Pac-Man Collection

Game Boy Advance
  • Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Jul 12, 2001

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
Buy On
  1. No matter which game you prefer, this is a great collection. Except for the forgivable absence of the lesser known "Super Pac-Man," this game has everything a fan could ask for.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    It's an uneven collection where high scores disappear when the power goes off, just like they did in the '80s. [Oct 2001, p.158]
  3. 80
    The lack of a two player option and any sort of battery save really hurt this game. Otherwise, the whole of Pac-Man Collection is much more than the sum of its parts.
  4. 80
    Safe and insatiable, Pac-Man Collection delivers high comfort but low thrills.
  5. Each game can be played for a few minutes at a time or a few hours at a time if you're addicted.
  6. The simple, undemanding diversions found in Pac-Man Collection are perfect for today's portable systems.
  7. 80
    The collection feels incomplete without Ms. Pac Man, the only Pac sequel truly worth playing.
  8. An addictive and fun collection of Pac-Man games that looks a whole lot better than you’d expect.
  9. 90
    The game lacks a battery to save high-scores, but that's a small complaint as each of these arcade machines wiped clean when the power turned off.
  10. It's one of those games that can give you a quick gaming fix when you need it, and even though the premise is similiar among all of the titles (Pac-Attack being the exception), the action is different and worthy of gameplay!
  11. The lack of a save feature for high scores is a disappointment, but it's still a nice addition to an arcade-lover's library.
  12. There is some refreshing additions to gameplay, but the replay value is diminishing as this game gets older... It's old yet somewhat refreshing.
  13. Pocket Games
    Even considering the mediocrity of Pac-Attack, the other three games included in Pac-Man Collection prove that stellar gameplay can (and does) transcend all issues of graphics, sound, and time. [Winter 2001, p.44]

Awards & Rankings

#26 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 11, 2011
    Nice collection, but it gets dry after a few hours and even if there are 4 games ( if i don't mistake seriously, i do not even remember) itNice collection, but it gets dry after a few hours and even if there are 4 games ( if i don't mistake seriously, i do not even remember) it falls to short for what it could have been an outstanding package otherwise do not eat to much pellets it gets boring. Pac Man it's getting sick with that. Full Review »
  2. WojtekS.
    Sep 28, 2003
    Very, very GOOD.