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  • Summary: A new sequel in the highly acclaimed PAC-MAN Championship Edition series finally 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 theA new sequel in the highly acclaimed PAC-MAN Championship Edition series finally 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 eye-popping 3D graphics and funky visuals, the latest version of the classic game takes chomping and chasing through mazes to a whole new level! Get on the train, a new PAC experience is coming! Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Mar 28, 2018
    91
    PMCE2+ is an excellent addition to the Switch eShop, not to mention a spectacular evolution of the Pac-Man franchise. A lot of games have legacies, as Nintendo fans know very well, but some of the older titles that pioneered the industry are either stuck in re-releases or not as engaging to today’s players. If PMCE2+ is proof of anything, it’s that with a little ingenuity, the core mechanics of these classics can easily appeal to a contemporary audience.
  2. Mar 3, 2018
    90
    The 2-player mode is substantial enough that it feels like its own game. If you’ve already played the original to death on another console, I’d still recommend grabbing the Switch version.
  3. Feb 22, 2018
    85
    ​Thanks to the essential structure and the great rhythm, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus is still a good solution for those who want to get away from reality and jump into a fast and frantic experience.
  4. Feb 22, 2018
    80
    Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus is an enhanced porting of the game released in 2016 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Game modes and gameplay are the same but this Switch version adds a brand new local two players co-op that bring some new cool mechanics and increases the fun. And it can be played with a single Joy-Con too. You can also play in tandem with the CPU if you do not have friends to team up, but it is not the same thing. After more than 35 years, Pac-Man is still here to entertain everyone.
  5. Feb 26, 2018
    80
    Pac-Man arrives on Switch with an excellent game, incredibly enjoyable with two players, as well as the timeless fun you get from the original formula.
  6. Mar 5, 2018
    75
    This is the game that has adapted the formula from the original video game to present times. Clearly, it's a limited formula; for many it can already be worn out or obsolete. However, it has nice-looking visual effects, one or two more speeds so that mastering the skills and reaching better scores is slightly more attractive than ever.
  7. 60
    Proof that bigger isn’t always better. The additional gameplay mechanics only get in the way of how fun the original was, and makes the screen a busy mess at times. The saving grace is that the Switch version of the game is perfect for short play sessions, which makes it a decent purchase for those that want Pac-Man on the go.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Feb 22, 2018
    10
    10/10 The best version yet of Pac-man. Fast, furious action and music, Boss fights, 3D sequences and an awesome all new co-op mode for the10/10 The best version yet of Pac-man. Fast, furious action and music, Boss fights, 3D sequences and an awesome all new co-op mode for the Nintendo Switch! Expand
  2. Feb 23, 2018
    10
    I just got this game on the Switch and I completed the tutorial first because I've never played this version of Pac-Man before. I then playedI just got this game on the Switch and I completed the tutorial first because I've never played this version of Pac-Man before. I then played both Time Attack and Adventure modes and I had so much fun! I haven't played the multiplayer mode yet but I can't imagine how much fun that would be as well. Another user here is complaining about the framerate, I've played the game for more than 3 hours so far and I have not seen any framerate dips whatsoever or any performance issues. The game plays amazingly well and it looks great. There's a lot of content and the replayability is endless. I highly recommend it. Expand
  3. Apr 9, 2018
    8
    Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus is exactly what you'd expect, fast and exhilarating gameplay. I recommend this game for anyone who enjoysPac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus is exactly what you'd expect, fast and exhilarating gameplay. I recommend this game for anyone who enjoys arcade games all about the score. Expand
  4. Feb 25, 2018
    6
    Frame rate issues IN PAC-MAN. The game ran perfectly fine on PS4, but the stutters here are inexcusable, seeing that more demanding games likeFrame rate issues IN PAC-MAN. The game ran perfectly fine on PS4, but the stutters here are inexcusable, seeing that more demanding games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe run perfectly. It's a shame, since portability could make this excellent title better, but there better be a patch soon. Expand
  5. Feb 22, 2018
    3
    9/10 ps4
    3/10 switch
    Horrible horrible frame rate lag , terrible stutter, even worse joypad/con lag in both undocked mode, and
    9/10 ps4
    3/10 switch
    Horrible horrible frame rate lag , terrible stutter, even worse joypad/con lag in both undocked mode, and unforgivibly..noticably worse in docked mode, in a game that 60fps is a precision requirement.
    This is a seriously flawed port. such a shame as I have the ps4 version too which I bought the switch version off the strength of that one.
    Casuals will probably disagree and wonder why i gave it a low score, but high score arcade junkies and hardcore gamers will understand why this stinking mess means its impossible to attempt any serious score in this port.
    The gameplay mechanics is is the only redeeming factor that gives it a 3 score for anyone wanting to play the best Pac man since championship deluxe (a masterpiece).
    Stating 'but it's on switch so it's on the go' is not an excuse.
    If your the next budding Billy Mitchell, go get the ps4 version.
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