Cincinnati Enquirer's Scores

  • Games
For 328 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 6.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 EyeToy: Play
Lowest review score: 38 Jet Force Gemini
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 328
328 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This title feels as good as it looks thanks to its tight and responsive handling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the better expansions for The Sims owners, and especially for pet lovers.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Half-Life’s puzzle-oriented play leads to some problems. On several occasions, you’ll be forced to make almost impossible jumps. The difficulty of such maneuvers finds you making 10, sometimes 15 attempts. The frustration distances you from a story that should have you absorbed.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The story is slow at first, but patient players will find it ultimately becomes one of the game's stronger features, along with its atmospheric visuals.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn't win high marks for ingenuity. But a massively multiplayer adventure based on this coveted universe is exciting.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Designed for younger players, "Casper: Spirit Dimensions" is a fun and attractive action-adventure hybrid.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sony's latest is all about unadulterated cartoon action, with dozens of crazy weapons and gadgets at the player's disposal.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA Sports has put considerable effort into improving this franchise by adding more game modes, an intuitive swing mechanism, online play, lifelike graphics, plus more depth, options and customizability. No other golf game is on par.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kudos to the developers for including a new game mode, multiplayer options and more suitable visuals to the console.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The English voice-overs (a first for the series) are a mixed bag because some words are translated oddly and the voice acting from the Tidus character could be better. The music, on the other hand, is extremely well done.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This tale includes more than 3,000 nonplayer characters (NPCs) and hundreds of monsters to interact with, giving the impression this open-ended (and certainly nonlinear) game is as limitless as the player's imagination and time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perseverance will pay off, but mastering this game can be frustrating.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not a perfect piece of interactive entertainment, it's enjoyable, and thanks to the way you can customize the Doodles, it's fun to play again and again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the first few notes of Steppenwolf's “Magic Carpet Ride” to the victory lap at the end of the season, NASCAR Thunder 2003 proves to be the most enjoyable NASCAR racing game yet on any console.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This new "bad boy" of the video game industry is extremely fun to play — for those old enough and mature enough to purchase it — as a campy stress releaser at the end of a bad day.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not for everyone. It's a very intense and immersive war game so folks who play computer games to relax and unwind might want to leave this one on the store shelves.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet another stellar sci-fi game. But this time around, the game play requires cunning strategy and tactics rather than a quick trigger finger.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It won't win any awards for originality, but it's good enough to shrink your nightly sleep to just a couple of hours.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A slower-paced, puzzle-based game without any combat. But for those who'd rather use their brains instead of brawn, it's a solid pick.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lack of innovation aside, Dungeon Siege proves to be a polished, stylish and highly addictive computer game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Graphics are stunning.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While this clever European import proves there are still fresh and innovative concepts for PC gamers, the fun is over too quickly. A skilled player will be able to complete all 14 episodes in about two or three hours.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun and refreshingly accessible RPG that fuses Japanese storytelling and game play with an unprecedented repertoire of recognizable Disney icons.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just be sure not to make any plans until the summer - it may very well take you that long to finish this elaborate role-playing game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, Doom 3 is the most visually appealing and best sounding PC game to date, but it doesn't bring anything new to the "3-D shooter" genre in terms of the game play, which is basically 1993's Doom all over again.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike Hollywood horror movies that often get worse with each new sequel ("Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan," for example), Konami's scary Silent Hill series gets better -- and creepier -- with age.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The weapons, amazing special attacks, mostly interesting story and button-mashing fun make O3 a highly addictive game and well worth the money.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rainbow Six carries a hefty learning curve which may turn off some less avid gamers. However, a little time spent with the manual and in the training sessions and you'll be ready for this engrossing world of interactive Clancy.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The cinematic sequences, which propel the story line, have an anime quality that is dark, foreboding and engrossing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game slows down when the track is full of cars. Plus, you might find your attention distracted by an over-detailed landscape that washes out the course ahead.