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 Orange Box
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the whole though the racing action is very good, with a strong range of cars, attractive visuals and an international approach to motorsport that doesn't seem false or forced.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 is by no means perfect, and we'd expect something of an engine overhaul for the next version, but this is no mere cynical yearly update. Recommended.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's perhaps a bit too frenetic, but on this showing at least, I know I'll be playing this through a few more times until a welcome sequel arrives.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An absolute must for Hockey fans as well as anyone who likes sports games.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not since Escape from Butcher Bay have I see melee combat so superbly integrated into a first-person game, and so it's clear that ACE Team has put their heart and soul into bringing Zeno Clash to life.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of the odd struggle with the controls, this is a good adventure through and through, and that’s what makes the game worth playing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And there's very little to touch it in graphical terms on a console. So if you're a graphics whore and a fan of action go right ahead, most gamers will enjoy Far Cry 2, just don't expect something as cerebral as the hype has lead you to believe.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flatout Ultimate Carnage is a very solid racing game, it’s fast, it’s fun, has an extensive single player side to it with plenty of variety, which is carried over to a decent online multiplayer, doesn’t hurt that it looks great too. Sadly though that just isn’t enough in this day and age for it to be successful, in a market that is flooded with similar games and coming in hot on the heels of more publicized games it is unlikely that this will get the recognition it deserves.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may seem like Onimusha 3 lacks ambition, but even though it fails to provide any solid innovation to a tired genre, it makes great effort to keep what’s familiar interesting and engaging - going to great lengths to cater for its audience’s needs, even if they seem run of the mill.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite finding the storyline enjoyable, I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was only there to prepare me for PvP action.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s certainly not going to convert RPG nay sayers, but fans of the genre should find something new here.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a great game, and I am inches away from giving it a higher score than I am doing, but with the potential the Playstation 3 has, I don’t think we should set the bar too high too fast, despite my full recommendation of the game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With the new tutorials and the improved interface, the game is very inviting for new people to the genre, but the complexity, possibilities and atmosphere is preserved and expanded.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One disappointment is that no new classes have been introduced, and there's no denying that the scales are probably tipped slightly in favour of newcomers and/or those looking to start a fresh alt, but it's also undeniably a well rounded and substantial package that deserves a look from anyone even remotely curious about the game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It gets annoying at the end and it isn't a long game by any stretch of the imagination but it works well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is no mere cash-in update to appease gamers with little knowledge of what makes a decent game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What we have in The Battle For Middle Earth 2 is a good title, very good at times, that could become rather great with some patching.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    GT4 has more limitations than previous games on what you can and can't do, too many menus locked until you'll reached certain criteria.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it might appear a little dated, the game offers some innovative features, such as the addition of the Dreamworld, combined with a good story.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s something worth experiencing even if you end up coming to the conclusion that it isn’t for you, your gaming perspective will have been broadened.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One hell of an addictive golfing game. If you played any of its incarnations on the PS2, you will know what to expect here.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No substitute for the Orange Box, in short, but without peer on the PSP. And there’s that free Combat Ops multiplayer demo, of course.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Halo: ODST is very much a traditional Halo game at heart but distinguishes itself from the second and third games in the series by having much more personality and a more engaging campaign.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you fully explore the world, and don’t use game guides to find all 100 Ingots, you have more than four hours of game time here. The storyline is much better, and because of all the choices that can be made throughout the game, the replay value alone gives this game extra score. In my honest opinion, any Fallout 3 owner must get this DLC.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can climb to the tip of the cities tallest skyscraper and look out over the whole city, take a sniper rifle up there and look through it’s scope and you can even see some of the smaller details, the draw distance is immense.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard to imagine this is the story Gearbox has always wanted to tell, but judging by the craftsmanship behind all of its elements, from the crisp visuals to the hilarious writing, you'd be forgiven for making the mistake. With a greater duration and improved AI it would've been damn near perfect.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its learning curve is fair instead of gleefully obstinate and that's what marks this series' major step forward.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Buzz Junior: Jungle Party has all the fun of the buzzer in a much more child friendly game - and if they ask you to play along it really isn't the end of the world, it is quite good fun. Until they beat you, of course.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I really enjoyed playing Dawn of War II and If you're considering taking the plunge into realtime strategy this is a good place to start.. It is very accessible and Relic has obviously worked hard to release a very polished product that’s immense fun and has a multiplayer side that is entertaining to play and varies enough from the main game to give great value.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it may not be the best example of whip-cracking fun in Castle Dracula, it’s got a damn sight more in its favour than a great many other games out there at the moment.