Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,829 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 10.9 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 Postal III
Score distribution:
1,829 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 76 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Considering the one complaint about Titanfall was the lack of content this new DLC makes no effort to fill the gaps in the original package, although at least two of the maps are very good.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s the gameplay which remains slave to the visuals and storytelling here, in this intriguing but shallow post-apocalyptic fable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An almost heroic debut for the explosive penguins, spoilt only by a foolishly inflexible control system.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An accurate adaptation of the table-top classic, but it fumbles the ball when trying to expand its appeal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another disappointing chapter in the increasingly uneven adventures of gaming's mightiest pirate.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not the visual jaw-dropper that was promised but a virtual safari is better than none.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It still looks and sounds amazing but this sabotages and dumbs down almost everything the original game got 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Five fun, but paper thin, premises connected by perhaps the world's only no-button control system.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another uninspired expansion that features some enjoyable new enemies and encounters but fails to excite in the same way as the parent game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A clear improvement on Heroes Of The Pacific, but IL-2 Sturmovik is still the superior fighter ace.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A laudable attempt to make a video game that is both entertaining and educational, but despite the interest it builds up for its subject matter the weak gameplay is hard to ignore.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Micro Machines remains to be beaten, but this top-down racer is still fun if you have enough friends.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The most shamefully obvious clone of recent years, but although this copies most of Lemmings’ tricks it falls short in terms of both personality and addictiveness.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The jokes and plot twists are more bizarre than ever, but even they don’t always hit their mark – and without them this is an even less interesting gameplay experience than its parent game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A competent and unexciting update to a competent and unexciting puzzler, which is not nearly praise enough to forgive the optimistically high price.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Wii version is superior, but Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D has both the simple charms of a gimmick-free 2D platformer and a strong grip on nostalgic heartstrings.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although it means little given the lack of competition this is the best Wild West shooter for years.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A wasted and over-egged sequel to what was an innovative mix of rhythm action and real-time strategy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If only it had been considerably cheaper, or considerably bigger in scope, this could’ve been a fun ride, but as it is ScreamRide is not really worth the price of entry.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Disappointing superhero sim, whose meagre set of powers prove to be far less exotic than you'd hope.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It may look like any other tower defence game but this has just enough wrinkles to keep your interest.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As competent as the last two updates but still a fighting game held back more by its creepy designs and boring characters, than its purposefully simplistic action.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's an infectious insanity to the combat and mini-games that almost forgives the many flaws.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kinect is still a solution in search of a problem, and while this is an impressive tech demo it’s a largely uninteresting video game experience.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Civilization on a smartphone (or tablet) is still an enticing prospect but this so-called sequel shows very little improvement over the original and is now missing a major play mode.

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