Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,800 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 10.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Street Fighter IV
Lowest review score: 0 Postal III
Score distribution:
1,800 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mountains of game modes and content but only a molehill amount of personality, this does nothing for either Tetris or the 3DS's back catalogue.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are only a few minor improvements over the Wii version, but this is still a classy remake with some of the best split screen action on consoles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's still plenty of the old Assassin's Creed magic in parts, but this proves an unnecessary sequel and one with few genuinely welcome new ideas.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The aging formula may be getting by purely on charm at this point, but this is still the best Harry Potter game ever made - Lego or not.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An excellent portable flight sim that will please both series fans and newcomers - until they realise how short and underdeveloped it is.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An odd mixture of the classic and the inessential, but there's no arguing over the quality of at least three of the maps in this relatively content rich download.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Inessential but entertaining prequel campaign that offers a medley of enemies, weapons and set pieces from throughout the trilogy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A perfect example of the sort of game only the PSP can provide and a surprisingly progressive Japanese role-player to boot.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Impressively original, if still fairly abstruse, platform puzzler that challenges you to think as differently as it does.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The original PC version is still justifiably popular but touchscreen controls only turn a difficult game into an unreasonably frustrating one.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spring cleaning has never been so entertaining in this well presented and cunningly addictive physics-based platformer.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ludicrously expensive given both the format and the age of the game, but a loving adaptation of one of the best ever 2D shooters.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An unusually innovative combat system that, although lacking the game structure to properly exploit it, still offers some enjoyably bizarre entertainment.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still the same innovative-but-flawed puzzler as on the DS, but now far cheaper and with even more attractive visuals.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Darkness II is a good game, but whether you consider it a good sequel will depend entirely on what you liked best about the original. If it was the storytelling and exploration then you may find this disappointing, if it was the OTT violence and bizarre Darkness powers then this is still a hell of a lot of fun.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is steady like Tim Henman but lacks the imagination and true greatness of Roger Federer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great showcase for the PS Vita and at times as good as WipEout has ever been, despite a few questionable options and graphical issues.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may not offer any surprises, but with a mountain of modes, options and unlockables this amiable golf sim is another excellent showcase for the PS Vita.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the oldest games to be revamped for the PS Vita's launch, but still an impressive, if frustratingly difficult, third person actioner.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best Japanese-made third person shooters of the generation, and one that doesn't just seek to copy the West but offer interesting new ideas of its own.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Very familiar dual stick shooter, in more ways than one, but still a great little Asteroids clone, with graphics that are nicely flattered by the PS Vita's screen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A successful reboot for a franchise that still has a lot to give in terms of uniting gamers, and non-gamers, around its uncomplicated but endearing charms.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the most successfully depressing survival games ever made, and a fascinating portrayal of an ordinary man in extraordinary circumstances.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's as gritty as a corporate luncheon, but this is a worthwhile, if lightweight, alternative to FIFA 12 - even if it still doesn't fulfil the potential of the concept.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's still not the game that will make giant robot sims mainstream, but it does have some innovative ideas in terms of both combat and online play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not as significant a departure from the original games as it first appears but the gravity gimmicks help ensure a series best for the world's most successful video game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best Kinect games so far and also one of the most successful Pixar tie-ins. Kids will love it and it'd take a seriously cynical adult not to feel the same way.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best Tiger Woods game this generation and also the most obnoxiously cynical use of downloadable content.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not quite the return to glory Mashed and Micro Machines fans would've hoped for, but despite its flaws this is still a great party game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At last an HD collection that seems at least somewhat complete, and manages to recapture the magic of what made the original games so influential.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The difficultly curve and arcane interface and mechanics will still sadly limit the game's appeal, but CD Projekt has never given the impression that they're chasing a mainstream audience. And that's probably the attitude that is needed in order to create one of the few adult video games that doesn't feel like it was made purely for teenagers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dungeon Master is finally reborn, as a role-playing game that mixes the best conventions of old and new in a refreshingly different kind of first person adventure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not the best the series has to offer, and it's clearly just a PlayStation 3 port, but Disgaea was made for portables and has never worked better than on the PS Vita.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a lot more wordy than you might expect from a survival horror, and there's fewer puzzles than a true graphic adventure, but this is the best zombie game for years.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Charming, clever and attractive; Botanicula is the perfect antidote to angst-ridden gaming and a fine graphic adventure in its own right.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As pre-order bonuses go this is definitely a cut above, but it's also an addictive and rewarding mini-game in its own right.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As polished a product as Rockstar has ever produced but the action and storytelling are rigidly one note, and neither is sustained for long enough.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite borrowing so much from so many different games Capcom's new Western style role-player is very much its own game - with plenty of interesting ideas of its own.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The idea might offend veteran DiRT fans, but the reality of this arcade style racer is hard to hate - especially when you're smashing your best friend off a jump ramp.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More of the same has rarely been so welcome, with this unusually elaborate, if still obviously reheated, download.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the most daring marriages of narrative and action game ever seen, and yet still the end result never fully satisfies as either a game or story.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not just an Olympics tie-in but a proper sports game, with the majority of events finding a good balance between realism and enjoyment.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Definitely the best Spider-Man game for several years, but it falls short of the character's full potential and the high watermark of Spider-Man 2.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An even more bare bones collection than on home consoles - even if it does include the best portable version of Snake Eater so far.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its obvious gameplay failings this is still one of the scariest video games ever made, and this Wii edition a surprisingly effective update.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A cleverly orchestrated souvenir of Final Fantasy at its best, that also can't help but remind you of the series' most common failings.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A hugely ambitious space strategy that rivals even Civilization in terms of presentation and addiction - despite a few rogue elements.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A clever 2D platformer that doesn't muddy the waters with overcomplicated concepts or controls - but still has time for some great 3D effects.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may not be fair to compare it to Angry Birds, but it is fair to say this is a slick but slightly listless clone of The Incredible Machine.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An open-ended puzzler whose only real restrictions are how imaginative you're willing to be in wielding its wonderfully bizarre gadgets.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not clear what the four year wait was in aid of but despite only a few, small, new ideas this is still one of the best Tower Defense games on any format.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best Pokémon spin-off for years and an engrossing mix of family-friendly warmongering and engaging turn-based strategy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Arguably the most disappointing Super Mario game ever made, and one that certainly doesn't deserve the world 'New' at the beginning of its name.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Clever puzzles, immersive presentation, and an intriguing plot combine in one of the most ambitious and original smartphone games of the year.