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 Fallout 3: Broken Steel
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Maybe it's time for this addition to the videogame genre stable to start uttering that often resented yet ever-powerful f-word. That's "fold", by the way.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When you're making a game that's purely designed for online play, you have to make sure the basics are in place, and the frame rate is the fundamental factor in all shooters, but in Quake Wars it's all over the place, which is a shame.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the visuals don't exactly push the envelope, the audio is one of the better aspects of the game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dynasty Warriors 6 is a hard game to recommend to anybody that hasn’t enjoyed the series before or expects a bit more depth from their gaming, while at the same time unlikely to disappoint those wanting more of the same.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you’re after something to play with your mates after the pub, or are looking for a short burst of knuckle-cracking violence, Urban Reign might be worth looking at if found going cheap.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Carter is such a boring character it's hard to see his appeal. Unless you like playing gungho simpletons that congratulate themselves at any given opportunity for things as banal as successfully popping a guard in the head with a rubber bullet.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a grizzled and scarred veteran of the original this expansion pack offered a satisfying challenge to get my teeth into. Anyone who enjoyed the game will enjoy this expansion.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Saw
    What could have been a really excellent horror game, perhaps the first actually based on a film license, is sadly rendered mediocre by the design work.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A better game is lost inside the presentation and ultimately fails to exploit the fun and potential of faster-paced matches, especially in the case of a sequel.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Four aside in tiny pitches, no matter how variable, loses its charm rather soon. So even if you get bored of the main beef of the game the prospect of throwing ten minutes into a friendly is a little out of the question.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall this is a fairly solid title, nothing awe inspiring yet nothing dismal, and unfortunately for a movie tie-in that is quite an achievement.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The pathfinding, especially in tight environments, can also be quite bad and the game is really in need of a lick of paint in just about every department except the music, which is an impressive mix of contemporary and classical compositions.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The game looks good, but is let down by a poor camera control system and the music is simply woeful.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you have a little Turtle fan running around at home, or if you want a trip down memory lane, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes heartily recommended. You get exactly what the game promises and in this case that is a good thing.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s certainly not the most incredible PS3 experience out to date, and if you’re going to buy just one PSN game, I’d say unequivocally go for Super Stardust HD, but if you’re a fan of that kind of shooter and fancy a challenge, Nucleus remains a unique, challenging, entertaining if simplistic shooter.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    And there are some hilarious one-liners, but most of the time it is a lukewarm mix of outdated pick up lines and dialogue which tries to be funny, but fails. And again there is too much repetition.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The main culprit here is the bad voice acting and bad Japanese-to-English translation. It’s like playing cowboys and Indians except that there’s one noisy kid who never really gets into character.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Line Rider is immense simple/complex (simplex? Comple?) fun if you’re the right kind of person, if you’re the target audience. If you’re not, you’ll be baffled as to what all the fuss is about, while the rest of us will justifiably mock you for the knuckle-trails you leave behind you as you walk.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Without any identifiable storyline or single-player incentives, the various challenges on offer simply fail to motivate, and can become tiresome as a result.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Yes, I’m still disappointed by the lack of opportunities for the creation of chaos, and yes, the graphics do reek of things from ye olden times of management sims.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The control method is an interesting take on the usual styles, and helps make things challenging, like real golf.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Numbing repetition and combat that is chaotic and often unfair (sometimes in your favour, sometimes not).
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    So playing through File 2 with its linear, claustrophobic levels, constant backtracking, awkward controls (despite the full use of analogue movement this time) and limited menu space does more harm than good.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There's little imagination, little independence inside their tiny minds and this makes looking after them a joyless activity. Micromanagement leaves no time for voyeurism.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the difficulty levels were sorted, the turn-based combat system rehashed and the player was told with reasonable conviction what the hell is going on, Hired Guns could be quite enjoyable, but as it is it's a frustrating, indecisive, low-level strategy game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So if you’ve always dreamt of playing golf with frogs, you probably need some kind of therapy, but are likely to enjoy Ribbit King in the meantime. The rest of us will probably find it an amusing curiosity.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It offers no challenge for the solo player and is unplayable online, even after the hefty patch. If it wasn’t already hard enough for KoF to compete with Street Fighter, this release has made it even more difficult for it to do so in the future.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those difficult extra missions unlocked one by one after finishing the main game are certainly going to keep me occupied at least until Final Fantasy XII appears in the UK.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re a Dragonball Z fan this comes recommended, as knowing the characters and understanding the plot will only add to what’s already a decent game. For the rest of us, it’s a fun card-based game that’s only let down by its lack of difficulty and length. Worth looking at.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're willing to ignore Star Force, willing to ignore the dull single player mode, the complete lack of charm and character and the difficulty of unlocking all vehicles then there is fun to be had here if you’ll make good use of the multiplayer modes.

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