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 10.7 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
    • 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
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    No launch game benefits more from the 3DS's stereoscopic 3D than this almost illicitly addictive return to Ridge City.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Another inspired mix of skateboarding and 2D platforming that manages to combine a surprising level of realism with some wonderfully impossible level design.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s almost entirely backwards-looking, and the characterisation is disappointingly dry, but for fans of Baldur’s Gate and its era this will have you partying like it’s 1998.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Another enjoyable addition to the Fallblox family of puzzle games, with a fun new gimmick and a generally fair and above board use of DLC.
    • 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
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    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.
    • 78 Metascore
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    A solid second episode that meanders a little at first but has some of the most complex and thought-provoking moral decisions in any video game to date.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Being Boney represents a more linear, but more accessible, experience for would-be European dictators.
    • 86 Metascore
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    Another perfectly crafted adventure that puts to shame most other retail games at five times its price.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The classic 1995 role-player is finally released in Europe and it's almost sad how fresh it still feels.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Konami's reinvention of the footy sim still impresses a year later, even if this is largely the same game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not have the depth of Street Fighter IV, but this is just as accessible and fun as its big brother.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best action puzzlers for several years, made all the better by some surprisingly distinctive storytelling and visuals.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another meaty chunk of downloadable content for Borderlands 2, with a great mix of play styles and some wonderfully OTT quests and characters.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Something close to a minimal effort, but with FIFA 10 powering the action it's still hard to resist.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An incredible work of imagination and one of the best-looking games of the generation. The gameplay can’t quite match the magic of the presentation, but it’s not far behind.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Considerably more depth and variety than the original, and with even more stunning visuals - this is as good as smartphone and tablet gaming gets.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The improvements are incremental at best but this still seems like a near perfect MMA game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An inspired mix of roguelike and platformer that dares to be fair with its rewards and its penalties for death – although not necessary its random medical conditions.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the creator of Katamari Damacy comes something even stranger that redefines the idea of gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressively courageous reboot that channels the hard-edged heart of the series while discarding its more antagonistic baggage.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best Defender clone for years and arguably the best next gen launch title on any console, although that says far more about its rivals than it does Resogun itself.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still one of the best action games ever made and although this is technically the best-looking version it still doesn’t really feel like the definitive one.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An inspired mix of real science, sandbox gameplay, and space simulation – that is both a lot more entertaining and a lot more accessible than you’d expect.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet another entirely inessential special edition of one of the best video games ever made.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a harder sell than The Walking Dead but this first episode is a promising start, that avoids fretting over details and instead creating characters you will genuinely care about.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forget Worms and all the rest, when it comes to parabola-judging multiplayer mayhem this is the best.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easily the best Transformers game ever, but also a tantalising glimpse of how to transform current action games into something more inventive and imaginative.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A largely unnecessary sequel to what is still the best beat 'em-up on the DS – or indeed any portable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Settlers goes back to basics, putting a friendly face on complex resource management.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A relative low point in Zelda history but still a hugely addictive and superbly well designed adventure.
    • 70 Metascore
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    Not a very good argument for why Nintendo shouldn’t make smartphone games, but an imaginative and enjoyable take on Candy Crush Saga and its ilk.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best boxing sim ever gets even better, with stunning graphics and immersive, if controversial, controls.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Only the limiting nature of the PSP holds back the most ambitious and fully-featured Metal Gear ever.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Probably the closest you'll ever get to another Project Gotham Racing, with a fantastic-looking open world filled with top class racing opportunities.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The modern and 8-bit worlds collide again as old school arcade gameplay is given a new twist.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressive port of the PS3 original that improves some elements, even if it leaves out multiplayer.
    • 86 Metascore
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    There’s little attempt at innovation in Starcraft II’s first expansion, but enough refinement and fine-tuning to please fans both new and old.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 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
    Gaming’s ultimate eSport gets a well-considered makeover by the masters at Valve, although new ideas, and fixes for old problems, are currently thin on the ground.
    • 88 Metascore
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    The greyification of gaming continues, but this new age Super Metroid is more fun than it looks.
    • 87 Metascore
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    It may have little in common with the earlier McRae games but this is still a varied and exciting racer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The remake is no longer the technical marvel it once was, but Capcom has done their best to reissue it in a way that maintains all the splendour, scares, and laughs of the original.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Only a minor evolution of Rome II, and with many of the same bugbears, but the stunning visuals and deep strategy bring a fascinating period of history fully to life.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Some unfortunate technical problems distract from what is otherwise a very generous compilation, and an entirely legitimate alternative to Destiny.
    • 76 Metascore
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    Beneath its cute exterior beats the heart of a demandingly difficult brainteaser which rewards invention and persistence, but has no time for trivial puzzles – or gamers.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Another indie classic makes the successful leap from PC to console, in this masterful mix of Minecraft and Metroid.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Great value download, with an excellent capture the flag game that it would be positively rude not to try.
    • 82 Metascore
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    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.
    • 80 Metascore
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    An excellent remake that makes the game vastly more accessible for newcomers, while still providing plenty of new features, and updated visuals, for existing fans.
    • 84 Metascore
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    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An inspired mix of roguelike and platformer that dares to be fair with its rewards and its penalties for death – although not necessary its random medical conditions.
    • 76 Metascore
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    A clever mix of World Of Goo and Drawn To Life that makes good use of the Wii and your own imagination.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perfectly judged adaptation of the PC series, with just the right level of complexity and challenge.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
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    A good, solid action role-player and a fantastic South Park tie-in, with the same caustic wit and an unashamed embrace of video game and role-playing obsessions.
    • 81 Metascore
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    An expansion that improves on almost every aspect of the original, fixing obvious flaws and adding a much greater sense of variety to what is now one of the best retro role-players around.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A superb multiplayer game with some of the best virtual sword-fighting ever seen, giving you the best reason to crowd round a PC since a kitten did something cute on YouTube.
    • 85 Metascore
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    The true successor to the SimCity legacy, and even though it only restates what was great about the original it still does a better job than the last decade or so of official games.
    • 82 Metascore
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    It may be the third time round, but the best ever strategy role-player works very well on dual screens.
    • 88 Metascore
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    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
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    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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The granddaddy of all shoot 'em-ups returns in one of the most accomplished retro updates ever seen.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its many and obvious influences this is an impressively unique vision that offers excellent value for money and one of the best surprises on the 3DS’s eShop.
    • 74 Metascore
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    It's a mystery why Mitchell has allowed Pang to remain dormant for so long given this consistently clever, if slightly cheap looking, revival.
    • 78 Metascore
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    You'd never believe this was actually a PS3 game, but apart from the graphics this is the best Disgaea yet.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 81 Metascore
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    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.
    • 90 Metascore
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    By ironing out the last few wrinkles from the original console versions, and adding in a few extra features, Diablo finally feels at home with a gamepad.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if it’s only been a year, time has not been kind to Dark Souls’ sequel and this remaster does little to help the situation – even if it ‘s a hugely engrossing game in its own right.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A no expense spared celebration of the most enduring shooter series of all time, with everything a Halo fan could wish for and more than enough to entertain everyone else.