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  • Summary: PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX continues to uphold NAMCO BANDAI's tradition of enhancing a classic franchise for today's gamer. Building upon PAC-MAN Championship Edition’s original six courses, the new game features more than 100 varied and mind-boggling mazes to navigate. Several newPAC-MAN Championship Edition DX continues to uphold NAMCO BANDAI's tradition of enhancing a classic franchise for today's gamer. Building upon PAC-MAN Championship Edition’s original six courses, the new game features more than 100 varied and mind-boggling mazes to navigate. Several new modes will also be available to test a player's pellet-munching aptitude. In Time Attack Mode, players will vie for the quickest clear time. Fulfill a series of objectives in Mission Mode or compete to devour the most number of ghosts gobbled in Ghost Mode. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Jan 31, 2011
    100
    One of the most exciting titles available. It is, in short, a game any sort of player – casual or hard-core – will take a shine to.
  2. Dec 20, 2010
    100
    There are also a wealth of presentation options that cover the gamut of Pac-man's 30-year history.
  3. Jan 10, 2011
    95
    Simply a masterpiece. There's really no reason why this one shouldn't be in your collection, whether you are a fan of the saga or not. It's so funny and polished you really can't miss it.
  4. Dec 20, 2010
    90
    But when the actual game is compared to the finest of its score-hungry contemporaries - Trials HD, Super Stardust HD and Geometry Wars 2 - Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is a titanic event of equal worth.
  5. Championship Edition DX is superbly balanced. It rewards skilled players with a great challenge and extremely frantic gameplay, while those that initially struggle won't feel unfairly punished when the game speed knocks itself down every time Paccers dies. You will crave to beat your highscore on the litany of tables, and every time you complete a round something new opens up. [February 2011 p80]
  6. Dec 20, 2010
    88
    One of the best Pac-Man games you can get at the moment. The game looks pretty nice, the gameplay is oldschool but fun and it works great on the PlayStation 3. Beside the classic Pac-Man gameplay the game contains a lot of different modes to keep you playing.
  7. Dec 17, 2010
    80
    The different modes have enough variety to add a measure of replay value, with minor changes in the gameplay and some new mazes to chomp your way through.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    Pac-Man Championship Edition DX just does what a game should do : it's fun to play and play again, it doesn't break too much away from thePac-Man Championship Edition DX just does what a game should do : it's fun to play and play again, it doesn't break too much away from the mold that made it an instant classic back when it originally released and adds a few variations here and there along with leader boards to give it replayability. Forget spending quarters over and over; for 10$, you'll be able to play this gem of a game without fear of running out of change. Expand
  2. Jan 30, 2011
    10
    Yes it looks cool and yes it appeals to nostalgic Pac-Man players. But lets be fair after you play one of the neon lit 'new' levels you stillYes it looks cool and yes it appeals to nostalgic Pac-Man players. But lets be fair after you play one of the neon lit 'new' levels you still come away thinking "meh". Sadly it still plays like a game which was only averagely playable 30 years ago. This is one for people with too many psn points or indeed gamers who don't want any depth or excitement to their titles. Expand
  3. Nov 26, 2010
    10
    NAMCO pacman ROCKS! nuff said! The best update ever...they thought about gameplay, control pad issues and fun, guys u did good...after yearsNAMCO pacman ROCKS! nuff said! The best update ever...they thought about gameplay, control pad issues and fun, guys u did good...after years of boring updates its back to basics, modes galore, freeking beautiful...i would play this with no trophy support but thank you a wonderful game done better... FREEKING AWESOME ! THANK YOU Expand
  4. Oct 20, 2011
    10
    This is one of the best games i've played on my Playstation 3. Is fast, fun and simply. I LOVE IT !!!! If you dont know which game buy onThis is one of the best games i've played on my Playstation 3. Is fast, fun and simply. I LOVE IT !!!! If you dont know which game buy on PSN, buy this. Collapse
  5. Nov 27, 2010
    9
    Yeah it's true. This game is really good. Doesn't matter if you're a fan of pac-man or not. this game is absolutely addicting in the bestYeah it's true. This game is really good. Doesn't matter if you're a fan of pac-man or not. this game is absolutely addicting in the best possible way. You can play for 10 or 20 minutes while you wait for the pizza guy to ring the bell or you can play for a a few hours. It doesn't require much video game skill to play, but it does require skills to get the highest scores.. and that's what makes the best games. remember how annoying it use to be to move pac-man left but he goes up or down and you die? Well that rarely happens anymore. 1st of all, the PS3 has the best d-pad on the market so errors on your part are slim to none due to a bad d-pad (like the useless 360's) and you can also use the analog stick if you wish. But as I was saying, the action slows way down before you're about to get killed by a ghost so you have TIME to respond. You or your girlfriend. And the satisfaction of eating all the ghosts that start following you, is extremely addicting. And if all else fails and you find yourself in a corner about to die, you have a bomb you can use by pressing any button and all the ghosts that are chasing you bounce back to their home base in the middle. So you don't need to be a pac-man expert or a video game junkie to appreciate and have fun with this game..and if you are those things, well, there's plenty of challenge for you here too. It's seriously the best 10 bucks I've spent on a new game. Only reason why not a 10, is there's no 2 player or online modes. Expand
  6. Sep 11, 2014
    7
    this game is fun but a bit overrated. first of all the price of this game is too high.. should be around 3 or 4 bucks could be nice. and thenthis game is fun but a bit overrated. first of all the price of this game is too high.. should be around 3 or 4 bucks could be nice. and then its nothing new here.. its just the classic pac-man.. i think it deserves 7/10.. Expand
  7. Dec 11, 2013
    4
    What's so special about this? It's pacman, but not as I remember it. It's fun for a few rounds. And way to expensive. No idea why this isWhat's so special about this? It's pacman, but not as I remember it. It's fun for a few rounds. And way to expensive. No idea why this is getting such good reviews. Expand

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