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 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1,003 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game looks and sounds as good - and with moderately decent hardware looks even better.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'd go as far to say LotRO would have perhaps been a better game without the 'O', as it remains one of the best RPGs I've ever played, and the Mines of Moria and all it's hidden depth and majesty only adds to what is an otherwise already superb experience.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most pleasure from Gears 2 has to be in multiplayer, and I’ve very much enjoyed playing the campaign with friends in ever more challenging difficulties.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game concludes with a satisfying outcome, but really doesn’t make much of a big deal of your course through the game and final decisions on what to do, and unless you’ve got a save before the unexpected point of no return, you’ll have to start again to explore more of the world. Of course that’s the beauty of the game. You’ll want to.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Warhead was great fun and even the ending is better, and certainly less annoying than that of Crysis, but I did find it slightly too easy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA have really thought about NHL 09 and with the introduction ‘Be a Pro’ this year, they have taken things further. The bar has well and truly been raised by EA and others will have to respond.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I know that no game is perfect but I can honestly say I had no technical issues with Dead Space at all. It did what it said it would and scared the hell out of me on a regular basis. Dead Space is one of the best survival horror games I have played and I look forward with baited breath to the sequel.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This PSP inception of the franchise will definitely be remembered as an important part of it, rather than a bastard child desperate to cash in.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even the achievements are well thought-out – what began with Pacifism in Retro Evolved has expanded to the point where eight out of the twelve achievements require you to play in a non-standard manner, for example Wax On and Wax Off – gained for completing one and two complete circuits of the arena walls in Pacifism mode – or Phobia – scoring 1,000 points in Waves mode without collecting any geoms (much harder than it sounds).
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a dark and sombre atmosphere, multi-layered, fluid and ferocious combat and deeply engaging stealth, Batman: Arkham Asylum is the game Batman fans have been waiting for, and more. It's simply a fantastically told, superbly acted and brilliantly realised action adventure.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Buy this game. It's as simple as that. It's a masterpiece of design from concept to execution and is my game of the year so far.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's story and dialogue, while full of plenty of macho nonsense, is humorous and never takes itself quite seriously - giving great credibility to the engaging characters.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This really is one of the best looking console shooters I've ever played.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All versions of Just Cause 2 are great - but the PC version just has enough to nudge it up to the next score threshold. Kudos to Avalanche for not fobbing off PC gamers with a poor console port.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To be honest this is pretty much a no brainer if you like Wii Sports, and that's most people really, the selection of sports is nice and varied, as are the methods of playing.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Niko's adventures were drab and often lacked thrills, The Ballad of Gay Tony is a return to classic over the top Grand Theft Auto destruction.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Capcom has really pushed the boat out here, not only does it play like a dream, but it looks and sounds the part too, with beautiful cell shaded visuals with nary a drop in frame rate, it's almost like playing an anime.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ratchet & Clank fans didn’t want this to be remarkably different; they wanted something recognisable that sent the series off with a bang. And it does just that.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is an oddity in the gaming world which is mercifully free of the shallow obsession over improved graphics. Instead the focus is on fulfilling your managerial fantasies and the gaps are filled in by your own knowledge and love of the game. If you aren’t at least mildly obsessed with the results on a Saturday then you’ll never understand the appeal of this.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nintendo has good effort to make a multiplayer platform game here, but it just doesn't feel quite right, it's not bad but if you think of it as nothing more than a tacked on extra to a single player game then that's about right. But as a traditional 2D platform game it's the business.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even out of Lucasarts' hands, Tales of Monkey Island remains right a staple of the genre. Any adventure fan should have this in their collection. We recommend you buy the whole package right now.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The key to God of War III's success, though - continuing on from that of its predecessors - is how finely balanced it is. So expertly administered are its parts that the repetition one would expect never emerges.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's been an utter delight to play the game again, especially as the conversion to Xbox has been handled so well. No self-respecting Xbox Live player should be without this game.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Tecmo have created a game that recreates, and in a none too shallow way, the martial arts action movie experience.