Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,706 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 Street Fighter IV
Lowest review score: 0 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
1,706 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
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    Exactly what the 3DS needed to reenergise its fortunes and restate its purpose, and even if it's not as good as Galaxy it's still the best portable Mario since the Game Boy.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Halo's 10th anniversary certainly deserves celebrating but a HD remake only serves to underline how little the series has moved forward over the years.
    • 80 Metascore
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    Gloriously insane and surprisingly good value, it doesn't pretend to be the deepest fighter around but in the short term at least this is one of the most entertaining.
    • 87 Metascore
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    A superbly crafted comeback for one of platform gaming's most overlooked stars, and one of the best-looking 2D games ever made.
    • 83 Metascore
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    The loss of London Life leaves a nasty taste in the mouth, but its absence doesn't affect the main game which is probably the best of the series so far.
    • 89 Metascore
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    Considerably more depth and variety than the original, and with even more stunning visuals - this is as good as smartphone and tablet gaming gets.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Going green has never been so entertaining, with the only game this Christmas where brain not brawn will save the world.
    • 74 Metascore
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    A loving update of what is still a genuinely fun and innovative genre mash-up, as well as a fascinating glimpse at the glory days of British gaming.
    • 84 Metascore
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    The same great Lost Vikings-inspired action platforming as the first game, but now with some of the most amazing 2D graphics ever seen.
    • 90 Metascore
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    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.
    • 88 Metascore
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    A cheerier, more versatile alternative to Trials HD, whose Special Edition manages to make trial-and-error and constant repetition even more fun.
    • 81 Metascore
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    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.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Almost the perfect portable download, with a great gimmick exploited with skilful level design and gorgeous visuals and 3D effects.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Excellent platform/shooter hybrid, whose engrossing narrative and well-realised game world deserves to be appreciated by a much wider audience.
    • 82 Metascore
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    The best Resident Evil since number 4 and that's despite a number of compromises in the story mode, but very much helped by the superb graphics and online mode.
    • 81 Metascore
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    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.
    • 89 Metascore
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    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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent port of Capcom's gloriously insane crossover fighter. It may not have the depth of Street Fighter but in the short term at least it's just as entertaining.
    • 83 Metascore
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    There are still some pacing issues, but this is the best version of Lumines yet and an artful mix of music, graphics, and puzzle gameplay.
    • 85 Metascore
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    The premier MMA title that will appeal to all fight fans, whether you like the sport or not.
    • 77 Metascore
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    An excellent conversion of the home console original, that actually seems more at home on the PS Vita than it did its original formats.
    • 80 Metascore
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    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.
    • 78 Metascore
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    The most enjoyable MotorStorm game by far and arguably the best game on the PS Vita - or at the very least the best value for money.
    • 81 Metascore
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    SSX
    Masterful reboot of the old snowboarding racer, with just the right mix of retro appeal, modern presentation, and brand new ideas.
    • 77 Metascore
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    The best combat flight sim ever on a console, with a huge range of aircraft and locations - as well as difficultly settings to suit every kind of gamer.
    • 84 Metascore
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    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.
    • 75 Metascore
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    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.
    • 58 Metascore
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    An impressively courageous reboot that channels the hard-edged heart of the series while discarding its more antagonistic baggage.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Far more than meets the eye, the triumph here isn't the successful return of Kid Icarus but Nintendo's most involved and nuanced shooter of recent years.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Probably the best-looking 2D shooter ever made and an excellent genre introduction for the uninitiated. Not to mention a great advertisement for East/West collaborations.
    • 71 Metascore
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    It's not really Ridge Racer, but whether you consider it a reboot or a spin-off this is the best arcade racer since Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit.
    • 76 Metascore
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    Professor Layton may offer a more cerebral challenge but Rhythm Thief has more than enough charm and imagination to waltz its way into your affections.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fez
    The overall experience though is hypnotically beautiful, both visually and in terms of its almost transcendent ability to make you think and care about its virtual world. Forget the labels of it being an indie game or download, this is a great work of imagination and well worth the wait.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tribes: Ascend is not just an excellent first person shooter in its own right but it's a well-orchestrated revival of a franchise that has never got the recognition it deserves. Whether it'll be more lucky this time we couldn't say but just give this a go and you won't have lost anything, literally.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Another excellent portable Shin Megami Tensei title and one of the best strategy role-players on any format.
    • 83 Metascore
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    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.
    • 77 Metascore
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    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.
    • 82 Metascore
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    The amount of missing features is disappointing, but as a first step this is an excellent console version of one of gaming's most open-ended and creative experiences.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Punishingly and infuriatingly hard, but also the best retro-inspired platform puzzler for years, and a very successful port to the 3DS.
    • 75 Metascore
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    Another inspired descent into bullet hell from the masters at Cave, and one that has both an unusual amount of tactical depth and yet remains surprisingly accessible.
    • 88 Metascore
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    The details may have changed but this is still fundamentally the same game as the 1996 original. But that's kind of the point. Diablo isn't interested in innovation or subtlety; it's interested in empowerment and cheap thrills. It knows that clicking on monsters to bash their brains in with an axe is fun and its only concern is ensuring it stays that way no matter how, and with whom, you play it.
    • 79 Metascore
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    An impressively well balanced shooter that manages to deliver a diverse and innovative feature set that should please almost everyone.
    • 78 Metascore
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    More content than usual for a Call Of Duty map pack and the new Face Off mode is a neat variation on the usual team-based action.
    • 77 Metascore
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    Its similarities to Portal will be obvious to everyone and in terms of puzzles this is very much its equal, but in terms of script and characters… not so much.
    • 84 Metascore
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    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.
    • 83 Metascore
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    It may well end up being Nintendo's last game on the Wii, but it's an impressively subversive swansong that is neither as crude - nor as easy - as it looks.
    • 81 Metascore
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    The closest thing to Ikaruga on a smartphone and despite the psychedelic presentation one of Jeff Minter's more lucid shooters of recent years.
    • 83 Metascore
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    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.
    • 78 Metascore
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    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.
    • 84 Metascore
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    The PS Vita finally gets something to sing about with a beautifully conceived mix of platform action, striking visuals, and perfectly orchestrated music.
    • 79 Metascore
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    It doesn't even try to reinvent the Counter-Strike formula, but this is easily the best version for consoles and a refreshing retro alternative to the modern military shooter.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Easily the best Transformers game ever, but also a tantalising glimpse of how to transform current action games into something more inventive and imaginative.
    • 85 Metascore
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    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.
    • 66 Metascore
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    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.
    • 81 Metascore
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    It may not have changed very much from last year's entry but what small improvements there are still makes this the best F1 racer of the modern era.
    • 88 Metascore
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    The best LittleBigPlanet has ever been, and although there are still problems with the platforming mechanics at least it's easy now to build around them.
    • 90 Metascore
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    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.
    • 86 Metascore
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    A fantastic labour of love that genuinely manages to improve on the ground-breaking original – if only by missing out some of the worst parts.
    • 88 Metascore
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    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.
    • 90 Metascore
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    An evolution of last year's FIFA is enough for EA to win the battle of football games, but it may need to step up its game next year with PES improving.
    • 84 Metascore
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    Minimalist gaming at its finest, with graphics and presentation out of the Stone Age but evocative sci-fi action that's tense, tactical and instantly addictive.
    • 85 Metascore
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    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.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Probably the closest you'll ever get to another Project Gotham Racing, with a fantastic-looking open world filled with top class racing opportunities.
    • 82 Metascore
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    The best Professor Layton game so far and an excellent update of the original template, which makes full use of the 3DS's extra abilities.
    • 86 Metascore
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    The mechanics are the same as always but this makes a genuine effort to address the flaws of the previous titles and make the best use of Kinect so far.
    • 77 Metascore
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    A far better game than it will probably be given credit for, and a good sequel that tries to add depth to the gameplay and even more variety to the characters.
    • 81 Metascore
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    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.
    • 67 Metascore
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    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.
    • 84 Metascore
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    A successful blend of Need For Speed and Burnout that lacks a little in personality, but certainly not in terms of content or online action.
    • 87 Metascore
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    As familiar as the system may seem there's no denying its addictive qualities, or the increased freedom it gives you to customise the play styles. But there is an unavoidable price to be paid in terms of Halo 4's sense of individuality.
    • 88 Metascore
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    An odd couple crossover that is not only a loving homage to Star Wars but, more importantly, the best Angry Birds game so far.
    • 83 Metascore
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    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
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    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.
    • 84 Metascore
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    Not quite a killer app but certainly the best New Super Mario Bros. game so far, and an occasionally inspired 2D platformer in its own right.
    • 77 Metascore
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    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.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Another meaty chunk of downloadable content for Borderlands 2, with a great mix of play styles and some wonderfully OTT quests and characters.
    • 84 Metascore
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    An excellent follow-up to 999, with a thought-provoking plot, compelling characters, and some of the hardest choices this side of The Walking Dead.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Not the best version of Mass Effect 3, but also not the worst – indeed it's only the lack of the other games and their DLC that makes this difficult to recommend.
    • 82 Metascore
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    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.
    • 84 Metascore
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    More accessible and better value than the PC original, and with the same beautiful 2D visuals – Trine 2 sets the Wii U's eShop off to an excellent start.
    • 71 Metascore
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    An extremely successful attempt to reproduce Dota style action strategy on consoles, with a game that's considerably more accessible than its inspirations.
    • 73 Metascore
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    More a re-release than an enhancement, but still a fascinating reminder of how engaging a good role-player can be even without modern graphics.
    • 84 Metascore
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    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.
    • 70 Metascore
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    As fascinatingly addictive as its premise is perversely mundane, but whatever the setting this is one of the best new puzzle games of the year.
    • 78 Metascore
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    Another inspired mix of Metroidvania and traditional puzzler, and certainly one of the best games on the 3DS's eShop.
    • 86 Metascore
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    Not much of a sequel but no matter how small the refinement this is still one of the best portable strategy games currently available.
    • 81 Metascore
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    One of the most acclaimed games of the '80s gets the modern makeover it deserves, with an experience that still feels as daringly ambitious now as it ever did.
    • 86 Metascore
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    An almost entirely successful reboot that still offers deep and flexible combat but in a more accessible and approachable form – and really, the new Dante's not that bad.
    • 88 Metascore
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    A near perfect segue from console to iPhone, and a game that understands the pros and cons of touchscreen controls a lot better than most.
    • 85 Metascore
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    One of the best Japanese role-players of the generation and a gloriously beautiful game by any standard, both visually and emotionally.
    • 81 Metascore
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    A fascinating experiment in alternative storytelling, filled with bold new ideas and some stunning visuals and music.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Not necessarily the best version of the game, but it's definitely the cheapest – and a still superb mix of role-playing, puzzle and strategy action.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Frustrating and confusing almost by design, Antichamber is nevertheless one of the most intelligent and imaginative puzzle games for years.
    • 86 Metascore
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    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.
    • 87 Metascore
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    Star Wars and pinball fans are equally well served here, with what are arguably better tables than the actual real machines.
    • 72 Metascore
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    The best portable Castlevania for years and a more than equal follow-up to Lords Of Shadow – not to mention one of the best-looking games so far on the 3DS.
    • 84 Metascore
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    BioWare really has saved the best till last with a downloadable expansion that not only justifies the expense but your faith in the Mass Effect franchise.
    • 80 Metascore
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    Kratos may not be gaming’s most charismatic protagonist but it turns out he has a surprising knack for multiplayer as well as single-player action, in one of the best-looking games on the PlayStation 3.
    • 86 Metascore
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    A satisfying end to an impressively varied series of downloads, with a strong restatement of everything that makes Battlefield so unique.