Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,772 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 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Lowest review score: 0 Postal III
Score distribution:
1,772 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's unlikely to ever outsell Angry Birds, but Bad Piggies certainly outthinks it – with a clever mix of physics-based puzzling and experimentation.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent sequel, with some fun new features, and proof once again that motion controls are the great leveller in terms of truly inclusive interactive entertainment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the weakest individual episodes but with the best ending by far, and one that suggests Episode 5 will be a finale to remember.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A cheekily entertaining download that turns an extremely simple idea into a disarmingly nuanced, and effortlessly charming, multiplayer battler.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A superior Mario Kart clone and certainly the best Sega has ever produced, especially in terms of the teary-eyed nostalgia inspired by its endless retro cameos.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another top notch Lego game and one that surpasses other Tolkien tie-ins, and most other movie adaptations, in terms of both fun and, unbelievably, authenticity.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 so far, although by such a small margin it still doesn't excuse the game's conservative attitude to the fighting game genre.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A superior Mario Kart clone and certainly the best Sega has ever produced, especially in terms of the teary-eyed nostalgia inspired by its endless retro cameos.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The excellent multiplayer deserves to be the focus here, rather than the repetitive, humourless, and largely artless first person shooting of the single-player campaign.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not much more than an HD update, but if you and your friends have the perseverance this is one of gaming’s most uniquely challenging co-op experiences.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are some important flaws but this is still one of the most ambitious and enjoyable games on the PS Vita, even if it still doesn’t feel like a killer app.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A disappointing sequel in many ways but as a refinement of one of the best real-time strategies of all-time this is still an enjoyably cinematic experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The pinnacle of arcade scrolling beat ‘em-ups and still amongst the best the genre can offer today, despite some change-chomping difficulty spikes.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyably old school arcade adventure that also manages to feel thoroughly modern, with a great mix of action, puzzle-solving, and almost survival horror style exploration.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not everything works as promised but somehow that doesn’t really matter when the never-ending platform action remains as entertaining as this.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An utterly bizarre mix of influences that tries to squeeze in far more elements than would ever be deemed sensible, but somehow manages to work despite it all.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Insurmountable problems with the controls stop this from being another Platinum classic but it’s still a fun game, overflowing with charm and wonderfully silly action.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unsophisticated and sloppily made but there’s a heart of gold beneath the game’s erratic exterior, as it successfully skewers some of gaming’s more pompous franchises.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Possibly the best looking game of all time, mixed with not quite there combat but a great multiplayer.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ironically the beginning is by far the worst part, but once you’ve got some headway this is the best Harvest Moon for several years and a fun alternative to Animal Crossing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Despite playing the nostalgia card it’s newer players that will get the most from this streamlined sequel, although even they will be disappointed by the workmanlike script.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A Heavy Metal comic strip come to life, this is a worthy successor to Golden Axe and a great co-op game – but it stops short of fully revitalising the genre.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A poor man’s version of Arkham City, although that still leaves a fairly rich gameplay experience – even if it is the franchise equivalent of treading water.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Many will argue as to whether it’s a ‘real’ game or not, but Proteus’ ability to stimulate your imagination and your senses makes it a more satisfyingly interactive experience than many.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At first a HD remake of Wii Sports seems a faintly ludicrous idea but the game is still a great introduction to gaming, and to the potential of motion controls.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cleverly progressive one moment and tediously predictable the next, next gen Killzone has all the same strengths and flaws as the older games – just now with even better graphics.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An excellent reboot of an unfairly forgotten fighter, but the way it’s being sold does it no favours and severally restricts the fun to be had online.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More of the same is perfectly acceptable when it’s as good as Peggle, but there’s a disappointing lack of both content and ambition here.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It still seems bizarre there’s no console version but if you must play a PlayStation 2 era GTA game on a touchscreen then this is a good as you can ever imagining it working.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cute and silly but also impressively insightful when it comes to ordinary people’s wants and desires – even if those ordinary people are portrayed as talking sushi rolls.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Microtransactions rear their ugly head once again, but they’re not enough to take the shine off one of the best portable Ridge Racers so far.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some of the most difficult decision-making in gaming, both tactically and morally, but occasional rough edges betray the game’s small budget and short development time.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Clever, funny, and thought-provoking, but even without the weight of expectations this is a surprisingly insubstantial and ephemeral experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spring cleaning has never been so entertaining in this well presented and cunningly addictive physics-based platformer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s no attempt at pretence: this is a Monster Hunter clone through and through, but such a good one it actually does some things better than its inspiration.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tropical Freeze is a good game, and aficionados of the genre will love it, but it does absolutely nothing to move forward either the Donkey franchise, 2D platformers in general, or the case for buying a Wii U.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A brief but entertaining prologue that is marred by the question of value for money and an empty story that has no resolution unless you buy the next game.