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Pac-Man World (PlayStation)

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MobyRank
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3.6
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall MobyScore (9 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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90
Atari HQ
Pac-Man World is a triumph in the convergence of classic and contemporary gameplay. Namco has masterfully combined many of the classic Pac-Man elements into a new game that more than holds its own against the better platform games of today. Simply put, Pac-Man World 20th Anniversary is a classic update done right and a great present to all classic gaming aficionados and Pac fans alike. Happy birthday, Pac-Man!
90
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM)
You don't have to play this sleek platform game to get your Pac-Man fix, however, thanks to the lavish extras packed in the game. The mazes mode provide plenty of colorful, 3-D maze variations, and the Classic mode let's you play an identical version of Pac-Man that started it all. Suffice to say, no Pac-Man fan should be without this brilliant game.
89
Gamezilla
The ESRB rating is right on with this one. This IS a game for everyone. It’s challenging, but not too hard. It has responsive control, nice graphics and sound, and plenty of variety with general gameplay. If you’ve ever enjoyed any of the Pac-Man games in the past, you’ll probably appreciate what this game has to offer. This game will probably also appeal to those who like classic platform style games as this one plays a bit more like a 2D-platform game than most other platform games today even though it has the 3D element. Although the game may not be the most original thing out there (it IS based on a 20 year old game, after all), it definitely has original elements (such as the bosses) -- much like what made the original Pac-Man so successful. I was quite pleased all around and really found nothing to gripe about, which is why I’m happy to give this game a score of 89.
83
The Video Game Critic
In some ways it's a typical 3D adventure as you jump between platforms, collect items, and push buttons to open doors. However, Quest is smaller in scale and less complicated than most, so you won't be overwhelmed by huge levels or move combinations. But you will have fun. With its excellent production values and timeless gameplay, Pac-Man World is a likeable package that should appeal to a wide audience.
77
Power Unlimited
Pac-Man World is een verzameling van spellen die de liefhebber in zijn collectie moet opnemen. Is het niet om de speelbaarheid van de games dan is het wel om zo onze kleine gele vriend te feliciteren met zijn verjaardag. Neem van mij nu maar aan dat je een hoop plezier kan beleven aan dit cadeau.
76
GameSpot
While the simple gameplay and cutesy premise may turn off some so-called "hard-core gamers," anyone with an open mind would do well to pick up the Pacster's newest offering. Basically an unpretentious offering that hold its own as a platformer, Pac-Man World is a fun little game that goes beyond mere regurgitation. This one is worthy of anyone's library. Don't call it a comeback.
70
Super Play
Längre in i spelet lånar Namco friskt av både Nintendo, Sony och Sega för att göra ett så komplett plattformsspel som möjligt, men helheten saknar struktur och därför faller hela spelet på att det trots allt är för opersonligt och dåligt utarbetat. Det spelar ingen roll om det rör sig om en av världens mest kända spelkaraktärer, när hans omvärld kantas av halvhjärtade plagiat och lösningar. Originalet finns med som bonusspel, för de som är intresserade.
65
Jeuxvideo.com
20 après, Namco nous montre plutôt les funérailles que le renouveau de la boule jaune. Si ce jeu était sorti il y a quelque temps, on aurait pu se laisser berner mais avec les concurrents en lice comme Spyro ou Crash Bandicoot, Pac-Man se fait gober tout cru.
42
Game Revolution
Pac-Man World is a fairly obvious marketing ploy, meant to drag whatever money is left from a now-overused video game icon. Despite fairly good graphical effects, It reeks of unoriginality, and quick, corner-cutting development. For those true Pac-Man aficionados, who have the arcade booth, all the games for the super Nintendo, the doll, the comic book, and the pajamas, you probably bought Pac-Man World already. For the rest of us, this is definitely a rent-before-you-buy situation, or maybe even a don't-bother.