Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,887 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 14% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 83% 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:
1,887 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun and imaginative homage to Dungeon Keeper that's gone from impossibly to merely incredibly hard.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Square Enix's addiction to microtransactions ruins another WiiWare release, in this 17-year-late sequel.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A disappointing second episode that’s 90 per cent filler and, apart from a good turn by a ghostly Handsome Jack, severely lacking in humour.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A so-so episode, which relies too much on cliché and Clementine’s increasingly rapid transformation into a child superhero. But there’s still some effective drama despite it all.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An impenetrable start for non-fans, but there’s enough potential here to hope that subsequent episodes make this a dream everyone can share in.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Entirely inessential and lacking in any genuinely new ideas, but if all you want is more Dragon Age: Inquisition this download is unlikely to disappoint.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The original was obnoxious and insensitive but this new shooter lacks even that much personality.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Konami forgets it's already made the ultimate Contra tribute - and it's not this bland rehash.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Customise a very ordinary platformer into something a bit more personal in this clever DSiWare game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Phantasy Star Online legacy still goes unfulfilled, as the portable version treads water.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More restatement than rebirth, this Gradius greatest hits collection has little new to offer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another disappointing instalment of the once great franchise. Inconsistent level of realism, poor presentation and too few positive innovations.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the Amiga's favourite sons returns but with little of its original personality intact.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not a bad start to the second season but not a great one either, with a formless plot and unusually weak characterisation.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A surprisingly competent 2D fighter, but one whose presentation and muted combat will restrict it only to hardcore fans.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shooting tin cans hasn't got any more exciting over the years in this forgettable lightgun game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One step forward in terms of story and two back when it comes to gameplay, Black Flag’s first story expansion has its heart in the right place but that’s about all.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid idea but the implementation, especially on a standard controller, doesn’t really work – leaving with you increasingly little incentive to save Max or his brother.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Probably the best-looking WiiWare game ever, but still a mediocre platforming experience overall.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's still just another Tower Defence game, but at least this one requires some genuine strategy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Konami's role-player is a frustratingly uneven mix of great graphics, dull combat and fun questing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fantasy real-time strategy that ignores conventions as readily as its heroes ignore your commands.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An inoffensive 2D platformer with some novel ideas - but fairly vapid and overly expensive.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A slight improvement on the first episode, but still basically just plot set-up for a story that too often feels out of your hands.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A very British sense of humour and a compelling mix of Metal Gear and DayZ, but the randomised maps and dispiriting endgame does it no favours.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Arguably the last great Sonic The Hedgehog game, even if it's not necessarily one of the best.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shallow, repetitive and easy, but this Ninja Gaiden clone is also mad as a hatter - and that helps a lot.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun nostalgia ride for fans but not a patch on the similarly pitched Dead Space: Extraction.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Some great ideas and fantastic graphics, but as fun as it is to see so many genres mixed together Abyss Odyssey doesn’t do any of them any real justice.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A surprisingly hesitant start to EA’s new sports series, in terms of both the amount of content and the disjointed action.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite all the effort to seem wacky and surreal this is an oddly un-engaging follow-up to Excite Truck.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good HD remake but the game itself doesn’t really warrant the attention, with too many unfulfilled promises that even its sequels failed to make good on.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An interesting stew of ideas and great presentation can’t make up for a game that goes out of its way to frustrate and discourage its players.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Bafflingly inaccessible Japanese role-player that still remains strangely engrossing despite itself.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Impressively original, and wonderfully grotesque, arachnid sim that's just a little short on gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Metallica fans will be happy enough, but everyone else will lament the lack of evolution and poor value.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another obnoxious sequel that seems to have forgotten that the whole point of the game was its originality.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's no classic, but this is still better value, and in some cases better quality, than shop-bought games.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The granddaddy of point 'n' clicker Zack & Wiki makes a surprising and largely successful return.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An odd couple crossover that is not only a loving homage to Star Wars but the best Angry Birds game so far – well, except for the sequel that this monstrously expensive port fails to include.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    First-person shooter meets survival horror, but the primary psychic phenomenon here is deja vu.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the most original survival horrors of modern times, held back by a leaden pace and controls.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In theory this is one of the best zombie games ever made, but in practise it’s riddled with technical flaws that fail to put the necessary meat on its undead skeleton.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the best Ace Attorney games still looks awful on the Wii, in another lazy and irreverent port.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A Western style Final Fantasy Tactics with tons of content but lacking in polish and accessibility.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A great idea that fails to capitalise on the full extent of Nintendo’s 8-bit legacy, although whether that’s through greed or foolishness isn’t yet clear.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The scares are still there but in gameplay terms the experience is far too… slender to justify the repetition and frustration of this sequel.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A great idea in theory, but in practise the novelty wears out extremely quickly, with a serious lack of variety in game modes, maps, and tactics.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A co-op version of XCOM in the Shadowrun universe sounds a great idea, but this lacks the depth to make the best of the concept.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good quality port that maintains almost all the original features, and even adds a few of its own, but the game itself is still a disappointing and unadventurous sequel.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The visuals may make even Knack look like a system seller, but there’s a quiet pleasure to Super Motherload’s simple but addictive gameplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A small improvement on the last game but until the issues with the artificial intelligence and other bugs are fixed Sniper Elite will always be off target.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s still not a patch on the better Mario Party games but its still one of the few video games where literally everyone can join in and have some sort of fun – from non-gamers to the ultra hardcore.
    • 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.
    • 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
    The next gen space combat simulator now plays almost as good as it looks, even if there are still many more improvements needed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This starship sim never reaches escape velocity from the cloying traditions of Japanese RPGs.