Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,889 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 10.8 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 Postal III
Score distribution:
1,889 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 83 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.
    • 80 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A viable alternative to the old guard of driving simulators, that values freedom of choice and gritty realism over needless feature creep.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The action may not be up to quite the same standards as the writing, but the bizarre world of the Underzee is more interesting to explore than almost any other recent game world.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The name and the screenshots have probably put most people off already but this is a classic example of Cave's mastery of the 2D shooter.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An odd couple crossover that is not only a loving homage to Star Wars but, more importantly, the best Angry Birds game so far.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best turn-based tactics game since XCOM and a fantastic spy adventure that has an appeal that goes well beyond just strategy fans.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most innovative real-time strategy for years, even if the story mode isn't as good as multiplayer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Masterful shake-up of not just Dragon Quest but the whole of the Japanese role-playing genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not going to change the world, but at least it manages to change first person shooters back into something more irreverent and fun.
    • 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
    Fans are unlikely to be too disappointed, and the developer's automotive obsession is always evident, but this is definitely a refinement not a revolution.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its one glaring flaw this is one of the most enjoyable co-op shooters for some time, even if it is top-down rather than first person.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As much mood piece as video game, but the mix of stark atmosphere and clever puzzles is hard to resist.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A perfect recreation of an arcade classic (plus Magic Sword) and the new gold standard for retro gaming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still one of the best action games ever made, but this is far from the definitive version and may actually be the worst.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some may see it as dumbing down but for most this will be the most accessible and fun Ninja Gaiden yet.
    • 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
    An almost entirely successful reboot that still offers deep and flexible combat but in a more accessible and approachable form – and really, the new Dante's not that bad.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA's tennis and Wii MotionPlus debut is a success after all and an encouraging sign for the future.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best LittleBigPlanet has ever been, and although there are still problems with the platforming mechanics at least it's easy now to build around them.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A bizarre mix of influences and a great script still can't save this inventive but flawed role-player.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not original, and its often unfocused, but the willingness to always offer just one more piece of loot and one more giant boss battle makes Darksiders II a hard game not to enjoy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A worthy successor to the Descent legacy, but lacking the depth of gameplay that would’ve made it a classic of equal standing.
    • 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
    The frustrating thing is we have a feeling Dragon Age II is going to be criticised most for its gameplay changes than its storytelling failings. You might not like the new direction but it works as BioWare intended. But the story you carve with your new combat skills doesn't always seem worthy of such risky innovation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun but shallow mini-game collection, whose hobbled simulations still make good use of the MotionPlus.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It plays a great game of tennis, certainly the best on a Nintendo portable, but the feeble range of on and offline game modes sharply reduces its appeal.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Picross makes the jump to 3D better than many games, although it's still not quite the perfect puzzler.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An interesting halfway house between demo and full game, whose brevity may even save it from some of the criticisms of the main release.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's an awful lot of recycled content here, but if you like Zombies mode this is still an essential, if potentially expensive, download.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A disappointing version of a (mostly) great game, brought low by both technical and control problems - and the general sense that the game doesn't fit the format.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fascinating journey through the visual history of 2D platformers, although the gameplay doesn’t always match the quality of the many classics it relies on for influence.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A competent but relatively unambitious expansion that adds plenty of new content but no new ideas.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Extremely easy to use interface and excellent tutorials. Download service sounds promising.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best Dead Rising so far and purveyor of some of the most entertainingly absurd weapons in all gaming – just don’t expect any depth or longevity.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's inconsistent and never quite fulfils its potential but this is far more inspired than it first appears and one of the best Wii games of the year.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Much more than just a homage, Consortium might be rough around the edges but the dialogue system and freedom of choice rivals that of any other game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A wonderfully imaginative and beautifully presented interactive anime, but one that cannot maintain a regular enough supply of surprises to justify even its short running time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The art and character design is likely to put off as many as it attracts, but underneath is one of the most forwarding-thinking new fighting games of the generation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not subtle or clever, but this unashamedly uncomplicated shooter is one of the best of the year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even for those that would never normally dream of playing a basketball sim this is a great game, although it's best played in small doses.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the few successful attempts to mix politics and gaming is far more entertaining than you'd think.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    By Nintendo standards this is no classic, but by anyone else's it's a fun and accessible 2D platformer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best portable Silent Hill game never made with great first person combat and impressive presentation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We do sometimes, even if it is briefly, get the feeling we're playing a classic PES game from the series. Still rough around the edges though.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Such an old school role-player that most of its influences predate video games, and although an acquired taste it's clearly a refined one as well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A useful improvement over the last game but one that still avoids instituting any of the serious changes that the series now desperately needs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An expertly crafted clone that finally shows consoles owners what Diablo is all about. As long as you don't mind playing alone anyway.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A superb remake of two flawed but still interesting entries in the Final Fantasy canon – and certainly far better games than any of the last three.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In many ways more entertaining than the main game, this enjoyable romp through Albion shows Fable III at its best, but gives little clue as to its future.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the great champions of offline multiplayer returns, and although it brings nothing new to the table at least it lets you race along it once again.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A far less significant improvement on the original than many will have hoped for, but still an enjoyable co-op shooter with a largely unique setting.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a PS Vita game this is no more than a competent port, but as a restatement of one of gaming's most enduring fighters it's still good, dumb fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An excellent multiplayer and the best version of Battlefield ever on a console, but a lesser game than on the PC and with a very poor single-player mode.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Impressively original, if still fairly abstruse, platform puzzler that challenges you to think as differently as it does.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may just be a cynical re-branding of Guitar Hero 5 but if you prefer pop to rock this is still fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Team Ninja has done everything to please fans short of making a brand new game, but despite its successes this too often feels like an awkward compromise.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An improvement on the last episode and although some of the storytelling tricks are a bit of a cheat they’re all in the service of an increasingly intriguing plot.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best lightgun game never to have seen the inside of an arcade as Headstrong outdoes Sega Japan.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its flaws are frustratingly obvious, but this has some of the most enjoyably original gameplay and visuals of any game this year - on the PS Vita or otherwise.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid slice of DLC with an interesting story to tell and some notable new gameplay extras, although the fate of the protagonist is unfortunately fudged.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The road to Sonic's redemption is a long one, but this is a much surer step towards it than any other game in the last 15+ years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Business as usual with a mediocre single-player campaign and one of the best multiplayer experiences in all gaming – although one severely compromised by playing it on the Xbox 360.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The original RPG puzzler still has its issues, but this remains a worryingly addictive timewaster.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A perfect fighting game for beginners and one of the best uses of the DC universe so far in games, even if it still only feels like the tip of the iceberg in terms of unrealised potential.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether it justifies all 170 million of its downloads is open to question but there's no denying this sequel is prettier and even more addictive than the original.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not an evolution like the last game, and certainly not a revolution – there’s a great deal of fun still to be had in Trials Fusion but unfortunately not much in the way of new ideas.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well-crafted and occasionally imaginative dungeon crawler that is let down only by its questionable presentation and sky high difficulty.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There have been far more than just three Ratchet & Clank games over the years but it's still a franchise worth celebrating, in one of the better HD collections so far.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    EA's latest DS game is half platformer, half puzzle game, all fun (well, three quarters at least).
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Proof that WiiWare can be a genuinely interesting and innovative service, with the best version yet of this imaginative and innovative indie platformer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A disappointing port of one of the Wii's best games, although still a clever and entertaining mix of Pikmin and The Settlers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It offers no surprises or innovation, least of all in the new Exo Zombies mode, but most of the new maps are great and this first download is surprisingly good value.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not be a game, but this is as entertaining a slice of edutainment as you'll ever find. Even if it's not quite the bargain it first appears.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As rough and ready as the previous games but a fascinating tour of Japan's seedy criminal underbelly.