Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
Buy On
  1. It might not be the deepest racing game on the PSP but it certainly is one of the most fun.
  2. Pure Magazine UK
    70
    Nice to see the old yella fella in a decent game for a change. A great kart racing experience. [May 2007, p.86]
  3. Play Magazine
    65
    No replays, soft collision, and pesky bombs aside, PMWR is a fair rally game, and possibly the most brand-drenched racer ever. [Aug 2006, p.64]
  4. Platform-wise, the PSP snags a slim victory, as it supports four players on a local connection, while the home versions will only offer split-screen multiplayer.
  5. It's about time the iconic Pac-Man gets his own cart racing game, but we're hard done by the game's generic racing action and bland tracks.
  6. AceGamez
    50
    There is a bit of fun to be had, but unless you pick up the console version with its more accessible multiplayer, you'll end up paying over the odds for a game that can be finished in a single weekend.
  7. Pac-Man World Rally is a paint-by-numbers kart racer with almost zero in the way of unique qualities or challenges.
  8. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    40
    Load times between rounds are slow, and the wireless play is ad hoc only, so it's hard to imagine the adult who would prefer this to the PSP's other(great)racers. [Nov. 2006, p.124]
  9. Play UK
    27
    An astounding waste of everyone's time and money, Pac-Man World Rally is absolute crap. [Issue#153, p.69]

Awards & Rankings

74
#74 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006
User Score
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JimH.
    Nov 8, 2006
    6
    I was excited to get this, thinking it would be the mario kart for psp. which in a way it is, but extremely watered down. It takes no talent I was excited to get this, thinking it would be the mario kart for psp. which in a way it is, but extremely watered down. It takes no talent to beat this game whatsoever. i beat the game in like 25 minutes. Easiest game available for PSP. Great for young kids though. This game is not overall boring, but was not what i expected and the lasting appeal is maybe a week. Full Review »