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Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is free until May 10

You can find it on Xbox Live, the PlayStation Store, and Steam

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Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is now free to give you something to do while you’re stuck at home. Bandai Namco, the game’s publisher, announced on Twitter on Friday morning that PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One players in the United States can get the game free until May 10.

Originally released in 2016, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is a sequel to Pac-Man Championship Edition and Championship Edition DX. The franchise flips Pac-Man’s normal dot-hunting gameplay around. Rather than gobbling up as many dots and fruits as you can while hunted by ghosts, these games turn Pac-Man into a ghost hunter. Boards become more like puzzles as players are tasked with eliminating as many ghosts as possible and raking up high scores by eating ghosts in quick succession.

According to Bandai Namco’s tweet, players can pick up Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 in either the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, or Steam. However, it doesn’t look like the prices have changed to free on all platforms, though that’s likely to change soon.

Bandai Namco isn’t the only company offering free games to players as an added incentive to stay inside. Game marketplaces like are also giving away games, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is having a free weekend, and the Epic Games Store has continued its weekly game giveaways that started back in 2018.

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