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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And there's very little to touch it in graphical terms on a console. So if you're a graphics whore and a fan of action go right ahead, most gamers will enjoy Far Cry 2, just don't expect something as cerebral as the hype has lead you to believe.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surprisingly, for a game with such attention to finer details and apparent depth, the commentary gets a little flat and repetitive after awhile, even if it does have (perhaps because of) the EA Sports “attitude”.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the gorgeous detailed graphics, humour, wonderful on-set animation and the entertaining radio news system, The Movies is a landmark game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The grace and speed of the animation coupled with the near-flawless controls make for a very engaging gameplay experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To hear a paper deer making sounds was one of the highlights in my gaming world for a long, long time. This should tell you something about this game, which is entirely in a league of its own.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An enjoyable but ultimately routine sequel.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The online mode is not entirely satisfactory, and even has specific graphical errors such as a lack of shadows underneath the cars, and this mars the general picture a bit. And the graphical performance on certain tracks should perhaps also have been optimised.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s difficult to convey a story in first person form without the use of heavy scripting and this is something that Warren and the boys haven’t gotten quite right.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are, however, times when the game betrays it's cross-platform development (such as telling you not to switch off your computer while it saves your career progress), yet there's a lot here to make the game worthy of purchase if you're even remotely interested, while snapping this one up should be a no-brainer for established fans of the series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is one of the best sporting simulations ever made and is easily the best basketball game to hit a console.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite finding the storyline enjoyable, I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was only there to prepare me for PvP action.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The scope is beyond epic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a solid, fun game and there's no doubt you could do a lot worse, but you might find yourself feeling a little detached from it all after not too long.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All versions of Just Cause 2 are great - but the PC version just has enough to nudge it up to the next score threshold. Kudos to Avalanche for not fobbing off PC gamers with a poor console port.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Warhead was great fun and even the ending is better, and certainly less annoying than that of Crysis, but I did find it slightly too easy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Happily, NBA 2K6 continues the series’ legacy of producing the best basketball games around. Everything is solid, fun to play, and there’s lots to it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Why Team17 didn't just make this game the first time around instead of last year's abomination, I don't know, but it was worth the wait. Fortunately, this time it's actually worth looking into.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can summon up the courage to try a flight game for the first time, Ace Combat 5 - Squadron Leader will be a great place to start.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My main gripe is that the single player game doesn't have the durability I would have hoped for, so if you don’t plan to go online then it’s not a game I’d recommend you pick up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a little extra polish it could have been an absolute masterpiece, but instead Rockstar have brought us a solid, if a tad unspectacular title, which totals up to far more than the sum of its parts.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a step up from last year so if you were on the fence then this might be time to take the plunge.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In actuality, in spite of these congruities, all of its parts are tailored toward the shooter genre, so it's not an RPG at all really, it's just a multi-layered FPS, which, to be honest, is brilliant.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What we have in The Battle For Middle Earth 2 is a good title, very good at times, that could become rather great with some patching.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Water effects are much prettier and the added bump-mapping makes the massive tanks very impressive. It’s not much, but it’s nice to see that the graphics have evolved.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the best realistic shooter on Xbox Live and it's only real rival might be the forthcoming "Operation Flashpoint Elite," which may steal some of it's thunder.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It serves as the perfect introduction to the franchise or indeed MMORPG games in general, as the quest system is exceptionally easy to follow, while the presentation and visuals are top notch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I’d rate it similarly to Battlefield 2142, purely for the team-based interaction and gameplay, but it doesn’t have the “must play, need upgrades” system that Battlefield has nailed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The real meat of the expansion though are the new scenarios which offer plenty of variety and interesting gameplay nuances. However they do tend to be rather tricky, even for experience players.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’ve been searching for a strategy game that really puts you in the line of fire and in which you always feel the consequences of your actions, look no further than this.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In conclusion EA Sports has put together is damn good game here and one worthy of your money. There's still some work to do though before the Tiger Woods franchise becomes the definitive home of the sport it aims to simulate - as the FIFA franchise has become.