Metro GameCentral's Scores

  • Games
For 1,744 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 13% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 83% 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 Street Fighter IV
Lowest review score: 0 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
1,744 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An interactive movie where the gameplay is as basic and two-dimensional as the story and acting.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The problem with the latest Kingdom Hearts is not a lack of new ideas but that almost all of them are awful, and that's before you even consider the script.
    • 75 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For a game that won an amateur game design contest, this lacks in both imagination and implementation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Every year this moribund franchise goes without a complete overhaul the more obvious and unacceptable its half-decade old problems become.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Another big budget game more obsessed with impersonating its favourite films than creating any genuinely new script or gameplay ideas.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Another classy retro conversion but Rare's platforming sequel feels older than it looks.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are some great ideas here, with clever use of the dual screens, but the game in which they find themselves is far less entertaining than it should be.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A shadow of one of the former masters of survival horror, that is better equipped to bore than scare.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It may be a good quality racer but this is also one of the most offensively cynical video games we’ve ever played, and despite being ‘free’ also one of the most expensive.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The third round of Dynasty Warriors vs. Samurai Warriors is almost identical to the first two, with more characters, more options, but even less innovation.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For those that don't remember the original this retro remake will likely prove a little too old school.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    On the surface It may look as cute as an ewok but the money-grabbing machine beneath is twisted and evil – not to mention incredibly boring.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Outdated action platformer that despite all its talk of madness is far too mundane in both design and visuals to justify its mammoth playing time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It looks like Metal Slug but it certainly doesn’t play like it, which would be fine if only the strategy gameplay had any real depth – or the microtransactions were less obnoxious.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Drudge are a sadly appropriate named for the enemy in this artless grind of a first person shooter.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even committed fans are likely to be disappointed by this lazy and largely unnecessary rehash.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dumbing down Mario Party sounds impossible, but this strips out every ounce of fun or thought from the concept to create the most vapid Nintendo game ever.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are some fun ideas here, and Arkedo are clearly a very talented team, but this action platformer is neither as amusing nor as fun as it likes to think.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Despite the return of Zipper this repeats all the same mistakes of the last game and seems even more old-fashioned and generic as a result.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The corpse of Symphony Of The Night proves far too putrefied to work as a co-operative platformer.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A game insensitive to both the subject matter and the need to offer any real variety or intrigue.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One of the Wii's best-looking games, but this role-playing hybrid is all atmosphere and no substance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Flawed racer which finds little of interest in its massive open world - least of all the race cars.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater in name only, this will infuriate old timers reliving their youth and seem archaically simplistic to everyone else.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Whether you're a fan or not this is easily the weakest of the series, with an unwanted revisit of overfamilar locations and gameplay faults.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Nintendo hobble their excellent old GameCube sports game with dreadful new motion controls.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It looks and sounds the part but this anime tie-in should've worried about more than just presentation.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For a Dynasty Warriors game this is fairly innovative, but only if you have three friends to play with.
    • 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
    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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A distressingly old school movie tie-in which instead of making imaginative use of the movie's setting creates only a bland copy of the Lego games.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The last of the Fallout 3 expansions is also one of the worst in this bafflingly dull abduction yarn.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    About as new as a fossilised dinosaur egg and just about as fast and exciting, this is a depressingly poor degradation of a once great original.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It doesn't lack for ambition, but in terms of finesse, innovation and execution this remains a poor advert for HD style shooters on the Wii.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The spiritual sequel to Shadow Of Memories has the same time travelling intrigue but less gameplay.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A real misstep for Level-5, with tedious battles and an equally uninteresting plot and characters.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    One Piece fans will enjoy the novelty but only Dynasty Warriors groupies will be able to bear the typically mindless gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Vin Diesel proves not to have the magic touch after all, with this technically inept Driver wannabe.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Horribly disappointing spin-off that replicates the formula but not the soul of the low budget rentakill shooter.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A brave mix of RPG, action game and spy thriller, brought down by too many design and technical faults.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The limitations of the PSP and a wrong-headed emphasis on combat ruin an otherwise promising spin-off.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Rock Band's first band specific release is the epitome of dirty deeds done (but not sold) cheap.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The fake game hero stars in another fake parody, which hits neither its comedy or gameplay targets.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    SOCOM suddenly feels very old, with a shabby, low content sequel that can't compete with modern shooters.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There are a few points of interest here but the greatest accomplishment of this lacklustre role-player is making Dragon Quest IX seem even better by comparison.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite a few interesting ideas this never manages to relive the glory days of top-down racing.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s depressing that the one modern game that shows the most effort is also the least satisfying to play, but if Sonic is ever to work in three-dimensions Lost World gives no clue as to how it might work.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    A clever use of head tracking tech is sabotaged by a game that seems specifically designed to subvert it.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    ModNation Racers was never top draw but this drags a previously competent franchise into the bowls of low budget cash-in hell.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This doesn't fix the flaws of the original it simply finds more to keep them company, in a game that's as banal and repetitive as its protagonists' vocabulary.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Pikachu has probably had more exciting adventures visiting the men's room, than in this boring spin-off.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    In many ways just a bog standard movie tie-in, but the potential of the licence and the unscrupulousness of the microtransactions make it seem even worse than it is.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A return to the mini-game collection formula proves predictability disappointing, with slightly more complex games but even less variety.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Never mind the sexism, the awful gameplay is the primary reason you should be avoiding this shockingly poor beat ‘em-up.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
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    The Wii U game was just a few flaws short of a minor classic, but this joyless companion piece is only a couple more problems shy of a complete disaster.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It might be okay on a mobile phone but you'll want to reverse the charges for this on Xbox Live Arcade.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The Lord Of The Rings is yet again denied a decent tie-in, with this desperately uninteresting and half broken action role-player.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unquestionably the best Dynasty Warriors style game so far, but at its core it's still just as shallow and repetitive as any of Koei's games.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Gears Of War meets Diablo turns out not to be a classic pairing after all, or at least not when it comes to this low rent hotchpotch of other people's ideas.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A step in the right direction, but still nowhere close to being the ideal Transformers game.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Spore hits an evolutionary dead end, as the "everything sim" becomes just another dull platformer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Nostalgia hounds will find plenty to excite them but viewed under the cold light of modern day Superfrog is not, and never really was, a very good platformer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A more noble failure than most Kinect games, but a failure all the same. And even beneath the control issues not a particularly good on-the-rails shooter.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s obviously been made on the cheap, but that’s no excuse for the legion of technical problems and the embarrassingly unsophisticated script of this obnoxious action game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption is a great single player game, but this only emphasises the mediocre multiplayer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A horribly disappointing mini-game collection that has none of the qualities of the real WarioWare titles and won’t entertain even the most game-starved Wii U owner for more than an hour or so.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Probably the least surprising game on the 3DS, but even if you do like Dynasty Warriors games this is still one of the lesser spin-offs.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The most disappointing Mass Effect 3 download so far, which once again emphasizes overfamiliar action instead of meaningful storytelling.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    An interesting script and missions can't save this miserable morass of repetitious role-playing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mama's sideline in gardening proves to be just as shallow and repetitive as her cookery courses.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    One of the worst introductions to Pokémon - and gaming in general - a small child could suffer. The video games equivalent of corporal punishment.
    • 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.