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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it might appear a little dated, the game offers some innovative features, such as the addition of the Dreamworld, combined with a good story.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a little extra polish it could have been an absolute masterpiece, but instead Rockstar have brought us a solid, if a tad unspectacular title, which totals up to far more than the sum of its parts.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a casual approach to the genre, but that doesn't hurt gameplay at all. If anything it improves it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    R&C3 is not really a challenging game nor does it try to be, it places key emphasis on being fun and fast paced.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is reasonably addictive and is challenging enough to make you want to complete it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With an RRP of a mere £14.99, and I’ve found it for under a tenner, it means that you could theoretically have one credit on each game and pay for the same experience of walking into an arcade with the same amount of money.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite all of the points I’ve raised, however, the only true measure of a MMORPG is whether you are still enjoying and paying to play at the end of your ‘free’ 30 days, and as of the time of this writing, I am doing precisely that.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are a large number of secret missions for Espers, weapons and general loot, which should keep a completionist playing for a good number of hours, but I can’t help but feel like for all of its production values, depth, and size, Final Fantasy XII tries too hard to reinvent itself, missing those aspects that brought a swarm of fans to the series from FFVII.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The eight or nine hours it will take you to complete the game are hugely enjoyable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An absolute must for Hockey fans as well as anyone who likes sports games.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very well designed game despite the so-so battle system. It runs smoothly on most systems and is seemingly bug-free.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although experienced players will probably find the game too easy the new features, inclusion of legendary players and ten new courses will make it difficult for fans of the series to avoid purchasing it and a must for anyone looking for a console golf game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a new conquest after finishing "FEAR" or "Call of Duty 2" then you’ll probably not find much in War World. If, however, you’re an old-school arcade fan and can manage a first-person shooter without much trouble, then I’d say War World is pretty much a must-have.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plaster up your thumbs, buy a new control pad, call in sick and lock up your family because this little extraterrestrial is going to take over your life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Given the cliché of terrible movie tie ins, I was most impressed with Scarface on that basis alone, but it does become easier to recommend the game when you consider that Scarface: The World Is Yours would be worth a play through even without Tony Montana.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is beatifully made even if we miss the possibility of smashing through a house with a tank, as one could in "Heroes: Soldiers of WWII."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it doesn’t exactly re-invent the adventure genre, The Moment of Silence is undeniably a well executed and solid title. So, if forced perspective backdrops, plausible puzzles and pulp fiction-like character and plot development are your bag, you could certainly do a lot worse than pick this one up.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I have to say that for all the minor bad points, and they are minor, I am really enjoying this title and EA has turned out a well presented game which will keep you amused for hours on end.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A technically and graphically stunning port of a game that was already pretty damn good, with the potential to deliver bigger and better things in future. And you can’t complain too much about that.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's clearly a bright future for the franchise, though it's perhaps time EA let the team take a few risks - let more folks than just Americans play - perhaps give us a choice who we want to play as.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The songs from the radio are nothing short of brilliant; they sound exactly like actual songs without being recognizable but they are of course in “Sim-ish”.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a full range of attack subs, surface vessels and the introduction of aircraft it's amazing that a simulation can remain so detailed and focussed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One hell of an addictive golfing game. If you played any of its incarnations on the PS2, you will know what to expect here.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's definitely a market for this type of game, it's easy to get into, easy to play and you get a good sense of achievement from it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The lack of structure here is a bit disappointing but hardly a deal breaker. There is a wealth of content on offer and Gran Turismo is a very well crafted game which is definitely worth the price.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Apart from the game giving our PC a bit of a rough time the story is the only other area where we have to mark it down. The story is there to guide you through the intense carnage however, and it doesn’t plead to be taken seriously. Which is a good thing because it clearly isn’t.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a game that has ideas and refuses to be diluted by mediocrity. These days that’s a rare and brave thing to do.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although, more often than not, these ‘borrowed’ gameplay elements are poorly implemented and tiresome, there’s a surprising amount of mileage within the game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's perhaps a bit too frenetic, but on this showing at least, I know I'll be playing this through a few more times until a welcome sequel arrives.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can find yourself falling in love with the slightly twitchy handling, and look past the few failings involved with the enemy AI especially on later levels, then this could just work it’s way gaining a large portion of your Christmas gaming time.