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: 70
Highest review score: 100 Halo 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s a lot to like about The Godfather and enough neat little touches to make it one to look out for (side missions, unlockables, character progression and the fighting style spring immediately to mind). Unfortunately though, there’s not quite enough polish in some areas to make it an essential purchase.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The quick play arcade nature of its core selection of titles is perfectly suited to a handheld. As it currently stands it’s the best of this type of compilation on the market for the PSP and should provide many hours of classic gaming enjoyment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A reasonable sports simulation that’s fun for fans and non fans alike. It’s a real pity they couldn’t have done more with the 360 version though, as apart from a slight bump in the graphics department and a couple of new moves it’s pretty much identical to the Xbox and PS2 versions.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overlord as a game has so much potential and I really hope they get another crack at it with a third installment, but they've certainly not done themselves many favours by playing it so safe with the sequel and not pushing enough boundaries.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Clear Sky has a lot of potential - as does the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise - and is a worthwhile game to add to your collection because of its fair price but until the insane amount of gremlins is addressed in a patch it will always be a failure in the eyes of the fans.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you liked the world of the original, buy it, you’ll get a kick out of everything, but if you’ve not even played the first one, then buy The Longest Journey and see what Dreamfall should have been; like its predecessor, focussed on the puzzles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It fluctuates in both difficulty and quality, never quite realising the potential of such a ghastly setting.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game completely failed to charm me and it lacks an addictive hook. A valiant but ultimately doomed effort to break the dominance of the old firm, FIFA Manager 10 is set for mid table obscurity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perhaps a little more variety with the fighting, less of the annoying ‘trapping the player in a glowing circle until he has killed all enemies’ gameplay elements and more opportunity for clever exterminations like pushing enemies off ledges with telekinesis would have worked better, but it still remains a good game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The basic problem with B&W2 is that once again you're micromanaging a world for people who are too lazy and stupid to be able to do the simplest of tasks, such as build a house or find someone to mate with, for themselves. It's a real shame.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Five years is a long time for things to essentially stay the same, no matter how enjoyable they may have been in the first place.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fairly shallow as racing games go but provides upwards of 40 hours of single player action and a never ending supply of online entertainment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The 2D graphics engine also allows resolutions of up to 1600x1200 and thus suits even the biggest screen.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s fun while it lasts and definitely an above average puzzler and highly recommended for puzzle addicts but it’s difficult to get too enthused about.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The big problem Monster Lab DS has is that, not only does it not play to its own considerable strengths, it actually conceals, distracts from and ignores the very things that stand to make it potentially outstanding.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After playing "Portable Ops" the other week, it's great playing a game that doesn't really demand too much of you, and that's nothing but a plus point. There's no variation in game play, and I'm not too sure about using a mass of people to increase difficulty, but as a whole, the game is just too fun and addictive to allow the faults any right of passage.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it remains simplistic overall, Calling All Cars is undeniably a great little multiplayer game, easy to pick up and very fun to have a quick blast on.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the formula is solid, I think it was a missed opportunity for Pandemic to just churn out practically the same game. However, if you're looking for a no-brainer with big guns and lots of explosions, it rarely gets as fun as this.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The only additional gripe is the awful frame-rate (there is no reason whatsoever for the constant dips in performance). Sam & Max is, otherwise, enjoyable to play, offers sensible solutions to the puzzles and, at slightly less than 300pts per episode, is pitched at just the right price for the content on offer, unlike TellTale’s other series, Wallace and Gromit.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid, well put together RPG that has quality where it counts. It will not appeal to everyone, but existing fans of Star Ocean as well as RPG fans in general will not be disappointed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Technical shortcomings do mar the experience though as does the lack of multiplayer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It presents a good learning curve for those unaccustomed to the Wiimote, and stays true to the tried-and-tested Monkey Ball formula.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are a Wii owner and looking for a flight game then you really should give this a go, it's by no means perfect, but it is a lot of fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a perfect travel companion on the commute to work, and perfect for pick up and play puzzle goodness.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game fraught with problems but recommendable nonetheless. When a game makes you smile this much it ‘s easy to forgive it its misgivings. And when the smile is as big as the one on my face, even more so. Now...high five!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Essentially, Need for Speed: Carbon is Need for Speed: Most Wanted in the dark, but with a more expensive price tag.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Much of Tourist Trophy feels like a duller version of Gran Turismo 4 and that game wasn't exactly packed with thrilling racing. Polyphony really does need to rework its racing games to include some racing. There's fun to be had in TT but not nearly as much as there should be.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As a long-term fan of the series, as someone who expected the series to be taken forward to a new level and not to be presented with levels I’ve already completed with the same old technical issues, this installment left me totally cold.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It feels like a gaming time capsule, reminding you of how things used to be. Power Stone deserves to be played again, so this is still recommended. Once it loads up, at least.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The new web swing system and the new fighting system are not up to the level of it predecessors but there are still highly playable.