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 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Lowest review score: 38 Jet Force Gemini
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 328
328 game reviews
    • 68 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Runs circles around the competition thanks to its depth, wealth of options and intuitive controls.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If it's heart-pounding action you crave, this anything-but-serious sequel should slap a smile on your face.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Virtually the same as the PS One version, although the PS2 game has superior graphics and faster, smoother play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rumble Racing is one fast game — redrawing the graphics on the screen at roughly 60 frames-per-second (twice that of television) — so those with a need for speed should strap in for a ride.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Because of its wealth of game modes and many tricks, "MX 2002" has a long life span, so players who invest in the game will likely get a lot of bang for their buck.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The characters in Legends have an exaggerated action-figure look, but they move smoothly and have a robust collection of moves.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It goes in a different direction, simulating the feel of televised tournament coverage. PGA Tour comes with multiple courses and a "Course Architect" creation tool.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Maintains a retro feel with plenty of humorous touches as well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not only the best game in the series but may be the finest survival horror game to date.
    • 89 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Year after year, ESPN NFL Football (formerly NFL2K4) inches closer to becoming the "must have" football game. Almost.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Savvy gamers can also unlock Snoop Dogg as a playable character.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Does have one noticeable omission. In the Xbox title, gamers can choose to play the campaign mode alongside another player. This isn't an online option on the Windows version, which is disappointing because it would be fun to run through the story mode cooperatively with a friend.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An intense, gritty World War II-themed action game played from a vertigo-inducing first-person perspective.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And after spending a week playing "Resident Evil Code: Veronica X" in a darkened room, there's no doubt that the PS2 version is as creepy as video games come.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's enough depth and playability here to keep you clicking well into the spring of 2002.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those looking for a challenging and strangely-addictive diversion that's considerably different than the majority of computer game offerings out there, MTS is an excellent pick for ages 8 to 108.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What it lacks in originality it more than makes up for with its fun and easy-to-pick-up game play that will appeal to fans of the long-running comedy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Successfully fuses brains with brawn, and delivers one heck of a memorable team-based, multiplayer experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For combat flight sim enthusiasts, IL-2 Sturmovik is a dream thanks to its countless solo missions, meaty historical campaign, smooth multiplayer options, flexible customization, accurate handling and great graphics.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thrill-seekers in search of a stylized 3-D shooter with a compelling story will find plenty of both in Ubi Soft's XIII.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thrill-seekers in search of a stylized 3-D shooter with a compelling story will find plenty of both in Ubi Soft's XIII.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It remains enjoyable and challenging with considerable replayability even if it's not going to take home any awards for visuals or challenge the popularity of the bestselling "Tony Hawk" titles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Isn't for everyone. The game lacks speech and some of the Japanese-to-English translations don't read welI. What's more, the music repeats too often. But after a while depth of this RPG grows on you. That said, it's probably not for people with short attention spans.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An intense sequel that shines in both its solo and multiplayer modes.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A throwback to the good old days of unadulterated combat with boatloads of wacky enemies and sci-fi weapons. Action fans will love this game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game adds enough new missions, locations, structures, weapons and units to justify its purchase and will likely keep you clicking until the wee hours of the morning.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a challenging and atmospheric brainteaser that places an emphasis on puzzles rather than reflexes, then this four-disc set is a good bet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deep where it counts — the game play.