Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,718 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 Super Street Fighter IV
Lowest review score: 0 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
1,718 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A clever, if not wholly original, action strategy that's only lacking in single player appeal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun but shallow mini-game collection, whose hobbled simulations still make good use of the MotionPlus.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the few successful attempts to mix politics and gaming is far more entertaining than you'd think.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Grand Slam Tennis was a false start after all, as Sega demonstrates the full potential of Wii MotionPlus.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A deceivingly original multiplayer shooter with plenty of unusual ideas for the committed player.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The combination still makes little sense but if Lego Freddy Mercury doesn't make you smile nothing will.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fairly straightforward arcade conversion, but still a unique mix between fighter and shoot 'em-up.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A vast improvement on the first game, but still only a partial vindication for motion controls.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another incremental improvement that adds some welcome new features but fails to fix old ones.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As rough and ready as the previous games but a fascinating tour of Japan's seedy criminal underbelly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has more new content than any other New Play Control! game but this is still inferior to the original.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best straight pinball simulator for some time, with four well designed tables and a fun multiplayer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Rabbids' first proper game is a huge improvement on the earlier mini-game collections.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As deep and as beautiful as its legacy demands, but this portable fighter is lacking in solo appeal.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not a simulation but it is the only semi-serious baseball game with a chance of appealing to non-fans.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yet another current gen disappointment that can't hold a candle to the ever improving FIFA series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best looking WiiWare games is also one of the most accessible real-time strategies ever.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The mismatched marriage of Mario Kart and PGR results in a racer that's less than the sum of its parts.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simplistic to a fault but still one of the most addictive, and fairly original, puzzlers of the year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has a lot wider appeal than you'd think, but it'll take a sequel for this to become truly heroic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bungie plays it safe with a side story that seems designed to expand little but Microsoft's wallet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still an excellent third person brawler, but not the subversive outsider the original was.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    By no means the lazy cash-in you might expect, although neither is it the complete reinvention needed.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A dream come true for Beatles fans, but viewed purely as a game it's not a patch on Rock Band 2.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A bizarre mix of influences and a great script still can't save this inventive but flawed role-player.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A vast improvement on the previous console port and a sequel that seems less disappointing on the 360.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simpler, shallower but more accessible, this will divide fans but should engage the less committed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most realistic and versatile soldier sim ever, but also the most bug-ridden and inscrutable.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The same old Ratchet & Clank as always: unsettled, fractured, gorgeous and varied to a fault.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's still the best graphic adventure of the modern age, but the Xbox controls do it no favours.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Better looking than many a retail game and with only a little more variety it could've been a 2D classic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like any good firework display this fun platformer retains its charm even after the novelty runs out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You'll either love or loathe the rote learning and rock hard difficultly in this next gen Kikstart.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You won't miss Phoenix Wright at all in this winsome, if still unnecessarily frustrating, spin-off.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More accessible and finally sporting an online mode, but the clumsy combat still limits the hunt's appeal.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All the fun of the original squeezed into an all-action and generally more enjoyable expansion.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It would've been overlooked as a retail release, but as a download this unique puzzler is a real bargain.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mr Driller is a great game, but this is not a great Mr Driller game - merely an expensive introduction.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best version of the worst Disgaea might be for fans only but it's still a great strategy role-player.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a dazzling technical feat, the only problem is the actual game bits aren't all that much fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best console real-time strategies in a smaller, easily digested (or at least afforded) form.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best of the bit Generations puzzlers returns with its take on the art of traffic directing.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Old school graphic adventure that doesn't pull its punches with either the puzzles or the gorgeous art.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Funnier, more imaginative and with 100% more Murray the talking skull, Monkey Island is back on course.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might be a clone but none have copied Diablo more expertly than this bargain-priced tribute.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite many rough edges and a fumbled narrative few shooters feel as tense and unpredictable as this.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not much of a simulation but Codemasters' first F1 game is a slick and hugely entertaining racer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A shameless clone of role-playing puzzle hybrid Puzzle Quest, but a slick and addictive one all the same.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A largely satisfying ending for what has been a frustratingly uneven season of graphic adventures.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MAG
    Your mileage will vary greatly in this epic-scale shooter that rewards only the most dedicated.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best Tower Defence games of the year, with fast-paced action and deep, addictive strategy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun and fairly original pseudo flight sim that has more depth and imagination than most rivals.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yet another downloadable Robotron clone, but one with some interesting, if peculiar, ideas.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don't let the charity aspect fool you - this is an excellent, if shallow, puzzle game in its own right.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The scuba diving sim isn't a crowded genre but this makes a good effort to dominate it all the same.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beautifully bizarre retro graphics can't hide the rough edges on this real-time action strategy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Picross makes the jump to 3D better than many games, although it's still not quite the perfect puzzler.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A competent but relatively unambitious expansion that adds plenty of new content but no new ideas.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An improvement on the earlier echochrome and another abstract but engaging puzzler for the PSP.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    World War I has never been so much fun in this successful mix of Tower Defence and shoot 'em-up action.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dating sims and giant robots really do mix in this compelling cocktail of Japanese obsessions.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An infinitely better game than you'd expect, but one that falls just short of true greatness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may not be a simulation but this is still an in-depth and hugely enjoyable racing game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans may feel a little short-changed but this still features some of Rock Band's most effective moments.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not escape from the shadow of Punch-Out!! but this WiiWare download still puts up a good fight.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Extremely easy to use interface and excellent tutorials. Download service sounds promising.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has its flaws but this is still one of the most interesting and original multiplayer games of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great value aerial Mario Kart that flies rings round many other racers that cost ten times the price.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The perfect Sam & Max episode is still yet to be made, but in terms of puzzles this one is hard to beat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still an object lesson in how to make a kids' game, even with added complexity and some confusing puzzles.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An unsatisfying facsimile of Resident Evil 4 with none of the style or excitement, just more bugbears.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A little undercooked, but this is still an enjoyable attempt to create a more cerebral shooter.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not subtle or clever, but this unashamedly uncomplicated shooter is one of the best of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An innovative and cleverly nuanced mix of race game and puzzler - albeit a rather pretentious one.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the DS's best first person shooters, whether you remember Star Fox and Starglider (and X) or not.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The original RPG puzzler still has its issues, but this remains a worryingly addictive timewaster.