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  • Summary: A new sequel in the PAC-MAN Championship Edition series comes to next-generation consoles and PC. Taking highlights from the past, PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2 takes the best aspects from Championship Edition and Championship Edition DX and evolves the game for the future Featuring 3DA new sequel in the PAC-MAN Championship Edition series comes to next-generation consoles and PC. Taking highlights from the past, PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2 takes the best aspects from Championship Edition and Championship Edition DX and evolves the game for the future Featuring 3D graphics and funky visuals, the latest version of the classic game takes chomping and chasing through mazes to a new level. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Sep 15, 2016
    95
    It changes up the formula enough to keep things feeling fresh, its look and feel is fantastic, and the overall package will keep fans playing for hours on end. It really is a sequel worth the Pac-Man name, and I for one absolutely love it.
  2. Oct 4, 2016
    85
    PAC-MAN Championship Eidtion 2 certainly takes a number of liberties with the traditional PAC-MAN gameplay, but it stills manages to feel like a PAC-MAN game at its core.
  3. Edge Magazine
    Sep 27, 2016
    80
    What at first feels more like a Benny Hill chase reveals itself to be another fine reinvention of this classic. [Nov 2016, p.112]
  4. Sep 19, 2016
    76
    Pac Man Championship Edition 2 is a solid title; rich, funny and well developed. Still, it can not match the incredible Championship Edition DX.
  5. Pelit (Finland)
    Nov 9, 2016
    73
    Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 The new mechanics are somewhat interesting, but ultimately make it a less satisfying experience than Championship Edition DX. Also, making ghost eating a cutscene seriously breaks the flow of the game. [Nov 2016]
  6. Sep 19, 2016
    70
    Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 shines in all the same ways as Pac-Man Championship Edition, just with a light that's a little duller. Levels are still fun, they're just not as fun. The action still has a funky, flow-y groove, just not as funky or flow-y.
  7. Oct 7, 2016
    40
    The creators of Pac-Man CE 2 had the difficult task of remixing a game that has already been expanded upon and reworked to the point of refinement, and they chose to pile on the complexity anyway. The result is a Frankenstein’s Pac-Man—a mess of features and modes that, despite all the power pellets and fruit and ghosts, still left me feeling hungry.

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  1. May 29, 2020
    7
    Pac-Man is a legendary gaming franchise but it doesn't mean that legendary gaming franchises cannot have issues. The game is enjoyable but itPac-Man is a legendary gaming franchise but it doesn't mean that legendary gaming franchises cannot have issues. The game is enjoyable but it makes you mad sometimes.

    Pro:

    - 3D Graphics are amazing
    - Soundtrack is pretty cool
    - The gameplay works rightly

    Mixed:

    - If you have not enough experience, it'll be a headache to get the ghosts. It requires more pratice to get them easier
    - Many stages are well-designed but some of them is a mess. You need to control Pac-Man with precision to not make your gameplay confusing.
    - Partially CPUs (Ghosts) are messed and annoying. Watch out what's coming in your way!

    Cons:

    - Do not trust the leaderboards. There are cheaters in the leaderboard that wants you to think that they're hardcore players.
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  2. May 20, 2020
    6
    This Pac-Man can be a good entertainment for a few hours, but not more.

    Compared to the all-time classic Pac-Man, this game has a
    This Pac-Man can be a good entertainment for a few hours, but not more.

    Compared to the all-time classic Pac-Man, this game has a fast-paced gameplay, a few tweaks in the behavior of the ghosts and a "jump back to start point" feature. With the electro music in the background, the game is quite dynamic. Trying to hit the S score in the challenge mode can be fun for a while.

    Beyond that there is not much to look for. 17 of the 18 achievements can be unlocked within a few hours, and the last achievement is an everlasting farm of adventure missions that artificially boosts the otherwise short play time of the game. As described above, the gameplay is limited to the strict minimum, only relying on the gradual increase of the rhythm to make it harder and harder to avoid ghosts, or eat the ghost trains. So beyond these few hours it obviously becomes quite repetitive.

    Enjoy it as the little funny game this is, but don't hope for more.
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