Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,848 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 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Lowest review score: 0 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
1,848 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its attempted revolution of turn-based tactics isn’t quite as practical as it first seems but this is still an impressively fun, and funny, strategy game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A successful halfway house between a Command & Conquer style button-masher and a thoroughbred strategy game, with tense, fast-paced, but pleasingly tactical battles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a not a very good advert for the Wii U but this is still a hugely entertaining open world game, with one of the funniest video game scripts ever.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Almost a great sequel, but the improvements to the sims are overshadowed by the shopping list of peculiarly random missing features.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story mode has some technical issues but overall this is an impressive effort for a launch game, with the GamePad adding some genuine value to the experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best Tiger Woods game this generation and also the most obnoxiously cynical use of downloadable content.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best Kirby games so far, although it still suffers from all the series’ usual faults – including the nagging concern that the whole concept could be so much more.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An almost complete tour of Pac-Man’s more than 30 year history, but the problem is that the only missing piece is the most important.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mr Driller is a great game, but this is not a great Mr Driller game - merely an expensive introduction.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The glory days of '80s/'90s wrestling is an appropriately arcade style affair and all the better for it.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Poor pacing and the worst celebrity voiceovers of the year mar what could have been the definitive Lego game, but in the end is just another fun but shallow co-op game amongst many.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A clever and quietly innovative puzzlers, whose only flaw is too much of a good thing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not all of the game’s bold ideas are entirely successful but in terms of the visuals, music, and storytelling ambition this is one of the most absorbing indie adventures of the year.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not short of spectacle but in terms of innovation and variety this is nowhere near as forward-thinking as Bungie would like to pretend.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a highly emotional finale this is arguably the worst episode of the season, although the overall storytelling remains some of the strongest in gaming.
    • 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
    A distinguished iOS release that manages to replicate almost all the features of the home consoles originals, both good and bad.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An admirably imaginative approach to downloadable content that has a better story than the main game, but not quite enough variety in action and missions.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Old school graphic adventure that doesn't pull its punches with either the puzzles or the gorgeous art.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The cops ‘n’ robbers theme often does more harm than good to the Battlefield formula, but this peculiar spin-off has just enough tricks of is own to be worth a collar.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best remasters so far makes surviving the Russian apocalypse more horrifying than ever, although none of the changes address the games’ more fundamental issues.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An improvement on the earlier echochrome and another abstract but engaging puzzler for the PSP.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gimmick is great, and playing as a villain works extremely well, but as a game this doesn’t play as fair or as fun as previous instalments.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You won't miss Phoenix Wright at all in this winsome, if still unnecessarily frustrating, spin-off.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An excellent hybrid of role-playing staples that although it lacks new ideas of its own is able to use existing ones in a variety of entertaining ways – except when it comes to the story.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A slight step-down from the previous add-ons but sill leagues above most other DLC, even if the whole great white hunter shtick sometimes seems ill-advised.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even as a beta release this is an impressively entertaining, and accessible, combat flight simulator, and a welcome break from the shoot ‘em-up norm.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spring cleaning has never been so entertaining in this well presented and cunningly addictive physics-based platformer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A promotional tie-in more than a fully-featured video game, but as long as you know what you’re getting into this at least conjurers an enjoyably colourful footballing atmosphere.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The end result still doesn't have the personality or verve of Grand Theft Auto or Red Dead Redemption, the novelty of Assassin's Creed, or the crazy acrobatics of Just Cause but it's a better action game than any of them. Clearly that's not necessarily a priority for open world games but it's nice to see it can be done all the same.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    Your mileage will vary greatly in this epic-scale shooter that rewards only the most dedicated.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly satisfying end to a highly uneven season of adventures, which manages to show off both the best and worst of Telltale’s storytelling craft.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Repetition and overfamiliarity are always the best ways to nullify fear, but until they set in this is one of the most effectively scary video games ever made.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most realistic and versatile soldier sim ever made, but also the most bug-ridden and inscrutable – with an initial release that is missing a lot of promised features.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has sadly little to do with the original Xbox game but this is still a competent little stealth adventure, even if the Riddick connection is of arguable benefit to it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Clever and consistently inventive platformer, with a disarmingly powerful storyline… plus some of the strangest visuals this side of Katamari Damacy.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A streamlined port with intelligent controls, this massively multipleyer online strategy overcomes visual disability and tutorial woes to offer horizons of exciting possibility.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s not a lot that the Wii U can really do to improve the Wii Fit experience but this is still a useful entry point for the exercise averse.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A cleverly original strategy game that won’t be challenging the genre’s greats but does offer fun multiplayer at a reasonable price.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good excuse to experiment with BioShock Infinite’s often underrated combat, but the overall experience still feels somewhat underwhelming.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best looking games ever, but also one of the least ambitious in terms of anything else.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn't even try to reinvent the fighting game genre or itself, but this is still the most enjoyable – and accessible - Tekken has been in years.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The reason the PC version works better is simply down to the keyboard and mouse controls, which allow for much faster and responsive movement.
    • 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
    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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not the silly novelty it might sound like but one of the most enjoyably addictive and cleverly original action stealth games on the PlayStation 3.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are some issues with game difficultly and length, but this is one of the most successful Kickstarters so far – and an excellent retro style role-player in its own right.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A worthy follow-up to Deadly Premonition, although whether it earns the same classic status will depend largely on the subsequent episodes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The action and storytelling fails to satisfy, but the dense atmosphere and uncompromisingly bleak setting almost makes up for the gameplay failings.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Jeff Minter rides again, but in a considerably more laidback and accessible action puzzler that's very well suited to the iPhone.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like any good firework display this fun platformer retains its charm even after the novelty runs out.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Repetition and overfamiliarity are always the best ways to nullify fear, but until they set in this is one of the most effectively scary video games ever made.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The usual mix of the mundane, the inspired, and the not quite fully-formed, but at least two of the five maps are minor classics.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An impressively ambitious attempt to open up game modding to everyone, although at the moment the action is curiously backwards.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fantasy enemies clearly work very well with Far Cry, but this abridged version of the main game really should be having more fun with its characters than this.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lego does real-time strategy and makes it look easy - rather too easy as far as the difficultly goes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An excellent update of an almost forgotten British classic, and a promising start to the Gremlin Presents series.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might be a clone but none have copied Diablo more expertly than this bargain-priced tribute.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    50 Cent's second game is an enjoyable slice of dumb fun that has plenty to teach more serious shooters.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fairly straightforward arcade conversion, but still a unique mix between fighter and shoot 'em-up.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An impressive mix of game styles, and some of the most rewarding speed runs in recent memory, but that only increases the speed at which levels start to blur into each other.

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