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 Fallout 3: Broken Steel
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a game that has ideas and refuses to be diluted by mediocrity. These days that’s a rare and brave thing to do.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For an action adventure it's the almost the complete package; great graphic design, attention to detail, excellent controls and camera and well thought out levels and encounters.
    • 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
    Halo: ODST is very much a traditional Halo game at heart but distinguishes itself from the second and third games in the series by having much more personality and a more engaging campaign.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a lot of game for your money, especially if you have the patience to slog your way through it all, much like more classic video games that we remember fondly, but it does bear more than a passing resemblance to ‘Desktop Tower Defence’ (Google it) in its gameplay choice.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tecmo has once again shown other developers how much graphical splendour can be squeezed out of the Xbox.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With little additions to the franchise, a decent but not mammoth amount of maps, and some pretty standard gametypes saved by Warfare (that I’m not even so keen on) it’s only the extension to the Single Player Campaign that saves the score from being considered little more than an expansion pack.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s fun, fast and furious. Play single, against your friend or online, it’s all good.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the whole though the racing action is very good, with a strong range of cars, attractive visuals and an international approach to motorsport that doesn't seem false or forced.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the whole though the racing action is very good, with a strong range of cars, attractive visuals and an international approach to motorsport that doesn't seem false or forced.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few will tire of the almost endless possibilites available to England, Germany, Russia and so on. There will probably never be a more realistic and detailed WW2 game for the PC, and if this is the sort of thing that floats your boat, go buy it now.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes this game is very linear and you can wonder why you’ve paid £40 to wander in pretty much a straight line. But don’t forget what you’re playing Final Fantasy for; the story and battles. And Final Fantasy XIII delivers big time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In actuality, in spite of these congruities, all of its parts are tailored toward the shooter genre, so it's not an RPG at all really, it's just a multi-layered FPS, which, to be honest, is brilliant.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One disappointment is that no new classes have been introduced, and there's no denying that the scales are probably tipped slightly in favour of newcomers and/or those looking to start a fresh alt, but it's also undeniably a well rounded and substantial package that deserves a look from anyone even remotely curious about the game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A highly capable albeit niche fighter which plays to the strengths of the DS hardware.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a word I keep repeating through the review, but much like flOw gave us something resembling a game but that was definitely an experience, this remains a game that is artistically painted into an audio-visual experience that can be both challenging and rewarding.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can climb to the tip of the cities tallest skyscraper and look out over the whole city, take a sniper rifle up there and look through it’s scope and you can even see some of the smaller details, the draw distance is immense.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is by no means perfect, but it's a wonderful evolving experience that it's a pleasure to be part of.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Again, it’s nice to see the duality of the FFVII games, (it is Zack that falls into Aerith’s church this time), and a genuine attempt to develop the universe so many of us love, but simplifying the battle system, story and general style of discovery and transport leaves Crisis Core being a welcome spin off, but no replacement for a real sequel.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Darksiders is far from original with a story stolen from religious mythology and gameplay borrowed from other titles, but it's great fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Certainly better than last year's, so it’ll definitely last until next year, possibly longer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's lacking graphical glamour, but it more than makes up for it with superb sound effects and music – not to mention deep customization and solid multiplayer. It may be running on an old engine, but it's got life in it yet.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The single player campaign is beautifully mad, full of the insanity of modern warfare, huge explosions and action that always feels fresh and exciting.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With the new tutorials and the improved interface, the game is very inviting for new people to the genre, but the complexity, possibilities and atmosphere is preserved and expanded.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps the most pleasing aspect of this new game is that instead of some series being good and others (such as rallying) being very poor, the general quality level of each type of racing is very high.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It remains the best incarnation of the franchise.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant game – not only because of its amazing gameplay but also because the game combined with "City of Heroes" creates a complete comic book universe with heroes and villains.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is beatifully made even if we miss the possibility of smashing through a house with a tank, as one could in "Heroes: Soldiers of WWII."

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