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 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Heavy Rain
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1,003 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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are 10 basic levels, plus a bunch of challenge-style bonus levels that can be unlocked if you can bear the plodding, outdated gameplay, unresponsive controls, uninteresting graphics, and average sound.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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the difficulty levels were sorted, the turn-based combat system rehashed and the player was told with reasonable conviction what the hell is going on, Hired Guns could be quite enjoyable, but as it is it's a frustrating, indecisive, low-level strategy game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you are an absolute diehard darts fan, someone who really enjoys watching the televised tournaments then there is possibly something here for you, otherwise if you’re simply looking for a game of darts, one that you can enjoy with your mates? Well nip down to your local high street, a bog standard dartboard is likely to cost about half of where this game will RRP.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A huge letdown for a franchise that is yearning for its reinstatement at the top. EA really should have done so much better. Why not just use the Burnout Paradise engine, create a new city, slap in the NFS gameplay and call it...Most Wanted Hot Pursuit Porsche Unleashed? I'd buy it. In fact I'd buy two copies out of unadulterated joy.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At the end of the day it's a pretty average racing game here, it has a lot in common with Excitetruck, but is a pale imitation of it really.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I found Phantasy Star Portable to be nothing other than a disappointment, it has redeeming features but too many flaws to make it enjoyable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Along the way decisions were made to cheat the player and in doing so this is one racer robbed of most of its fun. That really is a crying shame.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So you’re left with a game that provides surprisingly enjoyable family-friendly fun, but one that doesn’t last longer than four hours (five if you’re a child) and misses opportunity after opportunity.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    They really need to work on the game's AI to make the single player game fairer, and that wobbly reticule, if they are going to make another edition next year, but even then it'll still only be darts.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In fairytale terms this game is a poisoned apple and if it doesn’t kill you it will probably put you to sleep.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Only diehard fans and those looking to complete every aspect of the game will get the most out of it.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    “Oddly not as compelling as it sounds” is an apt summary for it all, to be honest.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The only players I would feel comfortable in recommending this title too would be existing hardcore Eye of Judgement fans (I know that they’re out there) who are looking to get their hands on a portable fix.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The breaking of the missions into arbitrary short sections doesn't work for me, as I would prefer to see a large mission with sub-goals rather than what feels like lots of really short missions.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The bugs in the gameplay make it difficult to recommend and the graphics make it unpleasant to watch.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    And there are some hilarious one-liners, but most of the time it is a lukewarm mix of outdated pick up lines and dialogue which tries to be funny, but fails. And again there is too much repetition.