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  • Summary: PAC-MAN CE DX + upgrades one of 2010's most celebrated downloadable titles with improved leaderboard functionality, in-game achievements and medals, as well as access to additional DLC mazes, music and graphics including classic DIG DUG and RALLY-X sprites. Players will chomp through bright neon mazes at blistering speeds in this modern update to the classic PAC-MAN gameplay. Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 8, 2013
    A nigh-perfect example of how to modernize a classic, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ deserves a place in every gamer's collection. The only thing missing now is a portable version.
  2. Sep 25, 2013
    Another great set of compelling levels and two new adorable skin make Pac-Man CE DX+ a must have for every Pac-Man addict. And, also, for anyone who simply is looking for something simple, classy and deep. Hands down one of the best puzzle game of this generation.
  3. Nov 4, 2013
    The best Pac-Man game ever. The formula may be an old one, but sometimes the old ones are the best – or at least they would be if they didn’t have Facebook integration.
  4. Dec 13, 2013
    This is how you restore a classic game – it’s old school, but with modern presentation and some great ideas. [13/2013, p.66]
  5. Sep 27, 2013
    Dx+ is the best way to experience the new iteration of the Championship Edition franchise. Equally challenging and satisfying, the new Pac-Man is packed with a much needed online competition.
  6. Sep 27, 2013
    Pac-Man is one of the most famous icons of the videogames industry and Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ is a game that finally proves worthy of the reputation of the series.
  7. Oct 22, 2013
    The landing of Pac-Man on Steam couldn't be better, in this edition called Championship DX +. The additions, in terms of gaming content, are limited to the aspects of social organization, the best leaderboards and trophies.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 6 out of 14
  1. Oct 9, 2013
    I loved Pac-Man since I played it first and I think this is a great "remix" of it. But I have to say it would have been nice if they inserted a multiplayer somehow. There would be several possibilities to di that i think.
    Still, the graphics, the sound and the new gameplay rock!
  2. Dec 26, 2013
    I like playing pac-man for many years. But for now, the mix of the game and speed. It's so much fun, and I mostly enjoy at the full speed and the ghosts following me. Very cool game. I get this game from steam.
    This is the best PAC-MAN game ever, for me this is the coolest non violent game
  3. Nov 10, 2014
    Words cannot describe my love for this game. It's legitimately one of my all time favourites. A game I find so blindingly addictive that on several occasions I have had to be forcefully removed from my joypad. I have lost days trying to rack up world record scores. I have played beyond the pain in my thumbs, the aches in my back and shoulders, until my knees have locked into position and my eyes can no longer fathom what is happening in front of them through sheer fatigue.

    Always desperate for that perfect run, that perfect pattern, that little more luck, that all conquering score that I can never seem to grasp.

    Not everyone will appreciate it's old skool mentality or it's new neon lick of paint. At first glance, at higher speeds, the game looks confusing and dazzling, like a David Lynch directed Tron movie. But play it and you soon realise this is all about memory, dexterity and durability. Follow the dots, memorise, avoid ghosts. Simple. The visuals which once seemed distracting now seem attractive.
    Delve a little more and you realise that you have to stray from the beaten path to get high on that online leaderboard. That breadcrumb trail doesn't always lead to the land of milk and honey. And straying from that path means unpredictability, until you find your own path, until you make it work. Until you make your own destiny. Until you find your own trail and make it yours, you will always be lost in that neon maze and a leaderboard place of obscurity.

    If you are the type of gamer that has to find every single star in Mario, every single achievement in the Lego games or are always trying to beat your own high score at Tetris or Columns - This is a game for you.

    Just apply that determination and will to win and you will love it..

    Don't be afraid to scream at the screen. Don't be ashamed to be defeated time and time again. Don't hesitate to take that calculated risk in the aim to rack up even the slightest point advantage. Don't be embarrassed to check out it's Youtube videos. Don't get upset in beating yourself up.

    You are not alone.

    This game is for those who like to win, those with a competitive nature, perhaps unhealthily so.
    And without question what it is, dear reader, is the greatest sequel to an 8 bit arcade game the world will ever see. Like the old Pac himself, it has tons of charm and is timeless in appeal. It feels like the TRUE successor to that world conquering original classic.

    It's not for everyone. There's no blood. There's no melees. There's no stealth missions or tower defence levels. There's no variety, just slightly different maps. Just different paths. Different patterns to memorise.

    It's for adrenaline junkies. It's for the gamers who like knocking seconds off their arcade racer lap times. It's for the gamers who like to try and remain calm as the timer counts down when you are INCHES from beating your old score and must try and hold your nerve.

    It's a game perfect for me. Perfect.

    The clock is ticking. Your hands are sweating. Your heart is pounding. This could be it. This could be perfect. Don't lose it now. Stop thinking these thoughts. Concentrate. You're almost there. This could be your chance. Stop talking to yourself. Concentrate. That was a slight mistake but you recovered. Your nearly there. Why do I think like this so close to success? You blew it YOU BLEW IT YOU BLEW IT YOU IDIOT. YOU DOLT. YOU FAILURE.

    Just one more go. I almost had it. I'll get it this time. Just one more try.

    Having played this on my old Pentium D/ HD5450/ Ancient Dell PC I can honestly say I have found none of the reported bugs that some complain about. If you really want to make sure you don't run into any problems though, the 360 version is just as perfect.

    I'll recommend it but I don't care if you like it. Pac-Man CE DX+ just feels like it was made for me. It's one game I regard as simply perfect. I can't think of a single way to improve it or make it more enjoyable. The only other game I can say that about is Tetris. How do you improve perfection?

    I hope Namco let us know sooner rather than later.
  4. Nov 2, 2013
    Fun? Yes, for a while. Then it gets repetitive. Alright soundtrack but gets old very fast. Pac man is a legend in gaming history but not in the present.
    It will be great for pac man fans and for casual gamers trying to pass some time.
  5. Jan 22, 2014
    It seems hard to believe that this is the best NAMCO could come up with when dealing with such a well known brand name such as pac-man. Oh well, it's their loss. Expand
  6. Sep 27, 2013
    I loved DX on XBLA, but I'm unable to play it on PC due to multiple serious bugs. It crashes after ~30 seconds on every map I've tried without fail. It also sometimes makes a cacophony of overlapping sounds on the title screen like a weird feedback loop. This is on Win8 x64, with GTX 555 and recent-ish drivers. I'd hold off lest you're unluckily impacted like I. Expand
  7. Nov 17, 2013
    This game is unplayable due to bugs. And first of all, it's just Pac-Man. I mean, are you really gonna pay 15 dolalrs for PAC-MAN!? The game has horrible bugs such as, overlapping sound and feedback, graphic glitches and many more. Really, don't buy this game. Expand

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