Turn Google Maps into a game of Pacman


Now you can gobble up pills across the streets of your home city!

Wait, no, not like that. I'm talking about the Pacman game that's currently available in Google Maps. In what I assume is some April Fools' thing, you can click a button on Google's frighteningly useful map service to turn any area of the world into a Pacman level.

In the picture above, Pacman is doing his thing across PC Gamer UK's hometown of Bath. I apologise to any local residents unable to retrieve organic kale from Waitrose due to all of the ghosts patrolling the streets.

To play, go to Google Maps, find a place that exists in the world and click the Pacman icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen.


Phil has been PC gaming since the '90s, when RPGs had dice rolls and open world adventures were weird and French. Now he's the deputy editor of PC Gamer; commissioning features, filling magazine pages, and knowing where the apostrophe goes in '90s. He plays Scout in TF2, and isn't even ashamed.
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