Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,772 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 10.7 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 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
1,772 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Nintendo beat their previous best yet again with a masterclass in imagination, game design and sheer fun.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A staggering technical achievement that is matched only by the depth and ambition of its gameplay – this is not only the best-looking GTA ever but by far the most fun to play.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An incredibly ambitious upgrade that not only improves the visuals and gameplay but, through the new first person view, offers a new way to play the best GTA ever.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best exclusive on the PS3 is also one of this gen's greatest (and most attractive) action adventures.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A milestone game for BioWare, where character-driven drama proves just as engrossing as the combat.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily Bethesda's best game yet, with an impossibly detailed and beautiful game world and a new gold standard for Western style role-playing.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Describing it as an online community arts program is possibly not the most enticing of descriptions, but it's nevertheless the most accurate.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunning achievement in both storytelling and third person adventure, with unforgettable characters and tense, brilliantly paced action.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still a stunning achievement in both storytelling and third person adventure, and although this is the definitive version the differences are still minor.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Possibly the best Grand Theft Auto game never made and one of the most atmospheric video games ever.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not as perfectly formed as the original, but close enough - with some of the best story-telling and voiceover work in all gaming.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Daringly ambitious in terms of both subject matter and structure, BioShock Infinite is the most successful mix of storytelling and action this generation of gaming has ever seen.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not just the best superhero game, but one of the greatest action adventures ever made - set in an expansive and engrossing virtual world unlike any other.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A perfectly judged makeover for what remains possibly the best arcade adventure ever made.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not quite the definitive version that some would've been expecting, but still the best Western style action role-player of the generation.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best version of Street Fighter ever, the best 2D fighter ever and probably the best multiplayer ever.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are a few niggling technical issues but this still easily laps any other serious racing game on the iPhone - or any other portable format.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not the originality of the design, but the workmanship, that makes this one of the best FPS ever.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A startlingly well realised iteration of GTA that even does some things better than the home consoles.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A perfect mix of retro and modern sensibilities that loses none of the charm or accessibility of the originals, but adds a great deal more variety.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the best game on the Wii U and one that can proudly stand alongside Nintendo’s greatest, even if it doesn’t quite top the Super Mario Galaxy games.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lack of innovation is a shame, but the attention to detail and superb multiplayer is beyond criticism.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is not a perfect game, and it never has been, but Persona 4 has always been our favourite Japanese role-player and this is the definitive version of it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be short on gameplay surprises, but it's long on visual shock and awe.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great ending to a landmark trilogy. A near perfect mix of action and storytelling, where the personal drama is as engrossing as the galaxy-spanning battles.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Revolutionary on at least two counts, with the best motion controls ever seen in a video game and an inspired reinvention and improvement of the Zelda formula.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ask not what Rock Band 3 can do for you, but whether you have the commitment (and a large enough wallet) to make the most out of it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The end result is certainly the best of the series, with the sense of scale and superb presentation overcoming most concerns over repetition and depth.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No longer just an imitation of cinematic blockbusters but an interactive roller-coaster of outstanding ambition, technical ability, and genuine heart.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The search for the perfect offline mode continues, but even without it this is the best Smash Bros. so far and one of the best fighting games of all-time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best fighter ever gets even better with a huge roster of some of gaming's most iconic characters.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best gets that little bit better in what is a modest sequel, but a still stunning driving simulator.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superbly judged revamp of Fire Emblem that final elevates the series to classic status and in the process creates one of the most engrossing and accessible strategy games ever.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The classic 1995 role-player is finally released in Europe and it's almost sad how fresh it still feels.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Less is most definitely more in this beautifully understated co-op adventure, that dares you to make sense of its enigmatic voyage.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Japanese role-player of the current generation and a big step forwards for the genre in terms of accessibility and ambition.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The text adventure is reborn as one of the smartest and most engrossing interactive stories of the year, and with one of the best touchscreen interfaces ever seen.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few games warrant the HD treatment as much as these two – on both a technical and artistic level – in what remain towering examples of the art of interactive entertainment.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rather than iron out the faults of the original this new platformer construction kit tries to hide them under a wave of useful but inessential extras.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As usual the new play controls add little, but this is still a good deal for such classic games.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An instantly accessible control system opens the floodgates to satisfying gameplay, hilarious upgrades and highly replayable levels. Ridiculous Fishing rarely makes a misstep.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic sequel, whose improvements may be relatively subtle but are more than enough to confirm Bayonetta 2 as one of the greatest action games ever made.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its claim to being combat-evolved grows ever more tenuous, but Bungie's last Halo is still the most fully featured first person shooter ever.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent portable version of one of the best strategy games of all-time, and one that could have a profound effect on mobile gaming.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Achingly beautiful, tyre-shredding action and enough new features to keep the faithful on board. Occasional frustrations, but is easily the most complete racing experience available today.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good value compilation of two of the PS2's most technically accomplished action games.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As far as we're concerned this is easily the best Gears Of War game, but it's also one that refines and exhausts every gameplay element to such a degree that it seems like a far more final end to the trilogy than Epic probably intended. If there are more games, and we assume there will be, they're going to have to be significantly different to seem worthwhile.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best looking games ever, but also one of the least ambitious in terms of anything else.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Far more than just the best Batman game, this is a top notch mix of action, stealth and storytelling.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best and worst of BioWare's excesses combine in this competent but unprogressive RPG.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best Zelda games of all time and one which manages to quietly rewrite the series’ usual formula in some surprising, and surprisingly successful, ways.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A carefully considered sequel that avoids upsetting existing fans and offers an olive branch to newcomers – but although the PC version is the best it’s by a slimmer margin than many would’ve hoped.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the best Far Cry game so far, with a near perfect mix of open world exploration, action, impressively ambitious storytelling, and one of gaming's best villains.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A carefully considered sequel that avoids upsetting existing fans and offers an olive branch to newcomers – all the while retaining its position as one of the most challenging, and rewarding, video games of modern times.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A vast improvement on the flawed original, with much more variety and a much greater sense of fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best third person actioners of all time manages to make Dante and Kratos look like amateurs.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By ironing out the last few wrinkles from the original console versions, and adding in a few extra features, Diablo finally feels at home with a gamepad.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Mario role-player yet is sharply funny, surprisingly deep and endlessly inventive.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterpiece in physics-based destruction and one of the most entertaining ways to fall out with friends ever devised.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After a string of disappointing downloadable expansions, for well respected games such as Fable II and Fallout 3, this provides almost everything a Grand Theft Auto IV fan would have been hoping for.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The risk taken with the new defensive system has paid off and all the changes add up to make this the most realistic football experience to date.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A host of new refinements makes this the best FIFA yet and probably the best football game ever.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A bad Zelda is still a good game by any other standard but this does frustrating little to improve its standing, beyond making the graphics look even more stunning.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The iPhone's best game emerges from the shadow of LocoRoco as one of the best portable puzzlers ever.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fez
    The game may never live down the notoriety of its designer but this is still one of the most entertaining and imaginative indie games of the last decade.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Japanese role-player grows up, with a fantastic mix of traditional gameplay and daring plot.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As much mood piece as video game, but the mix of stark atmosphere and clever puzzles is hard to resist.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best stealth games in years and an accomplished 2D platformer in its own right, with a near perfect balance, of depth, accessibility, and bloodshed.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Indie gaming at its retro-loving best, with some of the most cunningly-designed and purposefully infuriating 2D gameplay of the year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The DS is the definitive version but this still does some things better than the home consoles GTAs.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The definitive version of one of the most beautiful video games ever created, not to mention the best Zelda game that never was.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most significant sequel in Civilization history maintains all of the series' most intriguing features while greatly improving the accessibility and combat.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Exactly what the 3DS needed to reenergise its fortunes and restate its purpose, and even if it's not as good as Galaxy it's still the best portable Mario since the Game Boy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not just one of the best strategy games of all-time but one of the best video games of any kind – and one that excites your emotions just as much as your brain matter.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gaming’s ultimate eSport gets a well-considered makeover by the masters at Valve, although new ideas, and fixes for old problems, are currently thin on the ground.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An inspired and genuinely original puzzle game that offers plenty of value for money and one of the best reason so far to get your 3DS online.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant reinvention of the series that maintains the epic of scale of battles and yet increases the accessibility and focus.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An almost total success and one of the best ever strategy games, with amazing scope and accessibility.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best non-Mario platformer ever made and a stunning work of imagination, where the visuals, music, and gameplay all resonate in perfect harmony.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New modes such as NBA's Greatest are a welcome inclusion and add longevity to the game. Basketball fans will also be excited by the improvements to Franchise mode, and the overall first class presentation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sony's super-stylised future racer may still be download-only but this expansion is worth every penny.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An evolutionary improvement on the original and by consequence one of the best co-operative first person shooters ever made.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The third time is still lucky for the best version yet of one the greatest ever Japanese role-players.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s not perfect but The Walking Dead is one of the most important advances in interactive fiction for a generation, with some of the most memorable characters of any video game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PopCap Games' best game and probably the best ever Tower Defence – and it works just as well as you'd hope on the Xbox 360.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no gain without pain in this unusual and atmospheric, but incredibly punishing, action RPG.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Superbly successful action role-player that allows you to live a full fantasy life of your choosing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its goals and improvements may be more modest than the last game but this is still an enjoyable return trip to Italy - especially in the company of friends.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is just more of the same, but however minor the improvement this is still co-op gaming at its best.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best arcade racer of not just this year but this whole generation of consoles, with an unrivalled sense of speed and the sheer joy of competition.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Generously-sized expansion, which despite increasingly rough edges has some of the best missions yet.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It offers little progress from the PC version, but then none is really needed in what is a masterclass in minimalist video game design.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a highly emotional finale this is arguably the worst episode of the season, although the overall storytelling remains some of the strongest in gaming.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More realistic than ever, but not necessarily a better game as a result of it - especially as the frontline features and options have seen little change.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A serious game for serious minds or a fun and surprisingly accessible stealth shooter. Just as it should be, the choice is always yours.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The definitive version of one of the best video games of the last 10 years, as well as a perfect example of downloadable content done right.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A typically awful boxed set for such an influential series, but the games themselves work well in HD and this is still a useful primer for the series.