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 (122 reviews) - 53% of the 122 user reviews for this game are positive.
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.


  • 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

    • 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
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
glad there was a 75% off or this game would've been a waste of 20 dollars
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294 of 348 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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93 of 100 people (93%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
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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82 of 87 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
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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84 of 102 people (82%) found this review helpful
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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