Boomtown's Scores

  • Games
For 1,003 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 World of Warcraft
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1,003 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are 10 basic levels, plus a bunch of challenge-style bonus levels that can be unlocked if you can bear the plodding, outdated gameplay, unresponsive controls, uninteresting graphics, and average sound. Otherwise, frustration and boredom are likely to see Operation: Vietnam being traded in very quickly indeed.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    On the whole, the extremely variable difficulty level, the bugs, the graphical pop-up that makes the driving so infuriating and the overall poor standard of the on-foot missions mean that this is, unfortunately, Driv3l.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It feels rushed, it looks dated and it’s filled with annoying glitches that should have been ironed out during play testing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are some good ideas in here and with a bit more bug fixing and tweaking before release this could have been a decent offering. In the end Stormrise has so many problems that it is impossible to recommend.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All I can do, and it kills me to say this, is advise you don’t get this game. Simply because it’s a poor game, with a score propped up by a better, more traditional Sonic available to play. Sadly it’s not available to play with enough.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An incredibly disappointing and frustrating experience.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So far, so 1/10! But, despite the control issues, the awful production values and the Create-a-player mode being the most stripped down and useless creation tool I’ve ever seen (there aren’t even any stats to give your player), PDC still has that ‘something’ that makes it worthy of more than that.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the developer doesn’t care to address the problems True Crime: New York City has, you shouldn’t care to buy it. It’s that simple.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I believe EA could have created a very nice 2D/Top down view version of the game to suit the DS but instead it thought that a liner mission based structure would be more fun for the player and in my opinion they could not have been more wrong.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Is the game a kid's game? If it is, that's no excuse for such a shoddy piece of work.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a stunner to look at and genuinely scared us on more than one occasion. I'm sure Darkworks would take some comfort in knowing that. But in the end it accounts for nothing, because this turkey is well and truly cold.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Constantine the game is supposed to be in the horror genre just like the movie, but it simply fails to scare even just a little bit.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The bugs in the gameplay make it difficult to recommend and the graphics make it unpleasant to watch.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Irregular, often frustrating, boring, not technical enough for simulation addicts, not fun or crazy enough for arcade lovers, despite a few positive aspects The BIGS 2 gives off a lukewarm feeling by taking a middle-of-the-road approach.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Arguably, the dress code is the highlight of a game that desperately needs some kind of distinguishing string to its bow, for otherwise it’s as bland and culturally distant as clichéd manga template design can be.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The learning curve, hampered by comically poor documentation and badly-executed tutorials, is almost vertical.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite the many disappointments, undoubtedly the thing that disappointed me the most with FIFA World Cup 2010 is that it has no identity. It doesn’t know whether it’s a simulation or a simplistic arcade game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Carter is such a boring character it's hard to see his appeal. Unless you like playing gungho simpletons that congratulate themselves at any given opportunity for things as banal as successfully popping a guard in the head with a rubber bullet.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    That's one of the main problems with Fatal Inertia, it feels like a half-baked mod to Unreal Tournament rather than a proper game in its own right.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If we had a penny for every bug or piece of glitchy physics we’d seen we would have a pretty hefty penny jar. In the end what could have been a potentially potent mix of gaming genres has turned out to be a below average hotchpotch of half-baked execution.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s no easy way to put this, but Sonic the Hedgehog is quite possibly the worst Sonic game ever.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The puzzles (if that’s what you want to call them) are either ridiculously easy or they are completely devoid of logic and impossibly hard.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a shame really as EA could have done a whole lot better. The control system could be a lot better, the animation could be better and the cut-scenes could be better.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The on-going appeal of NHL10's stats and progression system is something 2K10 simply cannot match, and couple that with the poor controls and slow pacing and you've got no decision on where your money should land.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s tempting to go so far as to state that this is the epitome of mainstream, generic console fare, but it doesn’t have playable rap stars or street racing in it, so it doesn’t even merit that.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At the end of the day this is just another lacklustre movie tie in really, it had some good ideas badly executed, but if you are a fan of the movie you may get a few hours enjoyment out of it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    By no means a complete disaster, but by no means worth spending money on.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a multiplayer game, it can provide some entertaining moments with some like-minded friends. As a single player RPG, it is deeply flawed.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Aside from the brief diversion of the multiplayer mode there’s little to enjoy here. Dead Man’s Chest is the very definition of a lazy licence - so routine, clunky and mechanical that it’s as soulless as a ghost pirate.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s hard for me to think of anyone who would find Hot Pixel entertaining, even at its reduced RRP of £19.99. It would be too fast and frantic for young kids, too ridiculously camp at being street for young teenagers and too brain-numbingly dull for anybody with an IQ over 50 to play it for more than half an hour.