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 .hack//Infection Part 1
Lowest review score: 38 Jet Force Gemini
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 328
328 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you’re ready for a different kind of first-person shoo--, er, "sneaker," want to be thoroughly challenged, and don’t mind Eidos’ wacky trapezoidal boxes, pick up Thief: The Dark Project.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The PS2 version of Madden looks deceptively close to broadcast TV quality.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Offers everything you'd want in a basketball game — fast and fun gameplay with tight and responsive control, gorgeous graphics and realistic animation, and many game modes, each with a boatload of customizable options.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The word epic describes Freelancer, Microsoft Game Studios' latest title, thanks to its strong narrative and virtually limitless game play opportunities.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A perfect pick for those who prefer strategy over action.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This expansion focuses on the little-known Italian and Sicilian campaigns of World War II.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    SSX
    This is a game with seemingly endless slopes and fields that look so real, you'll swear you've run them.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sound effects and music in the game are as inspiring as the graphics. The engine motors and tire screeches are incredibly lifelike, and the soundtrack is top notch.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, the game's single greatest asset is the graphics, with its unprecedented level of painstaking detail, swirling colors, wonderfully distorted images and dynamic lighting effects.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game's plot-twisting story, addictive game play and bevy of single- and multiplayer options makes this an excellent addition to your CD-ROM collection.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I found the little things most impressive. Telephone lines ripple from the wind kicked up by passing alien gun ships. Even motes of dust meander into view as they casually flit through rays of sunshine.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The end of this first episode of .hack - dubbed Infection - will leave players hanging and longing for more.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This title's great story, realistic visuals and immersive game play will keep you glued to the screen for hours.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Electronic Arts deserves kudos for breathing new life into the aging fighting genre with this title's fresh approach.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite the game's stunning, high-end graphics, Generals loads quickly and plays smoothly.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If the Academy Awards opened themselves to video games, Grim Fandango would be looking at a sweep. Best acting: Grim Fandango. Best script: Grim Fandango. Best cinematography: Grim Fandango. The game’s creators wouldn't have to leave the podium.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A comprehensive, deep and fun fighting game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While it may look a bit strange to move your body frantically in front of the TV screen, especially if you're playing by yourself, the EyeToy offers family-friendly fun and a little exercise, too.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You must learn the best way to attack, what formations to use, where to position your men and when to fight or run. You'll master the mouse and keyboard controls in no time, but mastering the single player game will take time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While it lacks 3-D graphics and an impressive use of lighting and shadows found in its predecessors, the stealthy action game still captures the thrill of modern espionage.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Once the game has been completed, more Ninja Five-O fun can be had with an unlockable difficulty setting (making the game more tough to complete) and an optional Time Trial model.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To say Knights of the Old Republic is an ambitious stab at turning the Star Wars universe into a deep RPG would be an understatement.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Xbox Music Mixer can help you turn your living room into a karaoke lounge for parties and family get-togethers.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This Zelda adventure will undoubtedly withstand the test of time and take its place as one of the best games to ever grace a home system.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No longer are those shooting at you simple targets in a practice range. These guys are smart, evil and ready to battle. Enemies will work together to cover each other, they’ll roll under your gunfire, hide behind corners and even shoot the gun right out of your hands.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    QIII's smooth 360-degree graphics and chilling sound effects succeed in completely immersing the player in its bizarre kill-or-be-killed world.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the most refined basketball games -- perhaps the best -- ever created for any platform.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Incredibly entertaining portable pinball game with additional rumble pack cart.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Also new, and welcome for those who don't favor the role-playing aspect, is the ability to ignore the character management with automated leveling up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Also new, and welcome for those who don't favor the role-playing aspect, is the ability to ignore the character management with automated leveling up.