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 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 0 Limbo of the Lost
Score distribution:
1003 game reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An addictive blast of fast paced fun which quickly becomes a boring repetitive chore.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn't have the sense of a bustling metropolis like inFamous or GTA4 do, but then again, inFamous and GTA4 don't have shape-shifting, 50-story elbow drops or five-foot blades that grow out your arm. Prototype is a simple pleasure.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not the prettiest looking game, and it does have some minor issues, but the motion controls make all the difference, they do take a bit of getting used to, but once you get the hang of them it really makes it feel authentic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A glorified track pack.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The continued concentration on stat-grinding rather than creating a game where player skill matters and the lack of real change in the sport really does make me believe that the Tiger Woods franchise needs to take a vacation next year while the whole basis of the franchise is rethought.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Volition's game is an excellent and worthwhile resurrection of an old franchise. One hopes its success results in Volition returning to an extremely well-loved space shooter series.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Give it time to circulate and new content will come pouring in, but what's there is by far the best in the series, and I can say that because the advent of seamless city exploration, fully integrated character traits and less dumbfounded AI in The Sims3 would make it difficult to return to its predecessors.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As frustrating as it can be to constantly have to keep your eye out for sources of electricity, the power it gives you is particularly enthralling. With an intriguing story and original, if painfully skillful, enemies, the game offers engagement through both narrative, likeable characters and respectable challenge.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a tycoon style meal then chow down on this because you won’t find a better restaurant management game out there.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Suddenly, it’s not nice any more. It’s a joke. £25 worth of bland. It’s like buying a surprise celebrity and getting home to discover it’s Dale Winton.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the rough edges, Killing Floor can be considered a resounding success.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Expertly crafted resourcing and development tools prevent stagnation of the game's simple conquest objective, and the sheer scope of ships, maps and difficulty levels – not to mention co-op – is likely to keep this gem afloat for some time. RTS fans rejoice.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Between this game and the Watchmen equivalent, we're seeing the arrival of an ugly baby. Film marketing folks are going to be releasing a lot of this kind of thing over the next few years. Get used to it. Ignore them. Who knows, eventually they may give up and go bother someone else.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What Battlestations Pacific delivers is something that is all too rare these days. This is a game that's fun and action-packed without treating the customer like a fool. The blend of realism and arcade fun is beautifully balanced - think of this as the warfare equivalent of Project Gotham Racing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Not only a contender for the worst game of the year, but also the worst game of all time.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Elite Forces is a bit of a strange game really, somewhere between a RTS game and an arcade shooter, it's certainly more accessible than most RTS games, so maybe could be an introduction to the genre for beginners. The games flaws do let it down though, and coupled with the fact that there are only twelve missions, and no multiplayer game it may not hold your attention for too long.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not since Escape from Butcher Bay have I see melee combat so superbly integrated into a first-person game, and so it's clear that ACE Team has put their heart and soul into bringing Zeno Clash to life.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bearing in mind that Cogs is a budget game from the Steam network I would still have to say that I could only recommend it to the minority who actually like sliding tile puzzles if they ever come down from their hilltop monasteries, and maybe at a push, trainspotters.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you haven’t played Butcher Bay before then that will surely be the highlight and the graphical overhaul really disguises the fact that the game is nearly five years old. However, if you’re a fan of the franchise and looking for a true sequel, then it’s ultimately a let down.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tales of Valour just doesn't add enough new content and what it does add is pretty much useless. This one is only for the die hard COH fans.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of turn Russian developer 1C's Fantasy Wars title will feel at home here and novice players may be attracted by its simplicity and omission of in-depth resource management, but Elven Legends does little to break new ground in its genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Neversoft is getting better at these Guitar Hero games. But if the developer can't get its note charting in order - and give us the option to choose which guitarist's track we want to play (rather than constantly moving between them) - then Guitar Hero 5 may not be as well received as World Tour.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall this is a great value game, which will last longer than most other arcade games you buy either from the PlayStation Store, or Live Marketplace. There is something frustratingly addictive about the game, meaning you want to come back for more and beat that high score you’ve just posted.

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