Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,653 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 10.9 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:
1,653 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best ever multiplayer stealth games and one of the most successful attempts yet at the perfect heist game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s not perfect but The Walking Dead is one of the most important advances in interactive fiction for a generation, with some of the most memorable characters of any video game.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very worthwhile upgrade of the portable original, that stands up well in terms of visuals and easily exceeds Resident Evil 6 in terms of atmosphere and intrigue.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A hugely effective interactive story that shows that video games don’t need big budgets or extreme violence to tell an emotional tale.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 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.
    • 76 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Viewed on its own merits it’s a highly entertaining and feature-packed video game, and that’s all that really matters.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It lacks commitment in some areas but there are enough new features and promising new ideas to keep fans busy for another 12 months, even if this is clearly a transitionary sequel.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not to mix comic book metaphors but Lego Marvel’s kryptonite is technical rather than conceptual, but this is still an enormously entertaining co-op adventure.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A charming vindication of the PS Vita, that uses the console’s many abilities to the fullest – even if that does mean you’re left wanting more.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are minor improvements here but the next gen versions of Lego Marvel still rely on charm and fan service more than technical finesse.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It can be a little inconsistent in terms of both actions and puzzles but late entry or not this is one of the funniest and best-presented adventures of the year.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The spirit of the arcade will never die thanks to games like this, as Vlambeer demonstrate their mastery of minimalist action.
    • 81 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A vast improvement on the first episode and a suitably ambitious send-off for both BioShock Infinite and the people that made it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Business as usual with a mediocre single-player campaign and one of the best multiplayer experiences in all gaming – and at last one that works just as well on consoles as on PC.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best Nintendo sports title for several years and although it offers little in terms of innovation it’s certainly not short of content or addictive fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's Tekken with better graphics, again. And yet it's still hard to dislike a fighter this good.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's nostalgia first and game second but you'd have to really hate Ghostbusters to not enjoy this tie-in.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best portable Silent Hill game never made with great first person combat and impressive presentation.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best looking games ever, but also one of the least ambitious in terms of anything else.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The offspring of Zelda and God Of War can't hold a candle to its parents but it's good fun nonetheless.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The reason the PC version works better is simply down to the keyboard and mouse controls, which allow for much faster and responsive movement.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Borderline brilliant at times and even a heavy weight of minor flaws can't spoil the superb co-op play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may not be a great game but even card-carrying metal haters will get drawn into this gutsy homage.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's nostalgia first and game second but you'd have to really hate Ghostbusters to not enjoy this tie-in.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may be a one trick pony but Saints Row 2 in space will give anyone an appetite for destruction.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Japanese role-player that massages the usual formula into an unusually nuanced and exciting epic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    50 Cent's second game is an enjoyable slice of dumb fun that has plenty to teach more serious shooters.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The central 2D shooter is not very good, but creating your own game to replace it is much more rewarding.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best portable Castlevania yet, with a long needed change of structure and a new focus on combat.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's got more in common with Advance Wars, but this is still a great strategy game – real-time or not.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a lot to admire in this role-playing classic, but still just as much to infuriate and bore.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just a mishmash of cliches with enemies that could have walked in from any other shooter and a plot that simply joins the dots from one contrived set piece to another...You've not only seen it all before you've seen it a dozen times before.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A hugely entertaining, if slightly uneven, roller coaster ride of gorgeously stylised ultra violence.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best and worst of BioWare's excesses combine in this competent but unprogressive RPG.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Probably the best Harvest Moon game ever with a successfully odd mix of farming and dungeon crawling.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The glory days of '80s/'90s wrestling is an appropriately arcade style affair and all the better for it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good start to what is likely to be one of gaming's most important new sports franchises.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    EA's latest DS game is half platformer, half puzzle game, all fun (well, three quarters at least).
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The problem is there's very little extra of any importance and much of what there is doesn't work that well.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's barely any different from its predecessor but it's still the best skiing sim on any console.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An unexpected, but largely successful, change of pace as Norse melodrama meets strategic role-playing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite an unhealthy amount of fan service this is an innovative, if inaccessible, one-on-one fighter.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best console version yet of the PC hit - and accessible enough to suit even real-time strategy haters.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best lightgun game never to have seen the inside of an arcade as Headstrong outdoes Sega Japan.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may be superficial, but the surface it covers is becoming immense.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Viewing this simply as a re-release it's still a hugely enjoyable game, overshadowed only by its own sequel - with its longer, more complex missions, no time limit and multiplayer modes. Since it's getting the New Play Control treatment too it makes this a little harder to recommend... but not much.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The end product is still several features short of classic status but it's not as dry as January's "Lonpos" and yet just as addictive a time-waster.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LIT
    It's got its share of flaws but this is another absorbingly original puzzler for WiiWare.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lego does real-time strategy and makes it look easy - rather too easy as far as the difficultly goes.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pretentious and restrictive, but also one of the most spectacular visual and aural experiences on the PS3.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Square Enix finally gets the Crystal Chronicles formula right with this great multiplayer action RPG.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may lack the scares of its big brother, but this proves an impressively progressive lightgun game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's one step forward and two back in a sequel that seems almost ashamed of its own unique features.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Part tactical role-player, part bullet hell shooter - this is hard to get into but worth it if you do.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This punch-pulling retro update is charming and beautiful but doesn't quite have the mind to match.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The longest-running game you've never heard of gets a typically competent but characterless makeover.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The worlds of hairdressing and vegetable fancying combine in the best, and only, topiary simulator.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An improvement on the first game but despite the joyful carnage this is still a pretty shallow sandbox.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An intriguing antidote to Modern Warfare that's realistic to a fault, but never dull or predictable.