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 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1,003 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whatever stance you take, though, the game's biggest problem is its length, coming in between five and six hours, depending on skill and just how important it is to you to complete the levels with absolute precision.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The real joy of PGR action is online and the racing is brilliant, especially with friends.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The potential of the technologically disruptive DS is just beginning to be exploited. Metroid Prime: Hunters is a great game, and one that really should shift systems. Buy it, play it, and you’ll understand.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The slight frame rate issues do grate, but Midnight Club 3 is so un-ashamedly arcade like - and refuses to even attempt to act like anything more – that it stands out as a true racing gem.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are looking for an Ice Hockey game with lots of big hits and injuries then NHL 08 isn’t for you. However, if you’re looking for a good looking, great playing game that makes you think and actually challenges you, then look no further than NHL 08.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best game in the series so far and well worth adding to your collection. If you are new to the series however, I would recommend starting with an earlier iteration, simply because the learning curve is quite unforgiving for an absolute newcomer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Capcom has really pushed the boat out here, not only does it play like a dream, but it looks and sounds the part too, with beautiful cell shaded visuals with nary a drop in frame rate, it's almost like playing an anime.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Daxter can be accused of anything it’s playing it too safe. It’s a title never feels anything less than solid, but outside the impeccable presentation Daxter is rarely inspired; it’s enjoyable rather than exhilarating.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But as a longtime player of MMORPGs myself, I love being able to log on for fifteen minutes and actually get a feeling of progress at any level. It is about time MMORPGs started to look at themselves as games, not time sinks.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a good ten hours plus of single player game, even on the easiest difficulty, and the multiple endings the choice system provides adding to that, and a great co-op and multiplayer game on top this should provide you with plenty of enjoyment doe your money and keep you sneaking around for a long time to come.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The aspects that had to be removed or toned down for the console have been made up for in more important areas of gameplay making a semi-sequel that is superior to the original title in many ways.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I really enjoyed playing Dawn of War II and If you're considering taking the plunge into realtime strategy this is a good place to start.. It is very accessible and Relic has obviously worked hard to release a very polished product that’s immense fun and has a multiplayer side that is entertaining to play and varies enough from the main game to give great value.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may seem like Onimusha 3 lacks ambition, but even though it fails to provide any solid innovation to a tired genre, it makes great effort to keep what’s familiar interesting and engaging - going to great lengths to cater for its audience’s needs, even if they seem run of the mill.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are no deal breaking major issues with World Tour, only the hardcore will be annoyed by the over-charting at the harder difficulty levels. Guitar Hero: World Tour is a damn good game. But in a month that sees the release of Fable II, Far Cry 2, Dead Space, Midnight Club, Gears of War 2 etc. it needed to be a bit better.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It ceases to become an essential annual purchase.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a good game, but nothing more. It’s certainly not great. The single-player game isn’t very well balanced for most gamers and at times seems rather unfair.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sheer ingenuity of each stage keeps you going, but the scope of collectibles keeps you going back.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'd go as far to say LotRO would have perhaps been a better game without the 'O', as it remains one of the best RPGs I've ever played, and the Mines of Moria and all it's hidden depth and majesty only adds to what is an otherwise already superb experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yes, there's plenty to do here, but you're really going to have to put in some effort to get the best experience back, and the game doesn't incentivise it beyond the hope of improving your skills.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Both an exciting action RPG and an involving social simulation, Fable is a luscious folk-fantasy adventure teeming with clever details, hidden secrets, and moral possibilities. It may be too short but boy is it sweet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best recommendation I can give is to tell you that the CD hasn’t been out of my drive since I bought the game before Christmas. I simply love this game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No substitute for the Orange Box, in short, but without peer on the PSP. And there’s that free Combat Ops multiplayer demo, of course.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In a very narrow sense, Champions provides a set of features and a whole lot of polish to keep things interesting for its audience and the online modes go a long way in extending things even further.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Screw it, buy the thing as it’ll give you geometry wars beating action, and cheaper than a couple of beers. (At my local anyway).
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    THQ has delivered another strong RTS offering here, with the major put off being a relatively high price for an expansion pack.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far Cry 2 is phenomenal fun and brings new meaning to the term open world. It has surpassed my expectations and without a doubt Ubisoft Montreal have taken an uncut diamond and worked it into a nearly flawless gem.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sequel is out in Japan. The sooner it arrives, the happier I will be. If it’s not as good as the first, I may resort to self-harm.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day you get a very good game here, albeit a bit on the short side at about 5 hours long.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With around 50 hours (if you play both sides) of immersive RPGing and several different possible conclusions for both Dark and Light side players, you’re getting good value for money. Just try not to sweat the ending too much.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Two Thrones just lacks that special spark. Thus it is difficult to think about Two Thrones without feeling regret.