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 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best game in the series so far and well worth adding to your collection. If you are new to the series however, I would recommend starting with an earlier iteration, simply because the learning curve is quite unforgiving for an absolute newcomer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Capcom has really pushed the boat out here, not only does it play like a dream, but it looks and sounds the part too, with beautiful cell shaded visuals with nary a drop in frame rate, it's almost like playing an anime.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Daxter can be accused of anything it’s playing it too safe. It’s a title never feels anything less than solid, but outside the impeccable presentation Daxter is rarely inspired; it’s enjoyable rather than exhilarating.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But as a longtime player of MMORPGs myself, I love being able to log on for fifteen minutes and actually get a feeling of progress at any level. It is about time MMORPGs started to look at themselves as games, not time sinks.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a good ten hours plus of single player game, even on the easiest difficulty, and the multiple endings the choice system provides adding to that, and a great co-op and multiplayer game on top this should provide you with plenty of enjoyment doe your money and keep you sneaking around for a long time to come.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The aspects that had to be removed or toned down for the console have been made up for in more important areas of gameplay making a semi-sequel that is superior to the original title in many ways.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I really enjoyed playing Dawn of War II and If you're considering taking the plunge into realtime strategy this is a good place to start.. It is very accessible and Relic has obviously worked hard to release a very polished product that’s immense fun and has a multiplayer side that is entertaining to play and varies enough from the main game to give great value.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may seem like Onimusha 3 lacks ambition, but even though it fails to provide any solid innovation to a tired genre, it makes great effort to keep what’s familiar interesting and engaging - going to great lengths to cater for its audience’s needs, even if they seem run of the mill.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are no deal breaking major issues with World Tour, only the hardcore will be annoyed by the over-charting at the harder difficulty levels. Guitar Hero: World Tour is a damn good game. But in a month that sees the release of Fable II, Far Cry 2, Dead Space, Midnight Club, Gears of War 2 etc. it needed to be a bit better.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It ceases to become an essential annual purchase.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sheer ingenuity of each stage keeps you going, but the scope of collectibles keeps you going back.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'd go as far to say LotRO would have perhaps been a better game without the 'O', as it remains one of the best RPGs I've ever played, and the Mines of Moria and all it's hidden depth and majesty only adds to what is an otherwise already superb experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Both an exciting action RPG and an involving social simulation, Fable is a luscious folk-fantasy adventure teeming with clever details, hidden secrets, and moral possibilities. It may be too short but boy is it sweet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best recommendation I can give is to tell you that the CD hasn’t been out of my drive since I bought the game before Christmas. I simply love this game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No substitute for the Orange Box, in short, but without peer on the PSP. And there’s that free Combat Ops multiplayer demo, of course.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Screw it, buy the thing as it’ll give you geometry wars beating action, and cheaper than a couple of beers. (At my local anyway).
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    THQ has delivered another strong RTS offering here, with the major put off being a relatively high price for an expansion pack.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far Cry 2 is phenomenal fun and brings new meaning to the term open world. It has surpassed my expectations and without a doubt Ubisoft Montreal have taken an uncut diamond and worked it into a nearly flawless gem.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sequel is out in Japan. The sooner it arrives, the happier I will be. If it’s not as good as the first, I may resort to self-harm.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day you get a very good game here, albeit a bit on the short side at about 5 hours long.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With around 50 hours (if you play both sides) of immersive RPGing and several different possible conclusions for both Dark and Light side players, you’re getting good value for money. Just try not to sweat the ending too much.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those that criticise and vindicate the linearity of the one player game are misunderstanding the central theme. Atmospherically, the game is without rival and the sense of community is absolutely charming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has more good points than bad though, at the least it will tide you over until the next generation of MMORPGs hits the streets and at best you will have fun for months, even years to come.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Really good, easily approachable games are pretty hard to come by – especially on the Wii, but Boom Blox is a triumph in many respects. Whether you're playing on your own or with your friends or family, the game's difficulty slant and physical appeal drags in players and voyeurs respectively throughout the entire duration.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ikaruga is the best shoot-em-up on the current generation of consoles. With perfect gameplay, perfect difficulty curve, and beautiful graphics, it provides an intense experience like no other.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A taut, atmospheric and engrossing experience. The only real gripe is that The City sections become long-winded, lacking as they do the focus of the story missions and as a result make the game feel a little bloated.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Volition's game is an excellent and worthwhile resurrection of an old franchise. One hopes its success results in Volition returning to an extremely well-loved space shooter series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is one situation where more of the same does not negate the experience. More of the same is more than we could have asked for. It's the brown bun alternative.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has more good points than bad though, at the least it will tide you over until the next generation of MMORPGs hits the streets and at best you will have fun for months, even years to come.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As frustrating as it can be to constantly have to keep your eye out for sources of electricity, the power it gives you is particularly enthralling. With an intriguing story and original, if painfully skillful, enemies, the game offers engagement through both narrative, likeable characters and respectable challenge.

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