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Average Player Score Based on 3332 ratings
7.4
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Score Breakdown Based on 3332 ratings
  1. 10 (612)
  2. 9 (527)
  3. 8 (779)
  4. 7 (678)
  5. 6 (351)
  6. 5 (175)
  7. 4 (51)
  8. 3 (41)
  9. 2 (50)
  10. 1 (68)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:9.5

    Pac-Man Fever!

    When I was a kid, arcades were the place to be. All the kids in town flocked to them and around them. It was the after-school and weekend joint for everyone I knew, and we made the most of it. It was a virtual holy templ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful

Most Helpful Critical Player Reviews

  • Rating:2.5

    Pac-Man Fiasco!

    I remember Christmas 1981 so well. It was a season of anticipation for one of the few gifts I wanted that year -- a copy of the Atari 2600 port of "Pac-Man". That game had literally dominated the arcades since ... Read Full Review

    11 of 11 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Pac-Man

  • Rating:5

    Don't get me wrong, I love Pac-Man, but this is just another port of the game.

    Pac-Man is a very popular arcade game which requires you to eat pellets while avoiding ghosts. This game has been ported many times to various different consoles like the NES, GBA, Game Boy, iPhone and many other console... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Just keep chomping until you get caught. Utter simplicity with a huge impact on the game industry.

    Pac-Man is an addictive game. And that's all thanks to its simplicity. Keep chomping dots and hold out for as long as you can and try not to get caught. I remember being three years old playing Pac-Man and calling the... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3.5

    review 57

    hello people what is a atari 400/800.well atari had a computer and made games for it.well one of these games is pac-man. the first thing first.the cover art stinks.pac-man is running in a castle?also wearing basketbal... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    The first Pac-man game that started it all.

    This was first brought to arcade 22 years ago and it is still very awesome.This game is passable and once you play this you will have the pac-man fever.This game is great and it never ends.This has great levels in it.As ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    This game is great.

    I got this on the 3DS eshop and it is very fun this is worth the money you pay for it.This is a pac-man port that is almost better then the original one.This is just the same pac-man it doesnt really have much added but ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:2

    Arcade conversions don't get any worse than this....

    The year is 1981, and Pac-Man is living it large in the arcades of America and Japan. But then, a programmer named Tod Frye is given the task of trying to convert the game for the Atari 2600. He was given little time to ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Okay arcade game

    Pac Man is a puzzle video game that was released in 1980. The game-play revolves around Pac Man clearing the board of Pac Dots and Power Pellets while avoiding the ghosts Blinky, Inky, Clyde, and Pinky. The game makes fo... Read Full Review

    0 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Pac-Man the videogame!

    Namco hasn' t been praised enough, Namco indeed hasn't beeen praised enough for THIS game. Actually videogame industry was born officially with this surprising game. For first time in the world newspapers began to talk... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4.5

    Chomp, chomp, chomp... ugh…

    *** PAC-MAN *** THE GOOD -Some strategy involved THE BAD -Eating ghosts isn't very advantageous -Extremely repetitive -Poor sound OVERVIEW Pac-Man for the Nintendo Entertainment System is a port from... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    I got the Pac-man Fever!

    What more can I say? It's Pac-man! One of the most known games of all time. Almost everyone has played this game, and almost all of those people liked it. I'll explain about the game and tell its good and bad things. ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful