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Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

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  • Summary: Pac-Man is on a brand new adventure and once again dealing with the pesky Ghost Gang. In Pac-Man World 2, the Ghost Gang has picked the magical fruit from an ancient tree, thereby releasing wicked evils upon Pac-Land. You must guide Pac-Man through six new lands with plenty of amusingPac-Man is on a brand new adventure and once again dealing with the pesky Ghost Gang. In Pac-Man World 2, the Ghost Gang has picked the magical fruit from an ancient tree, thereby releasing wicked evils upon Pac-Land. You must guide Pac-Man through six new lands with plenty of amusing surprises. New and improved, this Pac-Man can ice skate, rollerblade, submarine dive, and solve many exciting puzzles. With all-new moves and a zany cast of characters, your Pac-Man heroics will be pushed to its limits. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Definitely one of the best games I have played on Gamecube. Even the occasional camera problem didn’t hinder my enjoyment of this one.
  2. I am not one to look a gift-horse in the mouth, what is there is fun -- and fun is fun.
  3. It doesn't have the graphics of say, Luigi's Mansion, but what it does it does well. If not for the camera problems it would seem that Namco has almost perfected it's own platformer formula.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    75
    The only noticeable difference between this and the PS2 version of PMW2 is that the load time has been reduced significantly. [May 2002, p.113]
  5. While Pac-Man World 2 uses generally the same formula as most other platform games available today, it still manages to stay above the rest with brilliant use of Namco’s mascot and wonderfully produced sound.
  6. Essentially a good game hampered by some careless oversights. Some levels will force players to endure countless deaths (falling into bottomless pits), the camera system is archaic and some bosses are cheap as hell.
  7. It's a shame more levels weren't built around these activities or the mazes, since the platform action gets tedious.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jul 29, 2016
    10
    Pac Man World 2 is one of the best games of all time. The critic reviews were mixed? Well it does need 75 to be a good score and it was 74 butPac Man World 2 is one of the best games of all time. The critic reviews were mixed? Well it does need 75 to be a good score and it was 74 but still I was expecting this game to get a 93 or something. Expand
  2. Dec 16, 2013
    10
    One of my favourite games on the Gamecube. Absolutely adored this game. Played it for hours. This game will always have a special place in myOne of my favourite games on the Gamecube. Absolutely adored this game. Played it for hours. This game will always have a special place in my heart. Must have in my book. Expand
  3. Jun 30, 2014
    10
    a very fun platformer that anyone can play it really got me more into pac-man becuase its the greatest platformer on the gamecube next toa very fun platformer that anyone can play it really got me more into pac-man becuase its the greatest platformer on the gamecube next to super mario sunshine. Expand
  4. Oct 28, 2018
    9
    One of my most favored games on the GameCube. A solid platformer with refined movement and fun enough gimmicks to keep it fresh. A veryOne of my most favored games on the GameCube. A solid platformer with refined movement and fun enough gimmicks to keep it fresh. A very underrated soundtrack and a good sense of atmosphere give it a great deal of charm. The camera control can be shaky at times but this really didn’t effect my overall enjoyment. Overall a fun experience and one of the hidden gems on the Cube. Expand
  5. Nov 19, 2019
    9
    A great game from my childhood, PAC man world 2 is simply breathtaking
    There is so much you can do in this game, it still puts some newer
    A great game from my childhood, PAC man world 2 is simply breathtaking
    There is so much you can do in this game, it still puts some newer games to shame in terms of content in 2019 for goodness sakes
    There are literally arcade Pac man games you can unlock and play in this game so it’s also a buy one get like 6 free
    There is nearly endless fun to be had in this game
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  6. JPK
    Jun 7, 2019
    9
    Definitely An Enjoyable Romp
    Pac-Man World 2 has crisp and clean graphics with amazing music.
  7. Jan 6, 2016
    8
    Pac Man World 2 is a game full of vibrant settings, intriguing enemies, a great story and a unique and engaging control scheme. The game worksPac Man World 2 is a game full of vibrant settings, intriguing enemies, a great story and a unique and engaging control scheme. The game works as a brilliant third person platformer, and whilst it does get challenging at times and the camera could be improved, it is simply a whole lot of fun. Expand

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#23 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
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#13 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2002