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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not to say that it isn’t fun, but Pain is clearly a victim of its own hype.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There have been many games of this type, but Samurai Warriors is undoubtedly the best.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Square have tried to give us a chance to tell our own stories through this game, but their rules and prerequisites are often too restricting and the rewards not always enough.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I found World Racing 2 a huge letdown having been looking forward to this sequel for so long. I expected it to be a step forward, not seem like a step back.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a family friendly fun romp that's inoffensive and visually interesting with a nice quirky style. Just don't expect a great co-op time unless you can work together within a tight camera angle. This is one Wii game that's better to play on your own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And when atmosphere is the only new thing that you bring to the table, it had better be damn near perfect to make a good impression. Hitman: Contracts is just short of that, but is more than enough if you haven’t played Hitman 2.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The series has had a good run, but it just hasn’t really evolved much from it’s initial outing and unless they can do a complete reinvention on the next installment then Actvision should just call it a day.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can get past the problems or are fortunate enough not to care you are going to find a great biking sim with amazing depth and longevity. It’s one of the best loved games on Live, and this release shouldn’t do too much to change that.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the formula is solid, I think it was a missed opportunity for Pandemic to just churn out practically the same game. However, if you're looking for a no-brainer with big guns and lots of explosions, it rarely gets as fun as this.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A shamefully small amount has changed with each game apart from graphical upgrades, new characters and some abilities, but it's still an entertaining formula, and DMC4 is proof of that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Geo Wars offers you the same, basic and fun gameplay but with the added twist of a level structure. However, it really is all about shooting and avoiding getting shot. After a few hours play I found I was just stuck in the same groove and the game doesn’t offer much in the way of variety.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you do decide to pick it up you’re unlikely to be disappointed, but it’s also unlikely to set your gaming world on fire.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Technical shortcomings do mar the experience though as does the lack of multiplayer.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure it won't challenge the big boys in the gaming industry, but it's up to indie developers to push unique ideas further. Hermitworks Entertainment should be proud of their game because it shows a lot of potential.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it is Tekken 6 comes highly recommended to those who can play it regularly with friends, or to those that are prepared to wait to see if the soon-to-be-released patch really does sort out all of the online issues. Just stay away from the Scenario Campaign mode. It’s six hours of your life you’ll never see again if you don’t.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you liked the world of the original, buy it, you’ll get a kick out of everything, but if you’ve not even played the first one, then buy The Longest Journey and see what Dreamfall should have been; like its predecessor, focussed on the puzzles.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re a Tomb Raider completist or reckon you’ve great dexterity then you will find a very pleasing game here. I enjoyed my time with the PSP version of Tomb Raider Legend yet I knew it could have been a hell of a lot better.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A rewarding endeavour for those who share a passion for this type of sport, though in all honesty will feel considerably flat to those who prefer to spend their time doing more than taking a hard left.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It won’t set your gaming world on fire, and FIFA might even be the better option (it’s a close call, much closer than on the PS3/360) but if you do have the PS2 version and fancy carrying on with your Master League on the move (and are prepared to put up with the control foibles), or just have to have the latest version, PES 2008 is unlikely to disappoint.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is just too ambitious for the aging PlayStation 2. The frame rate, control and save game issues make the game a hard unforgiving slog rather than fun at times. But despite that there's a lot to be admired about the game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's about being scared out of your wits one minute and then bellowing with laughter at something gruesomely humorous the next.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s also an excellent introduction to the RPG genre for Sonic fans or those that usually find them too overwhelming and don’t want to spend hours levelling up their characters.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a slice of simple fun, and a better one you’ll be hard-pressed to find, but it’s simplicity is just a little too basic to hold your attention for long.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The camera, for instance, is more often than not pointing in entirely the wrong direction. It points in the direction that you were last moving but rotates very slowly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The level of destruction you’re capable of is phenomenal. If you’ve ever played "Burnout" and wished you could do as much damage to the scenery as you can do to cars, then this is the game for you.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a real shame the full potential of the franchise hasn't been realised here.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game fraught with problems but recommendable nonetheless. When a game makes you smile this much it ‘s easy to forgive it its misgivings. And when the smile is as big as the one on my face, even more so. Now...high five!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It tries so hard to be all things to all people but for me it tries to walk before it can run. Oh well, no invite for me next year then!