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.


  • 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX sound device
Helpful customer reviews
50 of 61 people (82%) 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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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
6.6 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-
-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

-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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11 of 14 people (79%) 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
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.

A somewhat ok game overall; a few problems here and there (most especially on Battle Royale -- no online multiplayer), and not really big on 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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6 of 6 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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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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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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4 of 6 people (67%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
i had tobe a band-wagon kind of guy but what they say is true,, they seem to have just threw this on a wall and want to see if it will stick. This games controls suck, while you can play it just honestly sucks and takes away from the nostalgia that is PACMAN. I am an old-schooler (39 years old now), this game is somewhat fun for the history, but now worth anything, not even 99 cent bin. This is not the first Bandai-Namco game I have purchased and found to be worthless, but I can assure you it will be my last.
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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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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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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
0.4 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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Just a bunch of old Pac-Man games bundled together for some retro fun.

What could you have expected to get? I don't understand why a lot of people hate it.
I bought it full price, but I wouldn't recommend that because to most it's probably valued, at max, half that.

The modern style of Pac-Man has been strongly imposed on the intro/menu, which I think that anyone older than 8 can agree sucks, but it's not hard to forget and enjoy Pac-Man for what it was.
Each different Pac-Man game has a leaderboard and 8 in-game badges for passing milestones which can give further incentive to carry on playing.
A border is around every game as it's played in a box in the center of the screen, this is a big argument starter for some reason but on 1600x900 it's fine. I don't really know the reason people moan about this.

There's many different forms of Pac-Man inside (Pac-Man, Pac-Land, Pac-Attack) but unless you know you like Pac-Man games, you should probably wait for some kind of sale. It doesn't look like a popular sale choice though so it may be a wait...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Guys guys guys,
Calm yourselves.

every game plays as intended.
Privilage of playing every game in it's original format in a arcade or on Mame.

Pac-man was an up right cabinet, from microsoft return of the arcade, to Nemco All stars, to the xbox 360 pac-man, they never ever let you go full screen. it would look worse at full screen strecthed. ( gotta visualize the artari pac-man. ) yeah when you play, it looks like your playin the game on a cabinet in a wall. i would rather have the original cabinet artwork.

pac-maina is the arcade version. the worse one would be from the nes. the sound, the graphics, same from the pac man for game boy advance, a port of the arcade.

pac-land is the arcade port. it has alwyas been like that. a weirdly hard platformer, whith ghosts in cars, planes, dropping their babies from the sky.

super pac man is original arcade. ghosts vibrating every once and awhile does not mean they are getting cell calls. the game features pac-man eating food, not dots. locked behind gates. the ghosts sort of scan to see what gates are open to chase pac-man through. a better port is from the bonus game in ms. pac-man special color edtion for gameboy color.

pac and pal, later known as pac-man and chomp chomp, features almost the same gate type game play, same ghost effects.
it is the original arcade format.

pac attack was relesed first on the snes, later on gameboy, and gameboy advance. the snes port was ported to the wii as well. this is the snes version complete with versus mode. gameboy, and gameboy advance versions did not feature this mode.

pac-man arrangement has 2 versions. this one is from the xbox 360 namco live arcade game. the other was an arcade game ported to gamboy advance among other systems. i would honestly like both versions in this collection.

pac-man ce was for xbox 360 only, also was on the live arcade as well. works fine. i do have ce 2 dx, so i will say get that as well. dx starts off fast, gets fasters, more options, customization. ce does not start at speed level 10 like dx does.

battle royal is a for player arcade game. there is one screen, four players step up to a jepordy like podeum, and play. game plays like one of the ce levels, the more dots eaten, the level expands. the ai is really stupid, and it has local play. it is on ps3 and 360 if it makes it easier for you to get four friends to play. when you eat a pellet, pac-man can eat ghosts and other players. all players gone, round over. i enjoy it more the pac-man vs for the gamecube and ds. plus the game looks like it could have been made for that nick show about arcade games. you know when nick had shows like hey dude, are you afraid of the dark, guts, and legends of the hidden temple. they had a show where kids answered trivia questions about video games, even got a chance to play the arcade cabinets.

all in all namco sells each game for 5 a piece at least on a modern system. wii, 3DS, xbox360. your getting all this for the price of 4 games. sure there could be improvments. dip swiches being one. pac-man jr. being another, pac-man plus is missing. full screen? never. i don't want to see pacman go from a ball to an oval. i got this game because I don't have a wii or my super nes anymore. i wanted pack attack. sure you can get it for ps2, and pc as an unlock for pac-man world 2, but take my word for it, there is nothing wrong with the emulation or gameplay. it plays just how I remember it.

thier menu shows off some stuff for the new show, it has leaderboards, achiements, has that I am playing on a tv in the wall feel when looking at the screen. the games have no problems. about the show? no i havn't seen it. i haven't seen the new teenage mutent ninja turtles, or want to. saw the original show when I was a kid, played the nes, snes, gameboy games. don't want nothing else. i like my pac-man like i like my turtles. i don't need a gimmik, i want classic. that is what this collection is. classics.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
love it
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
65.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
I bought this game to play Pacman Battle Royale with my friends. It is unclear how to get them in the game. In the game it says for all the players to press z. It doesn't look like Pacman Battle Royale was adopted for multiplayer.
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2 of 4 people (50%) 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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277 of 325 people (85%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
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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