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 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Lowest review score: 0 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
1,802 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Survival mode is the only time Starhawk comes together to create a properly entertaining whole. In all the other game modes it's merely a loose collection of bullet points and underdeveloped ideas, ones which never gel together into the multiplayer classic this could so easily have been.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It gets most of the mechanics right, and it certainly looks like Sonic, but this new episode doesn't have the heart or the imagination of the originals.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The best non-sports game so far for the PlayStation Move, but there still seems to be plenty of magic left untapped on what is an unnecessarily brief experience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The multiplayer options are impressively comprehensive and as Diablo clones go this ticks all the necessary boxes, except the ones for imagination and innovation.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Battlefield 3 does a good impression of Call Of Duty, but this isn't an expansion that plays to the series' strengths or offers much value for money.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The new additions are all positive but, apart from the reintroduction of religion, extremely trivial - which makes this an interesting test of the Civilization faithful.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its headline feature is easily its worst but there are enough other new extras to make this a costly but still diverting return to the land of Skyrim.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As mindlessly entertaining as any lightgun game, and with lots of zombie-themed nostalgia - but none of the pacing or showmanship of the best of the genre.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Some truly innovative ideas that all MMOs would do well to take notice of, but they and the intriguing narrative are wasted on the tedious and derivative combat.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The closest thing so far to a 3D Angry Birds game, but although the Kinect controls are fine it's the gameplay and visuals that need adjusting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Somebody must still love Spy Vs Spy given the amount of effort that's been put into this remake, but the retro charm wears off extremely quickly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the very few pre-smartphone games that is still worth playing, even if this new update only does the bare minimum to keep it relevant.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An impressively silly mishmash of game styles and historical references that still manages to entertain despite its lack of depth and variety.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Getting such an odd idea to work is worth praise alone, but Hybrid feels more like a hypothetical experiment than a genuinely useful innovation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite some interesting visuals and world-building BioWare just can't escape from the shadow of Mass Effect 3's ending, or the now overfamiliar action.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Harmonix are still the masters of their craft but this feels less like a rebirth for Rock Band and more like a cash-grabbing backwards step.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a Japanese role-player this is a fun, accessible romp, but it stops short of reinventing its ways out of any of the genre's more long-standing issues.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Considering it's been almost seven years since the last game Dead Or Alive 5 has shamefully few new ideas, and makes you wonder whether the series didn't belong in the big league after all.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An admirable effort to make a serious Sherlock Holmes game, but the low production values and needlessly obscure puzzles hinder the ambitious storytelling.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In pure gameplay terms this is one of Suda51's most accessible and entertaining games for years, but it's badly devalued by its extreme brevity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not an especially good game but as an interactive compendium of pop culture references it's impossible not to be impressed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The best WWE game of the generation… but only because it successfully pulls upon your nostalgia strings, helping you forgot how mediocre the gameplay is.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The customisation and creation tools are impressively powerful, but the disappointingly dull racer that's been built around them doesn't provide much inspiration.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whether you classify it as a game or not there's some very clever technology at work here, but it's hampered by boring mini-games and a meandering story.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a competent clone then, certainly better than others that have been attempted over the years, but nothing more than that. Clearly the PlayStation deserves a vastly more significant game to honour its influence on gaming. Copying Nintendo's own celebration seems not only wrong-headed but borderline offensive. In this case fans definitely deserve better.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Certainly not the worst HD collection so far but considering only one of the games was ever any good it's unlikely to be enough to garner many new fans.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto and a touchscreen device continues to be the worst team-up since Cannon and Ball, but if you've only come for the nostalgia some of the magic is still there.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A minor effort from Suda51 and Digital Reality, but with some clever presentation and a peculiar atmosphere that enhances some fairly ordinary action.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A daring experiment in minimalist gameplay and storytelling, although that doesn't forgive the repetition and high price tag.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a spiritual successor to Guardian Heroes this somehow manages to copy all of the flaws and leave out half of the positives, but it's still a fun beat 'em-up all the same.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its B-movie charm is beginning to sag and this revamp of the Xbox 360 hit fails to make the most of its enhancements – or charge an appropriate price for them.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whether you know it best as Puzz Loop or Zuma this is an imaginative variation of the puzzle formula, even if it's a self-consciously weird one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The mechanics could well help to rejuvenate the adventure genre, but the story and puzzles of The Cave are nowhere near as entertaining as they should be.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Grotesque and disturbing, and that's not just in terms of the tawdry use of Japanese schoolgirls but the result of a flawed but oddly effective horror game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even Absolution's harshest critics may be surprised at how badly some of these games have aged, but warts and all this is still a fascinating collection to play through.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game’s limitless options and boundless enthusiasm have never been so impressive, but it’s further away than ever from fulfilling its potential as an actual video game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a sequel afraid of what its predecessors stood for and too timid to focus on and perfect their strengths. It’s a real shame that it’s the game’s creators that seem the most scared in Dead Space 3, rather than the players.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For once Sonic gets a spin-off that’s well suited to his talents, but this is an uninspired homage to his glory days – with little new to offer him or endless runners.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A stodgy middle episode for what is still a promisingly unique slice of downloadable content, but its true worth won’t be clear until the final episode.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    They may not be directly related but Mario’s would-be siblings have some interesting ideas of their own, although they lack refinement to make the most of them.