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 Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the poor controls, cringe-worthy sound effects and a story that I'm not even sure would fight for the attention of a child make for a serious let down to anyone seeking a Marble Madness shadow with a narrative.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Numbing repetition and combat that is chaotic and often unfair (sometimes in your favour, sometimes not).
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If games were right-angled triangles, Pythagoras would teach us that the value present on the 'quality' side would be directly related to the 'design' and 'execution' values on the other two and, without a particularly remarkable presence in either, Spartan is an also-ran.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s boring, dull and yet still somehow oddly compelling.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The awkward controls mean that the other problems with the gameplay probably won’t be noticeable as you wrestle with the controller.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Challenge and party modes are the redeeming features, but they’re only the side dishes- and the main course will leave you with a particularly bad taste in your mouth.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The basic problem with B&W2 is that once again you're micromanaging a world for people who are too lazy and stupid to be able to do the simplest of tasks, such as build a house or find someone to mate with, for themselves. It's a real shame.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's generic Pirate fare with caricature characters and plots derived from any Pirate film you care to mention.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The main fault in this game is the poor attention to detail and the PS one graphics it sports.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    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
    • 50 Critic Score
    A decidedly average title which doesn’t really try to reach beyond that. Everything about it feels, not rushed or not completed, just poorly designed, almost as though it’s been designed for the budget range.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you like deeper, thoughtful fighting then skulk on by, like a shadow in the night.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A story that took you into twisted, deranged, decrepit worlds that just yearned for some fantastic art direction and varied, interesting level design - you didn’t get any.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Now I know this game is aimed at a young market, but I think things are too dumbed down here and that they are underestimating the youth of today.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    More troubling is the fact that, while it’s easy to aim your crosshair at any part of a locked-on enemy’s body, it’s much harder to switch between multiple targets be they men or explosive barrels.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    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
    • 50 Critic Score
    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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If, like me, you’re vulnerable to anime/manga/JRPG cliché, then this game will be a guilty pleasure, but I’ll be surprised if you finish it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Some mildly entertaining but ultimately vacuous fluff.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s attractive and zippy, and it’s also frustrating and unfriendly for those who just want to pick it up for fun.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    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.