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 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1,003 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The turn-based gameplay works surprisingly well on the PSP and the gameplay is easy to pick up and play, but packed with nuances and subtleties that you'll learn over time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where we are now, no matter how great it seems, if the ending is lacklustre then we’ll all be disappointed. Given Telltale Games’ last four chapters however, I think we’re in for something great.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game, perhaps unfortunately overshadowed by the number of higher profile FPSs being released around this time, and let down only by an overly confusing plot.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The massive database of over 32,000 players & staff and also over 3,000 teams is not something that can be sniffed at. And it is clear that a lot of thought has gone into the game so as not to disappoint the legions of loyal Ice Hockey fans.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very gritty game, full of foreboding and a sense of deep hopelessness that's more than the sum of its parts. It sucks you in and manipulates that little element of your brain that never seems quite sure what's going on. Fans and newcomers alike will react with awe and fear in equal amounts if they dare step once more into the Zone.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a serious racer this isn’t for you, but if you just want some quick arcade style action this could be right up your street.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a step up from last year so if you were on the fence then this might be time to take the plunge.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The similarities between it and the first Killzone are tenuous at best, but each and every change is a welcome one when a game as polished as this gets released.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Buy it, play it and love it as that’s what the Street Fighter games are all about.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If it is the last in the series it’s truly a shame. But Project Zero 3: The Tormented definitely goes out with a bang... a big spooky bang.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like the humour in the game then I'd say it's a worthwhile purchase - I enjoyed the single-player adventure despite problems with pacing and some of the puzzles. However I found the online game initially maddeningly chaotic until I got to grips with the surprising complexity of the gameplay on offer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like your puzzle games then Soul Bubbles is well worth a purchase, it’s fun, well structured, and whilst it does have a couple of very minor faults, is a very compulsive game that you’ll want to keep picking up until you’ve completed it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are looking for an Ice Hockey game with lots of big hits and injuries then NHL 08 isn’t for you. However, if you’re looking for a good looking, great playing game that makes you think and actually challenges you, then look no further than NHL 08.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bethesda has done the Fallout series justice and should be proud of the game they made, unfortunately, the scope of the project was too much for them and the PC game felt unfinished in places, but simply outstanding in other areas.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A real victory for blue skies in games and the very welcome return of a great franchise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Happily, NBA 2K6 continues the series’ legacy of producing the best basketball games around. Everything is solid, fun to play, and there’s lots to it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It was fun to play a space action game that used trading to get you into opportunities for a fight rather than study for a degree in advanced intergalactic economics.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're someone who spends hours making movies with the game though the add-on is well worth you taking a look at. A bit more variety in the next expansion is warranted though as are some tweaks to the core gameplay.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eidos should be commended on breaking out of the current fad for very similar and rather dull shooters and providing console owners with something so different. Battlestations Midway reminds me a lot of the kind of games we used to get from Microprose and that's a compliment indeed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Doom 3 definitely has gameplay to back it up but it's gameplay from a few years ago while the rest of the world has moved on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite all of the points I’ve raised, however, the only true measure of a MMORPG is whether you are still enjoying and paying to play at the end of your ‘free’ 30 days, and as of the time of this writing, I am doing precisely that.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As such, the game has to be recommended but with certain caveats. Be aware of the skill levels needed to do well in both single player and multiplayer and if I’ve done my job correctly, you have now been well warned. If you have the mettle for the game, you’ll be delighted at what Rockstar has done and you’ll no doubt go on to great things on Xbox Live.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Criterion has made a major mistake removing crash junctions and replacing them with the rather poor red-headed stepchild showtime. But the racing events and seamless online integration mean that Burnout Paradise remains a game that I can still highly recommend.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I’d rate it similarly to Battlefield 2142, purely for the team-based interaction and gameplay, but it doesn’t have the “must play, need upgrades” system that Battlefield has nailed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those of you who have always loved Unreal Tournament but no longer game via your PC than there's really no need to deliberate. You need UTIII on console, and either the X360 or PS3 versions will scratch that UT itch in a very satisfying way.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a full range of attack subs, surface vessels and the introduction of aircraft it's amazing that a simulation can remain so detailed and focussed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has more good points than bad though, at the least it will tide you over until the next generation of MMORPGs hits the streets and at best you will have fun for months, even years to come.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but there’s a lot of fun to be had here and it’s something a bit different from the usual Wii titles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Tales of Monkey Island Episode 3 – Lair of the Leviathan continues the excellent series, pretty much as expected, given the great previous chapters. Well worth a purchase for any of you silly enough to have not bought the full season already. If you’re not sold now, maybe Monkey Island isn’t for you.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Grid won’t be for everyone, the handling is to blame for that, but Grid is far from stale and is exceptionally good at delivering wow moments, something that many other games in the genre fail to do.