Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 2,036 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 10.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Lowest review score: 0 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
2036 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hardly a game that was in desperate need of a makeover, but the original is still a solid action adventure and Kratos’ story is given at least an element of closure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best looking WiiWare games is also one of the most accessible real-time strategies ever.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s no attempt at pretence: this is a Monster Hunter clone through and through, but such a good one it actually does some things better than its inspiration.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An excellent start for FIFA on the iPad, even if it does show every sign of first match nerves - with considerable room for improvement.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A few flaws short of a modern platforming classic, but although Tembo isn’t perfect he is exactly as badass as promised.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An excellent reboot of an unfairly forgotten fighter, but the way it’s being sold does it no favours and severally restricts the fun to be had online.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not just an Olympics tie-in but a proper sports game, with the majority of events finding a good balance between realism and enjoyment.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simplistic to a fault but still one of the most addictive, and fairly original, puzzlers of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The scuba diving sim isn't a crowded genre but this makes a good effort to dominate it all the same.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not so much a sequel to Dungeon Keeper 2 as an unofficial remake, and while a little magic has been lost along the way this is still a charmingly unique strategy game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best and worst of BioWare's excesses combine in this competent but unprogressive RPG.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More accessible and finally sporting an online mode, but the clumsy combat still limits the hunt's appeal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As deep and as beautiful as its legacy demands, but this portable fighter is lacking in solo appeal.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The same old Ratchet & Clank as always: unsettled, fractured, gorgeous and varied to a fault.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not much more than an HD update, but if you and your friends have the perseverance this is one of gaming’s most uniquely challenging co-op experiences.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet is once again its own worst enemy, as it fails to make the best use of its own fun new characters. Although the creation tools are the most accessible they’ve ever been.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Pure fan service in every sense, which ensures an enjoyably nostalgic adventure but also means a number of flaws that wouldn’t be tolerated in other circumstances.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Qix is great but this does almost nothing to improve it or make it more palatable for modern audiences.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    An impressively silly mishmash of game styles and historical references that still manages to entertain despite its lack of depth and variety.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Corporate greed and some avoidable flaws prevent it from reaching infinity and beyond, but this is still a game that can delight and inspire in equal measure.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A stripped down Animal Crossing with a premise so lightweight it can barely be said to exist at all, and yet there’s still an undemanding charm to its no-octane thrills.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun demonstration of the Xbox One’s capabilities but unfortunately much more a stealth sequel to Kinectimals than it is a proper Tycoon game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Further proof of the Wii's gift for first person shooters, if only a more experienced developer would try.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The core action is explosively silly in all the best ways, but the controls, missions, and story structure are all disappointingly underdeveloped.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It undoes some of the damage of the last few games, but taking the series back to its roots is an admission that Ratchet & Clank has done nothing but go in circles all generation.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A reasonable Puzzle & Dragon clone, but matching gems and punching bad guys does nothing to honour the legacy of the TV show.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The graphics are a great advert for the power of the PlayStation 4, but in terms of gameplay and story this hasn’t moved on at all from the previous generation.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The best Tenchu for years, even if it does still leave too many frustrating relics from the past.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A hugely disappointing penultimate episode, but if you enjoyed the first three it’s still nowhere near enough to put you off from following things through to the end.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A clever, adult-themed survival horror, but one that still fails to chill spines as it used to.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not the backward step of the PS3 version, but this tactical shooter still lacks real advancement.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not a bad attempt at bringing Resistance to the PSP, but the end result feels shallow and repetitive.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A surprisingly high quality tie-in, which for once acts as a good introduction to gaming for youngsters.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unusually complex for a Tower Defence game, but also needlessly obscure and difficult to play.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Putting looks before substance doesn't seem so bad in this superbly surreal first person fighter.
    • 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
    The graphics may have improved but this is still the same old After Burner - for better and worse.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A shot for shot remake of the original - and therefore one of the most pointless makeovers of the year.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The graphical downgrade has certainly been handled with less grace and the new controls are more twitchy and unpredictable than the old ones.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a 2D interpretation of Assassin’s Creed this works perfectly well, but the workmanlike design and bland atmosphere makes it hard to get excited about.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not a particularly good game in its own right, but an enjoyably outrageous mash-up between three of Japanese gaming’s most prolific publishers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A disappointing sequel that offers no significant gameplay improvements compared to its predecessors, and a notably inferior story and set of characters.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The action side of things is weak but as an interactive meditation on mortality and predestination this is an impressively thought-provoking indie experiment.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rushed, repetitive and a huge waste of potential. More expansion pack than sequel - and not even a good one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Charmingly old-school puzzle-solving with some interesting gimmicks and cute characters/corporate mascots.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Possibly the world's least anticipated sequel, but a surprisingly enjoyable brain dead romp all the same.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    360 owners might be less familiar with the original but this is still the most pointless remake ever.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An absolutely terrible version of an enduringly excellent game that has no business being on the Wii.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a game five years in the making this is a disappointingly trivial and repetitive actioner.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It would have been a great unlockable extra, but as downloadable content the price of being a robot dog for an hour just doesn’t add up.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The sequel to Ferrari Challenge may be a good simulation, but it's not really much of a game.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rather than the future of survival horror this is merely a retread of its defining moments, and even then it rarely manages to equal what has gone before – let alone exceed it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The move into 3D has produced some staggeringly pretty visuals, but when it comes to the controls and running time this usually enjoyable action puzzler suffers badly as a result.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Less than the sum of its many and varied parts, Mercenary Kings never gets the mix of modern and retro influences right – apart from with the amazing visuals.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The component games are better than the first time round but less well suited to the mini-game format, resulting in two unsatisfying halves of what could have been the perfect retro compilation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Certainly a career high for Kirby, but he still wilts next to serious platforming competition.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are some great ideas at work here, but the game can't quite bind them into a successful whole.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A loving tribute to the later Mega Man games and a 2D platformer with plenty of new ideas of its own, but a lack of consistency spoils the overall package.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Not a very interesting 2D shooter, but fans are likely to create something far more exciting from it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Baby and bathwater are thrown screaming from the tub as Square Enix strip Final Fantasy down to the marrow.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A magnificent tribute to retro graphics and music, but the game underneath remains a hollow tie-in.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mario turns property tycoon in a relatively successful alternative to Monopoly, but a very disappointing crossover.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Indefensibly shallow and repetitive, but still great fun for Simpsons fans and nostalgic arcade goers in general.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Visually interesting and competently made for the most part, but the novelty of a 2D Assassin’s Creed is already beginning to wear off.
    • 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
    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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the weakest Lego games of recent times, and not just because the formula is getting old but because The Hobbit isn’t a particularly good fit for it.
    • 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.