Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
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  1. AceGamez
    A fantastic action-platformer that, despite a few technical hitches and minor camera problems, delivers well over ten hours of 3D Pac-Man goodness.
  2. A fantastic action-platformer that, despite a few technical hitches and minor camera problems, delivers well over 10 hours of 3D Pac-Man goodness.
  3. Is the game a kid's game? If it is, that's no excuse for such a shoddy piece of work.
  4. Lack of replay value relegates this game to a rental.
  5. Nothing can save Pac-Man World 3 from feeling simply average, and that extends to the game's presentation as well. This is not helped by some crippling technical issues, which are highlighted by an unmanageable and nearly-broken camera.
  6. Call me crazy but I really loved this game... maybe more than I should, but keep in mind I grew up with this game character.
  7. Game Informer
    The dialogue is actually charming and sometimes clever, but the loose controls found in the main game also plauge the arcade port to a degree, which to me, is the biggest bummer of this outing. [Jan 2006, p.138]
  8. A platformer, characterized most notably by its fusion of classic Pac-Man moments and generic platforming gameplay.
  9. 69
    Blitz Games has to its credit delivered Pac-Man fans a sequel with tight controls and occasionally engaging level designs. There studio has also successfully merged new and old styles, presenting in-game challenges that require you to play nicely emulated original Pac-Man levels.
  10. A painfully routine affair then, and a missed opportunity to boot.
  11. Official Xbox Magazine
    Mind-numbingly repetitive. [Jan 2006, p.75]
  12. 50
    You only have to see the opening cutscene to realise that Pac-Man World 3 isn't a game for adults. As a children's game it's not bad at all, with some 3D platforming gameplay that treads a familiar path, and plenty of variety to keep things interesting.
  13. What is new is very good, sadly the new material is in fairly short supply in Pac-Man World 3.
  14. 77
    While it isn't the most innovative platformer out there, it is one of the more enjoyable ones I've played as of late, and the fusion of Pac-Man stuff with regular platforming action is far smoother than I thought it would be.
  15. It's a good title for kids. It controls well, the levels are interesting, and the references to Pac Man 25 years ago are respectful.

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