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 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 Perfect Dark
Lowest review score: 38 Jet Force Gemini
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 327
327 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    New to this series is the ability to mow down multiple enemies at once, enhanced graphics, a variety of endings and new creatures.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The egg-rolling and egg-hatching game-play mechanics, while a clever concept, get stale after a while. Except for new environments and a different "boss" enemy at the end of each level, no new game-play elements are introduced after the first hour.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of run 'n' gun games and arcade-fighting titles likely will find that Breakdown is a uniquely enjoyable -- though visually dizzying -- single-player tale.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    WW isn't the best platform game on the console, but it has its charm.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game has some other minor flaws, too, such as repetitive environments and a finicky "camera" that may obstruct the view during combat by switching to another angle.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a refreshing twist on the extreme sports video-game genre, with plenty of solo and multiplayer modes, attractive graphics and a toe-tapping urban soundtrack.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Controlling Yun is actually quite intuitive, even with the sophisticated multidirectional fighting scheme.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    A cute marketing vehicle that is too difficult and underdeveloped for its target audience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is fun, but only after you master the steep learning curve. The game is tough to learn because all of its controls — buttons, triggers and thumbsticks — must be used for practically any race.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    An undeveloped but great take on first-person views makes this a strong rental but iffy purchase.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    TNN fails to frighten and is marred by a few flaws that may frustrate rather than satiate.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The single-player game play, however, hasn't changed much over the past couple of years. It suffers from a skimpy playbook and dim-witted AI-controlled opponents who do odd things like leave receivers wide open for a throw with no defensive backs in sight.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Not worth your time or money, and it's certainly a shame for fans of this once-groundbreaking series.
    • 64 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.
    • 63 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."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The game's greatest shortcoming, however, is that this style of over-the-top gameplay hasn't evolved much from Midway's own "NBA Jam" or "NBA Showtime" titles.
    • 62 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."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There's not a lot of depth and it might grow tiresome
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Not worth your time or money, and it's certainly a shame for fans of this once-groundbreaking series.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Controlling Wolverine during combat can prove difficult, especially when there are multiple enemies onscreen simultaneously.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another shortcoming lies in the fact the player may not know what an object is onscreen. How can you tell Rio to pick up the key card on the table when it looks like a book or ticket or deck of playing cards?
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not in the same league as the "Madden" series or "NFL 2K3," Sony's latest PlayStation 2 football title is fun and accessible.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game suffers from some repetitive missions with a lot of "fetch this and find that," plus many of the camera angles are finicky.

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