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  • Summary: Feed Your Appetite for Adventure. In Pac-Man World Re-Pac, Pac-Man arrives home on his birthday to find the Ghosts have kidnapped Pac-Man’s family & friends and ruined his party. Pac-Man must set out to adventure through the six areas of Ghost Island to rescue his family and friends, andFeed Your Appetite for Adventure. In Pac-Man World Re-Pac, Pac-Man arrives home on his birthday to find the Ghosts have kidnapped Pac-Man’s family & friends and ruined his party. Pac-Man must set out to adventure through the six areas of Ghost Island to rescue his family and friends, and face-off against the Ghosts’ boss, Toc-Man. With polished graphics, enhanced gameplay, and updated features – Pac-Man World Re-Pac is action/platforming fun for both experienced Pac-fans and new Pac-thusiasts the world over. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Sep 29, 2022
    85
    Pac-Man World: Re-Pac might be a bit basic at times, but it nails the mechanics and delivers on the production. It feels like exactly the kind of thing I would have enjoyed as a kid — which basically means I also enjoy it now as a platforming-crazed adult. I’m glad Namco is looking to its classic catalog in this way, and I’m hoping it means we get more from them in this style. Pac-Man fever? I have it.
  2. Aug 29, 2022
    80
    Pac-Man World Re-Pac brings a classic back to life and then some. While the locked camera and tricky angles might frustrate some, it is still a fun game that expands the Pac-Man universe and reminds us that this old power pellet eater still has a lot of life left in him.
  3. Sep 4, 2022
    76
    As a big fan of the original back in the day, I admit that perhaps Pac-Man World hasn't held up as well as I thought it would. With that being said, Pac-Man World Re-Pac is definitely a cute and colourful game that's full of fun gameplay and rewarding collectibles.
  4. Aug 29, 2022
    70
    Pac-Man World may not be Pac-Man World 2 like I’d hoped, but it’s still a solid classic platformer with enough unique elements to help it stand out. Those who have played the original will no doubt appreciate the nostalgia, but those like me who missed it originally will still have a good time.
  5. Sep 2, 2022
    70
    The visual upgrades give a fresh look to the game, however the same cannot be said for the gameplay that comes straight from 1999. PAC-MAN World Re-PAC gives the opportunity to those who loved the original game to see it with a fresh eye, while at the same time fans of old school 3D platformers that missed it back in 1999, have now the chance to try it out.
  6. Aug 31, 2022
    70
    Pac-Man returns in its first 3D platformer, with a very faithful remake of the original one.
  7. Aug 24, 2022
    60
    This Re-Pac of that game that had a moderate success more than twenty years ago proves to be mostly aimed at nostalgics of the original title, eager to get their hands on one of their first playful experiences on the historic PlayStation, which can therefore be satisfied from the new Bandai-Namco proposal. Those who have not already felt an immeasurable affection for Pac-Man World for some time will not find in the Re-Pac a useful reason to rediscover this little gem of the past, yet another demonstration of how much the world of video games has evolved since that distant 1999.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Oct 24, 2022
    10
    One of my fondest memories from my early childhood is playing Pac Man World, Crash Bandicoot, and Spyro with my uncle on his PS1. This remakeOne of my fondest memories from my early childhood is playing Pac Man World, Crash Bandicoot, and Spyro with my uncle on his PS1. This remake turned out to be amazing, gave the same feeling as the original one did ~20 years ago. An absolute must buy. Hoping for a Pac Man World 2 and 3 re-pac version. Expand
  2. Nov 20, 2022
    10
    Genuinely one of my favorite games of all time. The platforming is very well constructed and precise. Reminds me a lot of Super Mario 3DGenuinely one of my favorite games of all time. The platforming is very well constructed and precise. Reminds me a lot of Super Mario 3D World, which is impressive since the original PMW game came out 14 years before SM3DW. The Re-PAC remaster improves on the original in every way. The PS5 version even uses the DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers for throwing dots. A lot of linear 3D platformers follow the pattern of grass -> desert -> ice -> water -> caves -> sky -> lava. This game’s worlds mix up the theming a lot, being pirate ship -> ruins -> space -> funhouse -> factory -> mansion. Six unusual themes in an unusual order. Very creative! I’m especially a fan of the funhouse world. At launch, the game had two issues: much of the soundtrack was heavily compressed and the original PS1 game’s development team was not included in the end credits. Both of these issues have since been fixed with a patch, so I can now confidently say it’s a 10/10 game. I hope to see more PAC-Man World games in the future, remakes and entirely new. Expand
  3. Jan 7, 2023
    10
    Hermoso !! Nostalgia pura, gráficos de ps5 dignos,recomendado a todas las edades.
  4. Nov 15, 2022
    9
    PAC-MAN World Re-PAC made me feel like a kid again. When I was young, I owned the game on the GBA. A few years later, I would go over to myPAC-MAN World Re-PAC made me feel like a kid again. When I was young, I owned the game on the GBA. A few years later, I would go over to my grandparents house on the lake every year. In the room they gave me was a PlayStation with a copy of the Original PAC-MAN World. I played it so much that they gave me it as a gift. I owned PAC-MAN World Rally as well and would discover World 2 and 3 in my middle school years.

    I was ecstatic when this game got revealed in the Partner Nintendo Direct, as PAC-MAN MUSEUM + just came out and I didn't expect a remake of one of my favorite retro platformers. When i got the game on both PS5 and Switch, the memories came back to me.

    The game also fixed many of the annoying bosses and glitched. Overall, if you like the series, or just like platformers, and have $30 lying around, this is a great choice. Now we wait for the eventual World 2 remake.
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  5. Nov 12, 2022
    8
    "A true to the source material RE-PACkaging of the original PlayStation hidden gem with fluid animation and updated visuals sure to bring a"A true to the source material RE-PACkaging of the original PlayStation hidden gem with fluid animation and updated visuals sure to bring a smile to the faces of both nostalgic gamers and children alike, I personally cannot wait for the speedrunning community to do what they do best break this game open."

    Score: 80/100 or ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  6. LMD
    Aug 28, 2022
    8
    It's not a Game of the Year contender, but this platformer is just so fun to play. It's beautiful, catchy, and addictive. A pure joyfulIt's not a Game of the Year contender, but this platformer is just so fun to play. It's beautiful, catchy, and addictive. A pure joyful nostalgia trip. Worth all the time it asks, and gives hope for the future of the series. Expand
  7. Jan 1, 2023
    3
    Good grief this game is awful. The level design is tedious, the lag in controls is horrific and the lack of quality-of-life improvements isGood grief this game is awful. The level design is tedious, the lag in controls is horrific and the lack of quality-of-life improvements is woeful. Go play Mario Odessy, Sonic Frontiers or Crash Bandicoot rather than this terrible thing. Expand

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