Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,692 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 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Lowest review score: 0 Postal III
Score distribution:
1,692 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Professor Layton may offer a more cerebral challenge but Rhythm Thief has more than enough charm and imagination to waltz its way into your affections.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fez
    The overall experience though is hypnotically beautiful, both visually and in terms of its almost transcendent ability to make you think and care about its virtual world. Forget the labels of it being an indie game or download, this is a great work of imagination and well worth the wait.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tribes: Ascend is not just an excellent first person shooter in its own right but it's a well-orchestrated revival of a franchise that has never got the recognition it deserves. Whether it'll be more lucky this time we couldn't say but just give this a go and you won't have lost anything, literally.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another excellent portable Shin Megami Tensei title and one of the best strategy role-players on any format.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's Total War in name only but even so this is one of the most well-designed strategy games on smartphones - and certainly one of the most attractive.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever spin on the MOBA genre that strips away the complications and nerdy presentation to create a fast-paced but deceptively complex action strategy game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The amount of missing features is disappointing, but as a first step this is an excellent console version of one of gaming's most open-ended and creative experiences.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Punishingly and infuriatingly hard, but also the best retro-inspired platform puzzler for years, and a very successful port to the 3DS.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another inspired descent into bullet hell from the masters at Cave, and one that has both an unusual amount of tactical depth and yet remains surprisingly accessible.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The details may have changed but this is still fundamentally the same game as the 1996 original. But that's kind of the point. Diablo isn't interested in innovation or subtlety; it's interested in empowerment and cheap thrills. It knows that clicking on monsters to bash their brains in with an axe is fun and its only concern is ensuring it stays that way no matter how, and with whom, you play it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressively well balanced shooter that manages to deliver a diverse and innovative feature set that should please almost everyone.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More content than usual for a Call Of Duty map pack and the new Face Off mode is a neat variation on the usual team-based action.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its similarities to Portal will be obvious to everyone and in terms of puzzles this is very much its equal, but in terms of script and characters… not so much.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An even more impressive mix of horror and personal drama than the first episode, with intelligent writing, crowd-pleasing gore, and… far too many bugs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may well end up being Nintendo's last game on the Wii, but it's an impressively subversive swansong that is neither as crude - nor as easy - as it looks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The closest thing to Ikaruga on a smartphone and despite the psychedelic presentation one of Jeff Minter's more lucid shooters of recent years.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best Tower Defense action hybrids so far, with considerably more depth than the original - even if it still looks like the same game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever spin on the MOBA genre that strips away the complications and nerdy presentation to create a fast-paced but deceptively complex action strategy game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The PS Vita finally gets something to sing about with a beautifully conceived mix of platform action, striking visuals, and perfectly orchestrated music.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn't even try to reinvent the Counter-Strike formula, but this is easily the best version for consoles and a refreshing retro alternative to the modern military shooter.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easily the best Transformers game ever, but also a tantalising glimpse of how to transform current action games into something more inventive and imaginative.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new content is exactly as good as you'd hope, but the PC version of From Software's classic is also exactly the sort of technical mess you probably feared.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As gaudy and over-the-top as the '80s itself, but not quite as shallow. This masterful reboot of the granddaddy of scrolling beat 'em-ups has real punch.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not have changed very much from last year's entry but what small improvements there are still makes this the best F1 racer of the modern era.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best LittleBigPlanet has ever been, and although there are still problems with the platforming mechanics at least it's easy now to build around them.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But despite all that it gets right we do wish that Guild Wars 2 had been bolder with the art style and the setting of its game world. Or that it had pushed its combat system even further and created something genuinely unique. Although the fact that it has no subscription fee is an unqualified positive that needs to be adopted as standard before free-to-play ruins everything.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic labour of love that genuinely manages to improve on the ground-breaking original – if only by missing out some of the worst parts.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best smartphone games of the year, with stunning cartoon visuals and gameplay that's as easy to control as it is to become addicted to.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An evolution of last year's FIFA is enough for EA to win the battle of football games, but it may need to step up its game next year with PES improving.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Minimalist gaming at its finest, with graphics and presentation out of the Stone Age but evocative sci-fi action that's tense, tactical and instantly addictive.