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 Perfect Dark
Lowest review score: 38 Jet Force Gemini
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 327
327 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its many courses, shortcuts and secret areas — along with the multiple stunts to master — ensure that this game is a fun, rewarding and a beautiful escape after a long day at the office or school.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, there isn't an online option to let friends play over the Internet-based Xbox Live service.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the game play in "Impossible Creatures" doesn't match the title's ingenious premise.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An example of how a game based on a television show can be done right. It may not be a long adventure, but it's a fun challenge.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The cartoon-like graphics are very cute — especially the pre-rendered cut-scene sequences — and the game play is challenging, though it might be a tad repetitive after a while.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great fun, especially for younger PC gamers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A faithful re-creation of the popular 2-D side-scrolling arcade shooter.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A stellar strategy/simulation game with incredible depth and detail — but it may turn off some players with its steep learning curve.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Slick, sexy and jam-packed with action — but this adventure is short with limited playability over time, except perhaps for its multiplayer modes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the game is entertaining while it lasts, it's on the short side, and with little reason to play the adventure over again.
    • 58 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."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Controlling Wolverine during combat can prove difficult, especially when there are multiple enemies onscreen simultaneously.
    • 65 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."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pirates does have a few shortcomings such as some cumbersome controls, which result in a fairly steep learning curve, and some technical bugs. They don't detract from the game too much but may affect its suspension of disbelief from time to time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game hasn't changed much in three years, so the graphics are starting to show their age and players cannot "ride" their creations.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Seasoned role-playing game fans certainly will enjoy the "old school" look and feel of "Wizardry 8," and there's certainly some meaty, single-player game play here. But younger or novice gamers may lose patience because of the relatively unattractive visuals and technical obstacles.
    • 72 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The problem lies in a finicky third-person perspective camera that swivels around the protagonists. In many cases, it will switch angles right in the middle of combat, making it difficult to stay focused on who or what you're attacking.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Short on frills but long on fun.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Controlling Wolverine during combat can prove difficult, especially when there are multiple enemies onscreen simultaneously.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And while the game has a variety of game-play modes, they aren't very deep once you've mastered the basics.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun fighter with attractive visuals and an easy control scheme.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    There's more humor and character development at the Web site than in the game, so if you are still curious, check out the Death Jr. Web site and maybe - maybe - rent it for a day or two.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Beautiful but muddy environments, frustrating puzzles, repetitious opponents and clunky Kong controls.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Beautiful but muddy environments, frustrating puzzles, repetitious opponents and clunky Kong controls.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Beautiful but muddy environments, frustrating puzzles, repetitious opponents and clunky Kong controls.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Beautiful but muddy environments, frustrating puzzles, repetitious opponents and clunky Kong controls.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Beautiful but muddy environments, frustrating puzzles, repetitious opponents and clunky Kong controls.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Overall, however, while NFL GameDay can be quite fun -- especially with two players, rather than solo -- it disappoints because it looks and plays unpolished, like a mere rehash from NFL GameDay 2000 with a few minor bells and whistles.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    This game falls short of Sega's recent track record for sports games and just isn't worth the price of admission.