Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,701 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 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Lowest review score: 0 Postal III
Score distribution:
1,701 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rushed, repetitive and a huge waste of potential. More expansion pack than sequel - and not even a good one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It still looks the part of a more action-based Zelda, but this sequel has some serious deja vu issues.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Probably the best-looking WiiWare game ever, but still a mediocre platforming experience overall.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not as daring as you'd hope in terms of gameplay or humour, but this Diablo parody has its moments.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not a very interesting 2D shooter, but fans are likely to create something far more exciting from it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Big dumb fun doesn't have to be quiet this witless, but this is still a fairly competent arcade update.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the better puzzle downloads on DSi, but still unlikely to hold your interest beyond a few hours.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A magnificent tribute to retro graphics and music, but the game underneath remains a hollow tie-in.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sega dredges its archives for two of its more obscure lightgun games. Both work well enough, but your Wii remote still deserves better.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An improvement on the first game, but this still lacks the variety and thrills to be considered a true top gun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mindlessly enjoyable in its way, but also hugely repetitive and despite four versions of the character it never seems to make the most of any one of them.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The potential for a great game is here, but the repetitive questing, arcane plotting and thoughtless battles means its never properly roused into action.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It shuns the more raucous fun of Boom Blox, but this is still one of the better Move games so far and a good tech demo.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The fundamentals haven't changed from the Dreamcast days but the new online mode and other refinements make this the best Phantasy Star for some time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a gift for fans of the show, but in terms of repetition and combat this is just a little too similar to the 16-bit games it seeks to pay homage to.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Some minor improvements to the formula, but the dull combat remains an unresolved problem in this lighting fast sequel.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Geographically speaking this is set in the real world but apart from the co-op options this still suffers the same delusions and deficiencies of previous Ace Combats.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's the gameplay which is slave to the visuals and storytelling here, in this intriguing but shallow post-apocalyptic fable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The comedy is an acquired taste but the presentation is an unqualified success. However, it's the gameplay that's the real problem in this tedious 2D actioner.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Game starved rally fans will welcome it all the same but this low tech racing sim has a bit too much room for improvement.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An unremarkable and derivative first person shooter that uses the cover of controversy to hide a game severely lacking in courage and ambition.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a game it still clearly doesn't work in anything like the way it's supposed to, but as a party game novelty it currently has few equals.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The script might be highly distasteful but the rest of the game is a surprisingly enjoyable variant on the Harvest Moon workaholic simulator.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another charmingly scripted adventure with bright cheery graphics, a loveable cast and… tedious combat and frustrating exploration.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An aggravatingly poor sequel that insists on changing things that didn't need changing and refusing to fix those that did.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It was probably foolhardy to ever try to bring The Sims 3 to consoles and despite a spirited attempt this is just a shadow of the PC version.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Just as shallow and unoriginal as you'd expect, and with some fairly obvious technical issues. But it still offers hope for the future of Kinect.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Once the novelty has worn off - which will only take a couple of goes with lesser games like 20,000 Leaks - you'll never want to play any of them again.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's the imagination of the developers that seems at fault here, not the player, with little real opportunity to create anything - just rearrange it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fairly cynical attempt to mix Left 4 Dead with a twin stick shooter, but there are still some interesting ideas in amongst the far too familiar ones.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's clearly just junk food gaming but there's still an art to these arcade brawlers and X-Men remains one of the most social examples of the breed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Series and genre fans are well provided for but it's a shame the technical achievements aren't in service of a more adventurous game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not Sonic and it's not meant to be, but this dowdy little platformer puzzler is uncomplicated to a fault.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A much more ambitious slice of downloadable content than many, but in the end one that fails to take advantage of its own, or the main game's, best features.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's rare to see any new ideas in a 2D shooter, let alone as many as this game boasts, but they're all suffocated by some hopelessly dull presentation.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A textbook Gameloft release, with an impressive facsimile of Counter-Strike et al. at a fraction of the price - and with a fraction of the inspiration.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Almost as conflicted as Hamlet himself, this is both an amusingly whimsical graphic adventure and a frustrating, needlessly obscure chore.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It still looks and sounds amazing but this sabotages and dumbs down almost everything the original game got right.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's an obvious clone of 'Splosion Man, but it's also a pretty good one - and in the world of gaming that's all that's ever really mattered.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The price prevents any serious criticism but this is still one of the best-looking and most accessible Tower Defence games around.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A great technical showcase for the 3DS but also one of the least substantial launch games ever seen for a new console.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Absolutely not a next generation Strider, but it is an unusual and fun co-operative platformer if you have the friends to hand.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The once inspired mix of rhythm action and real-time strategy becomes further diluted by obscure rules and needlessly high difficulty.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An improvement over the Wii version, but this still seems like the bare minimum that could be done with a Michael Jackson music game.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A poor man's Panzer Dragoon is still a relatively rich meal for anyone, even if this has little real connection to the original.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Offensive both in terms of language and diluted potential, although saved to a degree by its strong team-based action.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The weakest Lego game so far suffers from both a lack of variety and a movie license that fails to build on previous successes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gorgeous 2D art still can't forgive the needless repetition, but while the novelty lasts this is a great little brain dead brawler.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Simple but enjoyable co-operative fun, but despite its looks this 2D shooter lacks the pace and ingenuity to trouble the best in the genre.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Technically inept in many ways but there's an earnest charm to the action that proves far more entertaining than higher budget rivals.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An ambitious and morally complex role-player, but one still limited by a poor script and half-broken game mechanics.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Definitely one of the lesser entries in the Dragon Quest franchise, but still a loving remake for those that can stomach the overfamiliarity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If anything a step back from the already generic original, with combat and powers as underdeveloped as its characters.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a full price game it'd be a ridiculous con, but if you really must have a Wii Remote Plus then £5 for some half decent mini-games isn't the worst deal on the Wii.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On paper it's a cynical cash grab while everyone waits for Revelations, but despite the price this is a fun and addictive score attack shooter.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not a sequel that seemed desperately necessary, and it's arguable if the end result is any real improvement, but still an enjoyable - if quickly disposable - download.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you want to waste a minute or two, wasting hundreds of zombies, then this is one download that will do exactly what it says on the tin.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It copies and borrows from the best - and often very well - but competence is no substitute for character in this forgettable 2D adventure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A surprisingly competent 2D fighter, but one whose presentation and muted combat will restrict it only to hardcore fans.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Real-time strategy for the FarmVille generation, and yet it still owes too much to the past - and offers far less than it pretends for free.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Horribly inconsistent but also daringly imaginative, but even with its faults this is one of the most innovative racers for years.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Derivative, shallow and ruthlessly unambitious, but as Diablo clones go this is still one of the best and most addictive on consoles.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The one note action might be pitch perfect, but the lack of variety or any real tactical depth soon drowns it out.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    God Of War fans are well served, but these are neither the best entries in the series nor the best example of a Classics HD collection.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another disappointing instalment of the once great franchise. Inconsistent level of realism, poor presentation and too few positive innovations.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A few baby steps forwards for the granddaddy of farming sims, but not enough to deserve a new game or your time and money.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a downloadable game with barely a single new idea of its own this is still an entertaining, if rather uneven, platform puzzler.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Disappointingly mundane first person shooter from the creators of the genre, with only a few interesting ideas and far too many overfamiliar ones.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Trying to simulate a sport as complex as rugby on a shoestring budget is a thankless task but in multiplayer mode at least this does a better job than any of its rivals.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An interesting attempt at a director's cut, but if anything the passage of time and remaining niggles make the overall experience less entertaining.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Most British gamers will find it unbearably obtuse and slow-winded but there's a depth of content and gameplay here that will still find its fans.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Very poor value if you already own last year's version, but even if you don't the console version is still badly compromised compared to the PC.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Still the best party game on Kinect but the new sports are a mixed bag and the motion controls remain as inconsistent as always.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Still one of the best lightgun games never to see the inside of an arcade, but it's still no classic and the new additions are of questionable worth.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun riff on the Lego formula, and although it doesn't add anything other than an extra two players it's a fun diversion for Disney fans.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good idea only moderately well implemented, with the novelty of playing cops and robbers lasting only a relatively short time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not even half as crazy and daring as it likes to think, but instead a dispiritingly conservative collection of bland third person action and missed opportunities.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Inspired at times but also badly inconsistent, this is certainly the best Shinobi game since the Mega Drive era but still not really it's own game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A loving homage to old school shooters but one that refuses to take the steps necessary to become its own game, even with the excellent new co-op modes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good script and fun characters can't save an otherwise workmanlike Japanese role-player, in this unconvincing 3D remake.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The match-up of format and game couldn't be worse but despite all its flaws - both new and old - Grand Theft Auto III is still worth remembering.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mario turns property tycoon in a relatively successful alternative to Monopoly, but a very disappointing crossover.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Punishingly hard for no good reason, turning what could have been a fun reaction-based platform game into a painful memory test.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A very good update of the venerable arcade game and only a few niggles away from being a great game in its own right.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun, attractive 2D platformer of the sort that can nowadays only exist on services like Xbox Live Arcade. Although it's not quite as distinctive as the art style suggests.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An improved sequel on paper only, with an overall experience that is still ruined by incoherent storytelling and unsympathetic characters.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Indefensibly shallow and repetitive, but still great fun for Simpsons fans and nostalgic arcade goers in general.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A significant improvement on the last game in terms of mechanics, but still a 2D beat 'em-up that frustrates as much as it entertains.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's clearly been quickly thrown together for the launch, with many features missing or out-of-date, but this is still an encouraging start for FIFA on the Vita.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An excellent portable fighting game engine in desperate search of a fully-featured game to attach itself to, in what is a shamefully insubstantial release.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The co-op mode saves it from complete failure but this is a disappointingly timid update of the original, that squanders its potential in both gameplay and storytelling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The games are historical touchstones more than they are all-time classics, but nostalgic fans will still enjoy these entertaining riffs on the work of Rare and Rockstar.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's now the only game keeping vehicular combat alive, but even fans will be disappointed at the lack of change and ambition - in what is more a remake than a reboot.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Competent but personality-free third person shooter that's another good demonstration of the Vita's ability, but an instantly forgettable playing experience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An amusing enough side story but the novelty of pitting serious criminals against Resident Evil monsters don't last nearly as long as the running time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are some clever ideas at work here, particularly the hero's primary weapon, but a lack of gameplay refinement and bland storytelling fail to make the most of it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It certainly won't be troubling Angry Birds in terms of the number of downloads but this is an amiable, if derivative and repetitive, action puzzler all the same.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The action requires little real skill to control and although gaining new powers is a strong impetuous for continuing it's all extremely shallow and inconsequential. In small doses Prototype 2 is a perfectly enjoyable game but in the end, because Heller and Mercer don't care about anyone else you never end up caring about them.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good recreation of the UEFA Euro competition but the lack of new options means this footy download is not value for money.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are moments of brilliance, but also frustrating inconsistencies and technical limitations that ruin what could have been the ultimate sniper game.