Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,862 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 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Lowest review score: 0 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
1,862 game reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An unbearably bland arena-based shooter that only manages to make the Quake-style action seem more old-fashioned and irrelevant than ever.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a great idea, and filled with some top grade Suda51 weirdness, but Kinect is nowhere near accurate enough to make even such a simple game work properly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For those that don't remember the original this retro remake will likely prove a little too old school.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A peculiar multimedia bundle that features a near worthless HD update, a paid-for demo and a terrible CGI movie. Fighting game fans can do a lot better.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The cinematic approach makes sense on paper but it means Telltale Games aren't able to play to their strengths and the end result seems doomed to extinction.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It doesn't do anything new, it doesn't fix any old problems and it's not very substantial. There are a lot of better ways to spend £6.80 on Xbox Live.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even if you enjoy Roguelikes this must be the worst special edition ever, with almost no new features.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s a genuinely revolting vision of the future, of a games industry that treats its players as enemies to be bullied and manipulated – not customers to be entertained and attended to. If SimCity really was a city we’d realise we weren’t welcome and move out immediately.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The visuals are incredible, but for a game obsessed with storytelling at all costs the dopey plot and underwritten characters in no way make up for the lack of gameplay.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption is a great single player game, but this only emphasises the mediocre multiplayer.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As match-three puzzlers go this is well above average, but the cynical microtransactions make it a horrible slog to actually play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It always sounded like a bad idea, but although Zelda has inspired one of the best Dynasty Warriors games to date the end result is still well below average by any other standard.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The switch to turn-based strategy works perfectly but only fans will tolerate the endless cut scenes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Spiritual or not this is a poor sequel to the Panzer Dragoon games, and its tame and repetitive action will certainly not win the series any new fans.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It certainly looks and sounds the part but this downloadable game is just as shallow as most retail tie-ins.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are number of clever concepts here, but they're left drowning in a sea of mediocre first person shooting and action movie clichés.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's been a long time since we've had a decent Star Wars game though and this miserable misfire is very much more Attack Of The Clones than it is Empire Strikes Back.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Only the smallest of improvements on the original game and still a shameful waste of the license.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The most disappointing Mass Effect 3 download so far, which once again emphasizes overfamiliar action instead of meaningful storytelling.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Almost exactly the same features as Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires, and although it’s still more entertaining than the main game the lack of effort put in is downright insulting.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Flawed racer which finds little of interest in its massive open world - least of all the race cars.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Extremely short, extremely dull, and extremely expensive for what it is. Dead Rising 3 may not be the greatest launch game ever but it deserves better than this.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The final slice of downloadable content is just as shallow in its gameplay and ambition as before.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The worst Guitar Hero spin-off yet with a half-hearted tribute to a band who barely deserved one anyway.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s still going to be a long hard struggle to turn Dynasty Warriors into a top quality action game, but this is the first sequel in a long time to feel like it’s actually trying.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's nice to see someone is making a new Pikmin game, but this half-hearted clone has neither the variety nor the imagination of its considerably cuter inspiration.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's good to see Assassin's Creed having a positive influence on game settings but this historical would-be epic has little else to recommend it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Disappointing sequel that manages to undo the relative successes of the original and dishonour the film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It looks like EarthBound, and to a degree it plays like EarthBound, but this has none of the charm or character of the SNES classic – and considerably worse combat.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Disappointing follow-up to the already lightweight Shattered Dimensions, which seems to go out of its way to waste all the potential of the character(s).
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The whole idea was probably doomed from the start but this is a disappointingly slipshod effort, with a story campaign that somehow feels more old-fashioned than the decades-old movie it’s based on.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Virtual On on a budget, with a fully functioning online mode but very little depth or longevity.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The motion controls work well enough but this is an unambitious and needlessly simplistic on-the-rails adventure that does nothing to help Move's cause.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The cinematic atmosphere is highly impressive throughout, but that's about the only thing that is in this weirdly inconsistent 2D survival horror.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The greatest offence here is not sexism but simply tedium at the game’s shallow action, although while the one note joke lasts it is a funny one.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A real misstep for Level-5, with tedious battles and an equally uninteresting plot and characters.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's barely enough time to rail at the missed opportunities in one of the least substantial games ever.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One of the least worst Kinect games this year, which although it suffers from all the usual control issues is at least mindless fun while it lasts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In summary we don't think we've ever seen so many good ideas in such a bad game. The spell and crafting system really is amongst the best the genre can offer, but everything else is amongst the very worst.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s probably no way to make After Burner interesting again without turning it into a completely different game, but there was no need for Sega to prove that fact yet again.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hopefully the future of Fable won't be any more downloads, as this is another waste of both time and money.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While its fun to see how absurd those distractions get that only makes it harder and harder to pretend you’re playing a real game, with consequences and genuine danger. Despite all that we’re curious to see what Violation will do for their first next gen-only sequel, but for now this second expansion is probably best left to burn.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The laidback atmosphere and gentle flower tending hide a game that is far too predictable and frustrating to offer any lasting entertainment.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A class BioWare download: short, pointless and missing everything that made the original interesting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Drudge are a sadly appropriate named for the enemy in this artless grind of a first person shooter.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The real survival horror here is enduring the repetitive scares and gameplay all the way to the end.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The laziest HD collection yet, with just two titles from an eight game franchise, neither of which have been recreated with anything like the effort and care they deserve.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's plenty of potential and good ideas here but very little fun, in a game that tries to make a pirate's life seem as frustrating and repetitive as possible.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The weapon-crafting is great but given the manipulative microtransactions this free-to-play shooter is not worth your time, let alone your money.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a quick and dirty port this is no disgrace but it doesn't make any meaningful use of the 3DS's functions or the concept's potential.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unwanted and unnecessary, but despite the bland third person shooting there’s an unexpectedly light touch to the script that hints at other lost opportunities.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The limitations of the PSP and a wrong-headed emphasis on combat ruin an otherwise promising spin-off.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A disappointing misstep for Harvest Moon's sister series, where neither monster fighting nor crop planting offers any real entertainment or variety.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Three obscure lightgun games and the world's most unpopular online shooter do not exactly prove a great showcase for PlayStation Move.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A horrible disappointment that not only fails to capture the magic of its predecessors but seems oblivious to what made them popular in the first place.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A tepid sequel to Kirby And The Power Paintbrush, that even with its short running time barely manages to stretch it’s small collection of ideas across a whole game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A pale shadow of the original turning a perfectly constructed platformer into a bland retread.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The corpse of Symphony Of The Night proves far too putrefied to work as a co-operative platformer.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    No matter how the new movie turns out this tie-in makes all the usual mistakes with bland, unoriginal action and an incoherent narrative.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Not nearly as awful as it first appears and a surprisingly effective movie adaptation, that channels much of the same mindless energy as the first two sequels.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An inexplicably bland shooter from the usually reliable Insomniac that has no personality and no sense of purpose beyond a few hours of empty co-op action.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An ill-conceived port of a game that seems to make little sense on the 3DS, especially given the compromises in controls and graphics.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Far Cry is a series that’s gone on to much better things since the flawed original, and revisiting it 10 years later almost feels like pointing and laughing at the afflicted.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It looks and controls like the originals, but this lacks anything of the challenge, design flair or variety of a really super Monkey Ball.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A beautiful-looking space combat sim with many fine ideas… all of which are almost ruined by horrendous difficultly spikes and the galaxy's stupidest spaceship pilots.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Wii U version has slightly less control issues than the original Kinect game, but also less of the novelty – although it's still mindless comic book fun while it lasts.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    By no means the worst mini-game collection there's ever been but in terms of genuine party entertainment it's only a few steps above the Tory Conference.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite a few interesting ideas this never manages to relive the glory days of top-down racing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The production values seem to justify the high price but this is an annoyingly awkward mix of third person action and Tower Defence, which never really gels.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As repetitive and predictable as any movie tie-in, but the core combat is sound and Green Lantern's powers are handled well.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    First person shooters clearly do work on the PS Vita, but proving that fact is the only real achievement of this otherwise insipid portable experience.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The excitement and flow of rugby is there, but the numerous technical and budgetary limitations see the game's aim go wide.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A classic case of a racer that doesn't know whether to be a simulation or arcade game and in the end never ends up a satisfying example of either.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A hugely disappointing side venture from the creators of Pokémon, which barely seems to understand the rhythm action genre let alone try and evolve it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite the outrageous plot and bizarre weapons this is a disappointingly mundane expansion beneath all the silliness, and one that addresses none of the parent game’s failings.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Cheap, obvious, and unambitious but the zombie theme does at least help to circumvent the technical problems of the original, and offer up some novel co-op options.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Backwards sequel that sabotages or removes all the best features from the last game and wastes one of the best arsenals in gaming.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The last of the Fallout 3 expansions is also one of the worst in this bafflingly dull abduction yarn.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One of the best looking DS games ever made, but the gameplay just dosen't live up to the visuals.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All its best bits are clearly stolen from Batman: Arkham Asylum, but for a movie tie-in this still counts as above average.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The free web toy gains little from its transformation into a retail game - or in its move to the DS.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A poorly thought out attempt to take on Call Of Duty and Battlefield, whose main gimmick is as a flawed as its other elements are overfamiliar.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An odd mix of Test Drive Unlimited, Assassin’s Creed, and Destiny. And while the combination is tastier than it sounds it also has an awful lot of lumps in it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're tired of music games this peculiar platformer is no reason to keep your plastic axe either.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A game insensitive to both the subject matter and the need to offer any real variety or intrigue.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Another classy retro conversion but Rare's platforming sequel feels older than it looks.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An interesting and original shooter, but one that never has enough ideas or challenge to justify the price of admission.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An admirable attempt to create a 'real' game for Kinect, but despite the simple arcade style gameplay the technology just can't keep up.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A shadow of one of the former masters of survival horror, that is better equipped to bore than scare.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even committed fans are likely to be disappointed by this lazy and largely unnecessary rehash.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    3D graphics may be the future, but this dull beat 'em-up is unlikely to convince you of the fact.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's all a shame because the central idea of a constantly transforming dungeon is a good one. The actual game that's been constructed around it though is nowhere near good enough.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Turning Castlevania into a one-on-one fighter is a dumb idea but at least this tries to be different.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For a Dynasty Warriors game this is fairly innovative, but only if you have three friends to play with.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hearthfire is certainly a download that shatters preconceptions, but only in the sense that it never really allows you to do any of the things you thought it would.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Depressingly banal in every way, it's not impossible to be entertained by Warfighter but it is impossible to be surprised by it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lords Of Shadow 2 waddles on for 20-odd hours and would’ve been twice the game if it was half the length, with the all the unwanted padding and repetition taken out. It’s such a shame because the first game, and MercurySteam, showed such promise. But this is a huge backwards step and we fear the undead charms of Castlevania may finally have been killed off once and for all.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Compare The Pikmins.com will be overloaded once people tire of this well-meaning but dull wildlife sim.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A mix of low budget, (relatively) high ambition, and mediocre execution, Defiance is a hard game to hate but an easy one to lose interest in.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The trailers may make the film look like a live action Halo but the game plays nowhere near as well.