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
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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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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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
0.2 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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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
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Pac-Man Museum is a wonderful collection of the dot-eater's best classics, from eating dots to gobbling ghosts, the little guy deserves a nice little bundle of his greatest hits.
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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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
love it! if you dont like pacman... well you are just an ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.....
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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
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I am quite the uncultured swine when it comes to Pac-Man, I actually looked into this game for help in educating me before Super Smash Bros...needless to say, IT DID ITS JOB!

This game has literally every good classic Pac-Man game, including many that none have EVER heard of! These games are okay, but I tend to get bored with them as they were mainly meant to be plaed with friends in an arcade, but it still doesn't stop me from playing them!

What's really noteworthy about this game is it's unlockables! I guess Namco Bandai took note that the players didn't really WIN things when they beat the game so they put their own achievements system within it to help you expand your Pac-Room! Which actually has a wide-varitey of cool things to earn from the modern Pac-Man (who I have literally no knowledge of :P )

Overall, this game does a great job of giving these old aracde games more purpose. And on top of that, people can finally play such rareities as Pac-Land from their own homes!
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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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