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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Orange Box
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perhaps not a game for tennis nuts as it's too simplistic to be a realistic representation of the sport but a great fun light-hearted look at the world of tennis and good for some multi-player action.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The level of destruction you’re capable of is phenomenal. If you’ve ever played "Burnout" and wished you could do as much damage to the scenery as you can do to cars, then this is the game for you.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are mutliplayer modes which should keep you coming back to this title for a while.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    GripShift’s one of those marmite games. You’ll either fall in love with the weighty physics and adore the time based collection challenges. Or you’ll detest the numerous restarts, and missing out on progression by a mere split second.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For those looking for a strategy game that matched the Second World War in intensity then you may wish to look elsewhere as Making History fails to storm the beaches of excitement and in the end is driven back into the sea.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is just too ambitious for the aging PlayStation 2. The frame rate, control and save game issues make the game a hard unforgiving slog rather than fun at times. But despite that there's a lot to be admired about the game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hobbling a good game with awful controls is a crime and in this respect I judge Pandemic guilty as charged.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay part unfortunately subtracts from an otherwise exciting experience – but Capcom deserves credit for releasing such an alternative game in times where most companies stick to the safe blockbusters.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If, like me, you have warm fuzzy memories of the glory days of LucasArts, Revolution and AdventureSoft, you'll enjoy The Whispered World. And I did. But there are simply too many shortcomings here to give this game a hearty recommendation. Muted praise.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Coming in to a game with a preconception of its value is a difficult idea to change, but after playing it through I have simply come to the conclusion that it is a great puzzler for the money (yes, even our money). America is simply getting a fantastic deal.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It tries too hard to be Halo rather than finding its own niche in the market and comes across as a game that doesn't try hard enough. There are moments of enjoyment, but not enough to recommend this.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A glorified track pack.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those of you who experienced the original and didn't like it, you won't like this either. Those of you who enjoyed it will enjoy Ten Hammers and the extra vs. mode.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As retro remakes go this certainly isn't a bad one, but there's a couple of flaws in the gameplay that means it falls short a little of what it could be.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A great concept and it really should have been a great title. But with a poor track list and a front end that implies even Activision views this as a cheap cash in, how can we view it as anything else?
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a slice of simple fun, and a better one you’ll be hard-pressed to find, but it’s simplicity is just a little too basic to hold your attention for long.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wet
    It’s still strangely alluring, enough so that even after completion (which only took seven hours) I went straight back and played the first two levels all over again.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I can now safely say that I've started to see the attraction of NASCAR.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's nothing significant to recommend this over the previous ones if you already own one. If you don't then this is a good introduction to the series.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If unoriginal story line, repetitive fights and subpar AI don't bother you or if you have never played a JRPG before, then you may enjoy Magna Carta 2.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It looks and sounds ok, but one play through and you’ve seen all you need to see. Mindless blasting can be fun, but this is soulless blasting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A simple facelift doesn't disguise the fact that it's still the same old game, so unless you're a newcomer to the series, you might be better off keeping your money.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are lots of great elements to the game, but nothing that stands out as being worthy of a purchase alone.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it looks beautiful, and often immerses the player in a very effective way, some of the repetitive fighting sections really undermine the considerable work that has obviously gone into this game. I only wish that the controls had been tightened enough to create a more functional game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A feature that is touted impressively then lets down over the course of the game is the animation and general cinematics.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s marred by a lethargic combat system, slow level grinding and general lack of polish. My hope is that they will improve it in future patches and expansions but I’m not holding my breath.

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