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 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beyond Divinity is like a rigged slot machine; you always win the same amount you put in, but the jackpot never comes. You’ll continue to play because you have nothing to lose, but it’s not as exciting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Of course, the game improves enough on the past titles in the series that it will appeal primarily to existing fans and they certainly won’t be disappointed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the end of the day you get a pretty good game here, as mentioned it's an adaptation on Nintendo's classic Zelda series with a ninja theme, albeit a little dumbed down, but it's fun while it lasts.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is tactical depth, but it’s more busywork than anything else, given that despite your choices, the game is still relatively easy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The single-player is decent, but relies on its co-op functionality to pull you out of its twitchy gameplay troubles. If you can get around that, Combined Assault is worth sticking your head out in the firing line for.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a shame more effort wasn't put into this release as it just feels rushed and unfinished. The loading times alone are enough to make you want to give up and play something else instead.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is a lot of retro fun here and if you only carry one UMD with you this is as good as any to keep you entertained.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of variation with the missions, and with very few things we haven’t seen before, Scrapland tries admirably, but fails just short of the mark of being fully recommendable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gratuitous Space Battles manages to strike a respectable balance between casual gaming and deep, engaging strategy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A thrillingly tedious experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Forbidden Siren’s greatest strength is that it hints at depth, even giving brief unnerving glimpses, but it still fails to express itself well enough for many of us to understand, and for the rest of us to bother.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite some glaring issues with this game I still enjoyed it immensely. It's fun, addictive and relaxing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's nothing new to see here and given the effort that Rockstar seems to have put into this title it seems that it knows it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Chaos League doesn't quite hit the mark because it fails to replicate what people most enjoy about sport - its unpredictable nature and the triumph of skill and control. By curbing its own ambitions, it's scored an own goal.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The series has had a good run, but it just hasn’t really evolved much from it’s initial outing and unless they can do a complete reinvention on the next installment then Actvision should just call it a day.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The core gameplay is fast and furious enough to keep it alive if more variety is added and I know I will pick it up again at some time in the future.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fantastic game. It's hampered by a few problems, but nothing major. It provides ground breaking gameplay that I am sure will be imitated by others.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Amped 3 brought lots of smiles to my face, but these were down to the wacky presentation rather than anything else.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I would certainly recommend MK vs DC, perhaps not at full price but at a sub-£20 price point I can’t see it disappointing many, and it actually does enough to deserve a seven.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Ultimate Ghosts ‘n Goblins often threatens to be obtuse and dated platformer, it’s hard not admire its impishly cunning design, charming presentation and strict old-school challenge.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I really disliked the single player aspect, but the multiplayer saved the game in my eyes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A finely-poised slice of real-time tactical action. Tactical Strike won’t pry you away from the likes of Company of Heroes, and series purists may lament the loss of direct control, but it stands foremost of its genre in the handheld arena.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent, side-scrolling action romp, with admirable multiplayer offering and enjoyable gameplay. This, comrade, is well worth an investment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When I previewed the game in September it oozed potential greatness, but somewhere along the line Arkane and Ubisoft have lost their way and we're left with what I can only deem as half a game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it stands now, Mario and Sonic Olympic does have some scope as an entertaining multiplayer game, but isn't really thrilling enough to be remembered as a classic outing for these videogames icons.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Make no mistake, it hardly comes close in terms of quality to the most vaunted titles of the console, but then again, addictive, joyful games for the Wii have been so thin on the ground of late that Deadly Creatures is bound - and perhaps deserves - to make some kind of an impact.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With that first release having had such a limited audience, there’s no doubt that what is on offer here will seem fresh and innovative to some of those who pick up what is a decent and lengthy expansion.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At £5.99 on Steam I find it hard not to recommend this off the wall piece of budget brilliance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars is, nonetheless, probably worth checking out – though not, perhaps, at full price unless you’re buying for a younger gamer. However, I’m looking forward to seeing what Red Fly Studio get up to next, as there’s lots of good stuff in those mutated ‘shrooms.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The single, or should that be double, player campaign is a bit on the short side, but it’s quite replayable due to being fun with a friend, and the multiplayer is good for a blast, just hope some new maps turn up for it pretty soon.

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