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PacMaps

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 (opens in new tab). 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 writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.