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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:9.5

    Best old school arcade game out there

    Pac man is the arcade game that everyone has played at one time in their life. Your pac man a pizza shape character with a slice missing for a mouth. You are collecting these yellow dots that you eat and you have to eat ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.2

    Despite the fact that I played this well after its time and the graphics dont seem to good, so it makes it hard to judge

    Despite the fact that I played this well after its time and the graphics dont seem to good, so it makes it hard to judge as I have no idea what the standard for games were back then, altough it was a fairly fun game that... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    It's Pac-Man,what more could you ask for?

    Well,Pac-Man for the Gameboy is a pretty good port of the classic arcade hit.To start,I'll talk about the presentation.The over-all graphical power Pac-Man brings to the Gameboy,is nothing amazing,but the entire game pla... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2

    Even playing it today, it's still fun!

    First off, I personally can't STAND when people judge an old-school game by today's standards. It doesn't make any sense. Of course I can't say the graphics are great, but they were for the time they came out. Anyway, on... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    GameBoy Oldie

    The graphics are kind of bad looking, but some fun gameplay and decent sound make up for it. You can switch the size of the screen on the game, and go around the simple Pac-Man maze, but it's white this time around. I bo... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:2.7

    eesh...

    wow, I am sure that this game was great in it's time, but I can not stand it... plain and simple. This game consists of running (if you can call it that running) around a little maze while being chased by blobs that look... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    It's a pretty decent port of the original Pac-Man. What more do you expect?

    Now, I believe the other reviews for this game are a little harsh. First off, what do you expect from a port of Pac-Man made in the wee early 90's on the GameBoy? When I actually found this on the shelves at a gameshop, ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6

    Well, what else can I say. It's Pac Man.

    One of my first GameBoy games, this is a decent port of the arcade classic. Unless you've been living under a rock, then you should be familiar with it's formula. You run around a maze, attempting to eat all the dots sca... Read Full Review

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