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 Rock Band 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Happily, NBA 2K6 continues the series’ legacy of producing the best basketball games around. Everything is solid, fun to play, and there’s lots to it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Why Team17 didn't just make this game the first time around instead of last year's abomination, I don't know, but it was worth the wait. Fortunately, this time it's actually worth looking into.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can summon up the courage to try a flight game for the first time, Ace Combat 5 - Squadron Leader will be a great place to start.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My main gripe is that the single player game doesn't have the durability I would have hoped for, so if you don’t plan to go online then it’s not a game I’d recommend you pick up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a little extra polish it could have been an absolute masterpiece, but instead Rockstar have brought us a solid, if a tad unspectacular title, which totals up to far more than the sum of its parts.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a step up from last year so if you were on the fence then this might be time to take the plunge.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What we have in The Battle For Middle Earth 2 is a good title, very good at times, that could become rather great with some patching.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Water effects are much prettier and the added bump-mapping makes the massive tanks very impressive. It’s not much, but it’s nice to see that the graphics have evolved.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the best realistic shooter on Xbox Live and it's only real rival might be the forthcoming "Operation Flashpoint Elite," which may steal some of it's thunder.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It serves as the perfect introduction to the franchise or indeed MMORPG games in general, as the quest system is exceptionally easy to follow, while the presentation and visuals are top notch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I’d rate it similarly to Battlefield 2142, purely for the team-based interaction and gameplay, but it doesn’t have the “must play, need upgrades” system that Battlefield has nailed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I have had both the best and worst multiplayer battles in this game because the game is balanced very well, but I can’t help but feel like putting a complete focus on multiplayer, and missing out on any tutorial system (besides the odd tip that pops up mid-game occasionally) will lose the game fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The core element of the game is solid and all that needs to be done is some polishing. Hopefully, the next installment in the series will do just that and then we really do have an undisputed champion.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The real meat of the expansion though are the new scenarios which offer plenty of variety and interesting gameplay nuances. However they do tend to be rather tricky, even for experience players.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’ve been searching for a strategy game that really puts you in the line of fire and in which you always feel the consequences of your actions, look no further than this.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In conclusion EA Sports has put together is damn good game here and one worthy of your money. There's still some work to do though before the Tiger Woods franchise becomes the definitive home of the sport it aims to simulate - as the FIFA franchise has become.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, it doesn't stray far enough from the parts of "Jak 2" that made it a let-down and, while tolerable, it's a bit of a shame.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn’t take too long to get the hang of things, and while more professional moves will take practise, feeling like each match relies on you isn’t too far away.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    N+
    While it’s a great game, if you bought your 360 to see high definition graphics and all new gaming experiences, N+ won’t satisfy your modern hunger for High Definition. But if you liked the flash game, rate gameplay over graphics and don’t mind paying just over a fiver for some old fashioned entertainment, buy it… but be prepared to destroy the odd controller at certain difficult levels.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although the main quest line is not as long as previous content releases, Point Lookout has a large game environment, with lots of places to explore and several other side quests.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good bit of arcade racing fun. It just won’t keep you hooked for that long.
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    What we've been given is a game that looks like rallying, but the cars have so much grip, so much power in the brakes, that in the rally sections there's no feeling of driving off road at all.
    • 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.

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