There has been multiple attempts at rebooting Pac-Man and making the 'franchise' relevant again. Most have failed. But this brilliant flash game on Kongregate is clearly the solution: Pac-Man as first person survival horror.
Big thanks to Michelle Starr over at CNET for alerting me to this, I was blown away.
There is literally nothing more terrifying than turning around a corner and realising you are face-to-face with an enormous human-sized Blinky. Jesus wept.
As Michelle also noted, the experience is markedly different. There is a real air of sparse menace about FPS-Man. It really, genuinely reinvents the experience. Great idea, really well executed.
Head here to play the game.