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 Rock Band 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s not going to break any records or receive any awards, but in this early content dry PS3 time, I’m more than happy to play a game that seems to embrace the nostalgic simple level gameplay of old for less than the price of a "Guitar Hero 2" song pack on the 360.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With ample moves, special attacks, dozens of characters and a couple of extra good modes to boot, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything that matches the level of quality seen in SNK’s latest release.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In Ankh’s case, the gameplay’s spot on, the story is funny, and it looks and sounds great. It’s nothing new or special, but what it does, it does very well.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only charge that can really be brought against the game lies within the the aesthetics of the environment.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's clearly a bright future for the franchise, though it's perhaps time EA let the team take a few risks - let more folks than just Americans play - perhaps give us a choice who we want to play as.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's good, and will hold your interest, but with some slightly frustrating controls that aren't customisable, driving Duke owners to desperation, or a new controller S (effectively making it into a £55 game) it's only really slightly improved over the PS2 version.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It would be difficult for me to say Mirror's Edge reached its potential as a fresh take on the FPS genre because it's held back by a shallow story and dubious combat mechanics. However, you won't find another game like it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wolfenstein is not going to set the world on fire with anything new but what it has done is reaffirm my faith in the fact that old ideas can still be brought up to speed and used to create a fun experience that is well worth the money spent on it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Infinity Ward has created a solid shooter which raises your adrenaline to dangerous levels in a number of places with some of the best set pieces I have ever seen in any game. If only it had changed the pace here and there and made it longer, MW2 would have been a classic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The changes made could have easily spelt a disaster in the GR series, but they've been skilfully handled and form the basis of a good, solid shooter that's entertaining and tough without being overly difficult.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A worthy successor in the Far Cry franchise, the small single player game reflects is budget price, but the awesome multiplayer makes it more than worth the price tag.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I really did enjoy the experience, as unchallenging as it felt (whether because the puzzles rarely required timing threatening death beyond falling, because the enemies even have visible health bars or due to the friendly checkpoint system) but felt that it was too quick to get through to justify a full £40 purchase.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The variety and quality of songs is the finest Sony has given us, though of course that sort of judgement comes down to personal taste.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of Dead Space or F.E.A.R. will find plenty to enjoy in Metro 2033 and while it doesn't quite tick every box it's a very strong blend of survival horror and shooter.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It looks and plays fantastically well and recalls the days when flight sims were something fun and accessible as well as requiring intelligence.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may however still end up being my game of the year; 8/10 for a £180 game is still a pretty incredible recommendation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In actuality, in spite of these congruities, all of its parts are tailored toward the shooter genre, so it's not an RPG at all really, it's just a multi-layered FPS, which, to be honest, is brilliant.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The lack of structure here is a bit disappointing but hardly a deal breaker. There is a wealth of content on offer and Gran Turismo is a very well crafted game which is definitely worth the price.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The delicate grace of the gameplay and the equally elegant music create a rather moving experience unlike any other. It's up to you whether or not it's art or simply a pretentious tech demo, but I'm all for the former. Flower is a very unique game indeed. Put this and Ico next to each other and I'll cry my eyes out.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lots to see and do, although I doubt there’s any replay value there.