Pac-Man World 2 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Feb 24, 2002
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
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  1. Chief among the problems is a camera that doesn’t react well to the sudden changes associated with jumping, with imprecise controls being a close second. The end-result is a series of ridiculously difficult stages simply because you don’t have the tools to respond to the tasks at hand.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    68
    The level design is straightforward and challenging (especially later stages) but relatively low on surprises. [Apr 2002, p.141]
  3. One thing in its favour was the gorgeously rendered fruit, that look so realistic and juicy that we swear we were salivating during our time with the game - but that's about as good as it gets.
  4. Game Informer
    55
    The developers failed to develop a camera system capable of dealing with the 3D action. [Mar 2002, p.79]
  5. The camera problems and the game's unnecessarily uneven difficulty seal Pac-Man World 2's fate, in spite of the game's depth.
  6. A harmless game with classic standard platform gameplay, and classic 3D platform camera problems.
  7. PSM Magazine
    70
    [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]
  8. Classic platforming action done right. It’s tough as nails, fun and paced to near perfection. What it isn’t, is very original.
  9. 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.

Awards & Rankings

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#62 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 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 situationsPac 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. Full Review »
  2. 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 veryok 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 Full Review »
  3. Dec 21, 2016
    7
    Not a great game, but it's a big improvement over the first one. This one has a better camera and is everything the first one should've been.Not a great game, but it's a big improvement over the first one. This one has a better camera and is everything the first one should've been. Of course though, it's not without its problems. Like a lot of 3D games, the camera, while better than the first is not the best. The game is more challenging than hard, but there are those frustrating moments. This was basically an improved version of the first game in the way it plays. But there are also unlockable games, like the original Pac-Man (obviously), Ms. Pac-Man, Pac-Mania, etc. I know you can just get those through Namco Museum games, but it's still cool to have those included. This is a good game. Full Review »