Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 2,042 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 10.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Lowest review score: 0 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
2042 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 74 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A heartbreaking ending to a fascinatingly ambitious interactive story, that handles the build-up to its final dilemma with impressive confidence and heart.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s a disappointing lack of invention in the paper thin story and characters, but the combat and witty dialogue is as good as the series has ever been.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A microscopic improvement on Football Manager 2015, that is as addictive and engrossing as ever but seems to have run out of steam in terms of new ideas.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It looks and sounds as amazing as it ever did, but even if the control issues are a little more obvious now this is still a fantastically energetic and imaginative arcade game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It won’t convert many new fans to either series but this is a successful mix of the best of both (minus the map-making) and whose new ideas deserve a future of their own.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whatever you think of the original games this is one of the best HD remakes ever, and a considerable improvement on the already excellent PlayStation 3 and Vita versions.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good start to free-to-play games on the PlayStation 4, with a fun co-op shooter that doesn’t feel like it’s solely out to gouge its player’s wallets.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its heroine may be the only thing that's not rough around the edges, but this is another fascinating mess by Suda51 and a great arcade style actioner.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still a minor royal in the fighting game pantheon, but a hardworking one that beats Marvel Vs. Capcom in terms of depth - if not accessibility and brand recognition.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Proof that Japanese role-players can evolve without having to losing their own unique identity, although Xillia stops just short of being a full-on revolution.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not the best entry in the series, but it does have some of the best puzzles. As well as a bombastic, if slightly confused, story that will leave both new and old fans wanting more.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A colossal achievement in puzzle gaming, with a very cleverly conceived setting and story, but the lack of variety and reward becomes stifling.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All the changes and additions are for the best, and a great step forward for Destiny in general, but they come at a price – both literally and figuratively.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A very brave attempt to use video games to inspire empathy and share grief over one of the most sensitive subjects imaginable.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The combination still makes little sense but if Lego Freddy Mercury doesn't make you smile nothing will.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the most pointless sequels ever put to cartridge, and although the core Pokémon gameplay still shines through this is easily the worst version so far.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best bread simulator ever made, and despite the rampant silliness there’s some inspired gameplay mechanics and level design baked in.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you've never played a Pokémon game this is an excellent place to jump aboard, and you can add at least one extra point to the score as a result. But for anyone else this is an easy to ignore stopgap.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not original, and it’s often unfocused, but Darksiders II remains one of the better Zelda clones – even if this slipshod remaster does it few favours.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The mixture of old school, new school, and Metroidvania works surprisingly well – even if Strider’s long-awaited reboot still feels slightly too safe.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's still not a full reinvention of the Lego template but it is one of the most enjoyable uses of it so far, with an open world Gotham and a cast of characters to rival Arkham City.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The worlds of hairdressing and vegetable fancying combine in the best, and only, topiary simulator.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best real-time strategies for some time, although it’s a shame that despite a few new ideas it’s not really interested in pushing the genre forward.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might be allergic to innovation but there's no denying the enthusiasm and attention to detail that's been lavished on this defiantly traditionalist role-player.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly successful mobile spin-off that uses the key elements of Hitman to good effect but remains perfectly playable to those new to the franchise.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A slightly disappointing sequel, that sacrifices too much in pursuit of the almighty dollar, but this is still a great all-round racer with something to please almost every kind of petrolhead.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The real test for Mercenary is whether the game would stand out if it was released on a home console, but the answer to that is probably not. The nods to GoldenEye offer some deviance from the norm but overall Mercenary does too little to distinguish itself from the competition. That there is no competition on the PS Vita gives it something of a free pass, but it still seems more like a proof of concept than a standalone game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not as compelling as its predecessor, but as a four-player alternative to the Lego games this an enjoyable enough attempt at a Tomb Raider lite.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Family friendly survival horror with a quietly ambitious, and largely successful, attempt to get the most out of Kinect.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jeff Minter returns with one of his most surreal retro tributes so far, but if you can keep your sanity it's also one of his best.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An intriguing antidote to Modern Warfare that's realistic to a fault, but never dull or predictable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun addition to the sandbox genre, that adds a more structured campaign and achievable goals – at the cost of only a little in the way of accessibility.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A cheekily entertaining download that turns an extremely simple idea into a disarmingly nuanced, and effortlessly charming, multiplayer battler.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A largely satisfying ending for what has been a frustratingly uneven season of graphic adventures.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best original Kinect game this year, and if it wasn't for the vagaries of the controller itself one of the best video games around for the very young.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Square Enix finally gets the Crystal Chronicles formula right with this great multiplayer action RPG.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great alternative to Candy Crush and its clones, that’s just a few tweaks – and a visual makeover – away from being a classic puzzler.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An infinitely better game than you'd expect, but one that falls just short of true greatness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A vast improvement on the previous console port and a sequel that seems less disappointing on the 360.