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: 69
Highest review score: 100 Rock Band 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s no easy way to put this, but Sonic the Hedgehog is quite possibly the worst Sonic game ever.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The puzzles (if that’s what you want to call them) are either ridiculously easy or they are completely devoid of logic and impossibly hard.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a shame really as EA could have done a whole lot better. The control system could be a lot better, the animation could be better and the cut-scenes could be better.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The on-going appeal of NHL10's stats and progression system is something 2K10 simply cannot match, and couple that with the poor controls and slow pacing and you've got no decision on where your money should land.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s tempting to go so far as to state that this is the epitome of mainstream, generic console fare, but it doesn’t have playable rap stars or street racing in it, so it doesn’t even merit that.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At the end of the day this is just another lacklustre movie tie in really, it had some good ideas badly executed, but if you are a fan of the movie you may get a few hours enjoyment out of it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    By no means a complete disaster, but by no means worth spending money on.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a multiplayer game, it can provide some entertaining moments with some like-minded friends. As a single player RPG, it is deeply flawed.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Aside from the brief diversion of the multiplayer mode there’s little to enjoy here. Dead Man’s Chest is the very definition of a lazy licence - so routine, clunky and mechanical that it’s as soulless as a ghost pirate.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s hard for me to think of anyone who would find Hot Pixel entertaining, even at its reduced RRP of £19.99. It would be too fast and frantic for young kids, too ridiculously camp at being street for young teenagers and too brain-numbingly dull for anybody with an IQ over 50 to play it for more than half an hour.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There's a quaint and mostly enjoyable familiarity to it all, but it's something only fans of the television series will appreciate, and then only momentarily. For anyone else, well, the horse is already dead.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Its ugly presentation and poor execution are an insult to both the recommended system specifications (one gigahertz for this?) and to all the progress that's been made in designing shooters over the last few years. This is one to avoid.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The most telling point about the game is that it quite often made me want to throw the controller-S out of the window with anger due to missing shots I reacted well to.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The game looks good, but is let down by a poor camera control system and the music is simply woeful.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I don’t want to play this game anymore, and I can unreservedly suggest you don’t play it either. Go swat flies instead – you use the same motions and will achieve more satisfactory results.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is an awful, awful, awful game. Don’t even buy it for your enemies. Don’t even think about it. You’ll never get the time back you spend playing this rubbish.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    And there are some hilarious one-liners, but most of the time it is a lukewarm mix of outdated pick up lines and dialogue which tries to be funny, but fails. And again there is too much repetition.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Quests just involve killing a certain number of creatures. Nothing more. If that’s all you want, fine, but most folk are going to want more out of a game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There’s plenty of modern retro arcade games out there that don’t pander solely to misguided nostalgia for you to get coaxed into buying this.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Indeed, If a more damning indictment were needed, it actually took me longer to write this review than to play through and get bored of all the activities in More Game Party. So that's it then. Game over. Or in this case, it never really began.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I can only urge you to buy this if you are an avid fan of all things Spore or you happen to see it for at least half of the current selling price.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Survives on the good will generated by its predecessors. But compared to those previous games, this new game lacks the same charm, the same childish appeal and its unique humor. Maybe the console versions look much better than this PC version, but Travelers Tales' otherwise very quirky series has not survived the jump from Playstation 2 to PC very well.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As much as this game would like you to believe it's suitable for all ages, I believe it's been made with kids in mind and at the same time, someone in the Quality Control department at Jowood has thought that low quality will be fine for said same children.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Running away is a decent strategy, actually. If you see Dungeon Lords on the counter in your local games store, run away. Run as though your life depended on it.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is an ambitious title that tries to be original but fails on almost every level due to poor design. An odds-on failure.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Yet another poor incarnation of a movie (which didn’t do that great anyway) which doesn’t accomplish anything other than giving the player consistent headaches throughout. Blame it on its poor level design, repetitive gameplay, constant bugs or whatever you like, as there are ample pickings.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Fails to spark any excitement, innovation, or fun at all.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The combat system is very basic and rather repetitive. The cut-scenes and story don't make a great deal of sense. The puzzle and adventure parts of the game aren't very well designed or thought through.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Truly terrible.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There is nothing good to say about this game. I imagine it was pretty poor on the PSP, and it’s even worse with shoddy Wii controls added.