Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,883 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 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Lowest review score: 0 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
1,883 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 70 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.
    • 74 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A competent but unsurprising slice of downloadable content that features a solid challenge and plenty of content, but too little in the way of new ideas.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Atmospheric storytelling of the highest order, but the game itself is often a chore to play and abandons too much of what made the original so successful.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There’s plenty of potential here, to make a Monster Hunter clone Western gamers can really get behind, but all its best ideas are sacrificed to endless grinding and repetition.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Suitably outrageous and undeniably fun, but even fans of the source material will be disappointed at a fighting game that values spectacle over substance.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    No insult to the series' legacy, but a workmanlike sequel that didn't need to be made (or ported).
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's spot the difference time again, with another sequel that fails to offer any real improvements.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a game obsessed with OTT violence and knob gags this is a surprisingly charming and likeable shooter, if an unavoidably shallow and repetitive one.
    • 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
    The first Telltale finale where your choices carry true weight, but the inconsistent and contrived characterisation means it comes at considerable cost.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Some minor improvements to the formula, but the dull combat remains an unresolved problem in this lighting fast sequel.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A daring experiment in minimalist gameplay and storytelling, although that doesn't forgive the repetition and high price tag.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a film tie-in it's not bad, but this is not the ultimate Wolverine sim it could've been.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A disappointing sequel that is arguably inferior to the original, despite more amusing minion antics.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A strange choice of PSone update, but an enjoyable platformer only let down by its lack of challenge.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An expansion pack in full price clothing, offering only new versions of admittedly classic songs.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a game obsessed with OTT violence and knob gags this is a surprisingly charming and likeable shooter, if an unavoidably shallow and repetitive one.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the better puzzle downloads on DSi, but still unlikely to hold your interest beyond a few hours.
    • 65 Metascore
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    Not one of the best map packs Call Of Duty has ever seen, and yet for some reason one of the most expensive. Being Michael Myers is fun though.
    • 62 Metascore
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    Even as downloadable content this would seem exploitative, but trying to pass it off as a new game is only a formula for disappointment and resentment.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If anything a step back from the already generic original, with combat and powers as underdeveloped as its characters.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Halo's attempt to re-imagine real-time strategy for consoles is simplistic and surprisingly drab.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sony's Mario Kart clone has some impressive customisation tools but as a racer it lacks any real drive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The new PS3 version of the Chopin-themed role-player still sounds more original than it plays.
    • 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
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    A disappointing series reboot, with the new graphics proving more trouble than they're worth.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A relatively promising next gen debut, but it’s still missing lots of older features. And even with a few new ones it’s hard to think of this as anything but a work in progress.
    • 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.
    • 79 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not one of Call Of Duty’s better map packs, but there are still some highlights and plenty to keep fans playing for just a few more months.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Enjoyably surreal graphic adventure that is still fun despite no real challenge or lastability.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fun but slight real-time strategy expansion that's rather short on strategy and value for money.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A hugely ambitious and imaginative, but still very roughly hewn, simulation of medieval combat.
    • 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
    Too expensive to win the graphic adventure new fans but old ones will still enjoy this genre highlight.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another charmingly scripted adventure with bright cheery graphics, a loveable cast and… tedious combat and frustrating exploration.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Portraying existential quandaries as gameplay puzzles is a daring idea, but ultimately this is a more enjoyable game to watch and listen to than it is to play.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Possibly the scariest 12-rated game ever made, although the attractive visuals are better designed than the poorly balanced difficulty.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The storytelling is as well up to Telltale’s usual standards, but waiting three months for such a short and relatively uneventful episode is unavoidably anticlimactic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A hugely original and beautifully presented shooter sadly in search of proper difficulty curve.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The latest and ugliest Puzzle Quest spin-off is still addictive, but its gimmicks are getting very old.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hugely disappointing portable debut that replicates the basic look of Gran Tursimo but rips out its heart.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dazzlingly gorgeous 2D graphics cannot hide Vanillaware's merely competent beat 'em-up gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A very half-hearted sort of reboot for the series with flawed new graphics and little real personality.
    • 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.