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Average Player Score Based on 3201 ratings
7.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 3201 ratings
  1. 10 (585)
  2. 9 (523)
  3. 8 (771)
  4. 7 (649)
  5. 6 (329)
  6. 5 (155)
  7. 4 (48)
  8. 3 (38)
  9. 2 (46)
  10. 1 (57)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score: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

  • Review Score: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

  • Review Score:7.2

    The D-PAD sucks! This is a classic though.

    The Good: Online leaderboards make it finally possible to see if you can match Billy Mitchell without the hassle of finding an American Flag tie; nice-looking cabinet graphics. The Bad: Controller can't handle turns as w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    Love it then, love it again.

    Dont bother reading reviews for this game. Just ask yourself one question. Did I like Pac-Man when it came out. If yes buy it. It is still the same classic game that you fell in love with at the bars or if you were not... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    A great version of one of the greatest games ever made.

    Pac-Man is one of the most fondly remembered arcade games of all time. In it you play as the titular Pac-Man (who looks like a block of cheese with a mouth) and you travel around a maze eating Pac-Dots to obtain points. ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.5

    paying for pacman seems like a sin

    If you ask me pacman should be really really cheap, but i guess the only reason they dont make it cheap is because of suckers like me who go out and pay full price for a game almost 25 years old. The game hasnt changed a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.3

    Pac-Man has made it to the Xbox Live Arcade and what you get is a perfect port of Pac-Man.

    Pac-Man was one of the greatest games of all time with its simple but addicting gameplay it was a game that could be played by anyone. Now that same game has come to the Xbox Live Arcade and what you get is pretty much t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful