Cincinnati Enquirer's Scores

  • Games
For 327 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Ninja Five-O
Lowest review score: 38 Jet Force Gemini
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 327
327 game reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    An undeveloped but great take on first-person views makes this a strong rental but iffy purchase.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The single-player game play, however, hasn't changed much over the past couple of years. It suffers from a skimpy playbook and dim-witted AI-controlled opponents who do odd things like leave receivers wide open for a throw with no defensive backs in sight.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not as comprehensive as "Madden" or "ESPN NFL Football," mainly because of fewer game options and graphics that haven't improved much over last year, NFL Fever 2004 is a fun multiplayer game with a lot of replayability.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Enter the Matrix isn't a perfect slice of interactive entertainment, but it does provide at least a dozen hours of action-packed fun and serves as a clever vehicle to expand on the events in "The Matrix Reloaded."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game suffers from some repetitive missions with a lot of "fetch this and find that," plus many of the camera angles are finicky.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game has some other minor flaws, too, such as repetitive environments and a finicky "camera" that may obstruct the view during combat by switching to another angle.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game suffers from some repetitive missions with a lot of "fetch this and find that," plus many of the camera angles are finicky.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a refreshing twist on the extreme sports video-game genre, with plenty of solo and multiplayer modes, attractive graphics and a toe-tapping urban soundtrack.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game is obviously targeted to male adolescents, so the T&A and obnoxious commentary may turn off other potential consumers. But if you take Outlaw Volleyball for what it is, it will provide many hours of enjoyable action.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good choice for folks who want to wind down at the end of the day with a fast-paced diversion that requires absolutely no brainpower to master and enjoy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a fun, impressive football game but doesn't compare to the likes of "Madden" or "NFL 2K3."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The biggest hindrance in The Getaway involves its user interface - or lack thereof - as the development team attempted to make the game look and play out like a movie.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    WW isn't the best platform game on the console, but it has its charm.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    New to this series is the ability to mow down multiple enemies at once, enhanced graphics, a variety of endings and new creatures.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of run 'n' gun games and arcade-fighting titles likely will find that Breakdown is a uniquely enjoyable -- though visually dizzying -- single-player tale.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's graphics aren't on par with today's console offerings -- sure the worlds are colorful and large, but perhaps the developers at Japan's Sonic Team studios had to sacrifice visuals for speed.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The games are also a tad on the short side, but immersive while they last.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Controlling Wolverine during combat can prove difficult, especially when there are multiple enemies onscreen simultaneously.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can forgive the game's lighter approach - one that emphasizes action instead of strategy - then you'll enjoy Black Hawk Down.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Enter the Matrix isn't a perfect slice of interactive entertainment, but it does provide at least a dozen hours of action-packed fun and serves as a clever vehicle to expand on the events in "The Matrix Reloaded."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is fun, but only after you master the steep learning curve. The game is tough to learn because all of its controls — buttons, triggers and thumbsticks — must be used for practically any race.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not in the same league as the "Madden" series or "NFL 2K3," Sony's latest PlayStation 2 football title is fun and accessible.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Delivers a good twist on the "Resident Evil"-style game play by adding more action and speed, a decent script and memorable characters.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game suffers from some repetitive missions with a lot of "fetch this and find that," plus many of the camera angles are finicky.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A little on the short side (about 10 hours to complete or so) but does prove to be a fun fantasy romp for those who prefer action, stealth and attractive visuals.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another shortcoming lies in the fact the player may not know what an object is onscreen. How can you tell Rio to pick up the key card on the table when it looks like a book or ticket or deck of playing cards?
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Controlling Yun is actually quite intuitive, even with the sophisticated multidirectional fighting scheme.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This title is a good pick for players ages 13 to 17 (especially those who liked the film), though older players might grow tired of the gags after a while.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Controlling Wolverine during combat can prove difficult, especially when there are multiple enemies onscreen simultaneously.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's graphics aren't on par with today's console offerings -- sure the worlds are colorful and large, but perhaps the developers at Japan's Sonic Team studios had to sacrifice visuals for speed.