Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,706 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 13% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 84% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 10.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Street Fighter IV
Lowest review score: 0 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
1,706 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent portable version of one of the best strategy games of all-time, and one that could have a profound effect on mobile gaming.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best non-Mario platformer ever made and a stunning work of imagination, where the visuals, music, and gameplay all resonate in perfect harmony.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s still the same old imperfections holding it back, but that doesn’t stop Rome II being the best Total War so far – and one of the most accomplished strategy games of recent years.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderfully unfashionable mixture of old school aesthetics that doesn’t so much demand your time as steal it away without your permission.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best new Pokémon for a decade and a game of exquisite depth and longevity, with visuals and online options that finally do the series justice.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New Pokémon games often introduce minor features like this but they often feel like slim justification for a new game, and are abandoned the instant a new sequel comes out. Most of X and Y’s new ideas are more substantial, or at least more fun, and help to cement this as the definitive Pokémon game of the modern age.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fact may dismay parents but this is an excellent sequel that goes to considerable effort to inject new ideas and fix earlier problems – making it one of the best kids games available today.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There might not be any slow motion door breaches but this is the smartest and funniest first person game since Portal, with an interactive script that is as a profound as it is constantly amusing.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The text adventure is reborn as one of the smartest and most engrossing interactive stories of the year, and with one of the best touchscreen interfaces ever seen.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Ace Attorney so far, with a wonderfully entertaining series of mysteries that showcase the series’ oddball characters to their very best – and make some subtle but welcome improvements to the gameplay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent expansion to the already superb original, that cleverly weaves in new features that force you to relearn and adapt everything you thought you knew about Enemy Unknown.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best Zelda games of all time and one which manages to quietly rewrite the series’ usual formula in some surprising, and surprisingly successful, ways.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the best game on the Wii U and one that can proudly stand alongside Nintendo’s greatest, even if it doesn’t quite top the Super Mario Galaxy games.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PC purists may still scoff but this is an excellent version of one of gaming’s most open-ended and creative experiences.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exactly as entertaining as you’d expect from a collaboration between two of Japan’s most talented developers, and a relatively good – if extremely belated – PC port.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
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    The definitive version of Tempest and as such one of the best arcade games ever made, even if it’s only a minor improvement on previous versions.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Treasure’s cult 2D shooter remains as uniquely entertaining as always, and surprisingly well adapted for a modern PC.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent conversion of the original iOS hit, and a wonderfully disturbing horror story that innovates in terms of everything from visuals and interface to its macabre narrative.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It could do with a few more ancillary options, and a more interesting backstory, but in terms of online gameplay Titanfall is now the game to beat this gen.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A carefully considered sequel that avoids upsetting existing fans and offers an olive branch to newcomers – all the while retaining its position as one of the most challenging, and rewarding, video games of modern times.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Probably the most satisfying video games crossover ever made, and one that plays with the conventions of both franchises and still delivers a funny and touching story.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best offline multiplayer games for years and yet more proof that the bow and arrow is gaming’s most entertaining weapon of choice.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A hugely impressive use of last gen tech that is only slightly inferior to the Xbox One version, and as such one of the best online shooters of the last several years.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A carefully considered sequel that avoids upsetting existing fans and offers an olive branch to newcomers – but although the PC version is the best it’s by a slimmer margin than many would’ve hoped.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb mini-game compilation that’s as addictive and raucously entertaining as it is ugly, with Johann Sebastian Joust blurring the lines between video and parlour game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Mario Kart has ever been, with a near perfect blend of features and frequently astonishing visuals – despite some unnecessary repetition in track settings.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic new arcade game in the best traditions of Treasure, that takes plenty of inspiration from older classics but has just as many new ideas of its own.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Wolfenstein game ever made and one of the best single-player shooters for years, with a brave attempt to tackle serious issues and still have fun at the same time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most impressive indie titles of the year and arguably the most cinematic and accessible 2D shooter of the modern era.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A longer running time helps address one of the few flaws with the original game, and single-handedly makes up for the lack of official new Metroid and Castlevania games.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still a stunning achievement in both storytelling and third person adventure, and although this is the definitive version the differences are still minor.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Butcher Bay is still one of the best movie tie-ins ever, even if the new Assault On Dark Athena is not.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A necessary reboot that fights accusations of dumbing down with an artful mix of stealth and violence.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The refurbished virtual doll house doesn't look that new, but its voyeuristic charm is greatly increased.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be short on gameplay surprises, but it's long on visual shock and awe.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A largely unnecessary sequel to what is still the best beat 'em-up on the DS – or indeed any portable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most innovative real-time strategy for years, even if the story mode isn't as good as multiplayer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best boxing sim ever gets even better, with stunning graphics and immersive, if controversial, controls.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The consistently surprising offspring of Harvest Moon and Pikmin will make a royalist out of anyone.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You'd never believe this was actually a PS3 game, but apart from the graphics this is the best Disgaea yet.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The classic 1995 role-player is finally released in Europe and it's almost sad how fresh it still feels.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Japanese role-player grows up, with a fantastic mix of traditional gameplay and daring plot.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be the third time round, but the best ever strategy role-player works very well on dual screens.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A host of small improvements helps this action strategy hybrid edge ever closer to classic status.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Far more than just the best Batman game, this is a top notch mix of action, stealth and storytelling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's better value than the Virtual Console, but it's still a lazy effort.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately this is a very different game to the offline versions but on its own terms almost as entertaining.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After a string of disappointing downloadable expansions, for well respected games such as Fable II and Fallout 3, this provides almost everything a Grand Theft Auto IV fan would have been hoping for.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Steven Spielberg returns with an improved and enlarged version of what is now much more than virtual Jenga.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A shamefully shoddy port of the 360 version, but still a superbly designed action game underneath.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    R-Type journeys into the third dimensions but a lack of control and high entry fee spoils the trip.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the creator of Katamari Damacy comes something even stranger that redefines the idea of gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best ever portable Shin Megami Tensei, with an interesting spin on the tactical role-playing genre.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forget Worms and all the rest, when it comes to parabola-judging multiplayer mayhem this is the best.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A triumphant back-to-basics return to WWII, for the original vehicle-based multiplayer shooter.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The highest carat of Sega's golden oldies returns (again) to prove that the blue skies are still the best.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA's tennis and Wii MotionPlus debut is a success after all and an encouraging sign for the future.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wii MotionPlus delivers once more, turning the solid but flawed game into probably the best golf sim ever.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Someone finally finds something interesting to do with Pong, with this excellent retro homage.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Konami's reinvention of the footy sim still impresses a year later, even if this is largely the same game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet another entirely inessential special edition of one of the best video games ever made.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The classic gets some well implemented new features that extend but don't overwhelm the original.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hugely successful update which may lack realism, but is loaded with charm and surprising depth.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A vast improvement on the flawed original, with much more variety and a much greater sense of fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perfectly judged adaptation of the PC series, with just the right level of complexity and challenge.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Building your own medieval empire proves surprisingly attractive in terms of both visuals and gameplay.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PopCap Games' best yet and the best ever Tower Defence - whether you think that's faint praise or not.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA beats Nintendo at its own game with a keep-fit package that seems substantially more useful than Wii Fit.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a better shooter, but the overfamiliar plot and setting makes for a less interesting game overall.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The music game bubble stays intact for another year, with no big new ideas - just lots of little ones.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Generously-sized expansion, which despite increasingly rough edges has some of the best missions yet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The granddaddy of all shoot 'em-ups returns in one of the most accomplished retro updates ever seen.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The PC flight sim makes a near-perfect landing on consoles, with some of WWII's most exciting combat.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best gets that little bit better in what is a modest sequel, but a still stunning driving simulator.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best game on DSiWare is a puzzle platformer hybrid reminiscent of the very best of the 8 and 16-bit era.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The greyification of gaming continues, but this new age Super Metroid is more fun than it looks.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some may see it as dumbing down but for most this will be the most accessible and fun Ninja Gaiden yet.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Only the limiting nature of the PSP holds back the most ambitious and fully-featured Metal Gear ever.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not have the depth of Street Fighter IV, but this is just as accessible and fun as its big brother.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An elegantly designed mix of puzzles and platforming that may well be the best Lost Vikings clone yet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The modern and 8-bit worlds collide again as old school arcade gameplay is given a new twist.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A welcome return to MonkeyIsland and a promising first episode to a new season of graphic adventuring.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Arkanoid is finally superseded as the best Breakout clone around in this enjoyable retro update.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a prime slice of pure gaming cheese we only hope a new sequel is imminent.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may have little in common with the earlier McRae games but this is still a varied and exciting racer.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sony's super-stylised future racer may still be download-only but this expansion is worth every penny.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent first expansion pack that adds not just new but genuinely different content to the mix.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More complex and yet also more accessible than ever, with an incredibly in-depth simulation of WWII.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gaming's politest protagonist returns with another generously stocked portable puzzle compendium.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The DS is the definitive version but this still does some things better than the home consoles GTAs.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a series where graphics are irrelevant concentrating on surface details makes for a below par update.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It can never have the impact of the first game but this is still a worthy, incremental improvement.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More than just a standalone expansion, this is another genre-blurring tour de force by Relic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an ungenerous expansion, but if you've not tried the original this is a slightly healthier option.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Superb mix of role-playing, puzzle and strategy action, wrapped up in a very palatable fantasy package.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A loving and genuinely funny homage to old school role-playing-games and the people that play them.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best arcade racer for years and a magnificent spectacle that makes racing exciting again.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another perfectly crafted adventure that puts to shame most other retail games at five times its price.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The PSP's most cheerful game returns with an interesting, if very difficult, new take on the original.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressive port of the PS3 original that improves some elements, even if it leaves out multiplayer.