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 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It presents a good learning curve for those unaccustomed to the Wiimote, and stays true to the tried-and-tested Monkey Ball formula.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With that first release having had such a limited audience, there’s no doubt that what is on offer here will seem fresh and innovative to some of those who pick up what is a decent and lengthy expansion.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the next gen consoles got a new facelift the PC version seems to have been an afterthought.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Warband extends the gameplay with new features and multiplayer antics, and the hardcore enthusiasts will be able to overlook the flaws; it is the best medieval horseback combat and real time strategy kingdom building sim role playing game on the market. But then, it's the only one, and the execution of Warband never quite lives up to the excellent concept.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Too lightweight to be a truly great RTS. Instead it's an amazing looking diversion that won't tax an intelligent player very much. A missed chance at something very special.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A return to form for a series that was beginning to loose its way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If your emphasis is purely on strategic and tactical gameplay, AoE is unlikely to disappointment. It may lack soul and charm, but AoE has that essential ‘just one more turn before bedtime’ appeal to it. If however you want a more rounded package, something that has charm in addition to gameplay, and one that is likely to live long in the memory afterwards, there are many better suited titles to choose from.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Twitch players in favour of the 'rush and crush' tactic will be deeply frustrated here, but those who like to take their time and mull over the tactical options available should find much to keep them occupied.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fairly patchy Wii functionality isn't enough to critically damage Marvel Ultimate Alliance but it's certainly something many developers will have to work on. It should make the inevitable sequel something to look forward to.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay part unfortunately subtracts from an otherwise exciting experience – but Capcom deserves credit for releasing such an alternative game in times where most companies stick to the safe blockbusters.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not a perfect port, however, but much like my breakfast this morning it’s still good enough to keep you planted on the sofa for a few hours and bask in its goodness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn’t take too long to get the hang of things, and while more professional moves will take practise, feeling like each match relies on you isn’t too far away.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Personally for me, the learning curve is a bit steep and the commitment too large. But that’s me – this is a great game, polished and well worked. If you have the time and the inclination the rewards on offer are great, and it’s highly unlikely to become a repetitive experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Smackdown vs Raw 2008 is an unpolished game. It's an odd thing to say because it's basically an annual update on a game that's always been pretty good.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A puzzle game with a simple concept, but woven in a way that ensures its more than often, pretty darn addictive and challenging. It suffers from some dreary missions and generally repetitive nature, but overall, Remix is a pretty decent little puzzler worth checking out.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Far from disappointing, it’s just not the best in its series and not the innovation that some people might have hoped for.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    No-one’s going to argue over a couple of quid really, and if you’re looking for a lateral thinking puzzler, there can be no doubt that Sony has brought another unique product to the ever diversifying PlayStation Network. Just try not to fall off the edge.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unlike many other games, there is little satisfaction in the subtle degrees between the player's success and failure, only the obstacles in the way of the next point in the plot.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is the sort of game ‘real’ gamers hate to acknowledge, and having it in my collection makes me feel somehow illicit, like a raw-foods vegan tucking into a Big Mac. It’s bold, brash, skin-deep but oddly irresistible, and while it doesn’t leave my desk with a firm recommendation, fans of arcade action could certainly do worse.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The continued concentration on stat-grinding rather than creating a game where player skill matters and the lack of real change in the sport really does make me believe that the Tiger Woods franchise needs to take a vacation next year while the whole basis of the franchise is rethought.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it stands now, Mario and Sonic Olympic does have some scope as an entertaining multiplayer game, but isn't really thrilling enough to be remembered as a classic outing for these videogames icons.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Violence is what makes the game so enjoyable in the first place. It's a little disappointing just how much the game looks and feels like every other Rockstar has released recently, but the shining story and brutality of it all make it all a worthwhile endeavour.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Developers have struggled to create control methods that would allow console games to host the kind of strategy games the PC enjoys. Here Ubisoft has nailed it. So it's just a shame that the strategy game that was tacked onto it is so light.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s a lot to like about The Godfather and enough neat little touches to make it one to look out for (side missions, unlockables, character progression and the fighting style spring immediately to mind). Unfortunately though, there’s not quite enough polish in some areas to make it an essential purchase.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story is overblown but actually engrossing as long as you set your expectations correctly.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you liked the original, or love games like Prince of Persia or Ninja Gaiden then it is definitely worth a look at.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In a very narrow sense, Champions provides a set of features and a whole lot of polish to keep things interesting for its audience and the online modes go a long way in extending things even further.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The phrase fan-service has never been so apt.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re a Dragonball Z fan this comes recommended, as knowing the characters and understanding the plot will only add to what’s already a decent game. For the rest of us, it’s a fun card-based game that’s only let down by its lack of difficulty and length. Worth looking at.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It never even gets close to matching the presentation and gameplay of the PS2's Sly Raccoon and Jak and Daxter and even Voodoo Vince, the other Xbox exclusive platformer, knocks Blinx 2 for six half the time.