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  • Summary: Pac-Man is on a brand new adventure and once again dealing with the pesky Ghost Gang. In Pac-Man World 2, the Ghost Gang has picked the magical fruit from an ancient tree, thereby releasing wicked evils upon Pac-Land. You must guide Pac-Man through six new lands with plenty of amusing surprises. New and improved, this Pac-Man can ice skate, rollerblade, submarine dive, and solve many exciting puzzles. With all-new moves and a zany cast of characters, your Pac-Man heroics will be pushed to its limits. Expand
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  1. Definitely one of the best games I have played on Gamecube. Even the occasional camera problem didn’t hinder my enjoyment of this one.
  2. I am not one to look a gift-horse in the mouth, what is there is fun -- and fun is fun.
  3. It doesn't have the graphics of say, Luigi's Mansion, but what it does it does well. If not for the camera problems it would seem that Namco has almost perfected it's own platformer formula.
  4. The only noticeable difference between this and the PS2 version of PMW2 is that the load time has been reduced significantly. [May 2002, p.113]
  5. While Pac-Man World 2 uses generally the same formula as most other platform games available today, it still manages to stay above the rest with brilliant use of Namco’s mascot and wonderfully produced sound.
  6. Essentially a good game hampered by some careless oversights. Some levels will force players to endure countless deaths (falling into bottomless pits), the camera system is archaic and some bosses are cheap as hell.
  7. It's a shame more levels weren't built around these activities or the mazes, since the platform action gets tedious.

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  1. DylanL.
    Jun 19, 2002
    As the critics on the page said, yeah the camra annoyed the heck out of me to, but I still loved the game.
  2. Dec 16, 2013
    One of my favourite games on the Gamecube. Absolutely adored this game. Played it for hours. This game will always have a special place in my heart. Must have in my book. Expand