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Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

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  • Summary: Pac-Man is on a brand new adventure and once again dealing with the pesky Ghost Gang. His new quest takes him through 6 new lands with plenty of new surprises. Brand new features include ice skating, roller blading, submarine diving and many other exciting puzzles to solve. [Namco]
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Ranks among the finest titles of its genre on the system. [Mar 2002, p.106]
  2. 80
    Pac-Land has never looked better, cartoonishly but lushly rendered, and full of bright colors and crisp 3D objects.
  3. It's simple, but the game makes brilliant use of the classic's design, and the whole retro style never seems forced.
  4. The camera problems and the game's unnecessarily uneven difficulty seal Pac-Man World 2's fate, in spite of the game's depth.
  5. [It] does still suffer from a problematic camera. Often, it's difficult to get the best possible angle necessary for precise platform jumping. [Mar 2002, p.31]
  6. Aside from some dodgy camera work (as always) this is a simple and at times fun game, which will be enjoyed by very young players. But there are plenty of better games like this out there.
  7. Namco has bastardized one of our favorite timewasters into a ho-hum jump-a-thon with the occasional maze thrown in.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 17, 2011
    10
    ok i changed my mind this game is super fun and a humungous challenge, sometimes i go into rage mode but enough of me, the gameplay is very simple yet very productive, if you like any kind of platformer you will enjoy this game Expand
  2. D.G.
    May 11, 2002
    10
    Amazing Game... Bring back the classics with finest edge graphics.
  3. Apr 12, 2011
    9
    Amongst slightly frustrating gameplay, Pac-Man World 2 is a colorful, adventurous platformer for children of all ages. Pros: Lovable graphics and lavish colors lurk throughout its variety of level designs, pure old school platforming. Cons: Frustrating controls and camera angles halt Pac-Man from being a next-gen console masterpiece. Expand
  4. ChristineM.
    Mar 15, 2004
    8
    I give this one an 8 for great adventure,fresh new story ,and,bounce-out action. i bought this game because i thought i would beat it quickly..... i was never so wrong.kudos for those pain in the butt levels!(punn intended)i took 1 point away for the extremely rotten camera angles!! you had to have over 20 lives and jump lots of times blind before making it through.making this game an even bigger challenge. if challenge is what you like this is the game for you...it's fun. Expand
  5. Dec 9, 2012
    8
    Beyond the use of the Pac-man label and the occasional classic maze lies a very good and fun platformer. the only drawbacks are the repetitive boss battles and a short game. Expand
  6. AnthonyC.
    Jan 7, 2003
    7
    This is an enjoyable platformer. However, I seriously don't know what Namco was thinking while developing the camera system.
  7. Oct 13, 2013
    7
    Pac Man in 3d puts an interesting new spin on a classic. The movement control feels rounded making precision difficult in certain situations such as attacking enemies, but it does not ruin the platforming. The platforming is very good. Pac Mans abilities are noticeably different than the average platformer character, giving this extremely simple game something new to offer. You can take or leave the story. It is not necessary or interesting. I would recommend this game for enthusiasts or those who want to see what Pac Man turned into. Expand

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