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 The Orange Box
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re after a simple and enjoyable hack and slash game, with lots of violence and blood, Blood Rayne 2 will be ideal, and yes, it’s worth playing, if only via a rental.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The main fault in this game is the poor attention to detail and the PS one graphics it sports.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's definitely a market for this type of game, it's easy to get into, easy to play and you get a good sense of achievement from it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is some fun to be had with East India Company but not everyone will have the patience to stick with it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A step in the right direction. It's just plagued with mistakes that make it an uneven ride of missed chances. What makes it all the more galling is that it's presented so beautifully and uses the touch-screen in enjoyable ways.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For anyone curious about the Sims phenomenon that wants a nicely accessible entry point, this will certainly do the job; but avoiding the structural elements and heading straight for the sandbox mode would serve a much better initiation.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the Achievements to nail in Epilogue is to complete it in under two hours. So, you’ve paid 800 points for two hours of additional content that, on balance, isn’t really all that good, and does little with the narrative save to clumsily set up Prince of Persia 2.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The ending is abysmal, although it is nice to see that the crew decide to have a party to ensure that they feel that enough has been accomplished for one day.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The most telling point about the game is that it quite often made me want to throw the controller-S out of the window with anger due to missing shots I reacted well to.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game is good, the editor not so good, but there doesn’t seem to have been any real development from the original. The game hasn’t taken a step forward; it’s where it was when it was first released.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The challenges and free create mode are more likely to be where experienced city builders will spend their time and I just don't think there's enough of that to keep them coming back.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I can’t help but think that if Microsoft had worried less about putting PC gamers on Xbox Live and more about giving us 360 owners a complete game we could have had something special here, but it just hasn’t happened.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Coming from an adventure game fan, I found it a very fulfilling addition to my collection, and from a relatively unknown German game developer (Fusionsphere Systems) I can offer only congratulations to them for a decent brain testing continuation of the genre.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So, £25 or thereabouts for some reasonably entertaining times (and a few real stand-out sequences) over about 10 hours, 500 or so easy Achievement Points, and that’s about it. If that seems worthwhile to you, then go for it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unless you happen to be a die-hard wrestling fan or a female equality activist, I’d go and play a more sincere wrestling game that doesn’t try exploit the good ol’ sex sells idea and is considered less of a gimmick for the deprived.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Is it worth purchasing the PC version of Lost Planet if you already own the 360 one? Not really, no. You’ll only play using your 360 controller anyway, so there’s not much point in owning both copies.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    After playing these games for what feels like an unholy amount of time (even just in the past week) I have to wonder what it is with all of the retro feel that games companies are instigating merely to show off their back catalogue.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    PoPoLoCrois’ main downfall is that it really doesn’t bring anything new or original to the RPG arena.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With over 40 characters to master, there’s a fair lot of classic brawling to be had here. Had it actually included a more substantial experience, rather than feeling so empty, it’d definitely be worth recommending to both fighting fanatics and casual goers alike. Instead, it feels more like a relic of a past age, thrown together to into an exceedingly demo-like affair.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Along the way decisions were made to cheat the player and in doing so this is one racer robbed of most of its fun. That really is a crying shame.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A deeply flawed game. From the terrible image tearing to the offensive voice-overs, it’s as big a failure as I’ve seen from a major Publisher for some time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Survives on the good will generated by its predecessors. But compared to those previous games, this new game lacks the same charm, the same childish appeal and its unique humor. Maybe the console versions look much better than this PC version, but Travelers Tales' otherwise very quirky series has not survived the jump from Playstation 2 to PC very well.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mafia looks, sounds and feels dated on the Xbox, maybe because we’ve been spoilt and we know what the machine is capable of this just doesn’t satisfy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    After all your patient waiting, in about four or six hours you will finish all that Knothole Island has to offer, Box of Secrets included. After that, you’ll be left with buyer’s guilt because you’ve just spent 800 points on something worth half that. You’ll feel silly, and your Fable 2 experience will be tainted accordingly.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Arguably, the dress code is the highlight of a game that desperately needs some kind of distinguishing string to its bow, for otherwise it’s as bland and culturally distant as clichéd manga template design can be.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game does, basically, offer lots of variety, a flat learning curve and a decent story mode for those that aren’t just looking for the latest in car physics.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shattered Union's problem is that it tries to cram far too much in, and instead lacks and kind of real depth in any area. The enemy AI is weak, and far too unwilling to take advantage of the many errors you'll make early on.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Chipping in a shot from the rough on the far side of the green, and watching it sink really does come with a sense of achievement, you feel like you earned it. However the number of small glitches and design issues really hinder the enjoyment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a great game for kids, adults and families and makes a refreshing change from some of the stuff in the shops at the moment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Quantum of Solace is a pretty slick, well presented and polished product. The gameplay is rather simple, but the game is aimed at the simple end of the market. Yet I feel that James Bond deserves more than this, more than a cheap and very short punt into the cheap seats.

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