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 Halo 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1,003 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And while the devil is in the details, the game as a whole forms such a genuinely immersive and unique experience that to let it go unnoticed would be a disservice not only to Lovecraft but one extremely talented bunch of developers.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Valve has worked wonders translating this game over to Xbox. For Xbox owners who've not tackled the PC original, this is a must-buy game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’ve been searching for a strategy game that really puts you in the line of fire and in which you always feel the consequences of your actions, look no further than this.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It chooses not to innovate in the racing genre but smartens up its looks and sounds enough to look like an evolution.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Only one thing stops us from awarding top honours to this game: the lack of a co-op mode, which would have been an obvious inclusion.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the perfect game for deep-thinking military strategists and an awesome ride for those who just like to blow stuff up.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With around 50 hours (if you play both sides) of immersive RPGing and several different possible conclusions for both Dark and Light side players, you're getting good value for money. Just try not to sweat the ending too much.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super fun races with interesting AI and that surprisingly great customisation section.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The historical period is beautifully realised, and the included onscreen encyclopaedia is great reading. If you have an interest in this period, pirates, the age of sail - you'll find lots to enjoy, especially if you're a fan of the works of Patrick O'Brian or Alexander Kent.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the best realistic shooter on Xbox Live and it's only real rival might be the forthcoming "Operation Flashpoint Elite," which may steal some of it's thunder.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those that criticise and vindicate the linearity of the one player game are misunderstanding the central theme. Atmospherically, the game is without rival and the sense of community is absolutely charming.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Part of Resident Evil 4's charm comes in recognising the various sources that have inspired Mikami throughout the development cycle. The initial stages of the game owe much to Tobe Hooper's horror classic "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," with the run-down houses and crazed psychotic villagers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ikaruga is the best shoot-em-up on the current generation of consoles. With perfect gameplay, perfect difficulty curve, and beautiful graphics, it provides an intense experience like no other.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    GT4 has more limitations than previous games on what you can and can't do, too many menus locked until you'll reached certain criteria.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has more good points than bad though, at the least it will tide you over until the next generation of MMORPGs hits the streets and at best you will have fun for months, even years to come.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has more good points than bad though, at the least it will tide you over until the next generation of MMORPGs hits the streets and at best you will have fun for months, even years to come.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The entire game runs on the well-known Unreal Engine, which has been extensively modified, and is now called the Vengeance Engine. Player models sport lots of detail, and the landscapes are both pretty and varied.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The tacky mutants, the fact that your opponents become almost anally accurate towards the end (or on high difficulty levels), the slightly disappointing finale - all these things may mar Far Cry to various degrees, but they cannot dull its shine.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s certainly not going to convert RPG nay sayers, but fans of the genre should find something new here.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of the often frantic pace, there’s bountiful strategic potential here, which should keep potential Sun Tzu’s happy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Water effects are much prettier and the added bump-mapping makes the massive tanks very impressive. It’s not much, but it’s nice to see that the graphics have evolved.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those with an interest in White Wolf's property may find that it remains truer to its inspiration than the first game, and as an example of the action RPG sub genre it's definitely one of the finer titles to emerge in recent years.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A big bonus is that the game doesn’t take itself too seriously.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A taut, atmospheric and engrossing experience. The only real gripe is that The City sections become long-winded, lacking as they do the focus of the story missions and as a result make the game feel a little bloated.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surprisingly, for a game with such attention to finer details and apparent depth, the commentary gets a little flat and repetitive after awhile, even if it does have (perhaps because of) the EA Sports “attitude”.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may seem like Onimusha 3 lacks ambition, but even though it fails to provide any solid innovation to a tired genre, it makes great effort to keep what’s familiar interesting and engaging - going to great lengths to cater for its audience’s needs, even if they seem run of the mill.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fun. Frustrating. Gory. Cerebral. Engaging. Off-putting. Brutal and civilised. A thing of uneasily juxtaposed opposites, much like the Empire it's set in.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the very least, it allows you to drive a truck through your enemies, jump into the air as a robot and come down fighting again. It must be said that this will be enough for a lot of people.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's scrubbed up good, it's smarter and it's more varied, but it's fundamentally the same as the first Kohan game. Fortunately for Timegate, that means they've still produced an entertaining, rather individual game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can summon up the courage to try a flight game for the first time, Ace Combat 5 - Squadron Leader will be a great place to start.