Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,785 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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 0 Postal III
Score distribution:
1,785 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
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    The best version of Street Fighter ever, the best 2D fighter ever and probably the best multiplayer ever.
    • 92 Metascore
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    The best fighter ever gets even better with a huge roster of some of gaming's most iconic characters.
    • 97 Metascore
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    Nintendo beat their previous best yet again with a masterclass in imagination, game design and sheer fun.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A perfectly judged makeover for what remains possibly the best arcade adventure ever made.
    • 93 Metascore
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    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.
    • 97 Metascore
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    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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Superbly successful action role-player that allows you to live a full fantasy life of your choosing.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An almost total success and one of the best ever strategy games, with amazing scope and accessibility.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This generation's best arcade racer in an extra value compendium that really is a slice of driving heaven.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A startlingly well realised iteration of GTA that even does some things better than the home consoles.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best third person actioners of all time manages to make Dante and Kratos look like amateurs.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Possibly the best Grand Theft Auto game never made and one of the most atmospheric video games 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no gain without pain in this unusual and atmospheric, but incredibly punishing, action RPG.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As usual the new play controls add little, but this is still a good deal for such classic games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new 2D fighter from the creators of Guilty Gear trails a blaze of innovative and accessible glory.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A host of new refinements makes this the best FIFA yet and probably the best football game ever.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A re-release of the GameCube remake, which remains a masterclass in atmosphere after all these years.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The landmark script and puzzles override the bland artwork as the classic graphic adventure returns.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Mario role-player yet is sharply funny, surprisingly deep and endlessly inventive.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Treasure are at the top of their game in this endlessly inventive master class in on-the-rails shooting.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The landmark script and puzzles override the bland artwork as the classic graphic adventure returns.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lack of innovation is a shame, but the attention to detail and superb multiplayer is beyond criticism.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best non-Tomb Raider game ever, as well as being one of the best value Xbox Live Arcade games of the year and a superbly designed co-op game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not really a sequel but this is certainly a superior version of what is already the best new fighting game franchise of the current generation.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Call Of Duty Treayarch has ever made, with several set pieces that are amongst gaming's very best. The multiplayer is usefully enhanced too.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    WayForward's best work yet and more than just a love letter to 2D art and gameplay, but a hint of how it can continue in the future.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A satisfying ending to one of WiiWare's few success stories and an inspired mix of retro and modern presentation and gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great remake of an overlooked classic, and one of the few games that can survive close comparison with The Legend Of Zelda and retain a style all of its own.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might not gain anything from being on the 3DS, but the mere fact that Capcom's fighter also loses nothing is a hugely impressive achievement.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb action puzzle hybrid that works much better on the Xbox 360 than it did on the DS, making it one of Treasure's best ever games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunning technical achievement but also an evolutionarily leap in adult storytelling and intelligent action gameplay.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A near perfect combination of rallying old and new, that gives precedence to neither and remains accessible to all.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Euphoric mix of interactive gameplay, visuals and music that proves not only the wider potential for Kinect but for video games in general.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Turn-based tactical combat has never seemed so accessible and exciting, in this ground-breaking new indie classic.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great version of one of the best fighting games, and therefore one of the best multiplayer games, of all time - assuming you have the dedication for it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best and most original driving experiences on the iPhone, especially given the price and the instantly addictive multiplayer.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A hugely imaginative take on a deeply conservative genre, which shows one of 2D gaming's best developers at the very height of their talents.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The same euphoric mix of interactive gameplay, visuals and music as the Xbox 360, but while it loses the immersion of Kinect it gains a gorgeous new 3D mode.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly assured attempt to rewrite the rules of modern gaming, where even the smallest mistake can cost you dear but the tiniest victory seems like an epic achievement.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It was always the definitive scrolling beat 'em-up but this Xbox Live Arcade release goes the extra mile with a loving revamp of one of gaming's great co-op experiences.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As substantial as they are the changes won't silence committed critics, but for accessible, content-rich action this is still the best first person shooter of the year.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Giving a purposefully retro 2D platformer a 3D makeover sounds like the worst idea ever, but the end result only reconfirms Cave Story as a modern classic.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Probably the best Mario Kart ever seen, with a careful balance of the new and familiar and the most complete online service ever from Nintendo.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best smartphone games of last year gets the multiplayer mode it's always needed, in this superb mix of Risk and Scrabble.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's only a very minor extension to the previous games, but if this is your first BlazBlue it's the ideal way to become acquainted with the best new 2D fighter of the generation.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not just a great crossover game but a highly distinctive fighter in its own right, with some of the most innovative - and accessible - ideas to hit the genre in years.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent expansion that focuses on a fascinating period in history, and helps to make the perfect toe-dipping experience for strategy newcomers.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
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    Indie gaming sires another 2D classic, with a platformer that offers more freedom and intrigue than almost anything else on Xbox Live Arcade - or beyond.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best episode yet, that ups the ante in terms of not just the zombie threat but how you interact with some of gaming's most convincing characters.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superbly effective combination of the very best of Persona's storytelling and character design, with one of the best 2D fighters of the modern era.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some of the best map design DICE has ever come out with and a combat experience no other game can match. Useful range of new vehicles and Tank Superiority is great.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Probably the best dungeon crawler in the world, including Diablo III. And what it lacks in storytelling and originality it makes up with pitch perfect design and pacing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bravely uncompromising in terms of the freedom it offers the player and its willingness to go against current trends in gaming, Dishonored is adult video-gaming at its best.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wonderfully strange, outrageously violent, and unexpectedly intelligent. Hotline Miami is indie video game design at its very best.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A hugely successful sequel, that's as surefooted as its hero when it comes to handling its enormous scale and near endless range of features.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most significant update for Football Manager since its revival, with a suite of options to suit everyone from dedicated veterans to complete newbies.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Wii U adds nothing to the experience, but neither does it take away from what is one of the year's most feature-packed and enthralling epics.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An inspired reinvention of multiplayer brawling, that carves out a whole new action genre for itself and those brave enough to learn its ins and outs.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exactly as entertaining as you’d expect from a collaboration between two of Japan’s most talented developers, and one of the best action games of the generation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best iOS games for several months is a wonderfully disturbing horror story that innovates in terms of everything from visuals and interface to its macabre narrative.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Bit.Trip game so far and one of the best ever blends of retro and modern aesthetics, in terms of both presentation and gameplay.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Utterly charming and subversively clever in that classic Nintendo way, this is one of the best games on the 3DS and one of the mostly perfectly polished titles on any system this year.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Behemoth’s best game yet and a hilarious mix of co-op platforming and absurdly entertaining multiplayer madness.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A truly great portable strategy game that’s original, accessible, and addictive. And for once the microtransactions benefit the player as well as the publisher.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunning achievement in both storytelling and third person adventure, with unforgettable characters and tense, brilliantly paced action.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s still the same old imperfections holding it back, but that doesn’t stop Rome II being the best Total War so far – and one of the most accomplished strategy games of recent years.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderfully unfashionable mixture of old school aesthetics that doesn’t so much demand your time as steal it away without your permission.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best new Pokémon for a decade and a game of exquisite depth and longevity, with visuals and online options that finally do the series justice.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New Pokémon games often introduce minor features like this but they often feel like slim justification for a new game, and are abandoned the instant a new sequel comes out. Most of X and Y’s new ideas are more substantial, or at least more fun, and help to cement this as the definitive Pokémon game of the modern age.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fact may dismay parents but this is an excellent sequel that goes to considerable effort to inject new ideas and fix earlier problems – making it one of the best kids games available today.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There might not be any slow motion door breaches but this is the smartest and funniest first person game since Portal, with an interactive script that is as a profound as it is constantly amusing.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Ace Attorney so far, with a wonderfully entertaining series of mysteries that showcase the series’ oddball characters to their very best – and make some subtle but welcome improvements to the gameplay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent expansion to the already superb original, that cleverly weaves in new features that force you to relearn and adapt everything you thought you knew about Enemy Unknown.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PC purists may still scoff but this is an excellent version of one of gaming’s most open-ended and creative experiences.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exactly as entertaining as you’d expect from a collaboration between two of Japan’s most talented developers, and a relatively good – if extremely belated – PC port.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TxK
    The definitive version of Tempest and as such one of the best arcade games ever made, even if it’s only a minor improvement on previous versions.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Treasure’s cult 2D shooter remains as uniquely entertaining as always, and surprisingly well adapted for a modern PC.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent conversion of the original iOS hit, and a wonderfully disturbing horror story that innovates in terms of everything from visuals and interface to its macabre narrative.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It could do with a few more ancillary options, and a more interesting backstory, but in terms of online gameplay Titanfall is now the game to beat this gen.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Probably the most satisfying video games crossover ever made, and one that plays with the conventions of both franchises and still delivers a funny and touching story.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best offline multiplayer games for years and yet more proof that the bow and arrow is gaming’s most entertaining weapon of choice.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A hugely impressive use of last gen tech that is only slightly inferior to the Xbox One version, and as such one of the best online shooters of the last several years.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb mini-game compilation that’s as addictive and raucously entertaining as it is ugly, with Johann Sebastian Joust blurring the lines between video and parlour game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Mario Kart has ever been, with a near perfect blend of features and frequently astonishing visuals – despite some unnecessary repetition in track settings.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic new arcade game in the best traditions of Treasure, that takes plenty of inspiration from older classics but has just as many new ideas of its own.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Wolfenstein game ever made and one of the best single-player shooters for years, with a brave attempt to tackle serious issues and still have fun at the same time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most impressive indie titles of the year and arguably the most cinematic and accessible 2D shooter of the modern era.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A longer running time helps address one of the few flaws with the original game, and single-handedly makes up for the lack of official new Metroid and Castlevania games.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still one of the best third person actioners of all-time, and although the Wii U version changes very little the classic gameplay still shines through.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic little action puzzlers that is one of the best surprises of the year, and a welcome escape from would-be epics and over-hyped blockbusters.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best ever examples of how to do DLC right, being both good value for money and introducing several new features to the parent game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not bring many new ideas to the table but this is a hugely enjoyable open world shooter, with the best co-op options in the genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Being a Persona spin-off is almost incidental to what remains one of the best new one-on-one fighters of the outgoing generation.
    • 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.