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: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Orange Box
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At last Maxis has tapped the right vein and found pure gold and how long it lasts depends on how much people can tap their imaginations.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Buzz Junior: Jungle Party has all the fun of the buzzer in a much more child friendly game - and if they ask you to play along it really isn't the end of the world, it is quite good fun. Until they beat you, of course.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it doesn’t exactly re-invent the adventure genre, The Moment of Silence is undeniably a well executed and solid title. So, if forced perspective backdrops, plausible puzzles and pulp fiction-like character and plot development are your bag, you could certainly do a lot worse than pick this one up.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Excellent value for money and something every PSP owner must experience: it's fun, visual and audibly impressive and is perfect for a quick blast to and from the shops on the bus. Although it isn't perfect, it's more down to the hardware than it is the software, so I'll let it off just this once.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only question is whether or not you like the sound of the track list, so take a gander, and maybe join me in a never-ending quest to collect noise pollution charges.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A refreshing newcomer in the world of adventure gaming.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The real meat and potatoes of the game lies in the championship mode. Hardcore fans of the sport will be delighted to know that it is an exact reproduction of the real life version.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's definitely a market for this type of game, it's easy to get into, easy to play and you get a good sense of achievement from it.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a great game for kids, adults and families and makes a refreshing change from some of the stuff in the shops at the moment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game isn’t perfect, in-fact I would be pushed to avoid calling it a poor version, but the mere fact that I am still addicted to it, and playing it must count for something in this world.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's been an utter delight to play the game again, especially as the conversion to Xbox has been handled so well. No self-respecting Xbox Live player should be without this game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I have to say that for all the minor bad points, and they are minor, I am really enjoying this title and EA has turned out a well presented game which will keep you amused for hours on end.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like a game that rewards teamwork and strategy as well as hair-trigger reactions and steady nerves, then SOCOM becomes immensely rewarding. Take the game seriously, learn quickly and bring a headset. This package will keep you entertained for a long while.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A big bonus is that the game doesn’t take itself too seriously.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but there’s a lot of fun to be had here and it’s something a bit different from the usual Wii titles.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It looks and plays fantastically well and recalls the days when flight sims were something fun and accessible as well as requiring intelligence.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s not going to break any records or receive any awards, but in this early content dry PS3 time, I’m more than happy to play a game that seems to embrace the nostalgic simple level gameplay of old for less than the price of a "Guitar Hero 2" song pack on the 360.