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 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Five years is a long time for things to essentially stay the same, no matter how enjoyable they may have been in the first place.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it stands EyePet is a fun, funny, cute and diverting little game for your children that will also raise a few smiles among adult gamers too.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are times you want to be challenged, made to think, swept away by something unique and brilliant – and there are times where you just want to kick back and be entertained. For the latter, step up Project: Snowblind.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    GripShift’s one of those marmite games. You’ll either fall in love with the weighty physics and adore the time based collection challenges. Or you’ll detest the numerous restarts, and missing out on progression by a mere split second.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And the inclusion of a short, after-thought of an add-on simply isn’t enough to encourage me to urge any of you to spend fifty pounds of your hard earned cash.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's plenty to like about Max and the Magic Marker, such as challenging puzzles, novel ideas and great gameplay mechanics. But the emphasis on creativity won't appeal to everyone - especially those who remember when this was all just fields, pipes and clinky gold rings.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Personally I find it annoying that I lose points when my opponents hit me and not the other way around, but I still like the idea.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It can’t possibly sustain its ardour, but nevertheless, purely for reasons of bringing Spider-Man to life in the best way possible, this is a spectacular experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s just a shame that the resource model aspect didn’t pan out quite as I’m sure the developer envisioned, while the handful of other little annoyances ensure that the gameplay never lives up to the excellent visuals.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Is it worth purchasing the PC version of Lost Planet if you already own the 360 one? Not really, no. You’ll only play using your 360 controller anyway, so there’s not much point in owning both copies.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MX vs. ATV Unleashed is hardcore racing action. If you can handle it, you’re a god among insects. If not, say goodbye to any sense of feeling you had in your thumbs.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perhaps it is only the desire to see more of the scope of the world (and hope for more variety) that keeps you going, but when you can count on your fingers the time it takes to finish the story missions, I wonder if my completist attitude will be enough to push me to claim the entire map as my own.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are minor problems, such as lackluster cut scenes that fail to live up to the opening cinematic and a loot collection system that sometimes forces you to choose between holding the line and making a quick dash for cash, but if you're prepared to overlook these then the game should make a worthy addition to your collection.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's good, yes, but not brilliant.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may lack the cinematic punch of the big guns of Jak and Ratchet, but it never plumbs the depths of Ty or Crash.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Much of Tourist Trophy feels like a duller version of Gran Turismo 4 and that game wasn't exactly packed with thrilling racing. Polyphony really does need to rework its racing games to include some racing. There's fun to be had in TT but not nearly as much as there should be.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are mutliplayer modes which should keep you coming back to this title for a while.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although the main quest line is not as long as previous content releases, Point Lookout has a large game environment, with lots of places to explore and several other side quests.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The real saving grace though for The 40th day is the multiplayer options.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This version of Puyo Pop feels like nothing more than a last ditch attempt to squeeze some money out of a game that has been converted to every platform available in the last two years. It adds nothing - unlike the 8 player mode offered by the DS.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Line Rider is immense simple/complex (simplex? Comple?) fun if you’re the right kind of person, if you’re the target audience. If you’re not, you’ll be baffled as to what all the fuss is about, while the rest of us will justifiably mock you for the knuckle-trails you leave behind you as you walk.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the visuals don't exactly push the envelope, the audio is one of the better aspects of the game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is enjoyable and has some great stand-out moments, but it’s very much a case of the more of the same here.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Of course, the game improves enough on the past titles in the series that it will appeal primarily to existing fans and they certainly won’t be disappointed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SOCOM 3 doesn’t innovate in any way at all, but it does entertain.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Coming in to a game with a preconception of its value is a difficult idea to change, but after playing it through I have simply come to the conclusion that it is a great puzzler for the money (yes, even our money). America is simply getting a fantastic deal.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Three decent puzzle games with plenty of modes, options and even an online and offline multiplayer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It feels like a gaming time capsule, reminding you of how things used to be. Power Stone deserves to be played again, so this is still recommended. Once it loads up, at least.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What it lost in this pursuit of silver-screen-esque mayhem was subtlety and character. It's a solid First-Person-Shooter – one I would recommend to any fan of the genre – but it doesn't quite possess the same diversity as the first – something I never thought I'd miss.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perhaps not a game for tennis nuts as it's too simplistic to be a realistic representation of the sport but a great fun light-hearted look at the world of tennis and good for some multi-player action.