Metro GameCentral's Scores

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For 1,786 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 10.7 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:
1,786 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Frustrating and confusing almost by design, Antichamber is nevertheless one of the most intelligent and imaginative puzzle games for years.
    • 86 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A welcome return for a significant but sadly overlooked part of Capcom’s fighting game heritage, and one of the best HD updates of a 2D game ever seen.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Judgment doesn’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to either Gears or third person shooters in general, but with just a small change in perspective it does help to reframe it as something identifiably different. It is still the same game underneath, and we probably didn’t need four of them in six years, but arguably Judgment does more to justify itself than either of the two direct sequels.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 70 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 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.
    • 88 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 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
    An imaginative spin on retro 2D shooters, whose unconventional gameplay and visuals are a prime example of what makes indie gaming so exciting – despite some notable rough edges.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The retail version will offer better value for money, but for existing fans this is a determined effort to drag Street Fighter IV even closer to perfection.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best remakes ever, but also a puzzle platformer that defies its age to offer an enjoyable challenge to gamers both young and old.
    • 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
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    One of the best action puzzlers for several years, made all the better by some surprisingly distinctive storytelling and visuals.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 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.
    • 80 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 the modern era.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A genuine improvement on the original and so stuffed with content that you’ll need several new Final Fantasy games before another sequel is necessary.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastically bold idea that Double Fine exploit to its fullest, in one of the most original puzzle adventures of the year – and the most educational.
    • 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
    One of the best story driven games of the year, and one of the prettiest, although you do sometimes wonder if it’s focusing on the most interesting aspect of its plot.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A far better game than many would’ve imagined, not just in terms of its action and Lord of the Rings authenticity – but in bringing a genuinely new idea to gaming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are some inherent limitations with playing a four-player fighting game on a 3DS but this overcomes almost all of them, to become one of the portable’s definitive multiplayer games.
    • 86 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    An excellent return to form for the Dragon Age series, and the biggest and most ambitious Western role-player since the new generation began.
    • 84 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.
    • 85 Metascore
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    A very promising start to what is mechanically just another Telltale adventure, but where the comedy and characterisation feels very different to their more recent games.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Utterly charming on (literally) every level, it may not offer much in terms of fast action but this is just as imaginative and engrossing as any Super Mario game.
    • 85 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.