Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,895 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 10.8 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:
1,895 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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
    Neither nerdish simulator nor abstract arcade game, Shift 2 proves that compromises don't have to be boring - as long as they have autolog.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 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
    • 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.
    • 70 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still the best Japanese role-player of the last generation, even if squeezing it down onto the New 3DS does it few favours.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Building your own medieval empire proves surprisingly attractive in terms of both visuals and gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great follow-up to The New Order, which cleverly reuses all of its best features and yet still finds time to add plenty of new elements of its own.
    • 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.
    • 78 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best new Mortal Kombat for years, with a fighting game experience that’s as generous with the content as it is with the gore.
    • 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.
    • 74 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gorgeous visuals and some sublime visual storytelling, Ori And The Blind Forest might not do much that is genuinely new but almost everything it does attempt is genuinely great.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Only masochists will appreciate all of the new features, but they do help to round out what was always an unfairly pilloried and already highly competent action game.
    • 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.
    • 75 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.