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 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for an action/adventure game for your Xbox 360, which is what this is despite the pretense of an RPG, then there are a lot better ones available than this. But, if you can’t get enough of Harry Potter then this could well be just what you’re looking for.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An incredibly disappointing and frustrating experience.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a shame really as EA could have done a whole lot better. The control system could be a lot better, the animation could be better and the cut-scenes could be better.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What we've been given is a game that looks like rallying, but the cars have so much grip, so much power in the brakes, that in the rally sections there's no feeling of driving off road at all.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are, however, times when the game betrays it's cross-platform development (such as telling you not to switch off your computer while it saves your career progress), yet there's a lot here to make the game worthy of purchase if you're even remotely interested, while snapping this one up should be a no-brainer for established fans of the series.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For anyone curious about the Sims phenomenon that wants a nicely accessible entry point, this will certainly do the job; but avoiding the structural elements and heading straight for the sandbox mode would serve a much better initiation.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Three decent puzzle games with plenty of modes, options and even an online and offline multiplayer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rarely do I find myself so absorbed by the characters I play and the world in which they live, and that's a true homage to Techland for creating such an absurdly assimilating game. But the feeling is shattered at times.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Indeed, while it’s not an abomination by any means, and can provide some mild entertainment (more so on multiplayer mode), it’s by no means worth more than a rent.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a flawed but decent conversion of an older title based on a flawed but decent movie. That level of consistency is pretty rare these days.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sadly rather disappointing. It's all the more disappointing because it promises so much and because it is so reminiscent of the classic "Theme Hospital."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are so many reasons why Forza Motorsport 2 is a great game. But the main one is that it displays a love of cars that you can engage in, it offers such good handling that you'll believe you could be a racing driver and gives you a taste of how tough that really is.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I can’t help but think that if Microsoft had worried less about putting PC gamers on Xbox Live and more about giving us 360 owners a complete game we could have had something special here, but it just hasn’t happened.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    By no means a complete disaster, but by no means worth spending money on.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cheap, cheerful and a good laugh, even if it does lack a little longevity.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it remains simplistic overall, Calling All Cars is undeniably a great little multiplayer game, easy to pick up and very fun to have a quick blast on.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The action is very well done, sometimes enthralling, but never progressing beyond the 'shoot him, find key, open door, shoot him...' formula makes the game just a tad too empty to proficiently prosper.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls are intuitive, proving there’s life in console RTS games yet, and the game itself is as diverse, challenging and enjoyable as the series ought to be.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Special praise also has to be dealt to Turbine for creating an MMO that managed to ship in a fairly completed state, and with stability issues kept to a minimum.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a shame more effort wasn't put into this release as it just feels rushed and unfinished. The loading times alone are enough to make you want to give up and play something else instead.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent, side-scrolling action romp, with admirable multiplayer offering and enjoyable gameplay. This, comrade, is well worth an investment.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The control issues will kill interest in all but the most determined casual gamer, however, and the graphics will cause even those with 20/20 vision to squint from time to time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pop Hits remains a solid addition to the series with a lot of great songs that you’ll know, and enjoy singing, but watch out for the style of singing you may require during some of the songs.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only charge that can really be brought against the game lies within the the aesthetics of the environment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is very little to fault Metal Slug: Anthology. Big guns, big vehicles and some colossal enemies is a combination that seldom comes under serious scrutiny, and of all the big platforming shooters out there, Metal Slug owns the field.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a great game for kids, adults and families and makes a refreshing change from some of the stuff in the shops at the moment.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It feels rushed, it looks dated and it’s filled with annoying glitches that should have been ironed out during play testing.

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