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 Heavy Rain
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1,003 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a fantastic yarn beginning to end, with a satisfactory noir ending that leaves just enough unresolved stuff to allow a possible sequel.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rockstar has embellished the world it created with GTA4 with a story that is not only original in its own right, but functions as another element of Liberty City as a whole. Rather than just a few new missions and weapons, TLAD adds a whole new dimension to the experience, setting a high standard for what DLC should be.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pop Hits remains a solid addition to the series with a lot of great songs that you’ll know, and enjoy singing, but watch out for the style of singing you may require during some of the songs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In actuality, in spite of these congruities, all of its parts are tailored toward the shooter genre, so it's not an RPG at all really, it's just a multi-layered FPS, which, to be honest, is brilliant.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there are no songs that give the same sense of glory that More Than A Feeling had in the first game, it offers plenty of fun for the non-musician and musician alike and is one of the better party games available for PlayStation 2.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My only strong disappointment is the multiplayer aspects of the game. The CTF, Assault and Deathmatch games are fine enough, but the different trooper types were just crying out for some kind of class-based multiplayer action.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Daxter can be accused of anything it’s playing it too safe. It’s a title never feels anything less than solid, but outside the impeccable presentation Daxter is rarely inspired; it’s enjoyable rather than exhilarating.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a videogame it's no great shakes really. But as a way of adding some interesting and fun exercise into your life it works very well indeed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, overall, it just falls short of the mark. Though you'll definitely be aware you're playing a God of War game – so much so that it's hard to write a review without an odd sense of Déjà vu – it makes itself apparent quite early on that it's a diet version.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is no denying that it is wonderful, and narratively and graphically speaking perhaps Heavenly, but it falls into the trap of many a young console’s first games, an attempt to show off what the console can do rather than what the player can do.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It ceases to become an essential annual purchase.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Welcome back, Mario. Each day without you was like another dagger through my (S)NES, and your return is triumphant if short-lived.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The slight frame rate issues do grate, but Midnight Club 3 is so un-ashamedly arcade like - and refuses to even attempt to act like anything more – that it stands out as a true racing gem.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Would your parties be better with a quiz show to add to your Karaoke marathon? If so, Buzz: The Mega Quiz is the one for you.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sheer ingenuity of each stage keeps you going, but the scope of collectibles keeps you going back.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metro 2033 is a stunningly atmospheric survival shooter that deserves a high chart position.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is arguable that no game that is directly comparable to Jade Empire in the past two years has been better than it, and that in all probability none will be until "Mass Effect" is released later this year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new maps nicely supplement the old ones and the expansion adds plenty of mileage for fans of the game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a great game for kids, adults and families and makes a refreshing change from some of the stuff in the shops at the moment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s simple, addictive, compelling and innovative all rolled into one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those with an interest in White Wolf's property may find that it remains truer to its inspiration than the first game, and as an example of the action RPG sub genre it's definitely one of the finer titles to emerge in recent years.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though there's a new, fancy interface (with decreased user friendliness, we have to admit), more finely tuned gameplay mechanics and a better AI, I can't help feeling that there's a bit of a lack of good ideas in comparison with "Burnout 3."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a fun little romp that returns to some of the classic elements of the GTA series after the stylistic bump in the road that was San Andreas.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A pleasure to experience from start to finish. It’s thorough, pretty, sometimes challenging and downright fun to play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just Cause 2 is silly, action-packed, funny and a huge time-sink. Avalanche Studios has created a wonderful game here and if it can solve those control/finesse issues for a third release we'll be seeing a game of the year contender next time around.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Any "Diablo" fan should lap the game up. It's a detailed, entertaining and long-lasting adventure with plenty to do and see.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s difficult to convey a story in first person form without the use of heavy scripting and this is something that Warren and the boys haven’t gotten quite right.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a brave, thrilling and fun-packed game that sets out to entertain us with recreations of daring do from the last century. It really achieves those aims, but in also doing so while giving us a say in how we play it, it makes the game all the greater.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Really good, easily approachable games are pretty hard to come by – especially on the Wii, but Boom Blox is a triumph in many respects. Whether you're playing on your own or with your friends or family, the game's difficulty slant and physical appeal drags in players and voyeurs respectively throughout the entire duration.