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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

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 43
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 43
  3. Negative: 0 out of 43
  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 21, 2010
    100
    I can't think of a single negative thing to say about it, and it's definitely in the contender for Game of the Year.
  3. Dec 21, 2010
    100
    This is a master class in game design: you will understand it instantly, enjoy it instantly, and want to play again and again.
  4. Dec 21, 2010
    90
    Pac-Man Championship Edition DX introduces a number of terrific new elements that make it a superb update of the arcade classic.
  5. Jan 25, 2011
    90
    As far as 2010 goes, it's mightily difficult to recommend a downloadable title more than Pac-Man Championship Edition DX.
  6. Jan 3, 2011
    90
    Seeing other companies failing to give the proper attention to their timeless classics, what Namco Bandai offers for a mere $10 cannot be overlooked, whether your a newcomer or hardened gamer.
  7. Dec 21, 2010
    80
    What a formidable tribute this Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is for the 30th birthday of Pac-Man. Addictive, thrilling, psychedelic, this frenzy-inducing downloadable title reinvents the classic gameplay with subtleness, without spoiling the substance of the original. Being able to refresh such an oldie without crushing it... kudos !

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Nov 26, 2010
    10
    OK so you have Pac-Man. Now you have this Pac-Man. This IS Pac-Man. I am amazed how they could improve the formula. This game is addicting.OK so you have Pac-Man. Now you have this Pac-Man. This IS Pac-Man. I am amazed how they could improve the formula. This game is addicting. It's fast paced and there is nothing more satisfying then eating a train of 30 ghosts and wiping out the rest as you keep extending the power pill time. I even enjoy the Matrix time effect whenever you are close to getting nailed by a ghost. I can't think of any negatives. Expand
  2. Dec 5, 2010
    10
    This game is proof positive that game developers' time and effort is better spent on exploring new gameplay mechanics than on striving forThis game is proof positive that game developers' time and effort is better spent on exploring new gameplay mechanics than on striving for photorealistic images and Hollywood-style cinematics. The developers at Namco, instead of asking themselves how to make Pac-Man look and sound better, poured their energy into figuring out how to make the game more fun. This isn't just a modernized or tweaked version of the old arcade game - it is a completely new game, created specifically for networked home gaming consoles. It tosses aside the old notion that a game's objective needs to be about survival and focuses entirely on competitive scoring. Reviewers who complained about the near-colision slowdown and bombs must not have really thought it through, because those elements provide a complexity to the playing stretegy that is absolutely essential. Without them, there'd be a 1,000-way tie for best score on all the lederboards. This is a masterpiece of gaming design. Expand
  3. Feb 13, 2011
    10
    I never believed Pac-Man could be so fun...

    I often buy Pac-mans in different platforms (especially portable ones) because Pacman is a Must
    I never believed Pac-Man could be so fun...

    I often buy Pac-mans in different platforms (especially portable ones) because Pacman is a Must have in any console; since I already had original Pac-Man in my xbox, i thought there was no reason to buy Pacman CE DX; I was wrong.

    I played the trial and I felt in love with it. It is totally different from original pacman, having the focus on speed, and eating ghosts... It gives you a lot of tools for surviving the ghosts, but it is challenging (a little bit) at the same time. Moreover, it has a lot of puzzles...

    If you have a chance, buy it... Seriously...

    (If you have a psp, I think it is available for it, so that is the best choice, if not, go 360)
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  4. Jan 21, 2011
    10
    Simply outstanding. It's got the old school 80's gaming mechanics, the insane high speed action of current arcade games, and the rainbowSimply outstanding. It's got the old school 80's gaming mechanics, the insane high speed action of current arcade games, and the rainbow euphoria of Peggle all wrapped up into one package. Great for short bursts of gaming or longer periods of trying to get the new high score. It is addicting and just plain FUN. Expand
  5. Dec 23, 2010
    9
    As one of those that could never get into the original Pac Man (read: sucked at), I've never been bitten by the nostalgia bug for thisAs one of those that could never get into the original Pac Man (read: sucked at), I've never been bitten by the nostalgia bug for this franchise's more recent iterations. It's too difficult for me and my aging reflexes and I'll be the first to admit it. I've never come across an entry in this franchise that I could play for longer then a minute. That is... until DX came along. A brilliant take on the classic formula which breathes new life, accessibility and replayability into this 30 year old gaming icon. Fantastic stuff. Expand
  6. Jan 19, 2011
    8
    The best $10 you could ever spend. This game will drain hours and hours of your life if you are not careful! It's simply a must buy for anyoneThe best $10 you could ever spend. This game will drain hours and hours of your life if you are not careful! It's simply a must buy for anyone remotely interested in Pac-Man. Expand
  7. Jan 25, 2011
    4
    dont see the big deal about this. its pacman for christ sake!! cant believe its also been rated higher than dead space 2, call of duty blackdont see the big deal about this. its pacman for christ sake!! cant believe its also been rated higher than dead space 2, call of duty black ops!!?? good price but not worth the score it got. Expand

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