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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Fallout 3: Broken Steel
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are lots of great elements to the game, but nothing that stands out as being worthy of a purchase alone.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’ve never seen the draw of Harry Potter, then perhaps this game isn’t for you, although with nothing too complex to get your head around and the ability to out-magic Malfoy and his troop, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban spells more fun than a lot of movie-to-game conversions.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re the patient and careful type it’ll suit you. Otherwise, you’ll have to put in a lot of effort.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The question remains as to whether any Vietnam based game can be actually highly entertaining and satisfying as a game, while keeping true to the spirit of conflict. Men Of Valor provides us with a little food for thought in this regard, at least.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SvR as a series is the MVP of videogames. It’s upper-midcard rather than Main Event status, but is destined for greatness if only it can be nurtured and refined in a few areas.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re after a simple and enjoyable hack and slash game, with lots of violence and blood, Blood Rayne 2 will be ideal, and yes, it’s worth playing, if only via a rental.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At its worst, Nexus is painfully ponderous and distantly detached. At its best it's visually stupendous sci-fi spectacular with depth as well as style. The 2001 of Real Time Strategy if you will.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I can now safely say that I've started to see the attraction of NASCAR.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid, well put together RPG that has quality where it counts. It will not appeal to everyone, but existing fans of Star Ocean as well as RPG fans in general will not be disappointed.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It will extend the length of an already long game, and the 100 points are easy to get. I do however think it is slightly over priced.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good game without the substance to make it a great one.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beyond Divinity is like a rigged slot machine; you always win the same amount you put in, but the jackpot never comes. You’ll continue to play because you have nothing to lose, but it’s not as exciting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's nothing new to see here and given the effort that Rockstar seems to have put into this title it seems that it knows it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fairly shallow as racing games go but provides upwards of 40 hours of single player action and a never ending supply of online entertainment.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Playing other people really makes for some exciting tactical play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid third person shooter, the control system could be a bit better, and the multiplayer is decidedly lacking, but it makes up for it in other areas. It is quite possibly one of the best looking games out there, production values all round are high, and the gameplay itself is a lot of fun, despite the flaws, but the short length of the game means the fun is quite short lived.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At £5.99 on Steam I find it hard not to recommend this off the wall piece of budget brilliance.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The characters don't move with the speed and finesse of those in Smash Bros and the fighting has less finesse. The recognisable characters help to make this title stand out and it's not necessarily a bad thing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Planning your offensive and defensive attacks plays a massive role and is essentially where the fun lies.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I’ll briefly abandon my objective viewpoint and daringly say that I love Disgaea. But I can find very little to strongly recommend about it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I really enjoyed playing Dirt 2. It breaks my heart really to give it a low overall score, but you just can't expect people to pay high prices for very little content. In these hard economic times value for money is as important as gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game play is where it’s at with TU and while it can be slow paced when on foot, the battles are an absolute blast.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The core element of the game is solid and all that needs to be done is some polishing. Hopefully, the next installment in the series will do just that and then we really do have an undisputed champion.

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