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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: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Sep 26, 2016
    90
    Pac-Man Championship Edition II is a lovely variaton of a classic. The rhythm is everything, the hi-score is your boss, and even if it's approach it's not free as the first chapter, after 30 second of play you'll be in the zone like the old times.
  2. Sep 12, 2016
    90
    Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is simply an incredibly fun and addictive arcade experience that once again reinvents the arcade classic in a compelling way. The visual style feels timeless, looking as great as it did back in 2007.
  3. Sep 18, 2016
    82
    Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is a tough, uphill experience that might have a few things going against it in terms of frustration, but the game also has a lot going for it in terms of challenge. Gamers generally cry about games being too quick and easy, so Bandai Namco Studios has created something that goes against that grain. Certainly this is the Dark Souls of the Pac-Man series.
  4. Sep 12, 2016
    80
    Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 may have a few additions for the sake of it, but it’s still one of the best score-attack games you could hope to play.
  5. 80
    Adds a lot of excitement to an already fast paced game that makes Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 a very worthy follow-up on its predecessor.
  6. Oct 17, 2016
    70
    Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is tough to recommend when the first game is still around. This new entry sure is a sequel, but that’s about it.
  7. Nov 14, 2016
    50
    I can definitely applaud CE2 for not just resting on its laurels and just releasing more CEDX but with more maps and skins or something, but what they actually did with the gameplay managed to take a lot of the thrill out of it. Despite the fact that it seems to run a lot faster, there were too many times while playing this game that I just got bored in the middle of a run. “This still going, huh?” I thought to myself. For all its bells and whistles, bumping music, and sleek framerate, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 just doesn’t keep the thrill alive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 13, 2016
    10
    Pac-Man running in Soooo speed!!!
    I LOVE THIS!!   
    Do not go back to another ever Pac-Man series . ADVENTURE MODE would be better to
    Pac-Man running in Soooo speed!!!
    I LOVE THIS!!   
    Do not go back to another ever Pac-Man series .
    ADVENTURE MODE would be better to absolutely play .
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  2. Dec 27, 2016
    9
    I loved the original, spending hours upon hours playing it on PS3. When I saw this had released it was an immediate purchase and in no wayI loved the original, spending hours upon hours playing it on PS3. When I saw this had released it was an immediate purchase and in no way was I let down. It is different than most Pac-Man games, as the play is much more frantic and the ghosts are totally different. Don't sleep on this one. Expand
  3. Sep 15, 2016
    9
    I thought this would be just an updated version of the original Championship Edition but it changes so much it is basically a brand new game.I thought this would be just an updated version of the original Championship Edition but it changes so much it is basically a brand new game. At first I was like "uh oh" but then after playing it more I realized it was better. This sequel is better at giving you that buzz of blazing around the maze at crazy speeds. Progressing isn't hard but mastering requires practice and reflexes of steel. Love this game! Expand
  4. May 26, 2018
    6
    Pac-Man Championship did a fantastic job of updating the classic formula whilst retaining the core of what makes it Pac-Man and I spent manyPac-Man Championship did a fantastic job of updating the classic formula whilst retaining the core of what makes it Pac-Man and I spent many hours trying to beat my own personal, and a few friends, best scores.

    With my Xbox360 no longer in working order I jumped at the chance to pick up this sequel on the PS4 but must admit I came away disappointed. Perhaps realising that they'd pretty much perfected the formula already Namco seem to have taking the kitchen sink approach to this sequel but, rather than adding to the formula, they've simply over-complicated matters. Little "cut-scenes" that play out for certain events and pointless "boss battles" etc all interrupt the flow of the gameplay without adding anything of worth and the way the ghost now move at random (rather than remaining in a train) once you collect enough pellets to eat them adds an unneeded element of luck. The fact that a fairly long tutorial is needed to explain all these elements speaks volumes really.

    Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is still a fun game at heart, but overall it actually feels like a backwards step from its predecessor.
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  5. Sep 23, 2016
    6
    Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 was my most anticipated game of the year and i hope it gets a sequel. I recommend it to all but i also have toPac-Man Championship Edition 2 was my most anticipated game of the year and i hope it gets a sequel. I recommend it to all but i also have to report a couple of issues. The adventure mode is pure frustration, even for pro players of the genre, you might want to skip that part of the game (it's a huge part of the game sadly ). The PS4 version sometimes stutters and needs to be patched, the stutters don't occur frequently and i am 100% sure it is not platform/hardware related but in a game like this every millisecond matters in order to achieve the highest score (not to mention the D-pad precision this title requires, during stuttering the controler doesn't respond ). Overall, the game is a gem but until it is patched i give Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 a 6/10. Expand