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 3.5 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:
1,003 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new monsters are not as interesting as the original ones, and even though they’re still frightening, they just don’t fill the void left by DOOM 3.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it doesn’t offer anything new, Sacred wields a metaphorical mace of monster mash with pride and panache. This is slick action adventuring with a lack of ambition but no shortage of charm.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I don’t want to give the impression this is just another lazy Star Wars game, because it’s clear a lot of love has gone into the game. But there’s a lack of ambition at the heart of Empire at War that is the ultimate reason for its failure to be a really great strategy game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's fun in short bursts, which ideally is exactly what I’m looking for in a handheld game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s a lot to like about The Godfather and enough neat little touches to make it one to look out for (side missions, unlockables, character progression and the fighting style spring immediately to mind). Unfortunately though, there’s not quite enough polish in some areas to make it an essential purchase.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SOCOM 3 doesn’t innovate in any way at all, but it does entertain.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can get past the technical glitches, or somehow manage to avoid them, then Sims 2 Nightlife is a fine addition to the growing Sims 2 franchise.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A very pretty game, gorgeous in fact, with plenty to do and see. But ultimately it just doesn't quite seem new enough. It's an example in safe game development and taking the easy path, but while it lasts, it's a fun path.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you love 24, you’ll get a kick out of the game. If you don’t know 24 from 10, then you’d better drop a couple of points from the score, start from series one, then decide if it’s your thing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s solid with good visuals and enjoyable racing, but it does nothing new.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I can guarantee you will be flying over Hogwarts evading the snapping Hungarian Horntail or swimming underwater in search of your best friend Ron, all the time getting rid of the pesky Merpeople. It is worth all the repetitive gameplay, and questing for Triwizard Shields in order to unlock these levels.
    • 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!
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay part unfortunately subtracts from an otherwise exciting experience – but Capcom deserves credit for releasing such an alternative game in times where most companies stick to the safe blockbusters.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    GripShift’s one of those marmite games. You’ll either fall in love with the weighty physics and adore the time based collection challenges. Or you’ll detest the numerous restarts, and missing out on progression by a mere split second.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Narnia is a slay ride with Santa Claus level of novelty for big fans of the books and/or movies, but a simplistic, repetitive but sometimes fun fantasy-action game for anyone else. Who are you gonna be?
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not a great game, but it is a good one.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A return to form for a series that was beginning to loose its way.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A reasonable sports simulation that’s fun for fans and non fans alike. It’s a real pity they couldn’t have done more with the 360 version though, as apart from a slight bump in the graphics department and a couple of new moves it’s pretty much identical to the Xbox and PS2 versions.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the end of the day the experience, despite how crooked it can appear in parts, is absolutely entertaining. From a budget game, that’s about the best you can ask.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a good game, but nothing more. It’s certainly not great. The single-player game isn’t very well balanced for most gamers and at times seems rather unfair.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is good fun if a little frustrating. Fans of the original might be a little miffed by the drastic shift in dynamic, but as long as you recognize that this isn't just a side-scrolling beat 'em up, you should be pleasantly surprised.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Playing other people really makes for some exciting tactical play.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's nothing significant to recommend this over the previous ones if you already own one. If you don't then this is a good introduction to the series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s nice that no feeble attempt was made to force the stylus into the pinball format, but it would have been better to see some more multiplayer options and maybe just a couple more tables. Really, that’s the only thing wrong with this otherwise fantastic title.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Amped 3 brought lots of smiles to my face, but these were down to the wacky presentation rather than anything else.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It makes it hard to justify paying extra for a game that can be bought cheaper on another console.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is a lot of retro fun here and if you only carry one UMD with you this is as good as any to keep you entertained.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If there is to be a sequel, and I join the rising chorus of voices demanding one, it is going to have to properly develop the core (design) gameplay that Tomb Raider: Legend gets back to.