Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Mar 31, 2014
    More difficult stages and a much better camera would have put the Pac in a better position to challenge Mario, but his resulting venture is a considerable option for new gamers.
  2. Apr 14, 2014
    Pac-Man and the ghostly adventures is a 3D platformer which fails in the most important features of this classic genre. Both the controls and the camera are clumsy and it's really hard to have fun with these problems.
  3. Mar 28, 2014
    All the potential of Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures gets lost in an uninteresting mix of frustrating gameplay mechanics, camera failures and a short lifespan. Pity the iconic Namco character, who finds himself in an uninspired experience, surrounded by more captivating offers in the platforms genre.
  4. Apr 7, 2014
    It's passable, if lightweight, stuff. [May 2014, p.78]
  5. Dec 12, 2013
    Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures is average and generic in every sense of the word.
  6. Apr 7, 2014
    Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures is a barely average game. It's got some nice ideas, but they don't translate in a really interesting and fun game.
  7. Apr 5, 2014
    This new Pac-Man is "just" a quite good game, but at the same time it is an old-style, almost-explorative 3D platform: a rarity, right now. A rarity, even in its averageness. If you like the genre, give it a try.
  8. Vibrant, simple stuff aimed squarely at a generation who know Pac as a superpowered teenage hero, rather than the characterless, quip-free globe of old. [May 2014, p.89]
  9. Apr 11, 2014
    It's difficult to do worse than Pac-Man and the ghostly adventures on Wii U: there's a handful of much better platforms out there, both in 2D and 3D. Imprecise controls and a wacky camera are the main culprits, so that even for your kids or nephews this game is not good enough.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Oct 6, 2014
    Not going to waste a lot of breath on this review. Its a fun weekend if you are a 3D platforming fan. Take the game for what it is and haveNot going to waste a lot of breath on this review. Its a fun weekend if you are a 3D platforming fan. Take the game for what it is and have about 8 fun hours. Its not Mario or Banjo but I liked it, scratched my platforming itch. Full Review »
  2. Jun 22, 2014
    **** this stupid **** Don't listen to the positive reviews, because those are just biased reviews from fanboys that'll blatantly defend**** this stupid **** Don't listen to the positive reviews, because those are just biased reviews from fanboys that'll blatantly defend anything with Pac-Man's face pasted onto it. I used to be a Pac-Man fan. The Pac-Man World series was awesome, and the original Pac-Man design was imposing. Now, let us flash forward to the current canon. The modern Pac-Man looks like horse **** is a ****ing pubescent kid, and sounds like a nasally little twit. His friends suck and are useless, the level design of this game is mundane and repetitive (not to mention the overall environments are generic and uninspired), the boss battles are pathetic, the hub-world is bland and ruins the canon (Since when is Sir Cumference's lab located within Maze High School, and since when does the president mindlessly wander around the high school?), the graphics look like GameCube-standard visuals, and this game overall sucks. Not worth the price of admission. I advise you to purchase a better platformer for the Wii U, such as Super Mario 3D World, New Super Mario Bros. U and/or its expansion pack, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Rayman Legends, or even Sonic Lost World, which is more so of an okay-level game, but is still miles better than this Ghostly Adventures **** Namco ****ed up this series. No one gives a flying crap about this game, nor the Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures TV series at all. Hell, not even the actual voice actors for each character (besides Pac-Man) wanted to be involved in this game. Meanwhile, Nintendo knows how to handle Pac-Man as a character. For Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, they resurrected the Pac-Man World Pac-Man to brawl the others. I commend you, Nintendo. Namco, you can learn a thing or two from Nintendo. To think, this horrible game is receiving a sequel. How is that possible? I don't know. All I know is, I detest Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures. Also, before I end this review, not only does this game lack in terms of quality, but it's far from original. All of Pac's power-ups are ripped off from either Mario or Kirby, Pac-Man can perform a maneuver extremely reminiscent of the Homing Attack, the transportation pipes within Pacopolis seem remarkably similar to the clear pipes from Super Mario 3D World (Super Mario 3D World was in development before Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures), and the fact that Pac-Man consumes various foods (burgers, pie, etc., and not fruit, despite fruit being one of the trademark edible items in the series) that REPLENISH HEALTH practically proves that Namco is trying to imitate Kirby. Also, I don't advocate spoilers, but the ending was disappointing as **** Don't get me started on the 3DS version, either. This game ****ing disgusts me. Bring back the true Pac-Man and appoint him as the permanent Pac-Man already. Full Review »
  3. Apr 2, 2014
    Very goodVery good game........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Full Review »