Metro GameCentral's Scores

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For 1,824 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:
1,824 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A loving and genuinely funny homage to old school role-playing-games and the people that play them.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 85 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Highbrow parody or the best lightsabre game never made? Suda51's deconstructionist classic manages to be both.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Steven Spielberg returns with an improved and enlarged version of what is now much more than virtual Jenga.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A vastly better game than Lords Of Shadow 2, that smooths the rough edges from the 3DS original and proves that Castlevania need not revert back to a niche retro franchise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The PS Vita finally gets something to sing about with a beautifully conceived mix of platform action, striking visuals, and perfectly orchestrated music.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another masterful mix of interactive story and brutal action, and which despite the short running time still packs an emotional punch.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Building your own medieval empire proves surprisingly attractive in terms of both visuals and gameplay.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The DS is the definitive version but this still does some things better than the home consoles GTAs.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Butcher Bay is still one of the best movie tie-ins ever, even if the new Assault On Dark Athena is not.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best Metroidvania games around, with some inspired visuals and great use of its Ancient Greek setting – despite some minor issues with the gameplay mechanics.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best ever portable Shin Megami Tensei, with an interesting spin on the tactical role-playing genre.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Star Wars and pinball fans are equally well served here, with what are arguably better tables than the actual real machines.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A typically assured mix of standard Japanese role-playing and MegaTen's more provocative ideas.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be short on gameplay surprises, but it's long on visual shock and awe.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It still feels more like a remix than a wholly new game, but New Leaf combines stress free entertainment and inescapable addiction in a more beguiling way than ever.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Only nostalgiaists will want to play it at length but this shames modern shooters with its ambition.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great tie-in and, much more importantly, a great game. Generous in terms of content and childish fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite a few pulled punches this is the best Call Of Duty has been in years, and the multiplayer in particular is the most innovative since Modern Warfare began.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The classic gets some well implemented new features that extend but don't overwhelm the original.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mercilessly difficult, and unusually complicated, but the best looking and most varied BIT. TRIP yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best looking fighting games ever and the most successful attempt yet to make an interactive anime, even if it is a little lacking in content and new ideas.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderful throwback to ’80s style British gaming, that has much to teach modern titles in terms of player freedom and open world design.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent spin-off that uses the science fiction setting to focus and expand the gameplay in interesting new ways, and yet remains as accessible and thoughtful as ever.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A successful start to the first episodic Resident Evil, with some genuinely inventive co-op features and the most effective scares the series has seen in years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The consistently surprising offspring of Harvest Moon and Pikmin will make a royalist out of anyone.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best gets that little bit better in what is a modest sequel, but a still stunning driving simulator.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are still a few rough edges to be driven over, but as mild as the improvements are this still makes Forza Horizon 2 one of the best racers of recent years.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The video game equivalent of a concept album, and a hugely successful mix of visual, music and gameplay influences.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Moving beyond a mere homage to Dungeon Master this is one of the best dungeon crawlers of recent years, even if the puzzle balance still isn’t quite right.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The highest carat of Sega's golden oldies returns (again) to prove that the blue skies are still the best.
    • 84 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The PSP's most cheerful game returns with an interesting, if very difficult, new take on the original.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A significant improvement on the last generation of Pro Evo games, and for the first time in years PES is more entertaining than the new FIFA.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The music game bubble stays intact for another year, with no big new ideas - just lots of little ones.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A satisfying end to an impressively varied series of downloads, with a strong restatement of everything that makes Battlefield so unique.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sony's super-stylised future racer may still be download-only but this expansion is worth every penny.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a series where graphics are irrelevant concentrating on surface details makes for a below par update.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cheerier, more versatile alternative to Trials HD, that manages to make trial-and-error fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent first expansion pack that adds not just new but genuinely different content to the mix.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an ungenerous expansion, but if you've not tried the original this is a slightly healthier option.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Going green has never been so entertaining, with the only game this Christmas where brain not brawn will save the world.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The closest thing to Ikaruga on a smartphone and despite the psychedelic presentation one of Jeff Minter's more lucid shooters of recent years.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forget the original home console title, this charming 8-bit throwback is by far the superior game.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beneath the saccharine sweet exterior beats the heart of a monster, one that wants to devour your every waking moment with its wonderfully addictive platform action.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metroid and Castelvania face a new challenger, as the bizarre world of Mexican wrestling inspires one of the most entertaining action adventures of recent years.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still the funniest and best-looking entry in the series, even if it’s the least innovative. And despite a few graphical flaws the PS Version is the definitive edition.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If indie gaming is just a state of mind then Ubisoft is getting increasingly good at encouraging it in their developers, especially in this novel plant-based platformer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SSX
    Masterful reboot of the old snowboarding racer, with just the right mix of retro appeal, modern presentation, and brand new ideas.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best multiformat Wii U game so far, even if the improvements are mostly minor and the underlying game still lacks personality.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A loving, and genuinely funny, homage to old school role-players and the people that play them.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As bizarre a mix of genres, art style, and subject matter as you could ever hope to see, especially on the PC. But it all works and absolutely deserves this second shake of the die.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A host of small improvements helps this action strategy hybrid edge ever closer to classic status.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best Formula 1 racer by default, although beyond the new retro additions very little has changed in this year’s game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic crossover that despite a few necessary simplifications manages to do some things better than either of its parent games, especially in terms of accessibility.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It won’t win over Diablo III haters but this is a competent expansion that will renew the addiction for fans and help to earn new ones.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressively ambitious expansion that greatly improves on some of the original’s failings, offering new ways to play while still remaining accessible and fun.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As unique a vision as video gaming has ever seen and one able to use its many incompetencies – including the new ones – to entertain and surprise.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best Pro Evo has been all generation and, for players looking for a more in-depth and grounded game of football, a genuine alternative to FIFA.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best Joe Danger yet, with some fun new gimmick and some of the best touchscreen controls ever seen in an action game.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More a reissue than an actual remaster, but the game itself is still as wonderfully unique and entertaining as ever – with some of the most memorable characters in all gaming.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The refurbished virtual doll house doesn't look that new, but its voyeuristic charm is greatly increased.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PopCap Games' best yet and the best ever Tower Defence - whether you think that's faint praise or not.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In many ways the best game on the Wii U so far, at least in terms of using the GamePad for something other consoles would find very hard to replicate.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brave game indeed as it attempts to marry the best of old school Japanese role-players with new and modern ideas… and generally succeeds.

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