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 World of Warcraft
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1,003 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    To cut to the chase, this is more a new episode than a new series, with what little changes there are related to updated graphics and a slightly modified search system.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Blade Warriors could have been a simple guilty pleasure, if it didn’t insist on constantly reminding us that there are better games to be played.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are 10 basic levels, plus a bunch of challenge-style bonus levels that can be unlocked if you can bear the plodding, outdated gameplay, unresponsive controls, uninteresting graphics, and average sound. Otherwise, frustration and boredom are likely to see Operation: Vietnam being traded in very quickly indeed.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's funny, I had a feeling all that development time would've given us something more.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Personally for me, the learning curve is a bit steep and the commitment too large. But that’s me – this is a great game, polished and well worked. If you have the time and the inclination the rewards on offer are great, and it’s highly unlikely to become a repetitive experience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It capably provides its gun and grenade ridden action entertainment, but disappoints only because of the massive marketing campaign that led us all to believe we were in for something extra special, rather than the adequate but ultimately not stand-out shooter we have here.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This may be little more than a last generation game with upgraded visuals, but it does what it’s supposed to, it’s a fun platformer that‘s not too taxing on the brain.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Somewhat tellingly, there isn’t much more to say about NHL 08 – it’s a very good game, but the genre’s moved on and once again PC gamers haven’t been given the chance to see how.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not the best DLC pack released for Fallout 3, but it’s certainly not bad.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Is the game a kid's game? If it is, that's no excuse for such a shoddy piece of work.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The gameplay itself is pretty average for the genre, and the graphics do make it a bit difficult to spot some of the objects you are looking for, but it's plus points more than compensate. The games storyline holds the average gameplay together well, the overall presentation is pretty good, and to top it all off is the games budget price.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The gameplay, graphics, multiplayer, sound and everything else are all okay.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At some stage during development, either the money ran out or everyone just decided they couldn’t be bothered. Dynasty Warriors 4 Hyper absolutely reeks of sloppy work.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game isn’t perfect, in-fact I would be pushed to avoid calling it a poor version, but the mere fact that I am still addicted to it, and playing it must count for something in this world.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I found Phantasy Star Portable to be nothing other than a disappointment, it has redeeming features but too many flaws to make it enjoyable.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a real shame the full potential of the franchise hasn't been realised here.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the game itself isn’t too short, the lather rinse repeat style gameplay is only rarely challenged and you’ll never get stuck wondering what special gadget to use next.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But good sound isn’t going to save the game. There’s wasted potential here in Devil Kings, perhaps a sequel could bring that out. As it stands it is a flawed game thanks to repetition and some technical issues.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mostly resembles a "Dead or Alive" version for the poor.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's been an utter delight to play the game again, especially as the conversion to Xbox has been handled so well. No self-respecting Xbox Live player should be without this game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perhaps White Knight Chronicles is trying to accomplish too much and ends up spreading itself thin.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are a few moments in Musashi Samurai Legend that’ll raise a smile or even make you laugh out aloud, and it’s generally a fun game to play.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a tycoon style meal then chow down on this because you won’t find a better restaurant management game out there.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A backward cousin that tries but fails to live up to the previous achievements of the series. The blame cannot be placed with Amaze Entertainment, as these issues are suffered by other FPS titles on the PSP. The lack of a second analogue stick really impedes the control capability of the machine, and is the main downfall of such titles.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But poor storytelling, dull mission structure, lack of variety in the location and a lack of polish left me wanting much more.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s little more than a clone of a more successfully designed game, produced as a good idea for garnering a license respect rather than a good game in itself.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As a single player experience C&C 4 is a complete failure and should be avoided like the plague. If you enjoy RTS multiplayer then you might squeeze some fun out of this.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A huge letdown for a franchise that is yearning for its reinstatement at the top. EA really should have done so much better. Why not just use the Burnout Paradise engine, create a new city, slap in the NFS gameplay and call it...Most Wanted Hot Pursuit Porsche Unleashed? I'd buy it. In fact I'd buy two copies out of unadulterated joy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s just nothing there to recommend, beyond a reasonably decent plot. Best thing I can suggest, then, is to find a detailed guide somewhere online and read the story there – you’ll have more fun and won’t waste time and money on the game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I have to say that for all the minor bad points, and they are minor, I am really enjoying this title and EA has turned out a well presented game which will keep you amused for hours on end.