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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Orange Box
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The actual depth available for the player is amazing with a large number of missions, mini-games and mission types (including free-roam), but unlike Grand Theft Auto, they aren’t seamlessly integrated into the world, rather a big list of activities for you to choose from the menu, which seems to be a step back in my eyes.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's good, yes, but not brilliant.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The extra 6 months in development could have been used to make the controls actually controllable.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sadly rather disappointing. It's all the more disappointing because it promises so much and because it is so reminiscent of the classic "Theme Hospital."
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Suddenly, it’s not nice any more. It’s a joke. £25 worth of bland. It’s like buying a surprise celebrity and getting home to discover it’s Dale Winton.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I'm not exactly sure how much Wii points cost, but I don't think one thousand of them is too high a price for this game, it's not brilliant, but it's some nice simple fun that you'll enjoy sharing with your friends.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It even brings some clever and unique aspects to the game design including two fun sections where you can manually spin platforms around to create the best route.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game is resplendent with in-jokes from the series, and a ridiculous amount of content from the series is present in some form. The trick is to see past the occasional frustration, and simplistic gameplay.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The aspects it draws on do add a new element to the genre although they do slow down the action, making you work even harder to build your railway. The presentation makes the game feel half complete and the learning curve on the interface is unnecessary and sloppy on the tutorial.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There are better games already out, but if you’re bored of them, need a trophy boost or just have an interest in this kind of shooter, know that it is an above average game, but at a price that should be reserved for much greater games at this length.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's generic Pirate fare with caricature characters and plots derived from any Pirate film you care to mention.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Now I know this game is aimed at a young market, but I think things are too dumbed down here and that they are underestimating the youth of today.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The sound, animation, story and enemy AI are all lacking to some extent. This causes the game to be a lot less fun than it should be. The lack of story means that you're running around without a purpose and the lack of enemy AI really make this a rather flat feeling title.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The dialogue and the one-liners are simply inane. This and other aspects give you the feeling that the game was rushed out in time for the movie.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately what you get at the end of the day here, despite it's 'Wacky' tag is an extremely average mini game compilation.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An addictive blast of fast paced fun which quickly becomes a boring repetitive chore.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I can only recommend this game to hardcore fans of the genre. Others would find it hard to get much enjoyment from it, especially when there are a lot of great RTS classics out there. This game is six years old and looks it m’lord.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sky Diving remains a cheap and cheerful title that will get your Sixaxis muscles flowing again.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cheap, cheerful and a good laugh, even if it does lack a little longevity.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The awkward controls mean that the other problems with the gameplay probably won’t be noticeable as you wrestle with the controller.