Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
Buy On
  1. Mar 31, 2014
    70
    More difficult stages and a much better camera would have put the Pac in a better position to challenge Mario, but his resulting venture is a considerable option for new gamers.
  2. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    May 6, 2014
    65
    Vibrant, simple stuff aimed squarely at a generation who know Pac as a superpowered teenage hero, rather than the characterless, quip-free globe of old. [May 2014, p.89]
  3. Apr 5, 2014
    65
    This new Pac-Man is "just" a quite good game, but at the same time it is an old-style, almost-explorative 3D platform: a rarity, right now. A rarity, even in its averageness. If you like the genre, give it a try.
  4. Dec 12, 2013
    65
    Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures is average and generic in every sense of the word.
  5. Games Master UK
    Apr 7, 2014
    60
    It's passable, if lightweight, stuff. [May 2014, p.78]
  6. Apr 7, 2014
    58
    Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures is a barely average game. It's got some nice ideas, but they don't translate in a really interesting and fun game.
  7. Apr 14, 2014
    50
    Pac-Man and the ghostly adventures is a 3D platformer which fails in the most important features of this classic genre. Both the controls and the camera are clumsy and it's really hard to have fun with these problems.
  8. Apr 11, 2014
    45
    It's difficult to do worse than Pac-Man and the ghostly adventures on Wii U: there's a handful of much better platforms out there, both in 2D and 3D. Imprecise controls and a wacky camera are the main culprits, so that even for your kids or nephews this game is not good enough.
  9. Mar 28, 2014
    40
    All the potential of Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures gets lost in an uninteresting mix of frustrating gameplay mechanics, camera failures and a short lifespan. Pity the iconic Namco character, who finds himself in an uninspired experience, surrounded by more captivating offers in the platforms genre.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Oct 31, 2018
    7
    Nice graphics, nice controls and nice level design makes this game a safe and comfortable journey if you want some classic PAC-MAN action.
  2. Mar 12, 2015
    4
    Forgettable tie-in game.
    Skip it unless you're a 6 year old fan. Seems overly offensive, but it's a terrible game that shows how Pac-Man
    Forgettable tie-in game.
    Skip it unless you're a 6 year old fan. Seems overly offensive, but it's a terrible game that shows how Pac-Man dropped this low. Why Namco!???
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  3. Oct 6, 2014
    8
    Not going to waste a lot of breath on this review. Its a fun weekend if you are a 3D platforming fan. Take the game for what it is and haveNot going to waste a lot of breath on this review. Its a fun weekend if you are a 3D platforming fan. Take the game for what it is and have about 8 fun hours. Its not Mario or Banjo but I liked it, scratched my platforming itch. Full Review »