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 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1,003 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Expertly crafted resourcing and development tools prevent stagnation of the game's simple conquest objective, and the sheer scope of ships, maps and difficulty levels – not to mention co-op – is likely to keep this gem afloat for some time. RTS fans rejoice.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While far from faultless, this is one game PSP owners cannot afford to miss, and hopefully one that will capture the hearts and minds of developers for years to come.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Legends is easy to get started with and the concept of quick aggressive races is perfect for the PSP.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite simply the best submarine game ever, and it will provide months of entertainment.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It fails to reach perfection, but Empire Total War is the definitive strategy game. I can't think of any other game that even comes close to it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GoW2 is exactly what every action/adventure game should aspire to be. Everything from the puzzles to the action to the story are so perfectly in sync that the game becomes less of a game and more of a personal conquest.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Part of Resident Evil 4's charm comes in recognising the various sources that have inspired Mikami throughout the development cycle. The initial stages of the game owe much to Tobe Hooper's horror classic "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," with the run-down houses and crazed psychotic villagers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s fun, fast and furious. Play single, against your friend or online, it’s all good.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only will you be giving yourself the chance to sample some of the best driving title delights in recent memory, but you’ll be encouraging all those other publishers and developers to keep on tweaking those much-loved, but ridiculously over-looked classics and offer up more of the same.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To hear a paper deer making sounds was one of the highlights in my gaming world for a long, long time. This should tell you something about this game, which is entirely in a league of its own.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every factor is so well designed; the combat, graphics, animation, music (brooding symphonic score a la Wagner), sound effects, puzzles etc. Even the voiceover is fine, not great, but fine.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best PC strategy game I've played for ages, since Rome: Total War in fact. Even if you aren't entirely happy about the period covered, it being something of a retread, there's so many new features and depth in this release to make any comparison with the first Medieval: Total War rather pointless.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is one of the best sporting simulations ever made and is easily the best basketball game to hit a console.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the gorgeous detailed graphics, humour, wonderful on-set animation and the entertaining radio news system, The Movies is a landmark game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super fun races with interesting AI and that surprisingly great customisation section.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best sports simulations ever released, the on pitch action is convincing and more importantly a lot of fun. Played with friends the game is even better.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with "Halo 3" and "Bioshock" adding to my 360 game collection, Assassin’s Creed has stepped in and stopped me worrying about what to choose for our ‘Game Of The Year’ article this year. Clear enough for you?
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I asked you at the start of this review to buy a copy of this game - buy two - and not to let it become another "ICO." If it does, it's YOUR fault, dear reader.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the main things that has kept the franchise going strong is the community and The Sims 2 does nothing to reverse that; quite the opposite. Almost everything can be created or modified now.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are simply state of the art. Virtual Lego, and perfectly implemented.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The atmosphere of the game is so thick that you can cut it...Even though it all ends kind of sudden[ly], S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is still one of the best First Person Shooters I’ve played in a long time, especially if you like the post-apocalyptic atmosphere from games like "Fallout."
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Naturally, the game is highly detailed, and the transition to the current console generation has certainly been successful. But you can’t help but notice the amount of aliasing, and it really doesn’t suit Halo 3 in any way.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It chooses not to innovate in the racing genre but smartens up its looks and sounds enough to look like an evolution.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Smart and thrill a minute really can go hand in hand and strategy fans used to more hardcore options should try World in Conflict.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game does look quite good, especially considering that it’s not very taxing on your computer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the perfect game for deep-thinking military strategists and an awesome ride for those who just like to blow stuff up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What Battlestations Pacific delivers is something that is all too rare these days. This is a game that's fun and action-packed without treating the customer like a fool. The blend of realism and arcade fun is beautifully balanced - think of this as the warfare equivalent of Project Gotham Racing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SCEE Cambridge has skilfully followed in Media Molecule's footsteps in creating the platform, and though the final result is marginally easier than LittleBigPlanet PS3, there's no doubting this is one of the best titles on Sony's handheld.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few will tire of the almost endless possibilites available to England, Germany, Russia and so on. There will probably never be a more realistic and detailed WW2 game for the PC, and if this is the sort of thing that floats your boat, go buy it now.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A thrilling action adventure, with plenty of varied tasks, more variable combat, engaging characters and it all taking place in some of the most beautiful locations ever recreated in a videogame. What's not to like.

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