Game Booster

Game Booster

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 489 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,921,332
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 12, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Game Booster is an easy-to-use program that shuts down unnecessary system processes in order to improve the performance of resource-thirsty games. With an intuitive interface that makes it easy to switch between gaming mode and normal mode, Game Booster is a simple but powerful program.

Game Booster's interface is basic, with a list of 24 noncritical processes that can be shut down during gaming. Check boxes allow users to select specific processes. It is true that you have to take a leap of faith with some of these; if you're not extremely computer savvy, you may have no idea what it is that you're shutting down. We can say that our system suffered no ill effects from temporarily disabling all of the listed processes, and the program quickly started them again when we switched back to normal mode. We do wish that the program came with a Help file that went into detail about this issue, though. In addition to disabling unnecessary system processes, Game Booster offers a game defragmenter that specifically defragments the game directories, allowing a given game to start and run more quickly. Overall, we found Game Booster to be both easy to use and effective. We noticed a significant difference in game performance when using gaming mode, and we think this is a great choice for users who need to optimize their systems for gameplay.

Game Booster is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.6

    out of 21 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 489 votes

    • 5 star 300
    • 4 star 95
    • 3 star 28
    • 2 star 20
    • 1 star 46
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1 stars

"Game Booster 1.6 was 1000 times better"

December 02, 2010  |  By TBerry7348

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.0

Pros

Looks sharper than the old version

Cons

2.0 uses almost as many resources as it frees up and causes my games to stutter worse than they did before the install. I also liked the way the old version showed me exactly what it was doing, the new is just confusing...

Summary

1.6 did its job great, 2.0 causes more problems than it fixes! I would rate it 0 out of 5 stars but that's not an option.

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4 stars

"Good, but the new version ruined it's reputation. BC"

December 02, 2010  |  By loanstar744

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.0

Pros

Does an okay job of closing out programs running in the background that may take away from the CPU and the RAM.

Cons

It's not "really" free anymore.

Summary

I'm a LONG time user of this software, since the early Beta's of version one.
But now it's not REALLY free, it's actually more of a ploy to get you to spend $9.99 on the PRO version of it, when the first Beta 2 did all of that for FREE.
I find that paying for this software is weak and not worth it.
Not to mention it's also full of ads that you can't get rid of unless you buy the PRO version.
Along with all of the non-new features, it uses up a little more of the system resources, but not a whole lot.
The Game Box feature is kind of useless for me so I don't care for it.
WARNING: As the product says, SWITCH IT TO NORMAL MODE BEFORE SHUTTING YOUR PC DOWN. It causes problems with Printer services, telling the Monitor when to shut off and other things of the sort, BUT if you do shut of your PC before switching it back, don't fret, just simply turn it back to game mode then switch it back to Normal mode, and it will fix any problems that it caused.

I really don't even use this anymore, because really, it's kind of shameful that you have to pay for most of it's features.
I wish I had stuck with Beta 1 of Version 2.

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5 stars

"I think it works."

December 02, 2010  |  By Tink54rn

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.0

Pros

As far as I can tell, it works great.

Cons

Can't find any problems

Summary

It works

Updated on Dec 2, 2010

I actually prefer the first version. Not sure what to do with all the options on the new version. Don't like the notifier on my tool bar, either.

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3 stars

"Great at first."

November 30, 2010  |  By zenronin58

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.0

Pros

A good gaming experience. It shut down all the surplus programs on my computer and made the game run better. Just like it should.

Cons

After I installed an update the booster didn't run as well. It was wonky and it took a long time for the game to begin and it caused some graphics to flash and have a hard time loading.

Summary

It ran great before the update. I may have to download it again. If that fixes it I'll continue to use it and upgrade to the paid version.

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1 stars

"I want Game Boost v1 back!!!"

November 30, 2010  |  By HurtVonnegut

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.0

Pros

-It looks really flashy...

that's really about it.

Cons

-The idea of this being "freeware" anymore is a laugh! 10$ for what v.1 did for free! And unless you're paying for premium it's useless.

-You can do everything this program does by hand. It's a convenience program and that's why it WAS freeware.

Summary

If you can find an older version of this program you should be hopping on that wagon...and tell me about it too, please? I've been kicking myself in the butt ever since I DLed 2.0....Must....finndd....oldeerr....versiioonnnnn.

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2 stars

"ok nothing much to say!"

November 29, 2010  |  By swissboy63

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.0

Pros

nothing special

Cons

to slow to uplode

Summary

suks....

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4 stars

"Has really helped with gaming"

November 29, 2010  |  By EdCnb

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.0

Pros

seems to remove background programs not needed while gaming.

Cons

nothing really bad

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4 stars

"Good but..."

November 29, 2010  |  By HorsePenizzz

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.0

Pros

It tells you what driver should be updated, shuts down processes for when you're playing games, it puts that little game box on the desktop so you can start your games easily whenever you want, and the interface just looks pretty cool.

Cons

You can only put one game in the game box on the desktop with the free edition, this wouldn't bother me at all but you used to be able to put as many as you wanted until they updated that feature out of the free version...

Summary

It's cool, I like it, if you play games a lot you'll probably like it way more than I do.

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1 stars

"it is not freeware."

November 28, 2010  |  By inegu

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.0

Pros

the IObit smart chinese guys just use the free word to attract people.

Cons

they are pushing the download

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3 stars

"it slightly speed my computer while playing ganmes"

November 28, 2010  |  By suryaaishwarya

 |  Version: Game Booster 2.0

Pros

improve to give more performance

Cons

nothing. it is better

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
New interface, new features, and improved functions.
General
Publisher Razer
Publisher web site http://www.razerzone.com/
Release Date November 12, 2010
Date Added November 12, 2010
Version 2.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 40.01MB
File Name RazerGameBoosterSetup_4.2.45.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,921,332
Downloads Last Week 5,041
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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