Metascore
44

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. 40
    While there is some fun to be had at the most simplistic of levels, no effort was put into making this a stand-alone great DS title.
  2. With few novel twists on basic platformer elements and passable visuals, Pac-Man World 3’s only shot at investing Pac-Man with the charm of a Ratchet or a Clank rests with its story. It disappoints severely on that count.
  3. While I commend Human Soft for packing in as much content as they could, the single-frame stills from the console and PSP movies are no substitute for the actual movie, and the total lack of voices, especially considering the amount of humorous Pac-Man and Orson banter, is just too detrimental to the overal presentation and gameplay experience.
  4. Suffers from one of the worst cameras in recent memory, killer slowdown and bland levels rife with invisible barriers. [Feb 2006, p.97]
  5. The technical ambition is overcome by nonsensical design and a general lack of creativity.
  6. Every platforming challenge is camera related. It's sad, because there is a lot of untapped potential in Pac-Man World 3.
  7. Ultimately, this might be the worst game on the DS yet. The camera alone ruins it, even if the rest of the game wasn’t utter garbage.
  8. Generally a frustrating game that will leave you crying tears of boredom after you're finished.

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