two games called the same thing in the first place?

The menus are okay. You can unlock badges from getting achievements in the games, which themselves unlock character models and maybe other stuff, I don't know; I haven't played long enough. Each game has some options, but no option to turn off the really bright borders around the screen. Not a deal-breaker in itself, but odd.

So then comes the matter of price. Is $20 worth it for these games, and then $5 additionally for Ms. Pac? Considering Namco has released many much more fully featured, and properly emulated collections in the past for typically similar prices, I'd have to say: unfortunately, no. Heck, if you can navigate the Japanese PSN store, you can find all the old PS1 Namco Museum collections, and those are still as awesome as ever, complete with actual "virtual museums" to walk around in filled witth all kinds of obscure pamphlets and magazines and such. The version on my phone is better! And as far as I'm concerned, nothing has topped Tengen's Ms. Pac-Man port on the Sega Genesis/Megadrive.

So if you get anything from this review, it's that classic Namco arcade games are awesome, but this is not the best, or even a "good" way to play them as it is right now. Find some other way to play these games, unless this gets a major patch and a price drop. Sad times.

P.S. the cartoon sucks too.
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87 of 93 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
This was another case for me of buying a game regardless of the mostly negative reviews to judge it for myself, and it's times like this that makes me wish Steam had a "Mixed" option for writing reviews. While I like this collection it also has a load of issues that need addressing. First let me start by saying that I love retro games, arcade classics such as Pac-Man, Q*Bert, Galaga, Dig-Dug etc. so this looked like a must-have for me, it's enjoyable but let's just say that I'm very, very glad I bought it while it was on sale (£5 as opposed to the original £15).

What you see is what you get, a collection of Pac-Man arcade classics varying from the original to some obscure games I've never heard of, a nice wide selection giving you some variety for your money. Each game plays as intended and great when you've got some time to kill just like in the old days, the collection is as follows:

- Pac-Man (Original)
- Pacmania
- Super Pac-man
- Pac-Attack
- Pac & Pal
- Pac-Land
- Pac-Man Arrangement
- Pac-Man Battle Royale
- Pac-Man Championship Edition
- Ms Pac-Man (Sold as DLC for some reason)

Now, everything does indeed play as intended and for the most part works fine, but there are some annoying problems with this game that really grind on peoples nerves, aside from the fact that this "museum collection" is missing quite a few other Pac-Man titles such as Pac-Man Plus.
The main issue here is that the default keyboard controls for the most of the menus and title screens are absurd and the game does not give you any option to change them, which is both strange and really frustrating. On the note of options, the main game has no option menu at all, so you are stuck with the default resolution, while this doesn't bother me, I understand that a lot of you will find this annoying...
While not necessarily a gameplay issue, the "museum" feature itself is rather pointless and tedious, it is merely aesthetic and serves no real purpose. In order to fill the museum, you must earn stamps by achieving some set goals, some of which are really hard to accomplish such as the 500,000 point stamps on some games. This ultimately feels really grindy and dull very quickly and makes life difficult if you care for getting the achievements provided, unfortunatley I do. :P

So the collection is not without it's flaws, some games such as Pac-Man Battle Royale could be played to their full potential by adding online multiplayer support, unfortunately it is limited to local multiplayer which is too bad. If you're a fan of arcade classics and this happens to be on sale, by all means, buy it. It delivers what it promises on the arcade calssics front, just be warned that the lack of options, key-binding and grinding features make this game much more tedious than it should be. I don't consider this to have been a bad purchase so I do recommend it, but not for it's full price, not at all! Make sure you get it when it's cheap, especially if you plan to buy the Ms Pac-Man DLC too.
If you are not interested in retro Pac-Man and would like something more modern and fast-paced, pick up Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ instead of this, it's better than the version provided with this game.

Can't believe I wrote this much information about a Pac-Man game... Wakka...
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99 of 111 people (89%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2015
As a lifetime Pacman fanatic of 30+ years, I'm disappointed with Pac-Man Museum. My issue is not with the games themselves, but the fact I played them several decades ago and they were basically better on all fronts compared to this version's collection.

First, the good part. This 'museum' contains a lot of the really obscure Pacman titles that were hard to find in the arcades and laundromats back in the 80's. It's a trip down nostalgia lane in that sense. And for those who haven't played those games, you may find it interesting to see what strange variations the Pacman franchise took over the years.

With that out of the way, there's not much this title gets right, performance-wise. The resolution on most of the games is not full screen, but a squashed blurry window that you can't adjust. Why couldn't they update that for computers if they're going to sell these games on a new platform? The controls also kind of, well, suck. I wouldn't say this had I not actually played these games on a native arcade cabinet, but these things are not optimized well for keyboards. Pacman is a game of fast responses. If the game refuses to acknowledge inputs at random times, what's the point even? I noticed this kept happening, regardless of which Pacman title I played. That's flat out unacceptable. If I knew these problems existed and that they had no interest in fixing them, I never would have bought this; on sale or otherwise.

There are also achievements to be had- these translate into the museum section animations, which really are just there to promote Pacman's current cartoon with the characters from the show. That's fine, I guess, but these don't talk about the history of Pacman in any sense of the word and if you don't watch the show, they're largely meaningless repeating animations. The included texts from clicking on them doesn't even say much. So, how is this a museum or an effective advertising piece for the cartoon?

This is simply a lazy quick cash grab title with a small bit of appeal for the obscure games crudely transferred to the PC format. Worse off, Ms Pacman is NOT INCLUDED. You have to pay $5 more for that one title. Wtf?? This game will also remind you EVERY SINGLE TIME that the DLC is available for purchase when you log in to play. Watch how fast that gets old. There's not even steam cards or any visible sign they're paying attention to the forums. That's unacceptable for a large company like Namco. As a Pacman fan, I recommend you stay away unless you've got some change burning a hole in your pocket. And even then, get yourself a sandwich. You'll enjoy it more.
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87 of 107 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
It's an over-priced, bare bones collection of Pac-Man variants with a dull, grindy gamesroom customization element.

Ms. Pac-Man was even cut and sold as DLC. Cheers Namco.

Go with Championship Edition DX+ over this.
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137 of 195 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 25, 2014
So far this game blows. You cannot change the resolution, the Battle Royale that I have been waiting for looks like a terrible port from the arcade, and the game is boxed into a window on the screen. I should have just saved the money to play it in the arcade. Fix the resolution and graphics, add in online multiplayer and it would be worth the price. I wish I never bought this.

Championship Edition is fun and plays ok, but still no graphics options. I can play that game on my phone, so whats the point of this package.

Stay away.
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67 of 89 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 26, 2014
Terrible collection, just a bunch of emulated roms tossed out there with no extras and no effort. No video options, so the games are stuck playing in tiny windows at their original resolution, making it legitimately difficult to play on a large screen. This even goes for the Battle Royale arcade game; the version on here is exactly the same as the arcade, which means low resolution and local multiplayer only. Also noticed substantial input lag on the older arcade games when using a 360 stick. A pathetic collection, not remotely worth the asking price, and legitimately sad that Namco/Bandai/Whoever cares so little for the treatment of their classics. Absolutely do not buy.

If you want a good classic collection, look at M2's stuff or even the old Namco Museums on PS1.
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47 of 61 people (77%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 1, 2014
This is garbage. Another lazy, resolution-locked optionless piece of trash port crapped onto the PC.

Skip this title and play Pac-Man CE DX+ instead, or run the older games in MAME.
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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2014
This has Pac Man, Super Pac Man, Pac Attack, Pac Land, and another Pac game or 2. Ms. Pac Man costs extra.

Its barebones emulation, with few options. I wish the speedup versions were available for Pac Man and Ms. Pac Man.

I got it for 75% off and it was worth paying that much to me.

Its a good time waster and fun in short bursts.

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75 of 112 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 26, 2014
Barely made it as a positive review...
I love playing the Pac-Man games, all the way since the Arcade and the ATARI 2600 days. But I have to give the pros and cons on this.

Pros:
- A very nice collection of Pac-Man games to choose from. :)
- Faithful game detail, music and sound to their Arcade originals for most of the games.

Cons:
- Boxed in cabinet gameplay view with no way to change this.
- No fullscreen or stretch to aspect gameplay view.
- Can not change the resolution. I'm running on 1920x1200 so the game is now letter boxed and the games are boxed in a cabinet gameplay view... just great... >.>
- Can not map your own buttons on keyboard or controller.
- Pac-Mania game has faded colors.
- Not worth the price with the way the game is in it's current state. If they fix this then yes, it would definitely be worth the price. Otherwise just wait for a sale.
- Late buyers will have to buy Ms. Pac-Man which should already be included in the game. Why are they going to charge for this DLC for late buyers especially when the base game needs so much work done and costs a high price of $19.99 USD? This DLC should just be free, period.
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47 of 69 people (68%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
91.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 2, 2015
pac man fans beware..... some guy at namco rewrote the programming for these games . patterns dont work , niether do xbox controllers, afterglow controllers, and all controllers made by pdp.com. i have bought 5 new controllers since january thinking that was the problem altho idk why because the controllers{all of them} work just fine playing mortal kombat komplete, works fine playing dragonball xenoverse. come to think about it , this is the only game i have controller issues with , all other steam games function fine. combine that with a turtle website, no contoller support and you got screwed just like me. i used to own all these games in the coin op cabinet form , had them all in my garage. yet i never saw scores on these games like the leader boards show. i'd love to see someone get 500,000 pts on pac man. i have gotten to the 18th key and i didnt even have over 100,000 , kinda hard at 10 pts a dot. not to mention they have modified the behaviors of the ghosts. they can all assume the same roles at the same time inevitably cornering you. it also seems like it i tend to score a few pts the ghosts tax me till i lose 2-3 lives then its back to normal. and the top scores on the leaderboards are so rediculously high with a huge point gap you know they were cheating .#1 19,000,000 #2 18,000,000 #3 15,000,000 then point gap down to 6 million #4 6,000,000 what i find jacked is theres no way i can even compete for a spot cause when i say it doesnt work right i mean it wont turn , especially when tryng to evade / eat ghosts sometimes wont go up and down others it wont turn left or right. point is if you like pacman dont play these rewrote versions , download a emulator and the rom and play the real deal that really works for free.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 20, 2014
Game Rating: B-
Pros:
-Several classic Pac-Man titles in one collection
-Eight stamps to unlock in every game
-Unlimited continues and other little additions
-Online leaderboards for each game

Cons:
-Doesn't include the good Pac-Man Arrangement game
-Ms. Pac-Man is DLC for some reason

The specs on the Store Page are quite a bit off, I should add.
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23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2015
I got it on sale and even on sale it was not worth it. I got it for battle pacman muti-player and you cant play multi-player unless you have two controllers. Also there is no online muti-player as well.

Example: One player can not play on the keyboard while one other plays with a controller. You both have to have a controller. You both also cant play using the same keyboard. (I was unable to get my X-Arcade joystick to work on this.)

Also you are not able to change the screen resolution and that is really messed up as I know they have battle pacman in arcades right now running on 720p screens.

Not worth the buy. Stay away get out while you can.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2014
Having a lot of fun with this. A good collection of a bunch of classic Pac-Man titles. My only complaint is that the arcade Pac-Man Arrangement isn't included as well. Overall, a good set of games.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
First off, please don't judge based on my Yes/No answer, as there is no "Mixed" option for me to choose (Valve, please consider). That being said, whether to buy Pac-Man Museum is your choice. For the full price, not so much ($25 for game + DLC is basically too much), as I had waited for 75% to roll around for the holiday sale. In the case of Steam (or anniversary sales), get it ASAP.

A somewhat ok game overall; a few problems here and there (most especially on Battle Royale -- no online multiplayer), and not really into Ghostly Adventures. If you're looking for the original Championship Edition, it's in there. Otherwise a nice collection of games to choose from. (I have been getting a bit of delay on controls, but I may not have made the correct settings on the graphics card for this game yet.)

I'd recommend CE DX+ way more than this, but this is still a decent choice during the sale, because I wouldn't pay $20 for little features. (Man, I wish Namco would give this game a hand, along with the other whose leaderboards are broken.)
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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
Namco has officially lost the right to complain about losing business to emulators like MAME.

The menu is unintuitive and clearly not designed for keyboards. People use those for PC games a lot of the time, and they're a valid input method even for super complex games like Pac-Man.

The game is locked to 1280x720 resolution. With my 1920x1080 monitor, this means it's letterboxed and the picture is distorted. Fullscreen is also forced on, bypassing launch commands. I think that needs emphasis because that has to be an aspect of the program written in and passing the inspection of at least one or two supervisors, tacitly approving something as bizarre and completely unnecessary as locking fullscreen in a final product.

I can't tell if this is all because of some kind of lazy porting of a collection made for the iPad or something, but these are not problems people should be running into in 2014. It's worth noting that none of these things are issues with unofficially built emulators, which double-downs on how pathetic this package is. I feel ripped off and would ask for a refund, but those don't exist, putting publishers beyond accountability in the Steam/Origin era.
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
this game is the best it has all the old pacmans in one buy it 100% recommended to any pacman fan
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2014
Pac-Man Museum is not just a trip down memory lane. It is a miraculous resurrection of an all-time classic that started the gaming revolution and subsequent dot-munching maze chase games persisted in several guises through the gaming evolution. There is one notable missing title that would have made this collection complete (in my opinion) ,,, Pac-Man Jr. However with that said my all time favourite is in the collection as an optional add-on purchase. I did not mind shelling out the extra to get Ms Pac-Man. The inclusion of the side scrolling platformer Pac World in the collection was a pleasant surprise.

Playing the games, it appears that the controls may take some time for players to master on an x-box 360 controller. The game pad does not respond quite as naturally as the leaf-switch arcade sticks. This results in often (but not always) running straight instead of taking a turn when a player intends to turn. The keyboard seems to respond better, but does not capture the feel of an arcade stick.

Overall this is a great collection and worth the full price. So if it is on special grab it .... it is a bargain. Buying the Ms Pac-Man add-on is almost mandatory. Without Ms Pac-Man the collection will always feel incomplete.

Hopefully Pac-Man Jr. will be added as an additional extra for the museum at a later date ... ? Until then it is arcade or NES/SNES for that one :)

Rating 7/10 for the collection. 8/10 for the Ms Pac-Man add-on.
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