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Pac is back in an all-new experience for a whole new generation of fans. Featuring an original storyline inspired by the show as well as all the charming characters from the highly anticipated PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures animated series created and produced by Avi Arad, acclaimed director and founder of Marvel Studios.
Release Date: Oct 29, 2013
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Pac is back in an all-new experience for a whole new generation of fans. Featuring an original storyline inspired by the show as well as all the charming characters from the highly anticipated PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures animated series created and produced by Avi Arad, acclaimed director and founder of Marvel Studios.

Pac and his 2 best friends, Spiral and Cylindria, rise to the challenge of protecting their home, all the while fighting for: Friendship, Freedom and the Future!

Key Features

  • AUTHENTIC PAC-MAN AND THE GHOSTLY ADVENTURES UNIVERSE
  • OUT OF THIS WORLD POWER-UPS
  • ALL NEW MP AND MAZE MODES
  • PLAYABLE VEHICLES

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Seven, 8
    • Processor: 2Ghz Dual Core or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB video cards Pixel Shader 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX sound device
Helpful customer reviews
45 of 53 people (85%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Personal Rating: "Grab it during a sale"
Traditional Rating: 6/10
Genre: Platformer

Years ago when I still owned a PS2 I landed up buying PAC-MAN World 2 for the system. As a gamer who is almost 40 years old I grew up on the PAC-MAN arcade game as a kid. The original game swallowed more than enough coins of mine than I care to admit but it was always a solid good time with school mates when looking to kill an hour or two. Goodwill prompted me in the end to purchase PAC-MAN World 2 and all I remember of it was that it was a dismal game that failed on almost all the levels it tried to attempt. This was the period when platforming was king on consoles and everybody and his dog was trying to ensure their mascot became the champion mascot - the mascot that got to sell consoles ala Mario. However, PAC's transition to 3D platform hero was a horrid affair with terrible 3D graphics and even worse platform mechanics. It was a game that was quickly regulated to the bargain bin.

Unbeknownst to me I soon found out that PAC had been busy in the interim since I last saw him. Starring in his very own short lived cartoon show (seems the yellow chomping dot just can't get a break with today's modern audiences) and yet another attempt by Konami to make a platform star out of him with his newest adventure - PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures. I bought this title with great hesitation because when you have Nintendo and Mario in one corner and Ubisoft and Rayman in the other and then Activision literally dominating the space with its Skylander figurine's and game, a platform title emerging into this market has really got its work cut out for it because the market is already saturated with other middle-tier heroe such as Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank and Sonic the Hedgehog. Very little breathing space when all things are considered.

One can't help but feel sorry for poor Namco Bandai who haven't seemed to be able to get it right when it comes to branding and delivering a platform PAC that is a PAC for the ages. PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures is not a bad game by any means - it certainly plays and feels like a platform game but Namco is a little behind the curve here, about 20 odd years behind the curve to be exact. If ever a game was made from an early blueprint of what a platform game should play and feel like then this is that game. It has the all the obligatory levels you would have expected to find in a platform game circa 1990 from levels made out of ice to levels set in molten lava. The game is so old-school in its design and implementation that you would think it was literally an artifact dug up from that time period. When you have platform games like Rayman Legends pushing the boundaries in literally hundreds of different creative directions it becomes much harder to recommend a title like this one.

Whilst certainly not bad in terms of PAC-MAN World 2 kinds of terrible - it's certainly not top tier stuff either for the gamer who demands just that little bit more from his platform games. It's all very middle of the road but despite itself it's still fun to play in small bursts. In fact this may be the perfect game to get for the little ones and I would heartily recommend you do pick it up when it goes on sale if you have bambino's running around but if you are an old time gamer like myself who has seen and done it all, PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures will offer you nothing new. You will get a solid, short little game that can be played through in about 5-8hrs and then when you are done with it you will have already promptly forgotten it.

Get it on sale if you must pick it up. Already within the month of purchasing, playing and writing this review the game has dropped from $29.99 to $19.99. I wouldn't pay full price like I did for this but it appears that some old childhood icons will die hard. Well for me at least.
Posted: April 5
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
If youve played pacman world on the playstation this will bring back happy memories
Posted: June 21
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
49.0 hrs on record
After covering half of this game so far, it's not bad to say that as far as platformers go, this is worth your time if you're A.) Fan of the series B.) you don't mind skillful platformers C.) You love Pac-Man or something different in its entirely. Since it's based off the show, it might give you some insight on what the show's about. Game-wise, it's Pac-Man with superpowers, some good and not so good, depending on how it works for you is what matters. Although I can say that this is a platformer that really makes you think and how Pac operates really helps things. Now this is NOT your parents' Pac-Man, it's a whole new Pac-World with a story that you might get a few laughs out of it and well, you get Pac-Man burping at the end of every stage and it's worth a good laugh. I recommend this game only if you're into platformers and otherwise.
Posted: March 23
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Fun On Drugs!!
Posted: September 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
It fun fur all ages i recomend it
Posted: August 1
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71 of 93 people (76%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
This game is the biggest pleasant surprise I've had in gaming for a while! It came out of nowhere and I didn't know anything about it. At $40 I didn't want to chance it but when I Amazon had it briefly on a price mistake for $10 I snapped it up and I'm so glad I did!

It's a 3D platformer (a rarity for the PC these days) along the lines of Mario 64/Sunshine but with a decidely Pac-Man spin. All the basics are there, chomping ghosts, power pills, fruit etc but much expanded on of course.

And it all works really well to make for a ridiculously fun game. I never though I would be playing Pac-man in 3D in a chameleon costume trying to shoot a long sticky tongue at ghosts while being on multilayered conveyor belts moving in different directions but it was great!

Admittedly, I'm still early on so I'll have to see how it holds up but I'm really enjoying the ride so far.

The game is laid out with multiple areas each with a map with levels that you progress through, very much like a Mario game. You can also go back to the school (a home base basically), talk to the various characters and when you earn enough fruit by completing levels play various mini-games on arcade machines.

Speaking of school, the story. Pac-man is in high school. And he's friends with Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde, and a few other assorted characters. Don't think about it too hard. Actually, it's supposed to be based on a new Pac-Man cartoon series which I haven't seen and the game just sort of assumes you are familiar with the setting and characters which by the way can be a bit hokey in a kids show sort of way at times. Still what the game lacks in expository dialogue or deep story it more than makes up for in gameplay and fun factor.

Unlike so many games these days it's not ball bustingly hard which is great for people like me who want a fun game you can play leisurely with a moderate degree of challenge without being frustrated. It also would be great for kids and there's absolutely nothing objectionable in the game. That being said, people looking for a very high degree of challenge might not be satisfied. I'll have to see how the game goes in the higher levels but for right now for me it's in a Goldilocks spot of being just right for challenge without being too much of a cake walk or too excruciatingly hard.

From a technical standpoint the options are very scarce, as console ports frequently are, however the game looks excellent visually for the style it's going for, runs very smooth and I had zero issues with it all unlike some other console ports I've tried.

I've used a (360) controller and the game handles great that way. I'm assuming it at least has token keyboard and mouse support but I can't even imagine playing it without a controller. It would feel odd to me.

Would I pay $40 for it? Probably not, but that's only because I'm a PC gamer spoiled by all the insane deals we get. Having said that, it's a really well put together fun, fresh game and I wouldn't hestitate to, say, buy the console version as a gift. Actually I'm probably going to get it for my niece and nephew for Christmas.

I definitely recommend getting this game if you have and interest in light hearted 3D platformers. I totally get that PC gamers would balk at paying $40 for this and I did too but keep an eye out for a sale.

This is a really well made fun game that looks and plays great. Much higher quality than most games I've played lately, though admittedly I tend to play a lot of indie stuff.
Posted: October 31, 2013
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