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:
1,003 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The aspects that had to be removed or toned down for the console have been made up for in more important areas of gameplay making a semi-sequel that is superior to the original title in many ways.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s expansive, fun, challenging and most of the time, plain hilarious. Yet, concurrently, it’s also in dire need of a makeover and the combat system could do with a refined dusting.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    FIFA 09 is very much like Arsenal actually; great to look at, at times an absolute joy to play and has a fantastic future if they can build on what they have, but it’s just made too many silly and needless mistakes to stop it from being great this year.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A big bonus is that the game doesn’t take itself too seriously.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I encountered a number of bugs on my play through, to varying degrees of seriousness.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Valve's insistence on quality over quantity has paid off – this is a small but perfectly polished package.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plaster up your thumbs, buy a new control pad, call in sick and lock up your family because this little extraterrestrial is going to take over your life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I’m sure it won’t appeal to everyone, but go on, admit it; you kind of want to try it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battle for Europe is a detailed and historically accurate look at the age of grand armies of Europe and the classic clash of Empires. While not offering anything particularly new or groundbreaking it succeeds in providing an entertaining and thoughtful strategy game for those tired of meaningless tank rushes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Coming from an adventure game fan, I found it a very fulfilling addition to my collection, and from a relatively unknown German game developer (Fusionsphere Systems) I can offer only congratulations to them for a decent brain testing continuation of the genre.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With one of the most engaging and mature stories that I have played in quite some time, great visuals and well designed and acted characters (not to mention Nobuo Uematsu’s expectedly brilliant soundtrack), Lost Odyssey did not let me down, despite great expectations.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the whole the writing is poor quality and the dialogue risible, embarrassingly so at times. It doesn't quite make Gears of War seems like a quality drama but it's not far off. At least Gears of War features memorable characters.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    THQ has delivered another strong RTS offering here, with the major put off being a relatively high price for an expansion pack.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The story and general game play is very good. The game on a whole is good but is no better than Star Wars or any worse for that matter. It’s just a shame it’s let down by some poor finishing in places.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of some minor ambiguity as concerns the control interface, it's a game that has a fairly shallow learning curve, yet promises much in the way of long term amusement for those who don’t like their 4X to be too taxing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A really terrific game of football. The pace of play, the ball physics and the AI combine to make a top notch simulation of the sport. On the higher difficultly levels there's a very strong challenge ahead of you.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn't have the sense of a bustling metropolis like inFamous or GTA4 do, but then again, inFamous and GTA4 don't have shape-shifting, 50-story elbow drops or five-foot blades that grow out your arm. Prototype is a simple pleasure.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The main gripe of Battlefield 1943, however, is its staying power, considering just how shelled-out it is in comparison to previous entries in the series. It's quite superb in small doses, but with only two game modes, one of which has only one map, and both of which are only minutely customisable, there's no chance of losing a day to it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Obviously 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is going to feel rather dated in just a couple of months, but this is by no means a cynical release by EA Sports. This evolution of EA's football gameplay engine is a most welcome one and deserves the chart success it is already enjoying.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sitting down for half an hour will quickly lead to you looking at the clock and only to discover its 5 am three days later.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The main issue I have with the game is that the units, even with their team colours, lack individuality.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a perfect handheld game and something that’s bound to always keep a smile on your face.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a foundational package, far from threatening the professional music development studios, but it's a gateway piece of software, bound to inspire aspiring musicians to pursue the real deal.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A flawed masterpiece.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the rough edges, Killing Floor can be considered a resounding success.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    R&C3 is not really a challenging game nor does it try to be, it places key emphasis on being fun and fast paced.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a good videogame adaptation and none of the flaws prevent it from being immersive and enjoyable to play. You won’t find another game quite like this. American Football and the fantasy world of Elves and Orcs make undeniably strange bedfellows and their unholy offspring may be ugly but it is entertaining.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'm actually having more fun online with this game than "GRAW" thanks to the even greater emphasis on team play, role types and big robot things exploding.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet while the game has plenty of niggles such as duplicated left-right mirrors, texture shimmer, dull lighting and the like the truth is that it plays better than any other racing sim I've played on console. There are better racing games out there for the current crop of consoles, but there isn't a better handling one whose aim is simulation.

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