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: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Orange Box
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The main issue I have with the game is that the units, even with their team colours, lack individuality.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is very little to fault Metal Slug: Anthology. Big guns, big vehicles and some colossal enemies is a combination that seldom comes under serious scrutiny, and of all the big platforming shooters out there, Metal Slug owns the field.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The continued concentration on stat-grinding rather than creating a game where player skill matters and the lack of real change in the sport really does make me believe that the Tiger Woods franchise needs to take a vacation next year while the whole basis of the franchise is rethought.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If your nerves are shot to pieces with the glut of zombie gore 'em ups out there Osmos will do a sterling job of rubbing those aching temples and making the nightmares go away.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite being about one of the great composers, music is not an integral part of the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Judged on its own merits, Invisible War is a great example of a game that offers meaningful freedom of choice, that rewards different approaches and that creates a coherent, intelligent world wrapped up in a very well paced and expertly written plot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It can’t possibly sustain its ardour, but nevertheless, purely for reasons of bringing Spider-Man to life in the best way possible, this is a spectacular experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even the fast turning speed with beautiful motion blur seems to add to the sometimes frantic feel of the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To be honest this is pretty much a no brainer if you like Wii Sports, and that's most people really, the selection of sports is nice and varied, as are the methods of playing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don't own Madden and you're keen to get into the NFL games then this is the one to get.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No matter what you decide, Hearts of Iron II and Doomsday represent some of the best turn-based strategy you’ll ever play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Apart from the game giving our PC a bit of a rough time the story is the only other area where we have to mark it down. The story is there to guide you through the intense carnage however, and it doesn’t plead to be taken seriously. Which is a good thing because it clearly isn’t.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Relentless, exhausting and unique, although Full Spectrum Warrior is certainly one of the most innovative strategy games we’ve played for some time, it’s not always a wholly satisfying one- it often feels too much like hard work. Good, but not quite the classic it could have been.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It won’t set your gaming world on fire, and FIFA might even be the better option (it’s a close call, much closer than on the PS3/360) but if you do have the PS2 version and fancy carrying on with your Master League on the move (and are prepared to put up with the control foibles), or just have to have the latest version, PES 2008 is unlikely to disappoint.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sepulveda has so lovingly created? No, absolutely, unequivocally not. Darwinia+ deserves to be experienced by as many people as possible. It’s not going to be for everyone, that’s for certain. Some won’t even give it longer than the first couple of levels (which are painstakingly slow and confusing to boot) or be able to forgive it its frailties.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Expertly crafted resourcing and development tools prevent stagnation of the game's simple conquest objective, and the sheer scope of ships, maps and difficulty levels – not to mention co-op – is likely to keep this gem afloat for some time. RTS fans rejoice.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Square have tried to give us a chance to tell our own stories through this game, but their rules and prerequisites are often too restricting and the rewards not always enough.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a brave, thrilling and fun-packed game that sets out to entertain us with recreations of daring do from the last century. It really achieves those aims, but in also doing so while giving us a say in how we play it, it makes the game all the greater.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, EA has genuinely raised the bar in the world of golfing games and Tiger Woods 07 will become the benchmark game that all others will be compared to for some time to come.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it is Tekken 6 comes highly recommended to those who can play it regularly with friends, or to those that are prepared to wait to see if the soon-to-be-released patch really does sort out all of the online issues. Just stay away from the Scenario Campaign mode. It’s six hours of your life you’ll never see again if you don’t.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s a great game underneath the gimmickery.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of the often frantic pace, there’s bountiful strategic potential here, which should keep potential Sun Tzu’s happy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If there is to be a sequel, and I join the rising chorus of voices demanding one, it is going to have to properly develop the core (design) gameplay that Tomb Raider: Legend gets back to.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of the odd struggle with the controls, this is a good adventure through and through, and that’s what makes the game worth playing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As good as Trine is it left me slightly wanting due in part to its length-at about 6 hours maximum it’s very short for its price tag. If it’s a higher price, it should be full length.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It plays superbly, the management mode is certainly addictive in the extreme, the AI is great, the graphics detailed and crisp and there are so many modes to enjoy. So it all comes down to those stutters, which seem to affect some gamers more than others.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are very few games on Wii that are this good, and it's nice to see that someone other than Nintendo are making full use of the Motionplus, rather than just making it an optional extra.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can get past the problems or are fortunate enough not to care you are going to find a great biking sim with amazing depth and longevity. It’s one of the best loved games on Live, and this release shouldn’t do too much to change that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is a system selling game, it's too beautiful in adverts and demo mode not to. But it marks a failure of evolution in a series that was once groundbreaking and is now becoming a little stale.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Valve's insistence on quality over quantity has paid off – this is a small but perfectly polished package.