Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,770 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 10.6 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 Postal III
Score distribution:
1,770 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An improvement on the last episode and although some of the storytelling tricks are a bit of a cheat they’re all in the service of an increasingly intriguing plot.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not quite premiere league but Nintendo’s unexpected foray into football management dares to do things differently, and in some cases better, than its rivals.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A promotional tie-in more than a fully-featured video game, but as long as you know what you’re getting into this at least conjurers an enjoyably colourful footballing atmosphere.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not an evolution like the last game, and certainly not a revolution – there’s a great deal of fun still to be had in Trials Fusion but unfortunately not much in the way of new ideas.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly successful mobile spin-off that uses the key elements of Hitman to good effect but remains perfectly playable to those new to the franchise.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly worthwhile slice of downloadable content, that is better paced and has a more interesting storyline than the main game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well-crafted and occasionally imaginative dungeon crawler that is let down only by its questionable presentation and sky high difficulty.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best Kirby games so far, although it still suffers from all the series’ usual faults – including the nagging concern that the whole concept could be so much more.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A mostly successful experiment at turning one of the world’s biggest studios into an indie developer, with the end result being a charming love letter to the best of Japanese role-playing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perhaps the closest there’ll ever be to a portable version of Dark Souls, but the unreliable controls make the punishing difficulty harder to bare.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not all of the game’s bold ideas are entirely successful but in terms of the visuals, music, and storytelling ambition this is one of the most absorbing indie adventures of the year.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A heavy-handed but impressively sincere attempt to tackle a subject most other games would never dare, with the end resulting being both affecting and entertaining.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly satisfying end to a highly uneven season of adventures, which manages to show off both the best and worst of Telltale’s storytelling craft.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best remasters so far makes surviving the Russian apocalypse more horrifying than ever, although none of the changes address the games’ more fundamental issues.
    • 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.
    • 76 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A worthy follow-up to Deadly Premonition, although whether it earns the same classic status will depend largely on the subsequent episodes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Different but certainly not better, despite the amazing next gen visuals FIFA has never seemed so indecisive and lacking in direction.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a little too zealous in its old school approach, but this is still a great computer role-playing game and a welcome, if unofficial, part of the Fallout family.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still not quite essential, but the best of the three downloads and an effective final chapter for the most successfully difficult video game of the modern era.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pacing problems and a lack of variety take their toll, but in its best most moments this is the most successful big budget survival horror in a decade.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gimmick is great, and playing as a villain works extremely well, but as a game this doesn’t play as fair or as fun as previous instalments.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In terms of pure gameplay this is perhaps the best serious detective game so far, but the issues with the script and characters remain more than a one pipe problem.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not necessarily an essential experience, but despite the repetitive elements the game’s co-op thrills and winning humour ensure entertainment for both new fans and old.
    • 74 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.
    • 82 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.
    • 69 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A far less ambitious sequel than the last two years and most of the headline changes are negative, especially changing your manager into a role-playing character.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Poor pacing and the worst celebrity voiceovers of the year mar what could have been the definitive Lego game, but in the end is just another fun but shallow co-op game amongst many.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A perfectly good 3D remake of Ruby and Sapphire, the only problem being that Ruby and Sapphire were never that great – and this is still not as good as the recent X and Y.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A perfectly good 3D remake of Ruby and Sapphire, the only problem being that Ruby and Sapphire were never that great – and this is still not as good as the recent X and Y.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 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.