This game never gets old: Play Pacman in Windows 10, 8 thanks to these awesome apps and games and you can download on your computer.
Pacman is one of the most played and beloved games in the world and the love for this arcade game has been kept in Windows 10, 8, as well. Also one of the highest-grossing video games of all time, Pacman or Pac-man was actually released back in 1980 as an arcade game (just like Pinball) by Japanese company Namco.
In Windows 10, 8, you can find many Pacman games in the Windows 10, 8 and RT Store, but you can’t really know which are the best, so we will help you with that by feature below five of the best Pacman apps and games you can play right now.
Of course, you can install the traditional desktop Pacman games on Windows 10, 8, but we are not focusing on that, but on Pacman games that can also be potentially be used on the touchscreen interface.
5 Best Pacman Games in Windows 10, 8
As I’ve said before, there are many Pacman games that you can find, but most of them are of very low quality, despite the fact that they are paid. What you will see below are games that you can trust and coming from reliable sources.
Yes, this is not a cheap game, as ten dollars is considered a big amount these days, especially when we’re talking about such a casual game like Pacman. However, the developer of this game is Namco itself, so this explains a lot! Also, the fact that the game can also be played on Xbox adds to its functionality. PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+ for Windows 8 is actually the sequel to the original PAC-MAN game. Being compatible with Windows RT devices, as well, this is a game for loyal Pacman players.
The Pac-Man 80′ game from the Windows Store is a loyal reproduction of Namco’s best-selling edition of the Pac-Man game. As the developer says, it perfectly matches the arcade game from the 80′, and those of you that are old enough to remember those times will definitely appreciate this specific game.
UPDATE: The game is no longer available in the Microsoft Store.
Just like the above mentioned Pacman game, this one also takes the shape of the classic game version from 1980. However, this game comes with a nice graphical background and with slight improvements in the visual aspect. We can see that the fences that separate the Pacmans look much better. For me, this is one of the best Pacman games to play in Windows 8, mainly becomes it keeps the old format but slightly improves it.
4. EVAC [Free]
EVAC is not a Pacman game per se, but is a Pacman-styled game, but which is definitely more fun if you think the old game was too boring. There are 32 levels that will keep you glued to the screen of your Windows 8 device. For increased gaming, you can also connect your Xbox 360 Controller. The “juicy” description of this Windows 8 Pacman game sounds like this:
“Be creative – play stealthily to avoid encounters, prepare traps for your enemies or just rush as fast as you can right in front of their eyes. Figure out how to beat the system and destroy your captors in 32 action-packed levels. Steal from your dark adversary and leave his world in ruins!”
I can’t vouch for other features, but the sound in this game is really, really awesome!
Just like EVAC, 3D Ladybird is another Windows 8 Pacman-styled game, which will definitely appeal to the little ones, so you can add it to your collection of best Windows 8 games for kids. This is a very light PacMan-like game, the download measuring only 8 megabytes. The description of this Pacman game goes like this and I couldn’t say it better myself:
“Flick the ladybug around the maze, collecting flowers and strawberries. Collect letters to form the word ‘EXTRA’ and win a life. Grab the honey from bees’ nest to score big. Use turnstiles strategically to cut predator bees’ path!”
This is really a free demo, it doesn’t have any paid in-app purchases. There is also a global leaderboard, so you can test your skills against other Pacman players all around the world.
This game brings the original Pacman game to the Microsoft Store and is one of the most popular Pacman games among Windows 10 users.
The gameplay follows the classic Pacman rules: as you eat fruit and run away from Ghosts, you get rewarded. Dodge all the ghosts and you can earn high scores. If you’re tired of running away from ghosts, grab a Power Pellet and destroy the Ghosts before they get you.
If you’re planning to download this game on a tablet, keep in mind that it doesn’t support touch input.
Did we miss any Pacman games? Let us know in the comments below.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2013 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in October 2013 and was revamped and updated in May 2018 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.