Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,718 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 Postal III
Score distribution:
1,718 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hugely disappointing portable debut that replicates the basic look of Gran Tursimo but rips out its heart.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a game five years in the making this is a disappointingly trivial and repetitive actioner.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Baby and bathwater are thrown screaming from the tub as Square Enix strip Final Fantasy down to the marrow.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Halo's attempt to re-imagine real-time strategy for consoles is simplistic and surprisingly drab.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    First-person shooter meets survival horror, but the primary psychic phenomenon here is deja vu.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An accurate adaptation of the table-top classic, but it fumbles the ball when trying to expand its appeal.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Impressively original, and wonderfully grotesque, arachnid sim that's just a little short on gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A hugely original and beautifully presented shooter sadly in search of proper difficulty curve.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The graphical downgrade has certainly been handled with less grace and the new controls are more twitchy and unpredictable than the old ones.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Certainly a career high for Kirby, but he still wilts next to serious platforming competition.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not a bad attempt at bringing Resistance to the PSP, but the end result feels shallow and repetitive.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Disappointing superhero sim, whose meagre set of powers prove to be far less exotic than you'd hope.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This starship sim never reaches escape velocity from the cloying traditions of Japanese RPGs.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the most original survival horrors of modern times, held back by a leaden pace and controls.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are some great ideas at work here, but the game can't quite bind them into a successful whole.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A slightly disappointing sequel, but still an addictively bizarre musical mini-game collection.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    SNK fail to provide any real justification for continuing the 2D shooter series or for moving to the DS.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Konami's role-player is a frustratingly uneven mix of great graphics, dull combat and fun questing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A Western style Final Fantasy Tactics with tons of content but lacking in polish and accessibility.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The best Tenchu for years, even if it does still leave too many frustrating relics from the past.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not the visual jaw-dropper that was promised but a virtual safari is better than none.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The new PS3 version of the Chopin-themed role-player still sounds more original than it plays.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dazzlingly gorgeous 2D graphics cannot hide Vanillaware's merely competent beat 'em-up gameplay.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Charmingly old-school puzzle-solving with some interesting gimmicks and cute characters/corporate mascots.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fun but slight real-time strategy expansion that's rather short on strategy and value for money.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A wasted and over-egged sequel to what was an innovative mix of rhythm action and real-time strategy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's no classic, but this is still better value, and in some cases better quality, than shop-bought games.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although it means little given the lack of competition this is the best Wild West shooter for years.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Too expensive to win the graphic adventure new fans but old ones will still enjoy this genre highlight.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An almost heroic debut for the explosive penguins, spoilt only by a foolishly inflexible control system.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a shameless copy of Diablo, but this action role player still has some personality of its own.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Metallica fans will be happy enough, but everyone else will lament the lack of evolution and poor value.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shallow, repetitive and easy, but this Ninja Gaiden clone is also mad as a hatter - and that helps a lot.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Superior, but still badly flawed, portable real-time strategy that lacks both depth and variety.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Further proof of the Wii's gift for first person shooters, if only a more experienced developer would try.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Five fun, but paper thin, premises connected by perhaps the world's only no-button control system.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Possibly the world's least anticipated sequel, but a surprisingly enjoyable brain dead romp all the same.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Phantasy Star Online legacy still goes unfulfilled, as the portable version treads water.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More restatement than rebirth, this Gradius greatest hits collection has little new to offer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The original was obnoxious and insensitive but this new shooter lacks even that much personality.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The granddaddy of point 'n' clicker Zack & Wiki makes a surprising and largely successful return.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a film tie-in it's not bad, but this is not the ultimate Wolverine sim it could've been.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A strange choice of PSone update, but an enjoyable platformer only let down by its lack of challenge.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A clever, adult-themed survival horror, but one that still fails to chill spines as it used to.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite all the effort to seem wacky and surreal this is an oddly un-engaging follow-up to Excite Truck.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An expansion pack in full price clothing, offering only new versions of admittedly classic songs.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unusually complex for a Tower Defence game, but also needlessly obscure and difficult to play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In their panic EA has made a game which has no place in the current market. Neither arcade racer, nor simulation it also pales next to the well-established rivals which manage to be both.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not a game for the ages but it is a reasonable introduction to real-time strategy for action fans.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not the backward step of the PS3 version, but this tactical shooter still lacks real advancement.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun nostalgia ride for fans but not a patch on the similarly pitched Dead Space: Extraction.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A disappointing series reboot, with the new graphics proving more trouble than they're worth.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What should be the most epic crossover of all time is reduced to Daley Thompson's Decathlon in the snow.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It may be big in Japan but there's little here that is new, in this still deeply flawed mini-MMO.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It looks and plays just like the PS3 games, but alas this is just as pedestrian in terms of innovation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A disappointing sequel that is arguably inferior to the original, despite more amusing minion antics.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another obnoxious sequel that seems to have forgotten that the whole point of the game was its originality.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The sequel to Puzzle Quest is cheap and far from cheerful, but it's still a mostly effective mix of genres.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You don't have to be a child to enjoy this new game from the makers of Hitman - just very undemanding.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The DS's second serving of Bust-A-Move has little new to offer but the same old coloured bubble matching.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's spot the difference time again, with another sequel that fails to offer any real improvements.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Square Enix's addiction to microtransactions ruins another WiiWare release, in this 17-year-late sequel.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's an infectious insanity to the combat and mini-games that almost forgives the many flaws.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Better than My Life As A King but the bad guys still aren't having that much fun with their tower defence.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A surprisingly high quality tie-in, which for once acts as a good introduction to gaming for youngsters.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A clear improvement on Heroes Of The Pacific, but IL-2 Sturmovik is still the superior fighter ace.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The princess may have bitten off more than she can chew with her clever but confused multiplayer melees.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A very half-hearted sort of reboot for the series with flawed new graphics and little real personality.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Micro Machines remains to be beaten, but this top-down racer is still fun if you have enough friends.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's still just another Tower Defence game, but at least this one requires some genuine strategy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's certainly plenty of rock but this climbing sim doesn't prove quite as exciting as it sounds.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The sequel to Ferrari Challenge may be a good simulation, but it's not really much of a game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Konami forgets it's already made the ultimate Contra tribute - and it's not this bland rehash.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Arguably the last great Sonic The Hedgehog game, even if it's not necessarily one of the best.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fantasy real-time strategy that ignores conventions as readily as its heroes ignore your commands.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The old Advance Wars clone gets a remake, but somehow avoids getting a proper 21st-century makeover.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sony's own take Project Natal proves a convincing proof of concept but even as a virtual pet it's limited.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Enjoyably surreal graphic adventure that is still fun despite no real challenge or lastability.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another disappointing chapter in the increasingly uneven adventures of gaming's mightiest pirate.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The camera technology can't keep up with the game's ambition, but at least this Pokemon clone has some.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A shot for shot remake of the original - and therefore one of the most pointless makeovers of the year.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    360 owners might be less familiar with the original but this is still the most pointless remake ever.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Customise a very ordinary platformer into something a bit more personal in this clever DSiWare game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The old war vet is clearly past its best, but there's still much for younger conscripts to learn here.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Qix is great but this does almost nothing to improve it or make it more palatable for modern audiences.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the Amiga's favourite sons returns but with little of its original personality intact.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shooting tin cans hasn't got any more exciting over the years in this forgettable lightgun game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Konami play Frankenstein with another old series, but even though the seams are showing the game's still fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the best looking games ever, but its awe for retro Zelda ruins hopes for similarly inspired gameplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An absolutely terrible version of an enduringly excellent game that has no business being on the Wii.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a perfectly competent strategy role-player, but one lacking any real personality or imagination.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bafflingly inaccessible Japanese role-player that still remains strangely engrossing despite itself.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The new professions are a fun idea but there aren't enough of them to justify the high asking price.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The graphics may have improved but this is still the same old After Burner - for better and worse.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A hugely ambitious and imaginative, but still very roughly hewn, simulation of medieval combat.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A surprisingly decent movie tie-in with a fun four-player mode that will amuse players of any age.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The latest and ugliest Puzzle Quest spin-off is still addictive, but its gimmicks are getting very old.