Play Pac-Man as a first-person horror game
The hungry ghosts of Pac-Man become a lot more frightening when you experience it like a first-person shooter game.
You are caught in a dark maze full of glowing orbs. You're hungry and only the orbs can feed your insatiable appetite. But at each turn, danger lurks. Merciless ghosts haunt your every move. This is the story of Pac-Man.
Maze walls rise up around you and tense music plays, ratcheting it into survival-horror gaming territory. The game really picks up when you munch a power pellet and start running headlong through the maze, looking for ghosties to chow down on.
The immersive viewpoint adds a challenge to the game. You don't have the full top-down map to follow and Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde can sneak up on you, giving only a glow to warn you of their presence.
FPS-Man is no Resident Evil, but it does succeed in creating a much creepier atmosphere than the original game ever attained. It feels both modern and retro at the same time.