Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
Buy On
  1. Superior graphics are almost enough to balance out the twitchy controls, but the entertaining multiplayer seals the deal for the PSP.
  2. 78
    The PSP doesn’t have a whole heck of a lot of good platformers. PMW3 won’t go down as one of the best of all-time, but I will give it props for being one of the few that nails down the storytelling that makes it that much fun to play through.
  3. Pac-Man World 3 is average on just about all fronts. Most players will probably overlook this title during the Christmas rush, but sadly, no one will lament the fact.
  4. Fans of the first two Pac-Man World games will certainly enjoy this game that might not add a refreshing new take on the series but had enough levels to keep your hands busy for a few hours.
  5. 69
    The sad part is that once I started to squeeze some fun out what was happening, I'd find myself wrestling with a clumsy camera that makes most of the jumping in the game harder than it needs to be.
  6. PSM2 Magazine UK
    61
    It's got about as much impact of a mallet made of feathers. [Aug 2006, p.84]
  7. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    Mildly entertaining for a while, but it's very hard to recommend Pac-Man World 3 as a platformer when the excellent "Daxter" is waiting on a shelf near you. [July 2006, p.91]
  8. Pac-Man plays minor-league Mario for the two people left in the world who still can't get enough key puzzles and Easter egg hunts.
  9. PSM Magazine
    30
    A quick ‘n’ dirty port of the recent PS2 game (the title screen’s logo is amusingly stretched from 4:3 to16:9), Pac-Man World 3 has almost nothing to offer. [Mar 2006, p.87]

Awards & Rankings

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#69 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jean-MichelD.
    Dec 11, 2005
    7
    I agree with eToychest that the game is average on all fronts. That pretty much sums it. It's not bad, but just average. There are I agree with eToychest that the game is average on all fronts. That pretty much sums it. It's not bad, but just average. There are definitely better ways to spend your money. Full Review »