Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,701 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:
1,701 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As impossibly complex as it is deep, but running your own empire proves to be hugely engrossing for those that put in the man hours.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not nearly as uninspiring or derivative as it first appears, but instead one of the most engrossing and thoughtful puzzlers of the year.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still one of the best and most original tactical action games around, although the compromises outweigh the small number of improvements on the PSP.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The king of puzzlers has rarely had more options but the lacklustre presentation and whiff of exploitation leaves a slightly sour taste.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new gold standard in console real-time strategies, and one that isn't afraid to invent new ideas as well as reinterpret old ones.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Easily the best downloadable extra so far and the only one to realise that Mass Effect 2's true strength is in character and melodrama, not action.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unoriginal and blandly presented, but an effective vindication of Move - with at least half of the games being the best ever adaptations of their sports.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not the most obvious portable game to bring to the PlayStation Network but it makes good use of Move and the gameplay remains as mesmerising as always.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A genuine improvement on the first game, although not without some obvious flaws - and the growing sensation that it's all shlock and no substance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The old Guitar Hero magic is still there but the almost complete lack of new ideas isn't going to do anything to halt the decline in music game sales.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It needed a lot more fine tuning to work properly on the Wii, but almost by default this still becomes one of the best racers on Nintendo's home console.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A mostly successful reboot of the series in terms of pure gameplay, except now it seems even more like a minor variation of the still superior FIFA.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's rare to criticise a game for being too long, but some judicious editing could have turned this long-needed reboot into a real God Of War beater.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hardcore dungeon crawling that somehow manages to make repetitive combat and scrawling on virtual graph paper addictive and satisfying.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may stimulate nostalgia glands just as intended but this is the best modern day Sonic game by only a surprisingly small margin.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great start to a promising new sports series. It does feel a little lightweight in some of the options but the central combat is handled very well.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's only a slightly better game than last time but that's almost irrelevant given the impossible range and complexity of virtual objects at your command.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The concept is clearly not going to appeal to anyone with an age in double digits but the game makes much better and more varied use of Kinect than almost any other title so far released.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not a new idea, the feature set is thin and the presentation is mediocre. But it's still the best dance game - and the best Kinect game - so far.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The underlying technology and use of Kinect is impressive, it's just that the package as a whole seems a little undercooked.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Donkey Kong Country is still no classic platformer, but this reboot comes surprisingly close to rivaling modern Super Marios.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The granddaddy of online first person shooters returns and although you could quibble over the price the classic gameplay is as solid as ever.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Probably the best Kirby game ever and one of the most visually arresting video games of the year (if it had actually been released in Europe that is).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Much more than a poor man's Ico, the low tech presentation hides a consistently charming and well constructed puzzle adventure.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An unexpectedly daring mix of Jet Set Radio and de Blob, that may lack in realism or plausibility but certainly not in imagination and fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best action role-players on any portable - if it wasn't for the appallingly banal plot and characters.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a technical tour de force for the PSP, but also one sequel to many for a series that is in dire need of a reboot - or perhaps simply a rest.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    WiiWare's most consistent series of downloads returns with a unique take on the 2D shooter and the most literal on-the-rails action ever.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another excellent download that's arguably more entertaining than the main game, with an improved co-op mode and a more focused adventure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The level of whimsy may seem artificially high but this is an inventive and fun puzzler - and a great opening salvo for Xbox Live Arcade in 2011.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A clever puzzler that makes interesting use of PlayStation Move, but like its forebears the minimalist presentation and lack of pep will not appeal to all.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The flaws are obvious, and in many cases needless, but personality (and fantastic animation) go a long way in this eccentric puzzler.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A distinguished iOS release that manages to replicate almost all the features of the home consoles originals, both good and bad.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not just a tech demo, but a cleverly designed time waster that creates an absorbing challenge out of its apparently limited mechanics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may lack the scares of its big brother but this proves an impressively progressive lightgun game that works very well with PlayStation Move.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn't get everything right, and its low budget is obvious at times, but this is still one of the most unique and ambitious racers of the generation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you must play a video game version of Monopoly then this is definitely the best way to do it and far from the lazy cash-in that it could have been.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Contra gets a gorgeous new coat of paint, and even an innovative new game mode, but it's still the same old 2D shooter underneath.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Street Fighter with bullets or a one-on-one 2D shooter, whichever way you look at it this hombrew download is an intriguing oddity.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A few steps forward and a few steps back leave this technically accomplished shooter exactly where it was: still searching for a heart and identity of its own.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best portable real-time strategy game ever made - even if most of the credit belongs to Blizzard not Gameloft.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still the best boxing sim around but the justification for this new sequel is pretty thin, despite a number of minor improvements.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A slightly disappointing sequel that abandons much of the mellow charm of the original in favour of more action and a lot more aggravation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    uDraw Studio comes off second best, not so much because it has less options but because, unlike Art Academy, it doesn't make as much of an effort to explain either itself or any of the art techniques that might be useful.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's no Angry Birds - because it's not trying to be. Instead, it's a cheerful and attractive twist on an always-popular gameplay mechanic that's already a deserved hit with casual gaming fans. It's more Placid Bird Suffused With A Sense Of Innocent Child-Like Wonder.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Easily the best of the series so far, but the actual driving is still nowhere near as much fun as the tracks and the stunning 3D visuals.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The world's most realistic puppy and kitten owning simulator – with all that implies for potential owners.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The world's most realistic puppy and kitten owning simulator – with all that implies for potential owners.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The world's most realistic puppy and kitten owning simulator – with all that implies for potential owners.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Possibly the most impressive use of 3D amongst all the launch games, and despite some obvious gripes a good solid football sim to boot.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Arguably gaming's most authentic crime story, as well as an excellent roaming beat 'em-up and (thug) life simulator.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's preaching only to the converted but if you can stomach both the story and learning curve this remains a rewarding and innovative fighter.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A trip down wrestling's memory lane that ends up being a lot more fun than any of the more serious sims of recent years.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shockingly exploitative downloadable content overshadows an excellent new career mode and effective use of The Masters tournament.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly daring mix of interactive narrative, role-playing game and life simulator - and nothing like the lazy cash-in you'd expect.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good value compilation and three of the best Tomb Raiders ever - even if none of them quite deserve classification as a classic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A remake more than a reinvention, but one that retains all the simple gameplay and outrageous gore that made the original games fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still one of the series' most influential and enduring entries, but this latest repackaging offers very little that is new to celebrate it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Top Spin 4 wins this year's tennis trophy but this more arcade style alternative is still a valid alternative with some great gimmicks.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Neither rip-off nor bargain, but Treyarch and Activision are clearly playing things safe - despite the excesses of Call Of The Dead.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Borrowing so obviously, from so many classic games, was always a risk but this stylish platformer pulls off its theft with some élan.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not the greatest, or best value for money, version of the game but a surprisingly decent port that still has all the same undead charm.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether it's more or less value for money than usual is up for debate but in purely game terms this is the best MX Vs. ATV yet.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great version of an okay fighting game might not seem the best of recommendations, but this a surprisingly worthwhile alternative to Street Fighter.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Less a prequel and more a rerun, but this remains one of the most fully-featured and best presented Japanese role-players on the App Store.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best Dungeon Siege ever is a more of a compliment than you might think in this accessible and fun action role-player.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A low-brow mix of Resident Evil 4 and No More Heroes, that is far from the best from either creator but still a fun and subversive shooter.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A mix of influences this random shouldn't work but the willingness to blend genres and experiment with multiplayer pays off despite the flaws.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another highly competent map pack, with no stinkers and a few potential classics - particularly the new Zombies level.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A useful fine-tuning of an already solid retro remake, that's more than a rival for Geometry Wars and other downloadable shooters.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Consistently surprising, technically accomplished and instantly likeable, this portable adventure has more good ideas than it seems to know what to do with.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An almost classic just misses out for a second time, but this is still a successful attempt to show that real-time strategy can be done differently.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The combat might never feel as clever as the visuals and narration but this is still an engrossing and distinctive action role-player.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another great movie tie-in from the creators of Toy Story 3 and one of the best Mario Kart clones for years.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still a loving remake of the influential strategy role-player, but not quite as good as the PSP version and actually slightly more expensive.
    • 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 pointless rehash for series regulars, but if you've never experienced the joys of being a totalitarian dictator this is still good clean city-building fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A football sim and role-playing game may be one of the oddest genre mix-ups ever attempted but this shoots and scores with surprising accuracy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An excellent update of an almost forgotten British classic, and a promising start to the Gremlin Presents series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although this is a considerably more interesting and accomplished game than any of its predecessors it's still nowhere near the cutting edge of the first person shooter genre. And we say that not just because of its abandonment of all that Halo introduced to the concept a decade ago.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the most beautiful video games ever made and if the gameplay isn't quite as angelic it's perfectly righteous in its own way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mice seem to have got at the game modes and vehicle selection but despite the paucity of options this is still one of the most original and fun racers on any format.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As hardcore as first person shooters get but fascinatingly distinctive as a result - if you have the resolve to endure its rougher edges.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A cut price puzzler that almost manages to make the periodic table seem fun and exciting, and is certainly better than recent Super Monkey Balls.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great Metroid game and a great Aliens tie-in, and only a few rough edges stop this from being a minor classic all of its own.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A mess of compromises and sops to more casual gamers and yet somehow the game still manages to offer a fun and accessible facsimile of real air combat.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Technically it's nowhere near as good as Dance Central, but for most people this is going to be a lot more fun - despite the fact that it still barely works properly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A genuinely entertaining and imaginative child-friendly dungeon crawler, that's at least as good as the recent Lego games and not nearly as cynical as you might think.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly clever use of the licence, that maintains the charming whimsy of the books and marries it to one of the best 2D platformers of the year.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great 20th anniversary gift for Sonic fans and although it can never make up for all the series' low points it at least helps draw a line under them.