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 Heavy Rain
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1,003 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If there is to be a sequel, and I join the rising chorus of voices demanding one, it is going to have to properly develop the core (design) gameplay that Tomb Raider: Legend gets back to.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A very pretty game, gorgeous in fact, with plenty to do and see. But ultimately it just doesn't quite seem new enough. It's an example in safe game development and taking the easy path, but while it lasts, it's a fun path.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If nothing more than an interesting footnote in the evolution of gaming ideas, it would be a real shame to let this game fade into obscurity without at least coming to your own conclusion.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Narnia is a slay ride with Santa Claus level of novelty for big fans of the books and/or movies, but a simplistic, repetitive but sometimes fun fantasy-action game for anyone else. Who are you gonna be?
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The single, or should that be double, player campaign is a bit on the short side, but it’s quite replayable due to being fun with a friend, and the multiplayer is good for a blast, just hope some new maps turn up for it pretty soon.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    N+
    While it’s a great game, if you bought your 360 to see high definition graphics and all new gaming experiences, N+ won’t satisfy your modern hunger for High Definition. But if you liked the flash game, rate gameplay over graphics and don’t mind paying just over a fiver for some old fashioned entertainment, buy it… but be prepared to destroy the odd controller at certain difficult levels.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The nagging doubt about Multiwinia is that it is possibly too simple and short term – fun to drop into in the odd quiet half-hour, but with no visible form of progression, nothing that you will stick with in the long term.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite some glaring issues with this game I still enjoyed it immensely. It's fun, addictive and relaxing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A budget game being sold at an inflated price, likely to fans of the genre only. But I’m still really looking forward to Orcs & Elves II on the DS.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If your nerves are shot to pieces with the glut of zombie gore 'em ups out there Osmos will do a sterling job of rubbing those aching temples and making the nightmares go away.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not to say that it isn’t fun, but Pain is clearly a victim of its own hype.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There have been many games of this type, but Samurai Warriors is undoubtedly the best.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Square have tried to give us a chance to tell our own stories through this game, but their rules and prerequisites are often too restricting and the rewards not always enough.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I found World Racing 2 a huge letdown having been looking forward to this sequel for so long. I expected it to be a step forward, not seem like a step back.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a family friendly fun romp that's inoffensive and visually interesting with a nice quirky style. Just don't expect a great co-op time unless you can work together within a tight camera angle. This is one Wii game that's better to play on your own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And when atmosphere is the only new thing that you bring to the table, it had better be damn near perfect to make a good impression. Hitman: Contracts is just short of that, but is more than enough if you haven’t played Hitman 2.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The series has had a good run, but it just hasn’t really evolved much from it’s initial outing and unless they can do a complete reinvention on the next installment then Actvision should just call it a day.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What we've been given is a game that looks like rallying, but the cars have so much grip, so much power in the brakes, that in the rally sections there's no feeling of driving off road at all.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent, side-scrolling action romp, with admirable multiplayer offering and enjoyable gameplay. This, comrade, is well worth an investment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can get past the problems or are fortunate enough not to care you are going to find a great biking sim with amazing depth and longevity. It’s one of the best loved games on Live, and this release shouldn’t do too much to change that.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the formula is solid, I think it was a missed opportunity for Pandemic to just churn out practically the same game. However, if you're looking for a no-brainer with big guns and lots of explosions, it rarely gets as fun as this.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A shamefully small amount has changed with each game apart from graphical upgrades, new characters and some abilities, but it's still an entertaining formula, and DMC4 is proof of that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Geo Wars offers you the same, basic and fun gameplay but with the added twist of a level structure. However, it really is all about shooting and avoiding getting shot. After a few hours play I found I was just stuck in the same groove and the game doesn’t offer much in the way of variety.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you do decide to pick it up you’re unlikely to be disappointed, but it’s also unlikely to set your gaming world on fire.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Technical shortcomings do mar the experience though as does the lack of multiplayer.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure it won't challenge the big boys in the gaming industry, but it's up to indie developers to push unique ideas further. Hermitworks Entertainment should be proud of their game because it shows a lot of potential.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it is Tekken 6 comes highly recommended to those who can play it regularly with friends, or to those that are prepared to wait to see if the soon-to-be-released patch really does sort out all of the online issues. Just stay away from the Scenario Campaign mode. It’s six hours of your life you’ll never see again if you don’t.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you liked the world of the original, buy it, you’ll get a kick out of everything, but if you’ve not even played the first one, then buy The Longest Journey and see what Dreamfall should have been; like its predecessor, focussed on the puzzles.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re a Tomb Raider completist or reckon you’ve great dexterity then you will find a very pleasing game here. I enjoyed my time with the PSP version of Tomb Raider Legend yet I knew it could have been a hell of a lot better.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A rewarding endeavour for those who share a passion for this type of sport, though in all honesty will feel considerably flat to those who prefer to spend their time doing more than taking a hard left.