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 Rock Band 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s also an excellent introduction to the RPG genre for Sonic fans or those that usually find them too overwhelming and don’t want to spend hours levelling up their characters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The real saving grace though for The 40th day is the multiplayer options.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It isn’t the most exciting game in the world and it offers nothing new but the excellent multiplayer options help it to stand out as a PSP title.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At present, the online community is visible, but it's hardly expansive. Without it, Trackmania is good entertainment for a few afternoons, a short game not due to a lack content, but simply a lack of serious challenges.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it doesn’t offer anything new, Sacred wields a metaphorical mace of monster mash with pride and panache. This is slick action adventuring with a lack of ambition but no shortage of charm.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Taking into account the design flaws, AI inconsistencies, the lack of progression and that the PS2 version is arguably a lot better (and cheaper) than the ‘next-gen’ versions yet again (albeit very little different to PES 6 save for some subtle differences), but also taking into account that for some people the frame-rate issues and online play aren’t as bad as they are for others, PES 2008 still just about manages to scrape a six.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If the setting and atmosphere were any different, say a sci-fi or fantasy setting, I doubt that the experience provided by Red Dead Revolver would seem anything more than mediocre, if that.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A lazy effort. Xbox Live play is poorly implemented and those seeking online racing are better off trying the PC version.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is the sort of game ‘real’ gamers hate to acknowledge, and having it in my collection makes me feel somehow illicit, like a raw-foods vegan tucking into a Big Mac. It’s bold, brash, skin-deep but oddly irresistible, and while it doesn’t leave my desk with a firm recommendation, fans of arcade action could certainly do worse.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A big improvement over last year. EA has put a lot of effort to get a well presented, well commentated game of basketball.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid and enjoyable racing game, with some nice quirky features, but one that falls short of greatness by lacking something really special.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The real saving grace though for The 40th day is the multiplayer options.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It provides the classical Simmer gameplay, with minor changes to accommodate the hand held format, but do not hold your breath while searching for any major innovations with regards to the DS side of things.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perhaps it is only the desire to see more of the scope of the world (and hope for more variety) that keeps you going, but when you can count on your fingers the time it takes to finish the story missions, I wonder if my completist attitude will be enough to push me to claim the entire map as my own.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s difficult to avoid recommending the game, when I honestly had fun, but £30 to £40 is too much to pay for such a short game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Twitch players in favour of the 'rush and crush' tactic will be deeply frustrated here, but those who like to take their time and mull over the tactical options available should find much to keep them occupied.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bearing in mind that Cogs is a budget game from the Steam network I would still have to say that I could only recommend it to the minority who actually like sliding tile puzzles if they ever come down from their hilltop monasteries, and maybe at a push, trainspotters.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    More troubling is the fact that, while it’s easy to aim your crosshair at any part of a locked-on enemy’s body, it’s much harder to switch between multiple targets be they men or explosive barrels.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It isn't a bad game at all, and is fairly entertaining - but it is also very simplistic and has a tendency to annoy you and get repetitive fairly quickly.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are minor problems, such as lackluster cut scenes that fail to live up to the opening cinematic and a loot collection system that sometimes forces you to choose between holding the line and making a quick dash for cash, but if you're prepared to overlook these then the game should make a worthy addition to your collection.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The question remains as to whether any Vietnam based game can be actually highly entertaining and satisfying as a game, while keeping true to the spirit of conflict. Men Of Valor provides us with a little food for thought in this regard, at least.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fast and fun once the controls are mastered.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Frontlines isn't exactly an original game but it mostly succeeds at what it's attempting to do. As an online shooter it has plenty of legs and you're likely to have more fun here than in Quake Wars or the online portions of other shooters released recently.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fairly patchy Wii functionality isn't enough to critically damage Marvel Ultimate Alliance but it's certainly something many developers will have to work on. It should make the inevitable sequel something to look forward to.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not a perfect port, however, but much like my breakfast this morning it’s still good enough to keep you planted on the sofa for a few hours and bask in its goodness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There have been many games of this type, but Samurai Warriors is undoubtedly the best.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fantastically deep strategy game. This is good news for fans of this genre and particularly for fans of Europa Universalis. However, it brings little new to the genre and re-uses an old and tired engine.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Front end presentation is pretty dreadful. The menu system, which you'll see plenty of as it is also used for levelling up, is a shoddy mess. It looks like something from ten years ago or placeholder graphics that the developer didn't have time to replace.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But the problems with the game can be summed up in a mission to defend a factory, where failure meant game over rather than the continuation of the battle from that point on.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A puzzle game with a simple concept, but woven in a way that ensures its more than often, pretty darn addictive and challenging. It suffers from some dreary missions and generally repetitive nature, but overall, Remix is a pretty decent little puzzler worth checking out.

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