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: 80
Highest review score: 100 Primal
Lowest review score: 38 Jet Force Gemini
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 327
327 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Almost every aspect of this series has been tweaked, from the graphics to the artificial intelligence to the TV-style presentation (new camera angles and more commentary for starters).
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A perfect game for "guy's night" at home.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kudos to the developers for including a new game mode, multiplayer options and more suitable visuals to the console.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While its game play is good, its graphics and sound are unsurpassed.
    • 79 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perseverance will pay off, but mastering this game can be frustrating.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Virtually the same as the PS One version, although the PS2 game has superior graphics and faster, smoother play.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the better expansions for The Sims owners, and especially for pet lovers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Year after year, ESPN NFL Football (formerly NFL2K4) inches closer to becoming the "must have" football game. Almost.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Savvy gamers can also unlock Snoop Dogg as a playable character.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In this Game Boy Advance version, "Yugi" fans can duel against dozens of opponents from the TV series or link up with another Game Boy Advance player to duel head-to-head and to trade virtual cards.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the game's graphics are about the same as its predecessor's, and no multiplayer split-screen or online modes are offered.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This title feels more like an arcade game than a serious simulation, so players who crave an authentic experience probably would prefer Sierra's "NASCAR Racing 4" for the PC, where you drive using a game controller with a steering wheel and pedals.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not only the best game in the series but may be the finest survival horror game to date.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Banjo-Kazooie isn't going to win any awards for originality, but who really cares? If you have to borrow a little to make a fun, absorbing adventure, so be it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Savvy gamers can also unlock Snoop Dogg as a playable character.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lack of innovation aside, Dungeon Siege proves to be a polished, stylish and highly addictive computer game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Runs circles around the competition thanks to its depth, wealth of options and intuitive controls.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sharp-looking game. All the characters closely resemble their silver-screen counterparts despite the graphical limitations of the aging PlayStation system.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's enough depth and playability here to keep you clicking well into the spring of 2002.
    • 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.

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