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Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 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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  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
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  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: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  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 23, 2017
    9
    This is a very charming platformer with good and fair controls (Ok camera) is the best of the pac-man world games. But the main reason to getThis is a very charming platformer with good and fair controls (Ok camera) is the best of the pac-man world games. But the main reason to get this game is for its stunning and whimsical soundtrack. Expand
  6. Oct 26, 2018
    8
    With nice animations, wacky visuals and great sound, this is a great platforming experience that easily surpasses the original.
  7. Dec 17, 2014
    7
    The games alright, it's nice to play a 3d platformer, because these days they are getting less and less popular. I only played this game forThe games alright, it's nice to play a 3d platformer, because these days they are getting less and less popular. I only played this game for the first time this year, and it's pretty good. Some of the bosses though are simply... fajdifajogfajdofjioJOFIjfoijFIOj, if you know what I mean? Some parts in this game feel unfair also. Like if you grab onto the ledge of a falling object you can never get up, as it just keeps falling... The level before the final boss is long and annoying. The ground blends in with the muddy water so it is hard to see where you are walking. You only get 4 or 5 lives I believe when you respawn so you have to start the LOOOOONG level all over again. You see the level is an annoying maze. Then after that you have to fight another terrible final boss. Seriously, the FINAL boss is the last thing you remember from the game, and it is terrible. He just teleports constantly and spams projectiles. He can kill you just by hitting you with one projectile at times, as when he hits you with one he will keep spamming them so you are unable to get up. Also there is so much you have to watch out for, You have to run through enemies and fire that chases you, and the after-burn of his flreballs. It leaves smoke that when you step on it it will hurt you. You can get hit 4 times before death. Anyway if you are a completionist who likes 100% games, this game has so many things every level that for me it seems like it would take forever to 100%.. I can 100% games like Mario but this, there is just way too much you have to collect in levels. Not a flaw with the game, just too much for me to want to 100% it. It's also not good enough for me to want to 100% it either. But if you like hard games to 100% this is a very good choice. Expand

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#26 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
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