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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Armadillo Run is one of the best PC games I've played in a long time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even better than the excellent Xbox version. While it may not have the high profile of "Half-Life 2," it really is one of the better FPS titles you'll play this year. Take the chance, you won't be disappointed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All of the new additions that Lich King provides are expertly executed and will provide hours of new content to seasoned players.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Screw it, buy the thing as it’ll give you geometry wars beating action, and cheaper than a couple of beers. (At my local anyway).
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Portable Ops is a difficult game for both newbies and experienced players, but the way in which the whole aura of MGS has been transferred to a portable platform impresses to no extent.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For such a beautiful, engrossing and challenging game, it almost feels wrong to pay just 11.99 for it, but the price tag is just the tip of a spectacular iceberg.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics and art direction, the slow unveiling of the story of Rapture’s fall, the sheer creepiness of it all, and the gameplay which, quite often, makes almost every shooter until now seem rather dull in comparison.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a single player FPS then you really can’t go wrong here, the story is excellent and really drives the action along perfectly, and the attention to detail is superb.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Remember to check out if your machine matches the minimum specs or else you’ll get disappointed. We actually recommend that you are closer to the recommended specs if you want it to run properly.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A more focused game than the GTA series and you're more likely to plough ahead and actually get somewhere with the story. Those of you who found the scale of San Andreas a little bewildering and ultimately off-putting will find a challenge here more to your liking.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brings the previous generation’s top gameplay, injects it with a few Sixaxis treats and pumps up the presentation to a top standard for a package that few will want to miss.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This really is one of the best looking console shooters I've ever played.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Again, it’s nice to see the duality of the FFVII games, (it is Zack that falls into Aerith’s church this time), and a genuine attempt to develop the universe so many of us love, but simplifying the battle system, story and general style of discovery and transport leaves Crisis Core being a welcome spin off, but no replacement for a real sequel.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Darksiders is far from original with a story stolen from religious mythology and gameplay borrowed from other titles, but it's great fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is reasonably addictive and is challenging enough to make you want to complete it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a game that has ideas and refuses to be diluted by mediocrity. These days that’s a rare and brave thing to do.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It seems like this project has received more loving attention than Deus Ex 2, and this is why it is still a pleasure to become a master thief, even though the game is rough around the edges.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Previous control schemes have always worked well with Mario Kart, and you can still use variations on these by adjusting your options, but the new wheel just feels so intuitive you’ll be wondering why they bothered including them.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Behind the exaggerated, sexualized and silly exterior conceals a complex and masterfully designed combat system.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of the often frantic pace, there’s bountiful strategic potential here, which should keep potential Sun Tzu’s happy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're the type of gamer who wants depth and complexity to their games then Rocket Riot won't be to your liking, but if you fancy a great multiplayer game that demands no more of you than two functioning thumbs, you're sure to have a blast.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ridge Racer 6's major irritant is the world's most annoying DJ. He'll make you want to smash the game to bits within a few minutes with his insane banter while you're racing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The eight or nine hours it will take you to complete the game are hugely enjoyable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is beatifully made even if we miss the possibility of smashing through a house with a tank, as one could in "Heroes: Soldiers of WWII."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Take the time to master the nuances of minion combat and you will find a lot here to keep you entertained.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A highly capable albeit niche fighter which plays to the strengths of the DS hardware.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rarely do I find myself so absorbed by the characters I play and the world in which they live, and that's a true homage to Techland for creating such an absurdly assimilating game. But the feeling is shattered at times.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a lot of game for your money, especially if you have the patience to slog your way through it all, much like more classic video games that we remember fondly, but it does bear more than a passing resemblance to ‘Desktop Tower Defence’ (Google it) in its gameplay choice.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In conclusion EA Sports has put together is damn good game here and one worthy of your money. There's still some work to do though before the Tiger Woods franchise becomes the definitive home of the sport it aims to simulate - as the FIFA franchise has become.