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 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite the many disappointments, undoubtedly the thing that disappointed me the most with FIFA World Cup 2010 is that it has no identity. It doesn’t know whether it’s a simulation or a simplistic arcade game.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There's a quaint and mostly enjoyable familiarity to it all, but it's something only fans of the television series will appreciate, and then only momentarily. For anyone else, well, the horse is already dead.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    “Oddly not as compelling as it sounds” is an apt summary for it all, to be honest.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The only players I would feel comfortable in recommending this title too would be existing hardcore Eye of Judgement fans (I know that they’re out there) who are looking to get their hands on a portable fix.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Tony Hawk RIDE is rubbish.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Survives on the good will generated by its predecessors. But compared to those previous games, this new game lacks the same charm, the same childish appeal and its unique humor. Maybe the console versions look much better than this PC version, but Travelers Tales' otherwise very quirky series has not survived the jump from Playstation 2 to PC very well.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In fairytale terms this game is a poisoned apple and if it doesn’t kill you it will probably put you to sleep.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Only diehard fans and those looking to complete every aspect of the game will get the most out of it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The on-going appeal of NHL10's stats and progression system is something 2K10 simply cannot match, and couple that with the poor controls and slow pacing and you've got no decision on where your money should land.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Plagued by poor and outdated graphics, horrid voice acting and some of the dumbest AI of the year, the potential hit quickly turned into another bitter miss. Too bad.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At the end of the day this is just another lacklustre movie tie in really, it had some good ideas badly executed, but if you are a fan of the movie you may get a few hours enjoyment out of it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It offers no challenge for the solo player and is unplayable online, even after the hefty patch. If it wasn’t already hard enough for KoF to compete with Street Fighter, this release has made it even more difficult for it to do so in the future.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There is nothing good to say about this game. I imagine it was pretty poor on the PSP, and it’s even worse with shoddy Wii controls added.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Irregular, often frustrating, boring, not technical enough for simulation addicts, not fun or crazy enough for arcade lovers, despite a few positive aspects The BIGS 2 gives off a lukewarm feeling by taking a middle-of-the-road approach.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So far, so 1/10! But, despite the control issues, the awful production values and the Create-a-player mode being the most stripped down and useless creation tool I’ve ever seen (there aren’t even any stats to give your player), PDC still has that ‘something’ that makes it worthy of more than that.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    They really need to work on the game's AI to make the single player game fairer, and that wobbly reticule, if they are going to make another edition next year, but even then it'll still only be darts.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Along the way decisions were made to cheat the player and in doing so this is one racer robbed of most of its fun. That really is a crying shame.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A real mess.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    No one is going to cough up cash for two games that, to be honest, can be played with bits of paper if you have the time and inclination to make them.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a multiplayer game, it can provide some entertaining moments with some like-minded friends. As a single player RPG, it is deeply flawed.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So you’re left with a game that provides surprisingly enjoyable family-friendly fun, but one that doesn’t last longer than four hours (five if you’re a child) and misses opportunity after opportunity.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Not only a contender for the worst game of the year, but also the worst game of all time.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are some good ideas in here and with a bit more bug fixing and tweaking before release this could have been a decent offering. In the end Stormrise has so many problems that it is impossible to recommend.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I found Phantasy Star Portable to be nothing other than a disappointment, it has redeeming features but too many flaws to make it enjoyable.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Shellshock 2 is truly a bad game. It's short, it's ugly and it's uninspiring. Just what Rebellion were thinking before releasing this travesty is beyond me, because it doesn't have a leg to stand on in comparison to most PS2 FPSs, let alone anything the current-gen consoles have to offer. Leave this one alone.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Oh God, where to begin…? The utterly, mind-bogglingly dreadful character design and animation? The hugely irritating Californian-princess voice over? No, No! Even better, how about the generally sub-PS2 environments and enemies? How about the fact that the near-silent, samey, uninspiring bad guys keep floating up into the air when standing too close to the scenery? Or the sucky frame rate?
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All I can do, and it kills me to say this, is advise you don’t get this game. Simply because it’s a poor game, with a score propped up by a better, more traditional Sonic available to play. Sadly it’s not available to play with enough.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A huge letdown for a franchise that is yearning for its reinstatement at the top. EA really should have done so much better. Why not just use the Burnout Paradise engine, create a new city, slap in the NFS gameplay and call it...Most Wanted Hot Pursuit Porsche Unleashed? I'd buy it. In fact I'd buy two copies out of unadulterated joy.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I can only urge you to buy this if you are an avid fan of all things Spore or you happen to see it for at least half of the current selling price.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Indeed, If a more damning indictment were needed, it actually took me longer to write this review than to play through and get bored of all the activities in More Game Party. So that's it then. Game over. Or in this case, it never really began.

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