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 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1,003 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its slick level design, excellent sound and the LEGO-look graphics do make We Love Katamari a worthy purchase, however, those who want an upgrade from the previous title will be disappointed as it is more of the same on different levels.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    X3 is a great game, but if Egosoft grasped the challenge and offered immersion of the type seen in "Freelancer" and similar ship handling, combined with its own beautiful and complex universe, then we might finally have a game that deserves to called the new "Elite."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fantastic stuff. It’s the sort of game non-sports fans can pick up and love. Not only is it the best SSX to date, it also features Apply Some Pressure by Maximo Park.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The main issue I have with the game is that the units, even with their team colours, lack individuality.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I’d rate it similarly to Battlefield 2142, purely for the team-based interaction and gameplay, but it doesn’t have the “must play, need upgrades” system that Battlefield has nailed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The massive database of over 32,000 players & staff and also over 3,000 teams is not something that can be sniffed at. And it is clear that a lot of thought has gone into the game so as not to disappoint the legions of loyal Ice Hockey fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With little additions to the franchise, a decent but not mammoth amount of maps, and some pretty standard gametypes saved by Warfare (that I’m not even so keen on) it’s only the extension to the Single Player Campaign that saves the score from being considered little more than an expansion pack.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Should you buy it? Only if you’re willing to buy another 8 more somewhere down the line.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ridge Racer 6's major irritant is the world's most annoying DJ. He'll make you want to smash the game to bits within a few minutes with his insane banter while you're racing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game plays very smoothly. The controls are a little sluggish but the frame rate is smooth and it feels right. Perfect Dark Zero isn't a killer reason to buy the new console but it does stand out amongst the launch titles as a good game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Darkness Rising brings a lot of new features to a great MMORPG.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'm actually having more fun online with this game than "GRAW" thanks to the even greater emphasis on team play, role types and big robot things exploding.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Happily, NBA 2K6 continues the series’ legacy of producing the best basketball games around. Everything is solid, fun to play, and there’s lots to it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With solid Xbox Live play, NBA 2K6 is a professionally rounded off package. Special enough to be the best out there and satisfy the fans, but not friendly enough to encourage most newcomers to take up the challenge, which is a shame as this game deserves all the attention it gets.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Valve's insistence on quality over quantity has paid off – this is a small but perfectly polished package.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The online mode is not entirely satisfactory, and even has specific graphical errors such as a lack of shadows underneath the cars, and this mars the general picture a bit. And the graphical performance on certain tracks should perhaps also have been optimised.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If it is the last in the series it’s truly a shame. But Project Zero 3: The Tormented definitely goes out with a bang... a big spooky bang.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of the odd struggle with the controls, this is a good adventure through and through, and that’s what makes the game worth playing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game looks and sounds delightful, and is every bit as good as you expect.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all I'd say that EA can do better.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A flawed masterpiece.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game isn’t perfect, in-fact I would be pushed to avoid calling it a poor version, but the mere fact that I am still addicted to it, and playing it must count for something in this world.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a good ten hours plus of single player game, even on the easiest difficulty, and the multiple endings the choice system provides adding to that, and a great co-op and multiplayer game on top this should provide you with plenty of enjoyment doe your money and keep you sneaking around for a long time to come.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What we have in The Battle For Middle Earth 2 is a good title, very good at times, that could become rather great with some patching.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The turn-based gameplay works surprisingly well on the PSP and the gameplay is easy to pick up and play, but packed with nuances and subtleties that you'll learn over time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of some minor ambiguity as concerns the control interface, it's a game that has a fairly shallow learning curve, yet promises much in the way of long term amusement for those who don’t like their 4X to be too taxing.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A refreshing newcomer in the world of adventure gaming.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In Ankh’s case, the gameplay’s spot on, the story is funny, and it looks and sounds great. It’s nothing new or special, but what it does, it does very well.