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 Rock Band 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1,003 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The similarities between it and the first Killzone are tenuous at best, but each and every change is a welcome one when a game as polished as this gets released.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I encountered a number of bugs on my play through, to varying degrees of seriousness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you hanker after some great fights with an equally good story to carry things along then you really can’t pick a better game and it’s one of the most enjoyable games I’ve played on the Playstation 2 this year.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a perfect handheld game and something that’s bound to always keep a smile on your face.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The potential of the technologically disruptive DS is just beginning to be exploited. Metroid Prime: Hunters is a great game, and one that really should shift systems. Buy it, play it, and you’ll understand.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most fun, convincing, action-packed and atmospheric football games released on a console. It’s not merely a tournament cash-in, the choice of teams and game content mean it’s a full game in its own fight and bodes very well for the next full FIFA game.
    • 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
    As such, the game has to be recommended but with certain caveats. Be aware of the skill levels needed to do well in both single player and multiplayer and if I’ve done my job correctly, you have now been well warned. If you have the mettle for the game, you’ll be delighted at what Rockstar has done and you’ll no doubt go on to great things on Xbox Live.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It looks and plays fantastically well and recalls the days when flight sims were something fun and accessible as well as requiring intelligence.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're someone who spends hours making movies with the game though the add-on is well worth you taking a look at. A bit more variety in the next expansion is warranted though as are some tweaks to the core gameplay.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only question is whether or not you like the sound of the track list, so take a gander, and maybe join me in a never-ending quest to collect noise pollution charges.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite finding the storyline enjoyable, I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was only there to prepare me for PvP action.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The real meat of the expansion though are the new scenarios which offer plenty of variety and interesting gameplay nuances. However they do tend to be rather tricky, even for experience players.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rarely do I find myself so absorbed by the characters I play and the world in which they live, and that's a true homage to Techland for creating such an absurdly assimilating game. But the feeling is shattered at times.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No matter what you decide, Hearts of Iron II and Doomsday represent some of the best turn-based strategy you’ll ever play.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It gets annoying at the end and it isn't a long game by any stretch of the imagination but it works well.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Buy it, play it and love it as that’s what the Street Fighter games are all about.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eidos should be commended on breaking out of the current fad for very similar and rather dull shooters and providing console owners with something so different. Battlestations Midway reminds me a lot of the kind of games we used to get from Microprose and that's a compliment indeed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game, perhaps unfortunately overshadowed by the number of higher profile FPSs being released around this time, and let down only by an overly confusing plot.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day you get a very good game here, albeit a bit on the short side at about 5 hours long.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don't own Madden and you're keen to get into the NFL games then this is the one to get.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The scope for large online battles and some great fun action in the single-player mode make this a worthwhile purchase. Fans of "Call of Duty 2" will really have a lot of fun with it. But Call of Duty 3 could have and should have, been better than this.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a great game, and I am inches away from giving it a higher score than I am doing, but with the potential the Playstation 3 has, I don’t think we should set the bar too high too fast, despite my full recommendation of the game.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I’m sure it won’t appeal to everyone, but go on, admit it; you kind of want to try it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Phantom Hourglass absorbed me and ate my time more so than the Wii Zelda has done. Maybe it’s because it can sit in my bag calling to me, tempting me to do just one more thing. More likely, it’s because Phantom Hourglass is uncluttered, pure and wonderful Zelda gaming at its best.
    • 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.