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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    More troubling is the fact that, while it’s easy to aim your crosshair at any part of a locked-on enemy’s body, it’s much harder to switch between multiple targets be they men or explosive barrels.
    • 68 Metascore
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    There isn't enough variation in the missions to keep any average gamer interested until the end, and what you will play is even that attractive.
    • 69 Metascore
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    With the game populated by ‘real’ people, it will entertain, especially through the wide selection of games but make sure you invite enough kids, because if you have to play to fill in the numbers and an AI dinosaur beats everyone it doesn’t fill the room with much pleasure.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I can only recommend this game to hardcore fans of the genre. Others would find it hard to get much enjoyment from it, especially when there are a lot of great RTS classics out there. This game is six years old and looks it m’lord.
    • 59 Metascore
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    The main culprit here is the bad voice acting and bad Japanese-to-English translation. It’s like playing cowboys and Indians except that there’s one noisy kid who never really gets into character.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If, like me, you’re vulnerable to anime/manga/JRPG cliché, then this game will be a guilty pleasure, but I’ll be surprised if you finish it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Some mildly entertaining but ultimately vacuous fluff.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    By taking out the two aspects of the series that made it stand out from the slew of other racing games on the market, Need For Speed ProStreet ends up as an exercise in mediocrity and offers nothing new or remarkable.
    • 55 Metascore
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    It’s attractive and zippy, and it’s also frustrating and unfriendly for those who just want to pick it up for fun.
    • 53 Metascore
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    Overall the game is very simple to pick up and play, but it’s this simplicity that is the game's downfall. It quickly becomes repetitive, and there are several aspects of the game that will frustrate.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Let’s be brutally honest, the Olympics is nothing more than a repetitive set of action events compressed, in this modern world, into tedious technical fine tuning of human machinery, buoyed only by ancient tradition rather than entertainment value.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's funny, I had a feeling all that development time would've given us something more.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Quake 4 we have is ultimately not the Quake 4 that was born of four years worth of development. There is just no way in hell. And from a developer this kind of game is appalling.
    • 59 Metascore
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    Yes, I’m still disappointed by the lack of opportunities for the creation of chaos, and yes, the graphics do reek of things from ye olden times of management sims.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Forbidden Siren’s greatest strength is that it hints at depth, even giving brief unnerving glimpses, but it still fails to express itself well enough for many of us to understand, and for the rest of us to bother.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An addictive blast of fast paced fun which quickly becomes a boring repetitive chore.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sure, it's got a decent enough Ghostbusters style, but with a game that really lacks any polish at all, screams bugs at you, and has the most ridiculously long loading times, even from sleep mode, it's a terrible port of the PS2 and Wii versions of the game... and they were a poor man's version of the PS3/360 editions anyway.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    After playing these games for what feels like an unholy amount of time (even just in the past week) I have to wonder what it is with all of the retro feel that games companies are instigating merely to show off their back catalogue.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Indeed, while it’s not an abomination by any means, and can provide some mild entertainment (more so on multiplayer mode), it’s by no means worth more than a rent.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It has nothing new to offer an already crowded genre. Practically everything it does has been seen before, and the parts which haven't are too limited and clumsy to save the rest. The story is difficult to care about; the characters are generic and combat is repetitive and flaccid.