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 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1,003 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A game designed to excel in all areas with one goal ' making the player feel at the centre of the action and in control. The level of interaction with the world is breathtaking and heightens the sense of danger and the rewards for success.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There’s always a hesitation in giving something 10 since you are essentially saying that it’s perfect but as things stand now that’s exactly what World of Warcraft deserves.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is less a videogame and more a life in and of itself. The longer I’m away from it the more I come to appreciate it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Here we have a game that is intelligent and uncompromising yet wonderfully easy to get involved with and enjoy.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Some might say that Valve is crazy, putting all these gems in one box. But in doing so it has provided a clear statement of its place among the top ranks, offering value for money as well as truly superb gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rock Band 1 was innovation. Rock Band 2 is perfection. Buy it.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As good as if not better than Grand Theft Auto IV and is as beautiful as a Hollywood epic.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A single player game that keeps on giving, is as good as if not better than Grand Theft Auto IV and is as beautiful as a Hollywood epic.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 is a superb adventure, a deep gameplay experience, action packed and stuffed full of amazing vistas, If you own an Xbox 360 you have to buy this game. It's every bit the the smart, sexy, thrilling, moving, funny, tense game we hoped it would be.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The gameplay is extremely effective in terms of its new cover system and leaner, more focused action. The lore and mythology is involving and the story pulls you into the universe. The voice acting, soundtrack and graphical fidelity are the icing on the cake.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    After creating this masterpiece, Bethesda has a mighty task creating something just as good. I can’t recommend Broken Steel highly enough. If you have Fallout 3, you need Broken Steel to go with it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Xbox 360 owners can be assured that this is one of the finest, if not the finest, releases for the console so far. It is a celebration of the car, but even more a celebration of the joy to be had in driving.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I have never played anything so momentous or revolutionary as Heavy Rain. In the coming years I expect the game's influence to be felt throughout the industry in terms of gameplay, storytelling and interactivity. This is a game that deserves all the plaudits it can get. So please go out and buy Heavy Rain and reward those that have made such a groundbreaking videogame event.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Halo 2 online is not total perfection, but it's miles better than anything out there right now, by a long long way... It's a genuine milestone in online console gaming. [Multiplayer Review]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Certainly not perfect, but it provides an unrivalled single player experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s fun, fast and furious. Play single, against your friend or online, it’s all good.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All the factors that make a good survival horror game are here; the story, the ambience, the tension, the scares and the gore. The formula has been slightly changed though, this game is more of a shooter than its predecessors and there is less puzzle solving, but it works.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Judged on its own merits, Invisible War is a great example of a game that offers meaningful freedom of choice, that rewards different approaches and that creates a coherent, intelligent world wrapped up in a very well paced and expertly written plot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is by no means perfect, but it's a wonderful evolving experience that it's a pleasure to be part of.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without doubt the ultimate release in the Unreal series. Smooth gameplay, great graphics, and mountains of content. Epic has released a game that may well be able to dominate the online gaming scene for the next couple of years.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Special praise also has to be dealt to Turbine for creating an MMO that managed to ship in a fairly completed state, and with stability issues kept to a minimum.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But as a longtime player of MMORPGs myself, I love being able to log on for fifteen minutes and actually get a feeling of progress at any level. It is about time MMORPGs started to look at themselves as games, not time sinks.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the main things that has kept the franchise going strong is the community and The Sims 2 does nothing to reverse that; quite the opposite. Almost everything can be created or modified now.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Right out of the box (no patch needed) the game ran smooth, looked awesome and kept me both terrified and unable to walk away. The pacing is perfect and the production value unmatched.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the gorgeous detailed graphics, humour, wonderful on-set animation and the entertaining radio news system, The Movies is a landmark game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plenty of gloriously explosive action is complimented by depth and variety.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every factor is so well designed; the combat, graphics, animation, music (brooding symphonic score a la Wagner), sound effects, puzzles etc. Even the voiceover is fine, not great, but fine.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    San Andreas' greatest success is that it gives us more space for our imaginations than most other games do, and ties together the edges neatly with a well-crafted story and missions, adding up to a whole that few games can compare to.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sid Meier and his crew have managed to update one of the major classics of gaming so that it is now a worthy example of the fact that good gameplay never goes out of fashion.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The atmosphere of the game is so thick that you can cut it...Even though it all ends kind of sudden[ly], S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is still one of the best First Person Shooters I’ve played in a long time, especially if you like the post-apocalyptic atmosphere from games like "Fallout."