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 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those of you who have always loved Unreal Tournament but no longer game via your PC than there's really no need to deliberate. You need UTIII on console, and either the X360 or PS3 versions will scratch that UT itch in a very satisfying way.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a single player FPS then you really can’t go wrong here, the story is excellent and really drives the action along perfectly, and the attention to detail is superb.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but for me it's the racing and driving game I've always dreamed of playing. Well done Eden.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Tales of Monkey Island Episode 3 – Lair of the Leviathan continues the excellent series, pretty much as expected, given the great previous chapters. Well worth a purchase for any of you silly enough to have not bought the full season already. If you’re not sold now, maybe Monkey Island isn’t for you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s Football Manager, but online on a vast scale. You can’t beat playing against human managed teams.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SOCOM 3 doesn’t innovate in any way at all, but it does entertain.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The atmosphere of the game is so thick that you can cut it...Even though it all ends kind of sudden[ly], S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is still one of the best First Person Shooters I’ve played in a long time, especially if you like the post-apocalyptic atmosphere from games like "Fallout."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s possibly the most mainstream Hitman yet but it’s also the most accessible and dare I say it the most fun. It’s certainly the most accomplished.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, if you ask me the sandbox element is a little superfluous and brings the game down a little, it's still a great game though, lots of fun, makes you use your brain, great story and varied gameplay.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you haven’t played Butcher Bay before then that will surely be the highlight and the graphical overhaul really disguises the fact that the game is nearly five years old. However, if you’re a fan of the franchise and looking for a true sequel, then it’s ultimately a let down.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It seems like this project has received more loving attention than Deus Ex 2, and this is why it is still a pleasure to become a master thief, even though the game is rough around the edges.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The massive database of over 32,000 players & staff and also over 3,000 teams is not something that can be sniffed at. And it is clear that a lot of thought has gone into the game so as not to disappoint the legions of loyal Ice Hockey fans.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    After creating this masterpiece, Bethesda has a mighty task creating something just as good. I can’t recommend Broken Steel highly enough. If you have Fallout 3, you need Broken Steel to go with it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The scope for large online battles and some great fun action in the single-player mode make this a worthwhile purchase. Fans of "Call of Duty 2" will really have a lot of fun with it. But Call of Duty 3 could have and should have, been better than this.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Previous control schemes have always worked well with Mario Kart, and you can still use variations on these by adjusting your options, but the new wheel just feels so intuitive you’ll be wondering why they bothered including them.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls are intuitive, proving there’s life in console RTS games yet, and the game itself is as diverse, challenging and enjoyable as the series ought to be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you do decide to pick it up you’re unlikely to be disappointed, but it’s also unlikely to set your gaming world on fire.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard to imagine this is the story Gearbox has always wanted to tell, but judging by the craftsmanship behind all of its elements, from the crisp visuals to the hilarious writing, you'd be forgiven for making the mistake. With a greater duration and improved AI it would've been damn near perfect.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you enjoy one of the many solo modes or take on friends with the excellent and – in my experience so far – lag free online multiplayer, you've a football game that's going to stick with you all season.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re the patient and careful type it’ll suit you. Otherwise, you’ll have to put in a lot of effort.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Too lightweight to be a truly great RTS. Instead it's an amazing looking diversion that won't tax an intelligent player very much. A missed chance at something very special.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s solid with good visuals and enjoyable racing, but it does nothing new.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Saints Row is an explosive mix of gameplay elements that will always provide you with something to do, something to see and something to destroy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each character has the classic Tekken combination of throws, punches, kicks and spinny flying kicks that never fail to impress, and since the game is simply about fighting, the characters are balanced beautifully to provide easy to pick up, hard to master gameplay that feels far in advance of the current £6.99 price tag.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This PSP inception of the franchise will definitely be remembered as an important part of it, rather than a bastard child desperate to cash in.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Quake 4 we have is ultimately not the Quake 4 that was born of four years worth of development. There is just no way in hell. And from a developer this kind of game is appalling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's about being scared out of your wits one minute and then bellowing with laughter at something gruesomely humorous the next.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The simple addition of a useful targeting systems opens up so much gameplay that felt tedious in "GTA."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The one aspect that does feel out of place though is the game’s approach to sex. Geralt can basically one-night-stand his way through many of the world’s female NPCs, with the game issuing incredibly tacky “sex cards” of the women in each encounter.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is arguable that no game that is directly comparable to Jade Empire in the past two years has been better than it, and that in all probability none will be until "Mass Effect" is released later this year.

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