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 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1,003 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With solid Xbox Live play, NBA 2K6 is a professionally rounded off package. Special enough to be the best out there and satisfy the fans, but not friendly enough to encourage most newcomers to take up the challenge, which is a shame as this game deserves all the attention it gets.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its slick level design, excellent sound and the LEGO-look graphics do make We Love Katamari a worthy purchase, however, those who want an upgrade from the previous title will be disappointed as it is more of the same on different levels.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like a game that rewards teamwork and strategy as well as hair-trigger reactions and steady nerves, then SOCOM becomes immensely rewarding. Take the game seriously, learn quickly and bring a headset. This package will keep you entertained for a long while.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a great game and is only let down by the dodgy bit of vehicle control.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only question is whether or not you like the sound of the track list, so take a gander, and maybe join me in a never-ending quest to collect noise pollution charges.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it is a relief for me, as a huge fan of the series, a little disappointed by Escape From Monkey Island to see it back to its full strength, and not being milked with sub standard entries just for the cash.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Should you buy it? Only if you’re willing to buy another 8 more somewhere down the line.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day you get a very good game here, albeit a bit on the short side at about 5 hours long.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My only real problem with Shivering Isles is the not-so-great mission structure and how the worlds of Sheogorath seem a bit more dead than the regular game - despite the beauty of the new world. As a supplement to Cyrodiil, however, they work great.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The utter diversity in gameplay, the sometimes nail-biting tension coupled with the often laugh-out-loud deaths and kills are exactly what makes The Ship into a brilliant, if flawed game, and just the change in scenery that the FPS genre needed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Apart from the game giving our PC a bit of a rough time the story is the only other area where we have to mark it down. The story is there to guide you through the intense carnage however, and it doesn’t plead to be taken seriously. Which is a good thing because it clearly isn’t.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Volition's game is an excellent and worthwhile resurrection of an old franchise. One hopes its success results in Volition returning to an extremely well-loved space shooter series.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NCSoft's latest RPG has gotten off to a flying start and will be hoping to steadily gain altitude until it climbs to the lofty heights of long term RPG greatness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the very least, it allows you to drive a truck through your enemies, jump into the air as a robot and come down fighting again. It must be said that this will be enough for a lot of people.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game looks and sounds delightful, and is every bit as good as you expect.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For what you get on the disc Blastworks is a fantastic package, it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but if you like your scrolling shooters, or have an inclination towards game design then this really is a must have.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tecmo has once again shown other developers how much graphical splendour can be squeezed out of the Xbox.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game plays very smoothly. The controls are a little sluggish but the frame rate is smooth and it feels right. Perfect Dark Zero isn't a killer reason to buy the new console but it does stand out amongst the launch titles as a good game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The potential of the technologically disruptive DS is just beginning to be exploited. Metroid Prime: Hunters is a great game, and one that really should shift systems. Buy it, play it, and you’ll understand.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, it’s probably not going to win any awards, but Geon remains a fun and replayable crazy action puzzle sport pacman hybrid. For a fiver, it’ll give you way more than just a weekend of entertainment, but probably in short blasts over the course of a long period of time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Midnight Club LA Remix is not perfect, the early races are two easy while the harder races can come with a sudden harsh spike in difficulty, the race markers I've already mentioned and draw distances can seems a bit short when traveling at full throttle, but i can forgive it all of this just for the smile it can put on your face when it all comes together and you get lost in the race.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Epic Games has done a great job in returning the series to its roots, and while there are plenty of new additions in there, the core gameplay remains fast, frantic and as action-packed as ever.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are plenty of flaws and rough edges here but at the end of the day it retains the same feel that has made GTA such a success and it offers many hours of engaging gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The real meat of the expansion though are the new scenarios which offer plenty of variety and interesting gameplay nuances. However they do tend to be rather tricky, even for experience players.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SingStar Queen is a superb addition to the franchise. Ironically it’s not for the die hard fans, since they’ve already bought most of the songs from the SingStore, but for those fans that haven’t got Queen songs yet, it’s an absolute must buy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surprisingly, for a game with such attention to finer details and apparent depth, the commentary gets a little flat and repetitive after awhile, even if it does have (perhaps because of) the EA Sports “attitude”.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Give it time to circulate and new content will come pouring in, but what's there is by far the best in the series, and I can say that because the advent of seamless city exploration, fully integrated character traits and less dumbfounded AI in The Sims3 would make it difficult to return to its predecessors.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you hanker after some great fights with an equally good story to carry things along then you really can’t pick a better game and it’s one of the most enjoyable games I’ve played on the Playstation 2 this year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But if you don’t already have the other versions and you love your puzzle games, especially this type, you really can’t go wrong here.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Really this is the definitive Dragonball Z game, for the fans anyway, there’s not much they can do to improve it, bar maybe a class system and some working net code.