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 The Orange Box
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1,003 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hobbling a good game with awful controls is a crime and in this respect I judge Pandemic guilty as charged.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What's up with having an analogue controller that can only aim in the old style 8 directions? What's up with the huge loading times and rubbish user interface design? All these failings could be solved in patches in the future but they really shouldn't need to be.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The actual depth available for the player is amazing with a large number of missions, mini-games and mission types (including free-roam), but unlike Grand Theft Auto, they aren’t seamlessly integrated into the world, rather a big list of activities for you to choose from the menu, which seems to be a step back in my eyes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A thrillingly tedious experience.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you manage to at least enjoy killing hundreds of people in Drakengard’s world, you can enjoy killing thousands to make it to its end.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s just a shame that more wasn’t done to combat the repetitiveness as, with more variety, this could have lived up to its massive potential.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    FIFA Manager has come on leaps and bounds the last few years. Once considered one of the worst in its genre it can now stand up and call itself one of the big guns. However, it fails to live up to the high standards set by Football Manager and your left with a game with bags of ability and potential, but no end product.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A great concept and it really should have been a great title. But with a poor track list and a front end that implies even Activision views this as a cheap cash in, how can we view it as anything else?
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If the thought of using noxious farts to temporarily disable mad mid-western farmers at Knobb Cheese Farm (where the password to get in is cornhole) has you laughing uncontrollably, then Stubbs the Zombie will keep you entertained from beginning to end (assuming your tendency to drool doesn't short out your controller).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It tries too hard to be Halo rather than finding its own niche in the market and comes across as a game that doesn't try hard enough. There are moments of enjoyment, but not enough to recommend this.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game completely failed to charm me and it lacks an addictive hook. A valiant but ultimately doomed effort to break the dominance of the old firm, FIFA Manager 10 is set for mid table obscurity.
    • 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
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is adequate entertainment that does nothing terribly wrong, but never manages to shine in any one particular area.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The aspects it draws on do add a new element to the genre although they do slow down the action, making you work even harder to build your railway. The presentation makes the game feel half complete and the learning curve on the interface is unnecessary and sloppy on the tutorial.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fantastically deep strategy game. This is good news for fans of this genre and particularly for fans of Europa Universalis. However, it brings little new to the genre and re-uses an old and tired engine.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But don’t be looking for any semblance of a story here despite the developer’s claims and attempts to infuse one. And don’t be looking for something deep.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At present, the online community is visible, but it's hardly expansive. Without it, Trackmania is good entertainment for a few afternoons, a short game not due to a lack content, but simply a lack of serious challenges.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If only Codemasters had at least given us the option of something a bit more slippy then this might have been one of the best driving games released this year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It isn't a bad game at all, and is fairly entertaining - but it is also very simplistic and has a tendency to annoy you and get repetitive fairly quickly.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In trying to be both a realistic squad based game and an arcade shooter, Rainbow Six 3 has sub-machine gunned itself in the foot, making too many concessions to each style to play very proficiently in its own right.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's not that it does anything wrong particularly, it isn't adult enough to be an adult game and get the market that way, it isn't simulation enough to get that market and it isn't a good enough Sims clone to get at that market.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There is fun to be had with this game, but only in certain events and it’s not worth spending your hard earned cash to own the game, as it won’t come out of the box too often.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With age, tends to come more gaming aptitude, which will mean you’ll make quick work of Lemony Snicket’s and a yearning for a bit more of a challenge. By all means though, give it to your toddler and they’ll go wild.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Saboteur was a great concept in an interesting historical period that's deeply broken by bad history, technical issues and poor gameplay choices.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This never gives me the urge to go into the kitchen, hitting the lino and spinning on my head; not even close. It makes me want to buy the soundtrack and play a different game.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s just average. It doesn’t push the bar in any way with nothing revolutionary appearing in it. The best way to describe this game is safe.