Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,701 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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 0 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
1,701 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun and imaginative homage to Dungeon Keeper that's gone from impossibly to merely incredibly hard.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sony's Mario Kart clone has some impressive customisation tools but as a racer it lacks any real drive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Putting looks before substance doesn't seem so bad in this superbly surreal first person fighter.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An inoffensive 2D platformer with some novel ideas - but fairly vapid and overly expensive.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the best Ace Attorney games still looks awful on the Wii, in another lazy and irreverent port.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    No insult to the series' legacy, but a workmanlike sequel that didn't need to be made (or ported).
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not going to change the world but this is a simple, accessible pseudo flight sim that's plenty of fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It may look like any other tower defence game but this has just enough wrinkles to keep your interest.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A near perfect update to what remains a game with far more style than substance, nice new graphics or not.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It might not be the Elite sequel of your dreams but this space trader is in a field of its own on 360.