Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 2,144 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 10.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 XCOM 2
Lowest review score: 0 Postal III
Score distribution:
2144 game reviews
    • 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
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    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
    A fantastically well designed and presented roguelike, that makes your heroes’ mental health just as important as their physical well-being.
    • 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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    The old style Tomb Raider is never coming back, but this is a more satisfying compromise than the reboot and an impressive technical feat.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Another inspired attempt to modernise old school Japanese role-players, while retaining all the charm and depth of early era Final Fantasies.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sort of expertly orchestrated action you’d expect from a team-up between Nintendo and Platinum, but the lack of innovation is a little disappointing.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    The greyification of gaming continues, but this new age Super Metroid is more fun than it looks.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An ode to pop culture, the joy of toys, and the love of a good mash-up. It’s expensive, and a lot of the gameplay is familiar, but the mix of elements is almost impossible to resist.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some unfortunate technical problems distract from what is otherwise a very generous compilation, and an entirely legitimate alternative to Destiny.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another indie classic makes the successful leap from PC to console, in this masterful mix of Minecraft and Metroid.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great value download, with an excellent capture the flag game that it would be positively rude not to try.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    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
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A rare chance to celebrate a developer’s work through three whole decades, and even if some classics are missing what’s left still represents a laudable achievement in gaming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best strategy role-players on any format, especially with the brand new scenario and mountains of content in this new 3DS version.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its obvious flaws the reactive story and compelling characters make this one of the best storytelling experiences of the current generation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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
    • 80 Critic Score
    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
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A stunning work of imagination that turns the shallow spectacle of the original into a gorgeous-looking action game with real depth and replayability.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A superb mix of action and strategy that should be enough to convince everyone that turn-based doesn’t have to mean slow or serious.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The granddaddy of all shoot 'em-ups returns in one of the most accomplished retro updates ever seen.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A boldly inventive 2D shooter that asks a lot of its players but rewards them with one of the most versatile action games of recent months.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The name and anime aesthetic may seem off-putting, but combined with the original this is some of the most engaging interactive storytelling of recent years.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Definitive Edition changes nothing, but Dishonored is still bravely uncompromising in terms of the freedom it offers the player and its willingness to treat them as an adult.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The old style Tomb Raider is never coming back, but this is a more satisfying compromise than the reboot and a fun alternative to the Uncharted series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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
    Still the best looking fighting game around, and although this isn’t a full sequel its new features and extra fighters still make it a welcome update.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid end to StarCraft II’s five year journey, although beyond the co-op missions it offers no real clue as to the genre’s future.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best remakes of recent years, both in terms of the amount of thought and effort put into the remastering and how much the original deserves the attention.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
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    A superb mix of action and strategy that should be enough to convince everyone that turn-based doesn’t have to mean slow or serious.
    • 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.
    • 87 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.
    • 75 Metascore
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    The best Lego game so far and one that defies both its simplicity and familiarity for an almost effortlessly entertaining co-op experience.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
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    A great sequel to what is still probably the best Tower Defense game around, and a shining example of how to do free-to-play properly.
    • 79 Metascore
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    A welcome return to MonkeyIsland and a promising first episode to a new season of graphic adventuring.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Low on innovation but high on spectacle, as the cumulation of the last several years of Need For Speed games the first entry on the next gen is already one of the best.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The changes to the tactics system are likely to prove controversial but this is undeniably the most accessible and realistic Football Manager ever made.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It feels more like a restatement of the original game than a full-blown sequel, but while its effect on the Wii U’s fortunes may be limited the fact remains there’s nothing quite like Pikmin.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best massively multiplayer offline games of recent years, although like any party game its attractions are fairly fleeting.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
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    A rare chance to play a thoroughbred visual novel, with a multi-layered plot that explores everything from Japanese pop culture to the ripple effect of everyday decisions.
    • 77 Metascore
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    A hugely effective interactive story that shows that video games don’t need big budgets or extreme violence to tell an emotional tale.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s a lot of downtime at the start, but another shock ending does little to dilute what is the best piece of interactive storytelling so far this year.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Only a minor improvement on the last game, but still a hugely accomplished space strategy game – with an almost infinite range of customisation options.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
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    A loving and genuinely funny homage to old school role-playing-games and the people that play them.
    • 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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    A highly successful remake that fixes the technical and design flaws of the original and turns it into one of the year’s best looking action role-players.
    • 85 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Indie gaming at its retro-loving best, with some of the most cunningly-designed and purposefully infuriating 2D gameplay ever seen.