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 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is a system selling game, it's too beautiful in adverts and demo mode not to. But it marks a failure of evolution in a series that was once groundbreaking and is now becoming a little stale.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s the sort of game that even the most ardent tactical shooter fans are going to find frustrating.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And when atmosphere is the only new thing that you bring to the table, it had better be damn near perfect to make a good impression. Hitman: Contracts is just short of that, but is more than enough if you haven’t played Hitman 2.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Electronic Arts have delivered a pretty good package here for the fans, it looks the part, plays well, and has a good selection of game modes to keep most people happy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Geo Wars offers you the same, basic and fun gameplay but with the added twist of a level structure. However, it really is all about shooting and avoiding getting shot. After a few hours play I found I was just stuck in the same groove and the game doesn’t offer much in the way of variety.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not groundbreaking in any way, but what it does offer is a solid MMORPG that can be just as engaging as the likes of WOW and yet is completely free. This game has quashed the age old myth that free games lack quality.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Far from disappointing, it’s just not the best in its series and not the innovation that some people might have hoped for.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I don’t want to give the impression this is just another lazy Star Wars game, because it’s clear a lot of love has gone into the game. But there’s a lack of ambition at the heart of Empire at War that is the ultimate reason for its failure to be a really great strategy game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid third person shooter, the control system could be a bit better, and the multiplayer is decidedly lacking, but it makes up for it in other areas. It is quite possibly one of the best looking games out there, production values all round are high, and the gameplay itself is a lot of fun, despite the flaws, but the short length of the game means the fun is quite short lived.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MX vs. ATV Unleashed is hardcore racing action. If you can handle it, you’re a god among insects. If not, say goodbye to any sense of feeling you had in your thumbs.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Something of a disappointment. One cannot fault EA for trying to bring an intelligent strategy game to the console yet at the same time the removal of the dynamic campaign shows that the publisher wasn't quite convinced the game would fly on the console.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s nice that no feeble attempt was made to force the stylus into the pinball format, but it would have been better to see some more multiplayer options and maybe just a couple more tables. Really, that’s the only thing wrong with this otherwise fantastic title.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tales of Vesperia is a well polished, entertaining and charming adventure. It isn’t anything you haven’t seen before, however.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Personally I'm not a big fan of strategy games, but Greed Corp has made me look at the genre in a different way, if all strategy games had this kind of pacing and fun atmosphere then I think it would be a much more popular type of game right now.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are times you want to be challenged, made to think, swept away by something unique and brilliant – and there are times where you just want to kick back and be entertained. For the latter, step up Project: Snowblind.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There has been an enormous development over the past 10 years in the shooter genre and Perfect Dark obviously can not measure up with the latest in this genre . But if you know what you're getting you'll have plenty of fun with this welcome re-release.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new monsters are not as interesting as the original ones, and even though they’re still frightening, they just don’t fill the void left by DOOM 3.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s heritage only goes to highlight its pedigree as solider sci-fi we’re all a little familiar with. Another pint of Saturn’s finest, barman.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If your emphasis is purely on strategic and tactical gameplay, AoE is unlikely to disappointment. It may lack soul and charm, but AoE has that essential ‘just one more turn before bedtime’ appeal to it. If however you want a more rounded package, something that has charm in addition to gameplay, and one that is likely to live long in the memory afterwards, there are many better suited titles to choose from.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Underneath the tough exterior is an enjoyable game, but it's impossible to ignore the miserable, unaided struggle to get there and persistent balancing issues throughout.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A damn good remake of a damn good game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SvR as a series is the MVP of videogames. It’s upper-midcard rather than Main Event status, but is destined for greatness if only it can be nurtured and refined in a few areas.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Big Red One comes across as rather flat and uninspiring online, and even though there's room for 16 players, most maps will feel quite empty.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's at least one thing they haven't improved which they should have done though, and that's your team mates AI, I occasionally found my own team mates crashing in to me, an autosave wouldn't have hurt either, but they're just small niggles really.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And the inclusion of a short, after-thought of an add-on simply isn’t enough to encourage me to urge any of you to spend fifty pounds of your hard earned cash.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Airborne was supposed to be a WW2 masterpiece, but it failed to be nothing more than a disappointment.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A lazy effort.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Warband extends the gameplay with new features and multiplayer antics, and the hardcore enthusiasts will be able to overlook the flaws; it is the best medieval horseback combat and real time strategy kingdom building sim role playing game on the market. But then, it's the only one, and the execution of Warband never quite lives up to the excellent concept.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a shame that ArmA II has suffered the same problems as its predecessors.

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