Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,719 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 10.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Lowest review score: 0 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
1,719 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressive port of the PS3 original that improves some elements, even if it leaves out multiplayer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may pay homage to the best of 8-bit gameplay but this is cleverly originally and instantly addictive.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good value compilation of two of the PS2's most technically accomplished action games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not much of a sequel but this remains a superior mix of role-player, shooter and survival horror.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best PixelJunk game yet and an inspired mix of Thrust style exploration and elemental puzzles.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A relative low point in Zelda history but still a hugely addictive and superbly well designed adventure.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The end result is certainly the best of the series, with the sense of scale and superb presentation overcoming most concerns over repetition and depth.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Being Boney represents a more linear, but more accessible, experience for would-be European dictators.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A typically assured mix of standard Japanese role-playing and MegaTen's more provocative ideas.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forget the original home console title, this charming 8-bit throwback is by far the superior game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever mix of World Of Goo and Drawn To Life that makes good use of the Wii and your own imagination.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A worthy alternative to Braid with its own unique personality and some of the cleverest puzzles around.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Something close to a minimal effort, but with FIFA 10 powering the action it's still hard to resist.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokemon needs evolution not remakes, but it's still hard to resist the most feature rich version yet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The improvements are incremental at best but this still seems like a near perfect MMA game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Only nostalgiaists will want to play it at length but this shames modern shooters with its ambition.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Settlers goes back to basics, putting a friendly face on complex resource management.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A perfect recreation of an arcade classic (plus Magic Sword) and the new gold standard for retro gaming.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mercilessly difficult, and unusually complicated, but the best looking and most varied BIT. TRIP yet.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cheerier, more versatile alternative to Trials HD, that manages to make trial-and-error fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Masterful shake-up of not just Dragon Quest but the whole of the Japanese role-playing genre.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The third time is still lucky for the best version yet of one the greatest ever Japanese role-players.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best new feature has to wait till September but this is still a useful improvement on last year.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great tie-in and, much more importantly, a great game. Generous in terms of content and childish fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As much mood piece as video game, but the mix of stark atmosphere and clever puzzles is hard to resist.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great value download, with an excellent capture the flag game that it would be positively rude not to try.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bullet hell at its finest, with some genuine innovation for a 2D shooter and some great visuals.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever mix of Team Fortress 2 and Tower Defence that is a lot more nuanced and inventive than it appears.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PopCap Games' best game and probably the best ever Tower Defence – and it works just as well as you'd hope on the Xbox 360.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its claim to being combat-evolved grows ever more tenuous, but Bungie's last Halo is still the most fully featured first person shooter ever.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great start to Codemasters' Formula 1 career, with astonishing visuals, great attention to detail and superb handling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Probably the best Space Invaders update yet, with a dazzling mix of new and old gameplay, graphics and sound.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a mystery why Mitchell has allowed Pang to remain dormant for so long given this consistently clever, if slightly cheap looking, revival.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More realistic than ever, but not necessarily a better game as a result of it - especially as the frontline features and options have seen little change.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though it's let down by longevity and a lack of ancillary options this still plays like a classic and is one of the best new shooters of its generation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are some welcome advances here over Fallout 3 but they risk being drowned out by the cripplingly poor technology that still powers the game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Indie gaming at its retro-loving best, with some of the most cunningly-designed and purposefully infuriating 2D gameplay of the year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The plot may have gone off the deep end but thankfully the puzzles remain perfectly logical in what is Layton's biggest and arguably best adventure yet.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best new music title for years and a significant improvement on the first game, with almost every complaint from the original addressed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The whole package absolutely shames most other downloadable expansions (including the earlier Red Dead ones) and as silly and shallow as it all is it's just as unmissable as the main game itself.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans are unlikely to be too disappointed, and the developer's automotive obsession is always evident, but this is definitely a refinement not a revolution.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The name and the screenshots have probably put most people off already but this is a classic example of Cave's mastery of the 2D shooter.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its goals and improvements may be more modest than the last game but this is still an enjoyable return trip to Italy - especially in the company of friends.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite all that could have gone wrong this is one of the best remakes this generation, with a triumphant return for old school split screen multiplayer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Consistently underrated at the time this masterful mix of influences makes hardly a single mistake in all three games - and definitely deserves a fourth.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be a relatively small improvement but this is definitely the best of the series yet, and as a result one of the DS's best puzzle games.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Helicopter sims may be a niche interest but after IL-2 Sturmovik this is the best flight simulation available on current consoles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best horror game of this generation and one of the few courageous enough to try new ideas and make the player a victim, not a saviour.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not one of the standout entries for the series, with just a few useful additions that never go quite far enough. Not that it tempers the game's addictive powers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As unique a vision as video gaming has ever seen and one able to use even its many incompetencies to entertain and surprise.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A useful expansion that puts an appreciably different spin on the original gameplay, to the point where many are likely to prefer this tour of duty.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of Steam's best kept secrets and a cracking indie title that both pokes fun at and celebrates the charming absurdity of role-playing games.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not only one of the best WiiWare games ever, but an inspired 2D action puzzler to put even LocoRoco and Rolando in the shade.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might be a pain to get hold of but this engrossing visual novel has more mystery and tension in its simple text screens than a hundred CGI cut scenes.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rather than iron out the faults of the original this new platformer construction kit tries to hide them under a wave of useful but inessential extras.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An improvement on the original but only in the details, not as a result of any big new ideas. Genre-starved survival horror fans should be well satisfied though.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are a few niggling technical issues but this still easily laps any other serious racing game on the iPhone - or any other portable format.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The iPhone's best game emerges from the shadow of LocoRoco as one of the best portable puzzlers ever.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So the question is: how good is the new map pack? And without hesitation the answer is: very good indeed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An inspired reworking of The Sentinel, introducing a new generation to one of the most tense and atmospheric action puzzlers ever made.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Double Fine's best game since Psychonauts is unique in both setting and gameplay, with an enchanting mix of absurdist logic and striking presentation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not be the deepest of fighters but it is one of the most entertaining and imaginative, not to mention bug-eyed crazy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The overwrought storytelling is not the sort of taste many will want to acquire, but that doesn't stop this being one of the best tactical role-players ever.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not going to change the world, but at least it manages to change first person shooters back into something more irreverent and fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Watching paint dry really can be entertaining, in this relentlessly cheerful mix of platformer and interactive colouring book.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not a real overhaul for the series, but it is the best version so far - and so by extension one of the best portable video games ever made.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not a real overhaul for the series, but it is the best version so far - and so by extension one of the best portable video games ever made.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent update of the classic old beat 'em-up that maintains the iconic two-player mode and adds some welcome new enhancements.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The pace of innovation is only fractionally slower in the second expansion to Relic's superb action strategy, with plenty to entertain new fans and old.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Faithful almost to a fault to the classic original, but still a stunning achievement for the DS and a thoroughly engrossing adventure in its own right.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If not the best tennis sim ever then certainly the most realistic, and with a training tool that should be the envy of any other game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No launch game benefits more from the 3DS's stereoscopic 3D than this almost illicitly addictive return to Ridge City.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The technical achievements don't come without a cost, and the game world still lacks personality, but this is still a first person shooter of impressive talents.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not only one of the 3DS's best launch games but also one of the most accessible and entertaining turn-based strategies of recent years.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best Lego game so far and one that defies both its simplicity and familiarity for an almost effortlessly entertaining co-op experience.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Neither nerdish simulator nor abstract arcade game, Shift 2 proves that compromises don't have to be boring - as long as they have autolog.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Superb mix of role-playing, puzzle and strategy action, with gorgeous new HD graphics and an addictive online mode.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The video game equivalent of a concept album, and a hugely successful mix of visual, music and gameplay influences.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Highbrow parody or the best lightsabre game never made? Suda51's deconstructionist classic manages to be both.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wonderfully presented and impressively imaginative 2D action puzzler, that almost seems too good for DSiWare.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A loving, and genuinely funny, homage to old school role-players and the people that play them.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At last a Fallout download that's genuinely worth the bandwidth, with a sparkling script that's better than either of the main games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Achingly beautiful god sim that struggles at times over structure and difficultly curve, but never in terms of spectacle or vision.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An adult video game that is neither exploitative nor pretentious, but instead weaves a fun yet incisive tale about all too human characters.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best marriages of gameplay, graphics and music ever seen on a portable and a triumphant return to the roots of rhythm action.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of Cave's finest moments loses surprisingly little in its move to the iPhone, with excellent controls and plenty of extras.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Indie gaming at its retro-loving best, with some of the most cunningly-designed and purposefully infuriating 2D gameplay of the year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still one of the best on-the-rails shooters ever made and vastly superior to the modern sequels, despite some minor issues with the remake.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Punishingly and infuriatingly hard, but also the best retro-inspired platform puzzler for years.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A worthy successor that is sure to please many and is easily the best option for any Formula One fanatics out there. It's not without its problems, but it has moved the series forward with a vastly improved handling model and a more engrossing race environment that will almost certainly have you believing you really are Lewis Hamilton for a split-second.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great value co-op-orientated dual stick shooter that revels in its shallowness and makes a virtue of its one note, but superbly tuned, gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still one of the best action games ever made, but this is far from the definitive version and may actually be the worst.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent port from the PC, which maintains all of the original's innovative open-endedness and most of its graphical prowess.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New modes such as NBA's Greatest are a welcome inclusion and add longevity to the game. Basketball fans will also be excited by the improvements to Franchise mode, and the overall first class presentation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Far more interested in fixing the flaws of the original than most sequels, this is probably the best, or at least most accurate, use of Kinect so far.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still easily the best sports management game around, and although most of this year's changes are fairly trivial they're all extremely welcome.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Superb mix of Tower Defense and action role-player that is one of the year's best and most addictive co-operative games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some of the best multiplayer action ever seen on the PC, although not without its issues - as well as a deeply disappointing single-player campaign.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A surprisingly fitting end to Nintendo's legacy on the DS, with one of the best ever uses of the touchscreen and the best Kirby game since Epic Yarn.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The funniest and best-looking entry in the series so far, but also the least innovative and accessible in terms of gameplay.