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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another highly competent map pack, with no stinkers and a few potential classics - particularly the new Zombies level.
    • 75 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Part tactical role-player, part bullet hell shooter - this is hard to get into but worth it if you do.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spring cleaning has never been so entertaining in this well presented and cunningly addictive physics-based platformer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Technically it's nowhere near as good as Dance Central, but for most people this is going to be a lot more fun - despite the fact that it still barely works properly.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most powerful game creation tool ever released for a console, but it’s less accessible than it could be and the endless microtransactions leave a predictably sour taste.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Easily the best downloadable extra so far and the only one to realise that Mass Effect 2's true strength is in character and melodrama, not action.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bungie plays it safe with a side story that seems designed to expand little but Microsoft's wallet.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The underlying technology and use of Kinect is impressive, it's just that the package as a whole seems a little undercooked.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Macabrely original murder ‘em-up that defies categorisation, and its numerous rough edges, to make being evil more fun than in almost any other game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Better looking than many a retail game and with only a little more variety it could've been a 2D classic.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly clever use of the licence, that maintains the charming whimsy of the books and marries it to one of the best 2D platformers of the year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Borderline brilliant at times and even a heavy weight of minor flaws can't spoil the superb co-op play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Contra gets a gorgeous new coat of paint, and even an innovative new game mode, but it's still the same old 2D shooter underneath.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Street Fighter with bullets or a one-on-one 2D shooter, whichever way you look at it this hombrew download is an intriguing oddity.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best Pokémon spin-off for years and an engrossing mix of family-friendly warmongering and engaging turn-based strategy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shallow, simplistic, and never quite as funny as it thinks it is, but there’s still more energy and imagination at work here than most other new next gen franchises.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hardcore dungeon crawling that somehow manages to make repetitive combat and scrawling on virtual graph paper addictive and satisfying.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's got more in common with Advance Wars, but this is still a great strategy game – real-time or not.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A mostly successful reboot of the series in terms of pure gameplay, except now it seems even more like a minor variation of the still superior FIFA.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The idea might offend veteran DiRT fans, but the reality of this arcade style racer is hard to hate - especially when you're smashing your best friend off a jump ramp.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite an unhealthy amount of fan service this is an innovative, if inaccessible, one-on-one fighter.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is steady like Tim Henman but lacks the imagination and true greatness of Roger Federer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The flaws are obvious, and in many cases needless, but personality (and fantastic animation) go a long way in this eccentric puzzler.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The end product is still several features short of classic status but it's not as dry as January's "Lonpos" and yet just as addictive a time-waster.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A useful fine-tuning of an already solid retro remake, that's more than a rival for Geometry Wars and other downloadable shooters.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A shameless clone of role-playing puzzle hybrid Puzzle Quest, but a slick and addictive one all the same.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    World War I has never been so much fun in this successful mix of Tower Defence and shoot 'em-up action.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great start to a promising new sports series. It does feel a little lightweight in some of the options but the central combat is handled very well.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The perfect Sam & Max episode is still yet to be made, but in terms of puzzles this one is hard to beat.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's nostalgia first and game second but you'd have to really hate Ghostbusters to not enjoy this tie-in.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not quite the return to glory Mashed and Micro Machines fans would've hoped for, but despite its flaws this is still a great party game.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although this is a considerably more interesting and accomplished game than any of its predecessors it's still nowhere near the cutting edge of the first person shooter genre. And we say that not just because of its abandonment of all that Halo introduced to the concept a decade ago.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It needed a lot more fine tuning to work properly on the Wii, but almost by default this still becomes one of the best racers on Nintendo's home console.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A clever 2D platformer that doesn't muddy the waters with overcomplicated concepts or controls - but still has time for some great 3D effects.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn't get everything right, and its low budget is obvious at times, but this is still one of the most unique and ambitious racers of the generation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Arguably the most disappointing Super Mario game ever made, and one that certainly doesn't deserve the world 'New' at the beginning of its name.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At last an HD collection that seems at least somewhat complete, and manages to recapture the magic of what made the original games so influential.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best action role-players on any portable - if it wasn't for the appallingly banal plot and characters.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A clever, if not wholly original, action strategy that's only lacking in single player appeal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don't let its low price or simple visuals fool you, this is the most demonically addictive game of the year and it takes no prisoners.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pretentious and restrictive, but also one of the most spectacular visual and aural experiences on the PS3.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A successful reboot for a franchise that still has a lot to give in terms of uniting gamers, and non-gamers, around its uncomplicated but endearing charms.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As pre-order bonuses go this is definitely a cut above, but it's also an addictive and rewarding mini-game in its own right.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the most successfully depressing survival games ever made, and a fascinating portrayal of an ordinary man in extraordinary circumstances.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    It's got its share of flaws but this is another absorbingly original puzzler for WiiWare.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This punch-pulling retro update is charming and beautiful but doesn't quite have the mind to match.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The longest-running game you've never heard of gets a typically competent but characterless makeover.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dating sims and giant robots really do mix in this compelling cocktail of Japanese obsessions.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The offspring of Zelda and God Of War can't hold a candle to its parents but it's good fun nonetheless.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's still not the game that will make giant robot sims mainstream, but it does have some innovative ideas in terms of both combat and online play.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The world's most realistic puppy and kitten owning simulator – with all that implies for potential owners.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The combat might never feel as clever as the visuals and narration but this is still an engrossing and distinctive action role-player.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As blatant a clone as has ever been seen, but although it does nothing better than Dark Souls it does do some things almost as well – and is certainly more accessible.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans may feel a little short-changed but this still features some of Rock Band's most effective moments.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's barely any different from its predecessor but it's still the best skiing sim on any console.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The world's most realistic puppy and kitten owning simulator – with all that implies for potential owners.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The world's most realistic puppy and kitten owning simulator – with all that implies for potential owners.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are only a few minor improvements over the Wii version, but this is still a classy remake with some of the best split screen action on consoles.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not just a tech demo, but a cleverly designed time waster that creates an absorbing challenge out of its apparently limited mechanics.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite many rough edges and a fumbled narrative few shooters feel as tense and unpredictable as this.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just a mishmash of cliches with enemies that could have walked in from any other shooter and a plot that simply joins the dots from one contrived set piece to another...You've not only seen it all before you've seen it a dozen times before.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Charming, clever and attractive; Botanicula is the perfect antidote to angst-ridden gaming and a fine graphic adventure in its own right.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best looking WiiWare games is also one of the most accessible real-time strategies ever.
    • 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.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    An excellent start for FIFA on the iPad, even if it does show every sign of first match nerves - with considerable room for improvement.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not just an Olympics tie-in but a proper sports game, with the majority of events finding a good balance between realism and enjoyment.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simplistic to a fault but still one of the most addictive, and fairly original, puzzlers of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The scuba diving sim isn't a crowded genre but this makes a good effort to dominate it all the same.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best and worst of BioWare's excesses combine in this competent but unprogressive RPG.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More accessible and finally sporting an online mode, but the clumsy combat still limits the hunt's appeal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As deep and as beautiful as its legacy demands, but this portable fighter is lacking in solo appeal.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The same old Ratchet & Clank as always: unsettled, fractured, gorgeous and varied to a fault.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet is once again its own worst enemy, as it fails to make the best use of its own fun new characters. Although the creation tools are the most accessible they’ve ever been.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Pure fan service in every sense, which ensures an enjoyably nostalgic adventure but also means a number of flaws that wouldn’t be tolerated in other circumstances.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Qix is great but this does almost nothing to improve it or make it more palatable for modern audiences.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's rare to see any new ideas in a 2D shooter, let alone as many as this game boasts, but they're all suffocated by some hopelessly dull presentation.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Inspired at times but also badly inconsistent, this is certainly the best Shinobi game since the Mega Drive era but still not really it's own game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a spiritual successor to Guardian Heroes this somehow manages to copy all of the flaws and leave out half of the positives, but it's still a fun beat 'em-up all the same.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An impressively silly mishmash of game styles and historical references that still manages to entertain despite its lack of depth and variety.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An improvement on the first game, but this still lacks the variety and thrills to be considered a true top gun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Corporate greed and some avoidable flaws prevent it from reaching infinity and beyond, but this is still a game that can delight and inspire in equal measure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a game it still clearly doesn't work in anything like the way it's supposed to, but as a party game novelty it currently has few equals.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun demonstration of the Xbox One’s capabilities but unfortunately much more a stealth sequel to Kinectimals than it is a proper Tycoon game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Further proof of the Wii's gift for first person shooters, if only a more experienced developer would try.

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