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 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Orange Box
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    “Oddly not as compelling as it sounds” is an apt summary for it all, to be honest.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Okay, the gloves are off. I really dislike this game. The titular fury is so apparent after just one race.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It feels rushed, it looks dated and it’s filled with annoying glitches that should have been ironed out during play testing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As much as this game would like you to believe it's suitable for all ages, I believe it's been made with kids in mind and at the same time, someone in the Quality Control department at Jowood has thought that low quality will be fine for said same children.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An incredibly disappointing and frustrating experience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There’s plenty of modern retro arcade games out there that don’t pander solely to misguided nostalgia for you to get coaxed into buying this.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    That's one of the main problems with Fatal Inertia, it feels like a half-baked mod to Unreal Tournament rather than a proper game in its own right.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All I can do, and it kills me to say this, is advise you don’t get this game. Simply because it’s a poor game, with a score propped up by a better, more traditional Sonic available to play. Sadly it’s not available to play with enough.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Constantine the game is supposed to be in the horror genre just like the movie, but it simply fails to scare even just a little bit.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Carter is such a boring character it's hard to see his appeal. Unless you like playing gungho simpletons that congratulate themselves at any given opportunity for things as banal as successfully popping a guard in the head with a rubber bullet.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The game looks good, but is let down by a poor camera control system and the music is simply woeful.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    And there are some hilarious one-liners, but most of the time it is a lukewarm mix of outdated pick up lines and dialogue which tries to be funny, but fails. And again there is too much repetition.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the difficulty levels were sorted, the turn-based combat system rehashed and the player was told with reasonable conviction what the hell is going on, Hired Guns could be quite enjoyable, but as it is it's a frustrating, indecisive, low-level strategy game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It offers no challenge for the solo player and is unplayable online, even after the hefty patch. If it wasn’t already hard enough for KoF to compete with Street Fighter, this release has made it even more difficult for it to do so in the future.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The bugs in the gameplay make it difficult to recommend and the graphics make it unpleasant to watch.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is an ambitious title that tries to be original but fails on almost every level due to poor design. An odds-on failure.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Quests just involve killing a certain number of creatures. Nothing more. If that’s all you want, fine, but most folk are going to want more out of a game.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    On the whole, the extremely variable difficulty level, the bugs, the graphical pop-up that makes the driving so infuriating and the overall poor standard of the on-foot missions mean that this is, unfortunately, Driv3l.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s hard for me to think of anyone who would find Hot Pixel entertaining, even at its reduced RRP of £19.99. It would be too fast and frantic for young kids, too ridiculously camp at being street for young teenagers and too brain-numbingly dull for anybody with an IQ over 50 to play it for more than half an hour.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Broken, broken, broken.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    By no means a complete disaster, but by no means worth spending money on.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the developer doesn’t care to address the problems True Crime: New York City has, you shouldn’t care to buy it. It’s that simple.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I can only urge you to buy this if you are an avid fan of all things Spore or you happen to see it for at least half of the current selling price.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In fairytale terms this game is a poisoned apple and if it doesn’t kill you it will probably put you to sleep.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I don’t want to play this game anymore, and I can unreservedly suggest you don’t play it either. Go swat flies instead – you use the same motions and will achieve more satisfactory results.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s the very definition of [average], with so-so graphics and sound, mindless, repetitive action and nothing to get even vaguely excited about.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    One of the PS2’s better looking debacles. On a sheer destructive scale it’s a beauty.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Namco Museum 50th Anniversary is a bit like a film that, when it appears in the TV listings, makes you smile fondly. Then, having forgotten it’s on, you stumble across it when you flick away from Bargain Hunt in the afternoon. You spend a little while watching it before your smile vanishes and you realise that, actually, it’s not really very good and you flick back to Bargain Hunt.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The learning curve, hampered by comically poor documentation and badly-executed tutorials, is almost vertical.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Aside from the brief diversion of the multiplayer mode there’s little to enjoy here. Dead Man’s Chest is the very definition of a lazy licence - so routine, clunky and mechanical that it’s as soulless as a ghost pirate.

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