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 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Heavy Rain
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1,003 game reviews
    • 48 Metascore
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    It's generic Pirate fare with caricature characters and plots derived from any Pirate film you care to mention.
    • 53 Metascore
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    It’s very hard to recommend this game, not only do the combination of strategy and button mashing not sit well together, but the game is exactly the same as the PlayStation 2 version.
    • 73 Metascore
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    Front end presentation is pretty dreadful. The menu system, which you'll see plenty of as it is also used for levelling up, is a shoddy mess. It looks like something from ten years ago or placeholder graphics that the developer didn't have time to replace.
    • 70 Metascore
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    It’s hard to see anyone over the age of 12 getting enough enjoyment out of M&S DS to recommend it as a purchase, and then only if they have friends with the same game.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It has nothing new to offer an already crowded genre. Practically everything it does has been seen before, and the parts which haven't are too limited and clumsy to save the rest. The story is difficult to care about; the characters are generic and combat is repetitive and flaccid.
    • 62 Metascore
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    It was always going to be a struggle, but EA didn’t help itself with poor controls, a visually horrendous game and the need for a more varied and challenging racing game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    By taking out the two aspects of the series that made it stand out from the slew of other racing games on the market, Need For Speed ProStreet ends up as an exercise in mediocrity and offers nothing new or remarkable.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    But in the end the boxing action itself is not as fun as it should be, because it's all about being fastest, and the AI does tend to cheat.
    • 69 Metascore
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    With the game populated by ‘real’ people, it will entertain, especially through the wide selection of games but make sure you invite enough kids, because if you have to play to fill in the numbers and an AI dinosaur beats everyone it doesn’t fill the room with much pleasure.
    • 45 Metascore
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    I can only recommend this game to hardcore fans of the genre. Others would find it hard to get much enjoyment from it, especially when there are a lot of great RTS classics out there. This game is six years old and looks it m’lord.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Suddenly, it’s not nice any more. It’s a joke. £25 worth of bland. It’s like buying a surprise celebrity and getting home to discover it’s Dale Winton.
    • 55 Metascore
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    If you enjoyed the Conquest demo you'll no doubt like the full game. But I just found it a bit dull. Too dull even to get annoyed about.
    • 49 Metascore
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    There are better games already out, but if you’re bored of them, need a trophy boost or just have an interest in this kind of shooter, know that it is an above average game, but at a price that should be reserved for much greater games at this length.
    • 68 Metascore
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    There isn't enough variation in the missions to keep any average gamer interested until the end, and what you will play is even that attractive.
    • 55 Metascore
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    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.
    • 69 Metascore
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    It is this shortness of experience and relatively shallow gameplay that makes it difficult to see why it is worth the £6.99 asking price, comparing it to many of the other titles available on the PlayStation Network.
    • 56 Metascore
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    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.
    • 67 Metascore
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    I loved Still Life. It wasn't perfect but it was enjoyable for me at least. Still Life 2 could have been so much more. It had potential but is bogged down with so many unruly issues I find it hard to recommend to any but the staunchest and most patient of point'n'click adventure fans.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    But if you like your games with a challenge, if you want more depth, and want a multiplayer experience that doesn’t degenerate into strike attacks, then unfortunately Legends of WrestleMania is unlikely to be for you.
    • 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
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    Elite Forces is a bit of a strange game really, somewhere between a RTS game and an arcade shooter, it's certainly more accessible than most RTS games, so maybe could be an introduction to the genre for beginners. The games flaws do let it down though, and coupled with the fact that there are only twelve missions, and no multiplayer game it may not hold your attention for too long.
    • 74 Metascore
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    As a long-term fan of the series, as someone who expected the series to be taken forward to a new level and not to be presented with levels I’ve already completed with the same old technical issues, this installment left me totally cold.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Between this game and the Watchmen equivalent, we're seeing the arrival of an ugly baby. Film marketing folks are going to be releasing a lot of this kind of thing over the next few years. Get used to it. Ignore them. Who knows, eventually they may give up and go bother someone else.
    • 61 Metascore
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    The game's saving grace is that Pandora is a beautiful world to explore, and the graphics are of a higher quality than the gameplay. The design work is attractive particularly the vehicles.
    • 60 Metascore
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    The game's saving grace is that Pandora is a beautiful world to explore, and the graphics are of a higher quality than the gameplay. The design work is attractive particularly the vehicles.
    • 45 Metascore
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    Unfortunately what you get at the end of the day here, despite it's 'Wacky' tag is an extremely average mini game compilation.
    • 64 Metascore
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    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.
    • 53 Metascore
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    Overall the game is very simple to pick up and play, but it’s this simplicity that is the game's downfall. It quickly becomes repetitive, and there are several aspects of the game that will frustrate.
    • 45 Metascore
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    An addictive blast of fast paced fun which quickly becomes a boring repetitive chore.
    • 76 Metascore
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    The Saboteur was a great concept in an interesting historical period that's deeply broken by bad history, technical issues and poor gameplay choices.