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...
User reviews: Mixed (65 reviews)
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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX sound device
Helpful customer reviews
44 of 53 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
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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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Its fun...but it would be cool if you could use w s a d
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 2
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 can't be played to their full potential either due-to the lack of real multiplayer support, 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Don't trust the other reviews! I don't understand why so many people hate this game. All the games play pretty well compared to their arcade counterparts, and there are some cool unlockable objects from the new Pac-Man TV show. The only problem I noticed is that Super Pac-Man runs a bit faster than it should when you hold down the speed button. But other than that, everything is accurate and done really well. It'll certainly please Pac-Man fans old and new (except those people down there apparently >_<).
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
The game's locked to 1280x720 which is letterboxed on my 1920x1080 monitor.

It's just bizzare, who'd ever expect to buy a game that's locked to a single, wrong resolution, I didn't think I'd have to check for something so ridiculous.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
The game is worth buying if you don't mind the Arcade resolution. Some people do not like it and want a resolution change added. I can understand that if you're playing on a big screen.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Long time coin-op fan here. My big problem with the implementation of this series is the controls... waaay too many missed turns and lost lives kill the enjoyment.
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14 of 27 people (52%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
So astoundingly bad that it manages to transcend nearly every boundary put forth by some of gaming's absolute worst of the worst and easily makes it into that dubiously extraordinary category of being one of the most atrocious collections ever published.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
AWFUL! I love Super Pac-Man, but the keyboard controls are useless! Pac-Man does NOT turn when you hit the arrow keys, UNLESS you're at the end of a "lane" where you HAVE to turn. Super Pac-Man is completely unplayable! I want my money back!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
The menu interface is a complete piece of garbage. Whoever designed it should be ashamed because it's an atrocity. The use of the Z and X keys are just bizarre and non intuitive and the annoying menu music that constantly plays will make your ears bleed - and there's no way to turn it off. And then there's the fact that it didn't include Ms. Pac-Man. I expected a lot more from Namco, but in the end they've shown why they're knows as Scamco.

Avoid.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Strange controls. Even stranger is that you cant change the size of the screen, yes thats the size you will get in the pictures.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
When I bought this, I thought that I was going to get another epic, nostalgic roller coaster ride like I did with Championship Edition DX+. I was wrong. For those of you who're busy and just wanna know my opinions summed up, I basically feel that this this game is a mockery of the original Pac Man. I recommend that you spend your hard earned cash on Championship DX+. You'll have a much better experience.

For those that will actually read the entire review, know that I hated this. It felt like the worst console port ever. I'd have yet to encounter a game on Steam that didn't use WASD if it weren’t for this. That's right, you didn't read it wrong: this game doesn't support the WASD keys as controls. It makes you use the arrow keys. Luckily, I use an Xbox controller for these sorts of arcade titles, so that didn't affect me too much. Apart from that, the games weren’t in their original states. I've played Pac Man Championship (the older one) and I know for a fact it wasn't anywhere near as pixelated. Come to think of it, the entire game, hub and all, was pixelated. However, I'm fairly certain that was due to poor settings on my side. Speaking of “my side”, this game didn’t run on the first try, nor did it run on the second, or third, or fourth, for that matter. I had to go as far as to contact Bandai (Namco) and wait for a response in order to even start the game. Even after I had had (that’s not a type-o) days to build extra anticipation to play the game, I still disliked it from minute 1.

All-in-all, this game really disappointed me. It’s the first game that I’ve ever installed that I’m uninstalling solely because it was unentertaining. Going back and re-reading it, I realize that my review really doesn’t “review” anything about the game at all. Still folks, trust me when I say that you do NOT want to spend your hard earned cash on “Pac Man Museum”.

Seriously though, people should start a petition to add multiplayer to Championship DX+, and to add Namco Museum, a title that I’ve loved since childhood, to Steam.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Cutting straight to the chase here, to save typing.
Pros: Pac-Man, Pac-Man Arrangement, Pac-Man Championship Edition
Cons: Pac-Mania, Pac & Pal, Pac-Land, Super Pac-Man, having to pay an extra £4 for something that should have already been a part of the museum (Ms. Pac-Man), the screen, seeing the one thing that made me want to buy this collection in the first place (to get away from horrible Pac-Man games) i.e. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures characters...
Neither: Pac-Attack, Pac-Man Battle Royale.

Overall, just don't get this. It's just better to get Championship Edition DX+ and saving yourself some money and a ton of games you wouldn't want anyone touching, not even your worst enemy.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
If its on sale buy this game. The game has borders around the screen which personally bugs the heck out of me. I would suggest it for the pacman vs alone but seriously buy for about $5 or less.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
The emulation is really poor (especially on Pac-Mania, good lord) and the best game is sold seperately as DLC. You should not buy this because it's a lot of the worst of Pac-Man in one package (who in the world wanted PAC-LAND?!) with the extra cherry on top of it being ROMs in a shoddy wrapper.

I don't recommend this game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Classic Pac-Man games. What more could you ask for from a Pac-Man collection?

Only complaint is Pac-Man's eyes when you aren't playing a game.
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