Metro GameCentral's Scores

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For 1,828 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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 0 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
1,828 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Far more than just the best Batman game, this is a top notch mix of action, stealth and storytelling.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever spin on the MOBA genre that strips away the complications and nerdy presentation to create a fast-paced but deceptively complex action strategy game.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best smartphone games of the year, with stunning cartoon visuals and gameplay that's as easy to control as it is to become addicted to.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By far the best Skyrim expansion so far, and although the dragon-riding is disappointing, having a whole new world (or at least island) to explore is almost as good.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The concept may sound absurd but the experience of playing Papers, Please shines a light not on the game’s hapless victims but on the player’s own sense of decency.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fez
    The game may never live down the notoriety of its designer but this is still one of the most entertaining and imaginative indie games of the last decade.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressively well balanced shooter that manages to deliver a diverse and innovative feature set that should please almost everyone.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderfully assured first episode, in what has the potential to outdo both Telltale Games and Quantic Dream in terms of successful video game storytelling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A surprise new champion for the PS Vita and a cleverly designed mix of skateboarding and 2D platforming that will appeal to everyone.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Almost the perfect portable download, with a great gimmick exploited with skilful level design and gorgeous visuals and 3D effects.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Generously-sized expansion, which despite increasingly rough edges has some of the best missions yet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Excellent platform/shooter hybrid, whose engrossing narrative and well-realised game world deserves to be appreciated by a much wider audience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Judgment doesn’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to either Gears or third person shooters in general, but with just a small change in perspective it does help to reframe it as something identifiably different. It is still the same game underneath, and we probably didn’t need four of them in six years, but arguably Judgment does more to justify itself than either of the two direct sequels.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hugely successful update which may lack realism, but is loaded with charm and surprising depth.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After a string of disappointing downloadable expansions, for well respected games such as Fable II and Fallout 3, this provides almost everything a Grand Theft Auto IV fan would have been hoping for.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More accessible and more immediate than ever before, whether it’s a hit or not Monster Hunter 4 is definitely the best of the series so far.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A typically awful boxed set for such an influential series, but the games themselves work well in HD and this is still a useful primer for the series.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some of the best 2D sprite work ever seen in a video game, and all used to support an impressively varied and imaginative Metroidvania.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    R-Type journeys into the third dimensions but a lack of control and high entry fee spoils the trip.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don’t let the name or presentation put you off: this is an impressive piece of interactive storytelling that gets more right than most other games with 10 times its budget.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best Tower Defense action hybrids so far, with considerably more depth than the original - even if it still looks like the same game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wii MotionPlus delivers once more, turning the solid but flawed game into probably the best golf sim ever.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An inspired and genuinely original puzzle game that offers plenty of value for money and one of the best reason so far to get your 3DS online.
    • 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
    A great start to Codemasters' Formula 1 career, with astonishing visuals, great attention to detail and superb handling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best Japanese role-players of the generation and a gloriously beautiful game by any standard, both visually and emotionally.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Prettier, more accessible, and more varied than ever. This is one of the best new 3D fighters of recent years, even with a horribly disappointing story mode.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some useful improvements to the already solid current gen versions, although the loss of some game modes means it’s not the ultimate edition it could’ve been.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fascinating experiment in alternative storytelling, filled with bold new ideas and some stunning visuals and music.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be the same game yet again but gorgeous visuals and cunning puzzles make Trine 2 a great showcase for the PlayStation 4 and its online store.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Probably the best Space Invaders update yet, with a dazzling mix of new and old gameplay, graphics and sound.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easily Mistwalker's best game so far and another sure sign that, with a bold enough creator, Japanese role-players can be just as exciting and innovative as their Western counterparts.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still one of the best survival horror games of the generation and one whose thick atmosphere and surreal sojourns work surprisingly well on the PS Vita.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The same great Lost Vikings-inspired action platforming as the first game, but now with some of the most amazing 2D graphics ever seen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The concept may sound absurd but the experience of playing Papers, Please shines a light not on the game’s hapless victims but on the player’s own sense of decency.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A necessary reboot that fights accusations of dumbing down with an artful mix of stealth and violence.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a prime slice of pure gaming cheese we only hope a new sequel is imminent.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is innovation here and even if it’s not always in exactly the areas you’d wish it’s enough to ensure that Call Of Duty’s status as the world’s favourite FPS is still largely deserved.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gaming's politest protagonist returns with another generously stocked portable puzzle compendium.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best new feature has to wait till September but this is still a useful improvement on last year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bullet hell at its finest, with some genuine innovation for a 2D shooter and some great visuals.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A welcome return for a significant but sadly overlooked part of Capcom’s fighting game heritage, and one of the best HD updates of a 2D game ever seen.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An imaginative spin on retro 2D shooters, whose unconventional gameplay and visuals are a prime example of what makes indie gaming so exciting – despite some notable rough edges.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately this is a very different game to the offline versions but on its own terms almost as entertaining.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Business as usual with a mediocre single-player campaign and one of the best multiplayer experiences in all gaming – especially on the inarguably superior PC version.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A welcome change of style for the puzzle series, and although its influences are obvious this offers impressive value and variety for an eShop download.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Japanese role-player grows up, with a fantastic mix of traditional gameplay and daring plot.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Downloadable content done right, with excellent value for money and a high standard of new tracks that seem even more consistent than the main game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent conversion of the home console original, that actually seems more at home on the PS Vita than it did its original formats.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The worldless storytelling is some of the most compelling of the year and the purposefully frustrating control system an outrageously daring experiment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A far better game than many would’ve imagined, not just in terms of its action and Lord of the Rings authenticity – but in bringing a genuinely new idea to gaming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The PC flight sim makes a near-perfect landing on consoles, with some of WWII's most exciting combat.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But despite all that it gets right we do wish that Guild Wars 2 had been bolder with the art style and the setting of its game world. Or that it had pushed its combat system even further and created something genuinely unique. Although the fact that it has no subscription fee is an unqualified positive that needs to be adopted as standard before free-to-play ruins everything.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It wasn't a very good game eight years ago and slightly improved graphics certainly don't improve its standing now, but if nothing else this proves the world needs a Doom 4.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best story-based games of 2011 and proof that big budgets and famous voiceovers are no match for clever design and a good script.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only other possible complaint is the complete lack of any multiplayer, but as distracting a diversion as these options are in the home console games gunfights and online multiplayer are both way down the list of reasons of why we play an Uncharted game. Especially as Golden Abyss' story campaign lasts well over 10 hours.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best story driven games of the year, and one of the prettiest, although you do sometimes wonder if it’s focusing on the most interesting aspect of its plot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall Black Ops II is the most ambitious and innovative Call Of Duty for years, but it's also the most inconsistent. But that may well be the short term price for trying to do things differently.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In many ways Absolution is as effective a franchise reboot as we've ever seen, retaining almost everything that was good about the originals and while making the game more accessible for new players. It also has most of the same problems, or at least swaps them out for new ones, but maybe that at least will convince sceptics that IO hasn't sold out.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best PixelJunk game yet and an inspired mix of Thrust style exploration and elemental puzzles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An elegantly designed mix of puzzles and platforming that may well be the best Lost Vikings clone yet.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever demonstration of all the Wii U's features and, more importantly, a mini-game collection that can keep any gamer – from casual to hardcore – equally entertained.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A bad Zelda is still a good game by any other standard but this does frustrating little to improve its standing, beyond making the graphics look even more stunning.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another inspired mix of Metroidvania and traditional puzzler, and certainly one of the best games on the 3DS's eShop.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great cinematic action adventure, with one of gaming’s great lead performances, although its Tomb Raider DNA seems fragmented and even degenerative in parts.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's better value than the Virtual Console, but it's still a lazy effort.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cheerier, more versatile alternative to Trials HD, whose Special Edition manages to make trial-and-error and constant repetition even more fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Frustrating and confusing almost by design, Antichamber is nevertheless one of the most intelligent and imaginative puzzle games for years.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A vast improvement on the flawed original, with much more variety and a much greater sense of fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A triumphant back-to-basics return to WWII, for the original vehicle-based multiplayer shooter.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It can never have the impact of the first game but this is still a worthy, incremental improvement.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Someone finally finds something interesting to do with Pong, with this excellent retro homage.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best really has been saved for last – assuming you find Tiny Tina funny – but even if you don’t this fantasy-themed romp is a great way to say goodbye to Borderlands 2.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A step down from the masterful Bowser’s Inside Story, but still a wonderfully imaginative and dryly funny mix of platformer and traditional RPG.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A justifiably indulgent celebration of some of indie gaming's greatest triumphs, and one that deserves to be experienced by every Wii owner - and beyond.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great mix of action, strategy, and endearing silliness – and also a great reminder that there are some games only download services like Xbox Live Arcade can provide.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More than just a standalone expansion, this is another genre-blurring tour de force by Relic.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not quite as fully-featured as its Wii equivalent but this is still an excellent compilation of some of the best indie games of this generation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not much of a sequel but no matter how small the refinement this is still one of the best portable strategy games currently available.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A worthy alternative to Braid with its own unique personality and some of the cleverest puzzles around.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As gaudy and over-the-top as the '80s itself, but not quite as shallow. This masterful reboot of the granddaddy of scrolling beat 'em-ups has real punch.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new content is exactly as good as you'd hope, but the PC version of From Software's classic is also exactly the sort of technical mess you probably feared.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A superbly crafted comeback for one of platform gaming's most overlooked stars, and one of the best-looking 2D games ever made.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most interesting things to happen to both massively multiplayer online games and shooters in years, and already a hugely enjoyable game in its own right.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An even more impressive mix of horror and personal drama than the first episode, with intelligent writing, crowd-pleasing gore, and… far too many bugs.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokemon needs evolution not remakes, but it's still hard to resist the most feature rich version yet.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another excellent portable Shin Megami Tensei title and one of the best strategy role-players on any format.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best game on DSiWare is a puzzle platformer hybrid reminiscent of the very best of the 8 and 16-bit era.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may pay homage to the best of 8-bit gameplay but this is cleverly originally and instantly addictive.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's Total War in name only but even so this is one of the most well-designed strategy games on smartphones - and certainly one of the most attractive.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A textbook example of worthwhile downloadable content, with action that's just as good as the main game but different enough that it feels like a unique experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sheer age of the games are beginning to count against them but Ace Attorney still remains exhibit A in how to make story-based games fun and engaging.

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