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 Forza Motorsport 3
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s heritage only goes to highlight its pedigree as solider sci-fi we’re all a little familiar with. Another pint of Saturn’s finest, barman.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It isn’t the most exciting game in the world and it offers nothing new but the excellent multiplayer options help it to stand out as a PSP title.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It feels very much like a first attempt, although this is in fact the third in the series.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A simple facelift doesn't disguise the fact that it's still the same old game, so unless you're a newcomer to the series, you might be better off keeping your money.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The new web swing system and the new fighting system are not up to the level of it predecessors but there are still highly playable.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall this is a fairly solid title, nothing awe inspiring yet nothing dismal, and unfortunately for a movie tie-in that is quite an achievement.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the Achievements to nail in Epilogue is to complete it in under two hours. So, you’ve paid 800 points for two hours of additional content that, on balance, isn’t really all that good, and does little with the narrative save to clumsily set up Prince of Persia 2.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perhaps White Knight Chronicles is trying to accomplish too much and ends up spreading itself thin.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is tactical depth, but it’s more busywork than anything else, given that despite your choices, the game is still relatively easy.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sky Diving remains a cheap and cheerful title that will get your Sixaxis muscles flowing again.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unless you happen to be a die-hard wrestling fan or a female equality activist, I’d go and play a more sincere wrestling game that doesn’t try exploit the good ol’ sex sells idea and is considered less of a gimmick for the deprived.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mafia looks, sounds and feels dated on the Xbox, maybe because we’ve been spoilt and we know what the machine is capable of this just doesn’t satisfy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Four aside in tiny pitches, no matter how variable, loses its charm rather soon. So even if you get bored of the main beef of the game the prospect of throwing ten minutes into a friendly is a little out of the question.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Essentially, Need for Speed: Carbon is Need for Speed: Most Wanted in the dark, but with a more expensive price tag.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sufficient sums up Iridium Runners quite succinctly. It's surprisingly entertaining, especially with four of your friends in multiplayer, but it's by-the-book in every way and you simply need more to be able to compete with today's higher profile offerings.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I would certainly recommend MK vs DC, perhaps not at full price but at a sub-£20 price point I can’t see it disappointing many, and it actually does enough to deserve a seven.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The main success of Cities XL is that it has the basics right. The developer has created a solid city builder that's addictive and enjoyable. It's only hampered by the numerous bugs/crashes and the over-priced planet offer that mainly promises more than it delivers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Something of a one trick pony. It’s all done competently, and there’s certainly enjoyment to be found here, but it lacks character; that exciting spark or polish that distinguishes the truly great RTS games. Once the novelty of the dual layer system wears off you’ll pine for a fresher, less workman-like, experience.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are elements of the game that are enjoyable, particularly when it comes to the puzzles, but often the Da Vinci Code is as flat as its voice actors.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Saw
    What could have been a really excellent horror game, perhaps the first actually based on a film license, is sadly rendered mediocre by the design work.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wet
    It’s still strangely alluring, enough so that even after completion (which only took seven hours) I went straight back and played the first two levels all over again.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So, the movie and the game have something in common: they try hard and have some cool, fun moments, but lack the necessary substance or flare in order to make the time between each thrill worth enduring.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s always a shame when a game arrives perfectly playable and pleasant enough to glide through without too much in the way of frustration, while at the same time being devoid of actual thrills or jaw-dropping moments.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    My advice: wait for the PC version, where you will have a fighting chance of playing the game with a better framerate and refined controls (and hopefully Activision will issue patches to cover its holes).
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of turn Russian developer 1C's Fantasy Wars title will feel at home here and novice players may be attracted by its simplicity and omission of in-depth resource management, but Elven Legends does little to break new ground in its genre.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Without any identifiable storyline or single-player incentives, the various challenges on offer simply fail to motivate, and can become tiresome as a result.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're willing to ignore Star Force, willing to ignore the dull single player mode, the complete lack of charm and character and the difficulty of unlocking all vehicles then there is fun to be had here if you’ll make good use of the multiplayer modes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If, like me, you have warm fuzzy memories of the glory days of LucasArts, Revolution and AdventureSoft, you'll enjoy The Whispered World. And I did. But there are simply too many shortcomings here to give this game a hearty recommendation. Muted praise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Chaos League doesn't quite hit the mark because it fails to replicate what people most enjoy about sport - its unpredictable nature and the triumph of skill and control. By curbing its own ambitions, it's scored an own goal.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    By letting you explore the mansion and other location at your own discretion, we could have had a brilliant title on our hands.

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