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  • Summary: The classic gaming character Pac-Man is back for the third iteration of the Pac-Man World series. The game features the classic Pac-Man powers and adds a few new abilities--such as superstomp and electric shock--to assist the yellow-ball-like hero against his ghost foes. You will also be able to take control of two different ghost characters. The game takes place in both 2D and 3D and includes the original Pac-Man arcade game. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. A fantastic action-platformer that, despite a few technical hitches and minor camera problems, delivers well over 10 hours of 3D Pac-Man goodness.
  2. You may think I'm full of BS, but Pac-Man World 3 will last you anywhere from 8-12 hours.
  3. The humor is often funny and always clean, which is a real accomplishment.
  4. Lack of replay value relegates this game to a rental.
  5. It's just not as fun as the previous games in the series. Too much of the formula has changed, and almost none of it for the better.
  6. The dialogue is actually charming and sometimes clever, but the loose controls found in the main game also plauge the arcade port to a degree, which to me, is the biggest bummer of this outing. [Jan 2006, p.138]
  7. It's sad when a gaming icon known for eschewing cliches gets mired in so many of them that he becomes part of the me-tooism he originally tried to combat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jan 8, 2013
    8
    A rather enjoyable platformer. Pac-Man World 3 puts Pac-Man in a lot of interesting and fun situations and the only gripe that I have with the game is that the individual levels can drag on and are difficult to 100% because of their length. Other than that however, I think that the graphic design really helps the game with its large and lush environments. Expand
  2. Sep 10, 2011
    8
    Pacman may be under the radar as of nowadays, but the 2nd and 3rd PacMan World games are some of my favorite games from namco, with fantastic graphics, good plot, and pretty good comedy and gameplay Expand
  3. Dec 16, 2013
    3
    This game can be defined in two words. Not fun. Simple as that. I previously played Pac-man World 2 and had a blast. I thought this one would be just as good. I thought wrong. Expand