Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,886 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:
1,886 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 74 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still a fantastically well-designed action adventure, but this is easily the worst version of the best superhero game ever made.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best console real-time strategies in a smaller, easily digested (or at least afforded) form.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Duke himself is an outdated embarrassment, but his best game was always ahead of its time – and still has much to teach modern shooters.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ambitious, unpolished, and very demanding – in short an impressively authentic update of the '80s classic and an action strategy hybrid almost without compare in the current generation.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Grand Slam Tennis was a false start after all, as Sega demonstrates the full potential of Wii MotionPlus.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A clever mix of puzzle, stealth, and action that manages to avoid most frustrations thanks to a constant stream of new ideas and a knowing sense of humour.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another quietly competent downloadable compilation, with five new competitive maps that show Call Of Duty at its close quarters best.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid if predictable start to the new season, but still one of Telltale's better graphic adventures.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Probably the best Final Fantasy game on mobile and a good example of how to play fair with both nostalgia and free-to-play microtransactions.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are too few surprises when it comes to the story and Daud is a disappointingly blunt instrument, but a return to Dunwall is welcome no matter who’s conducting the tour.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another incremental improvement that adds some welcome new features but fails to fix old ones.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best console version yet of the PC hit - and accessible enough to suit even real-time strategy haters.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Never quite as good as the smart writing and clever ideas seem to promise, but still a thoroughly entertaining parody of the best of 2D Zelda.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn't address any of the series' shortcomings but this is still the most versatile solider sim around.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    No fun at all on your own, but together on the same couch this is one of the most entertaining co-op puzzles for many months.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s still far from perfect but the improvements here are enough to help fans forget GRID 2, and hope that GRID 3 will be the game they really want.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A rather disappointing end to such a ground-breaking trilogy, where all the bold new ideas seem very much at odds with the core gameplay.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It goes completely against the spirit of the movie but at least the game is able to celebrate the creativity of its developers, if not its players.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Somehow this manages to be the best superhero team-up game of the year, even though its management style is fairly simplistic.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may be superficial, but the surface it covers is becoming immense.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shockingly exploitative downloadable content overshadows an excellent new career mode and effective use of The Masters tournament.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yet another downloadable Robotron clone, but one with some interesting, if peculiar, ideas.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The least brown shooter ever made, with the colourful graphics and accessible controls supported by an imaginative and surprisingly well-crafted online experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More of the same has rarely been so welcome, with this unusually elaborate, if still obviously reheated, download.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The whole concept runs contrary to many of the series’ strengths, but it’s still hard not to be engaged by what remains some of the best storytelling in gaming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best straight pinball simulator for some time, with four well designed tables and a fun multiplayer.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not much of a simulation but Codemasters' first F1 game is a slick and hugely entertaining racer.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may add up to less than the sum of its parts but in terms of storytelling and presentation this indie favourite has much to teach mega budget retail games.
    • 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.
    • 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
    A great value bundle that includes the original game, the new expansion, and some of the best action role-playing since Dark Souls.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An excellent driving game but one sullied by cheapskate microtransactions. a lack of tracks, and the dubious worth of the Drivatar technology.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best of the bit Generations puzzlers returns with its take on the art of traffic directing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An unfortunate turn to the microtransaction Dark Side causes some unnecessary problems with balancing but gaming’s odd couple remains a surprisingly successful pairing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun and fairly original pseudo flight sim that has more depth and imagination than most rivals.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As good as Diablo is ever likely to be when playing with a joypad, but even the new local co-op options are subject to necessary but debilitating compromises.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Probably the best portable tennis game ever, with an impressive range of options and deep gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fast-paced and accessible are not words commonly used to describe turn-based strategy games, but Sid Meier’s latest is a fun, breezy strategic time killer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A little undercooked, but this is still an enjoyable attempt to create a more cerebral shooter.
    • 70 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still an excellent third person brawler, but not the subversive outsider the original was.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's nothing even slightly revolutionary here, but five decent new maps – including one for Zombies – is perfectly welcome anyway.
    • 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
    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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An improvement on the first map pack and not just because of the Predator, but Call Of Duty in general could really do with a change of scenery.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    It might not escape from the shadow of Punch-Out!! but this WiiWare download still puts up a good fight.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A hugely entertaining, if slightly uneven, roller coaster ride of gorgeously stylised ultra violence.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most realistic and versatile soldier sim ever, but also the most bug-ridden and inscrutable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A highly enjoyable GTA clone but one that doesn’t quite have the panache of Rockstar’s best or the inspiration to make the most of its otherwise enjoyable gameplay concepts.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Frustratingly shallow and hamstrung by underdeveloped gameplay mechanics, and yet somehow the fact that that an open world pirate game exists at all is enough to provide a certain amount of fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Rabbids' first proper game is a huge improvement on the earlier mini-game collections.