Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,802 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 10.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Super Street Fighter IV
Lowest review score: 0 Postal III
Score distribution:
1,802 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In their panic EA has made a game which has no place in the current market. Neither arcade racer, nor simulation it also pales next to the well-established rivals which manage to be both.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not a game for the ages but it is a reasonable introduction to real-time strategy for action fans.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not the backward step of the PS3 version, but this tactical shooter still lacks real advancement.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun nostalgia ride for fans but not a patch on the similarly pitched Dead Space: Extraction.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A disappointing series reboot, with the new graphics proving more trouble than they're worth.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What should be the most epic crossover of all time is reduced to Daley Thompson's Decathlon in the snow.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It may be big in Japan but there's little here that is new, in this still deeply flawed mini-MMO.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It looks and plays just like the PS3 games, but alas this is just as pedestrian in terms of innovation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A disappointing sequel that is arguably inferior to the original, despite more amusing minion antics.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another obnoxious sequel that seems to have forgotten that the whole point of the game was its originality.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The sequel to Puzzle Quest is cheap and far from cheerful, but it's still a mostly effective mix of genres.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You don't have to be a child to enjoy this new game from the makers of Hitman - just very undemanding.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The DS's second serving of Bust-A-Move has little new to offer but the same old coloured bubble matching.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's spot the difference time again, with another sequel that fails to offer any real improvements.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Square Enix's addiction to microtransactions ruins another WiiWare release, in this 17-year-late sequel.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's an infectious insanity to the combat and mini-games that almost forgives the many flaws.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Better than My Life As A King but the bad guys still aren't having that much fun with their tower defence.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A surprisingly high quality tie-in, which for once acts as a good introduction to gaming for youngsters.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A clear improvement on Heroes Of The Pacific, but IL-2 Sturmovik is still the superior fighter ace.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The princess may have bitten off more than she can chew with her clever but confused multiplayer melees.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A very half-hearted sort of reboot for the series with flawed new graphics and little real personality.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Micro Machines remains to be beaten, but this top-down racer is still fun if you have enough friends.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's still just another Tower Defence game, but at least this one requires some genuine strategy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's certainly plenty of rock but this climbing sim doesn't prove quite as exciting as it sounds.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The sequel to Ferrari Challenge may be a good simulation, but it's not really much of a game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Konami forgets it's already made the ultimate Contra tribute - and it's not this bland rehash.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Arguably the last great Sonic The Hedgehog game, even if it's not necessarily one of the best.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fantasy real-time strategy that ignores conventions as readily as its heroes ignore your commands.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The old Advance Wars clone gets a remake, but somehow avoids getting a proper 21st-century makeover.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sony's own take Project Natal proves a convincing proof of concept but even as a virtual pet it's limited.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Enjoyably surreal graphic adventure that is still fun despite no real challenge or lastability.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another disappointing chapter in the increasingly uneven adventures of gaming's mightiest pirate.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The camera technology can't keep up with the game's ambition, but at least this Pokemon clone has some.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A shot for shot remake of the original - and therefore one of the most pointless makeovers of the year.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    360 owners might be less familiar with the original but this is still the most pointless remake ever.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Customise a very ordinary platformer into something a bit more personal in this clever DSiWare game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The old war vet is clearly past its best, but there's still much for younger conscripts to learn here.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Qix is great but this does almost nothing to improve it or make it more palatable for modern audiences.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the Amiga's favourite sons returns but with little of its original personality intact.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shooting tin cans hasn't got any more exciting over the years in this forgettable lightgun game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Konami play Frankenstein with another old series, but even though the seams are showing the game's still fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the best looking games ever, but its awe for retro Zelda ruins hopes for similarly inspired gameplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An absolutely terrible version of an enduringly excellent game that has no business being on the Wii.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a perfectly competent strategy role-player, but one lacking any real personality or imagination.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bafflingly inaccessible Japanese role-player that still remains strangely engrossing despite itself.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The new professions are a fun idea but there aren't enough of them to justify the high asking price.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The graphics may have improved but this is still the same old After Burner - for better and worse.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A hugely ambitious and imaginative, but still very roughly hewn, simulation of medieval combat.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A surprisingly decent movie tie-in with a fun four-player mode that will amuse players of any age.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The latest and ugliest Puzzle Quest spin-off is still addictive, but its gimmicks are getting very old.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun and imaginative homage to Dungeon Keeper that's gone from impossibly to merely incredibly hard.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sony's Mario Kart clone has some impressive customisation tools but as a racer it lacks any real drive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Putting looks before substance doesn't seem so bad in this superbly surreal first person fighter.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An inoffensive 2D platformer with some novel ideas - but fairly vapid and overly expensive.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the best Ace Attorney games still looks awful on the Wii, in another lazy and irreverent port.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    No insult to the series' legacy, but a workmanlike sequel that didn't need to be made (or ported).
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not going to change the world but this is a simple, accessible pseudo flight sim that's plenty of fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It may look like any other tower defence game but this has just enough wrinkles to keep your interest.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A near perfect update to what remains a game with far more style than substance, nice new graphics or not.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It might not be the Elite sequel of your dreams but this space trader is in a field of its own on 360.
    • 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.