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
    • 82 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a full range of attack subs, surface vessels and the introduction of aircraft it's amazing that a simulation can remain so detailed and focussed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those of you who have always loved Unreal Tournament but no longer game via your PC than there's really no need to deliberate. You need UTIII on console, and either the X360 or PS3 versions will scratch that UT itch in a very satisfying way.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a single player FPS then you really can’t go wrong here, the story is excellent and really drives the action along perfectly, and the attention to detail is superb.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but for me it's the racing and driving game I've always dreamed of playing. Well done Eden.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Tales of Monkey Island Episode 3 – Lair of the Leviathan continues the excellent series, pretty much as expected, given the great previous chapters. Well worth a purchase for any of you silly enough to have not bought the full season already. If you’re not sold now, maybe Monkey Island isn’t for you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The atmosphere of the game is so thick that you can cut it...Even though it all ends kind of sudden[ly], S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is still one of the best First Person Shooters I’ve played in a long time, especially if you like the post-apocalyptic atmosphere from games like "Fallout."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s possibly the most mainstream Hitman yet but it’s also the most accessible and dare I say it the most fun. It’s certainly the most accomplished.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, if you ask me the sandbox element is a little superfluous and brings the game down a little, it's still a great game though, lots of fun, makes you use your brain, great story and varied gameplay.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It seems like this project has received more loving attention than Deus Ex 2, and this is why it is still a pleasure to become a master thief, even though the game is rough around the edges.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The massive database of over 32,000 players & staff and also over 3,000 teams is not something that can be sniffed at. And it is clear that a lot of thought has gone into the game so as not to disappoint the legions of loyal Ice Hockey fans.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    After creating this masterpiece, Bethesda has a mighty task creating something just as good. I can’t recommend Broken Steel highly enough. If you have Fallout 3, you need Broken Steel to go with it.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Previous control schemes have always worked well with Mario Kart, and you can still use variations on these by adjusting your options, but the new wheel just feels so intuitive you’ll be wondering why they bothered including them.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls are intuitive, proving there’s life in console RTS games yet, and the game itself is as diverse, challenging and enjoyable as the series ought to be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard to imagine this is the story Gearbox has always wanted to tell, but judging by the craftsmanship behind all of its elements, from the crisp visuals to the hilarious writing, you'd be forgiven for making the mistake. With a greater duration and improved AI it would've been damn near perfect.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you enjoy one of the many solo modes or take on friends with the excellent and – in my experience so far – lag free online multiplayer, you've a football game that's going to stick with you all season.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Saints Row is an explosive mix of gameplay elements that will always provide you with something to do, something to see and something to destroy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each character has the classic Tekken combination of throws, punches, kicks and spinny flying kicks that never fail to impress, and since the game is simply about fighting, the characters are balanced beautifully to provide easy to pick up, hard to master gameplay that feels far in advance of the current £6.99 price tag.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This PSP inception of the franchise will definitely be remembered as an important part of it, rather than a bastard child desperate to cash in.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The simple addition of a useful targeting systems opens up so much gameplay that felt tedious in "GTA."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is arguable that no game that is directly comparable to Jade Empire in the past two years has been better than it, and that in all probability none will be until "Mass Effect" is released later this year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even out of Lucasarts' hands, Tales of Monkey Island remains right a staple of the genre. Any adventure fan should have this in their collection. We recommend you buy the whole package right now.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with "Halo 3" and "Bioshock" adding to my 360 game collection, Assassin’s Creed has stepped in and stopped me worrying about what to choose for our ‘Game Of The Year’ article this year. Clear enough for you?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metro 2033 is a stunningly atmospheric survival shooter that deserves a high chart position.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just Cause 2 is silly, action-packed, funny and a huge time-sink. Avalanche Studios has created a wonderful game here and if it can solve those control/finesse issues for a third release we'll be seeing a game of the year contender next time around.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As such, the game has to be recommended but with certain caveats. Be aware of the skill levels needed to do well in both single player and multiplayer and if I’ve done my job correctly, you have now been well warned. If you have the mettle for the game, you’ll be delighted at what Rockstar has done and you’ll no doubt go on to great things on Xbox Live.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One hell of an addictive golfing game. If you played any of its incarnations on the PS2, you will know what to expect here.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When you look at KUF:TC objectively, it seems to be very much more than a sum of its parts. The audio is flawed, the graphics can be dodgy, the plot is thin and the controls are iffy, yet it still proves to be a very compelling and accomplished little action/strategy game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A pleasure to experience from start to finish. It’s thorough, pretty, sometimes challenging and downright fun to play.